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School board introduces wellness policy at Monday’s meeting

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. In an effort to reduce childhood obesity, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Education Board’s Wellness Committee introduced an updated nutrition and physical activity policy at Monday’s school board meeting. The policy could prohibit teachers from using food as a reward, and keep staff from taking away … Continue reading School board introduces wellness policy at Monday’s meeting

School board advances efforts for new Aurora high school

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Parents and students wanting to expand Aurora Borealis Charter School into a high school are one step closer to their goal after the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education approved their application to establish a high school Monday evening. Several conditions were added to the … Continue reading School board advances efforts for new Aurora high school

Mayor Charlie Pierce gives borough update

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Wednesday, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce gave an update at a Joint Kenai/Soldotna Chamber Luncheon, where he spoke about various borough projects his administration plans to tackle in the coming year. “We have a board in the office that we call the whiteboard, and on that … Continue reading Mayor Charlie Pierce gives borough update

Borough has openings for next year’s invocation providers

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. At Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting, President Wayne Ogle announced there were eight openings to give invocations next calendar year. “We have 12 assigned invocation spots throughout the year and we have eight that remain to be assigned,” Ogle said at Tuesday’s meeting. “Those spots are … Continue reading Borough has openings for next year’s invocation providers

Former hockey coach sentenced to 62 years in sex abuse case

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. On Monday, a Sterling resident and former Soldotna High School hockey coach was sentenced to more than 60 years in prison for sexual abuse of six minors and possessing child pornography. Bradley Elliott, 57, pleaded guilty to 15 charges, including six charges of second-degree sexual abuse of … Continue reading Former hockey coach sentenced to 62 years in sex abuse case

Peninsula faces minimal damage after Friday’s quake

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. The Kenai Peninsula sustained minor damage and no life-threatening injuries after Friday’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake. In a statement released Monday, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce said the peninsula experienced damage to roads, especially in Nikiski along the Kenai Spur Highway. Some borough buildings and schools had … Continue reading Peninsula faces minimal damage after Friday’s quake

Local Jewish congregation celebrated Hanukkah with the tradition of latkes

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Hanukkah, which began Sunday, is an eight-day event celebrating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C. when the Maccabees claimed victory over the Syrian army. Jewish congregations across the world light candles, exchange gifts and played dreidel, which is a four-sided … Continue reading Local Jewish congregation celebrated Hanukkah with the tradition of latkes