The board made a ceremonial proclamation with its final plans for Alaska’s legislative districts on Tuesday. The new lines split the Kenai Peninsula Borough into North Kenai, Homer/South Kenai and Kenai/Soldotna districts. Those are numbered 28, 29, 30, 35 and 36. Small portions of the borough are part of the Kodiak/Cordova and Bristol Bay/Aleutians East districts.
Respectfully, I chose Flag Day as the time to announce my political intentions because I love America and what it stands for and I especially love the American Flag as it represents our Constitutional values as a Republic and our beliefs in the principles of limited government, popular sovereignty and consent of the governed.
Borough Mayor Dave Carey announced Tuesday that he will not be running for re-election this fall. That means the slate of candidates with signs around town and appearing at events is still four. The candidates so far are Dale Bagley and Fred Sturman of Soldotna, Debbie Brown of Kasilof, and Ron Long of Seward.
Joleen Smith, a product of Nikiski High School, finished first in the women’s race at the Tri-the-Kenai triathlon Sunday at Skyview High School. Smith saw the event as a “bonus” since it was in her backyard.
Bottles versus cans. It’s been a debate in the beer industry since 1935 when the first beer can was sold. Now the debate has made its way to the Kenai Peninsula where two local breweries have taken their sides on the issue. Kassik’s Brewery has started bottling its beer, while Kenai River Brewing Company has opted for canning.
Alaska Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan has filled three key management positions in his department with experienced leaders who will be tasked with new goals for managing the state’s resources.