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.

School board changes K-Selo school site selection

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 19:03

Spurred by a fear of landslides, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education has officially revised their site selection for a new school in the remote Old Believer community of Kachemak Selo.

No injuries in home fire near Kalifornsky Beach Road

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:03

There were no injuries reported from a home fire near Kalifornsky Beach Road on Tuesday afternoon.

School board passes preliminary budget

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 21:12

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek got the go-ahead from the school board to formally request maximum funding from the borough for fiscal year 2019, but borough leadership warns that may be overly optimistic.

After squall, fish board nominees sail through committee

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:31

After a rapid upheaval in the Board of Fisheries nomination process in March, Gov. Bill Walker’s two nominees sailed quietly through the Alaska Legislature’s committees to a joint confirmation session.

Road construction to tie up central peninsula this summer

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 09:28

The snow is melting, the aspens are budding and the construction contractors are gearing up to work on the Kenai Peninsula’s roads.