Public battles over gravel pit restrictions

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 18:12

The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s working group on gravel pits wanted public comment, and on Thursday night, they got it.

Salmon habitat bill still milling in House Fisheries committee

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 21:10

With the Legislature closing in on the final day of its regular session, the battle over a bill to tighten restrictions on permits to develop near Alaska’s anadromous streams is still attracting a lot of attention.

A Visual Feast celebrates student art

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 21:10

Eighth-grader Jolie Widamen from Skyview Middle School can’t draw, can’t paint and is definitely not artistic, or at least that’s what she told her mom, Jill DuFloth.

Health care providers call for syringe exchange

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 22:59

Pete Paquette’s addiction began the way it did for many — with a pain injury in high school and a prescription for opioids.

Soldotna City Council now accepting applications

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 21:24

Applications to serve on Soldotna City Council are being accepted until April 17.

Kenai Council limits appeals of city decisions

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 20:48

At their Wednesday meeting the Kenai City Council voted to change the rules that had allowed any Kenai resident to challenge any decision by city administrators or the Kenai Planning and Zoning commission. Now, to appeal appeal a city decisions to the seven council members — who decide on challenged decisions as a board of adjustment — a Kenai resident must be an owner or renter of the affected property who participated in the decision beforehand in writing or at a public meeting.

Kenai refuge manager wins national recognition

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 12:40

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge’s manager has been selected as the best refuge manager in the country for 2018.

Assembly hears tax options, postpones sales tax decision

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 19:32

The Kenai Peninsula Borough has a lot of options to balance its budget and fund public schools, but not everyone is on the same page about which is the best path.

Pebble lays out smaller mine plan

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 21:50

The Pebble Limited Partnership is changing its plans and its tone as it continues its permitting process.

Assembly revisits hospital boundary move

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 21:49

The debate over who has to pay property taxes to which of the borough’s hospitals is getting into gear again.