School board focuses on capital projects in K-Selo, Nanwalek

Originally published in the Peninsula Clarion The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education revisited their six-year Capital Improvement Plan at last Monday’s school board meeting. Two projects at the top of the priority list included facility concerns with schools in K-Selo and Nanwalek. The six-year plan outlines the most important infrastructure projects in … Continue reading School board focuses on capital projects in K-Selo, Nanwalek

In the beginning: Northern Lights Center

Originally published in The Spenardian The Northern Lights Center strip mall is home to many Spenard mainstays. Middle Way Cafe, Title Wave Books and Kaladi Brothers Coffee have been storefront neighbors for some time now. Big name retailers and trendy restaurants, like REI Co-op, Hearth Artisan Pizza and a revolving sushi bar, bring people from … Continue reading In the beginning: Northern Lights Center

Educators call for action

Originally published in the Peninsula Clarion A sea of red flooded the Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers Monday night, when hundreds of educators, support staff and Kenai Peninsula Borough School District employees attended the Education Board meeting, wearing red in solidarity and support of getting a contract. After public comment, the district employees moved outside … Continue reading Educators call for action

Education dominates assembly meeting

Originally published in the Peninsula Clarion Talk of education dominated public comment at Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. Employees of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District have been negotiating a contract with the district for more than a year and educators across the district are getting more vocal about the issue. Across the peninsula, … Continue reading Education dominates assembly meeting

Borough seeks extra seat on state gas development board

Originally published in the Peninsula Clarion The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is hoping to expand the borough’s representation on the board that advises on gas development in the state. A resolution to formally request a seat on the Municipal Advisory Gas Project Review Board will be introduced at Tuesday’s assembly meeting. The resolution will recommend … Continue reading Borough seeks extra seat on state gas development board

Assembly looks to begin census process

Originally published in the Peninsula Clarion The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is already gearing up for the 2020 decennial census efforts. A resolution to support the 2020 census will be introduced at Tuesday’s assembly meeting. In a Jan. 24 memo to the assembly, Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce and Assembly President Wayne Ogle write the resolution … Continue reading Assembly looks to begin census process

Kenai refuge spared shutdown damage

Originally published in the Peninsula Clarion After 35 days of a partial federal government shutdown, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is back on its normal schedule. Across the country, many public lands remained open for residents to use. Joshua Tree National Park in California was forced to close mid-shutdown after the park was vandalized. The … Continue reading Kenai refuge spared shutdown damage