Nikiski seniors perform mock trial to better understand judicial system

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Senior students from Nikiski High School’s American government class spent Wednesday and Thursday afternoon performing mock murder trials at the Kenai Courthouse. With the help of local attorneys Peter Erhardt and Paul Morin, who acted as the judges during the mock trial, the students filled the roles … Continue reading Nikiski seniors perform mock trial to better understand judicial system

Chamber forum focuses on Alaska’s decreasing nonprofit fundraising trends

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Nonprofit support is up across the country, but in Alaska, it’s down, Ken Miller, president of Denali FSP Fundraising Consultants told the audience at the Soldotna Chamber Luncheon on Wednesday. After graduating from college, Miller, who grew up in Anchorage, said he got involved in drinking and … Continue reading Chamber forum focuses on Alaska’s decreasing nonprofit fundraising trends

Mayor Pierce announces new chief of staff

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. On Wednesday, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce announced that his new chief of staff is James Baisden, the chief of emergency services and the fire chief for the Nikiski Fire Service Area. Baisden replaces John Quick, who has served at the borough for over a year … Continue reading Mayor Pierce announces new chief of staff

December brings student concerts, productions

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Looking for a way to get in the holiday spirit? Schools across the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District are gearing up for their annual winter music concerts and productions. Soldotna Montessori Charter School — Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m., Winter Concert Grades K-6, Soldotna High Auditorium; Dec. 18, 6 … Continue reading December brings student concerts, productions

How to stay healthy and safe during the holiday season

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. The holidays are a time to spend with family, enjoy the company of friends and to be grateful. Get-togethers, traveling, lack of exercise and indulgent eating creates more opportunities for exposure to germs and illness, Leslie Felts, Kenai Public Health nurse manager, said. “People are getting together, … Continue reading How to stay healthy and safe during the holiday season

Borough votes to lease Anchor Point parcels to Hilcorp

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. At last week’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting, the assembly voted to lease parcels in the Anchor Point area to Hilcorp for oil and gas subsurface rights. At the Oct. 23 assembly meeting, assembly member Willy Dunne took the ordinance off the consent agenda for further discussion … Continue reading Borough votes to lease Anchor Point parcels to Hilcorp

Borough chief of staff, John Quick, offered position in Dunleavy administration

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Alaska Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy has offered Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Mayor’s Office chief of staff, John Quick, the position of commissioner for the Department of Administration. Quick said he interviewed for the position last week and received the news on Thanksgiving. “I was pleasantly surprised,” Quick said. “It’s … Continue reading Borough chief of staff, John Quick, offered position in Dunleavy administration