Indian Education Advisory Committee sets goals

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 10:45

Editor's note: This article has been updated to clarify that ANSEP offers high school academies, but that middle school students from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District cannot repeat the middle school academy after they have attended once.

This year the Kenai Peninsula...

Trial begins in Nageak elections lawsuit

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 23:09

Attorneys for Rep. Benjamin Nageak began their campaign in court Tuesday as the Barrow Democrat challenges the results of the August primary election that saw him unseated by a Democratic challenger from northwest Alaska.

In an Anchorage courtroom, Nageak attorney Tim McKeever interrogated...

Coalition plans walk-a-thon for addiction awareness

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 23:09

A group of locals will brave the fall chill Friday night to show their support for efforts to curb addiction on the central Kenai Peninsula.

The Stand Against Addiction Walk-a-Thon will bring a group of Kenai Peninsula residents out to Soldotna to walk a course from the Serenity House...

District 7 candidates on the issues

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 23:09

Three candidates will vie to fill the seat on the Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly representing District 7, which includes Kasilof, Clam Gulch, Ninilchik and Happy Valley.

The incumbent, Brent Johnson, will be term-limited out of the seat this fall. Paul Fischer, a former borough assembly...

Q&A: Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly candidates

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 22:31

1. Should the borough adopt health care powers?

Dale Bagley, District 4/Soldotna: I think the Clarion is really asking “should the Central Peninsula Service Area be combined with the South Peninsula Service Area?” I don’t think Homer is excited about...

Bill Holt: Background, experience provide skills for assembly

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 22:31

My name is Bill Holt and I’m running to serve as your District 7 representative on the borough assembly. District 7 covers the area from south of Soldotna to Anchor Point.

Right now there are many challenges facing our borough. Assembly members need to have energy, skills and commitment to...

Paul Fischer: 'Can do attitude' for assembly

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 22:31

We need to recognize and plan for loss of revenue from the State, as well as the effect a shrinking oil industry is having on the local economy. Together these factures could place a much higher tax burden on the public. The new economic reality is the Borough may be forced to make adjustments...

Debbie Cary: Crucial decisions ahead for borough

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 22:31

As the election for the Kenai Peninsula Borough is looming right around the corner it is important, as constituents of the borough, to be involved in the election process. I have thrown my name in the proverbial hat for numerous reasons; equality, education and healthcare to name a few. I would...

What others say: An AMHS solution

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 22:31

Alaska’s ferry system is sailing in stormy seas these days, buffeted by a growing tempest of unfavorable conditions with no safe harbor yet in sight.

The latest rogue wave to strike was a damaged propeller on the ferry Columbia, which required the Alaska Marine Highway System to cancel...

Hold the fat when using hamburger for soup

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 11:16

I grew up in a time when fresh parsley garnished everything, so, I use parsley a lot and I always have it on hand. When I have more parsley than I can use, I discard the stems, chop the leaves and lay them out on paper towels. When the parsley is so dry that it crackles, I place it in a clean,...