Peninsula legislators preview next session

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 21:46

With a month until legislators head back to Juneau for the next regular session, the House and Senate majorities are as far apart as last year about budget fixes.

Two charter schools propose changes

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 21:46

Two charter schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District are looking to the school board to amend their charter school contracts.

Land donation still pending for Kenai Performers

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 21:46

In August 2015, the Kenai City Council approved the donation of two acres of city land on the corner of Evergreen Street and the Kenai Spur Highway to the local drama group Kenai Performers, which plans to build a new theater there.

Wax Cousteau

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:44

Kiya Hudson anticipates the pressing of her button during the Kaleidoscope School’s Wax Museum on Thursday, which tasked the fifth grade class with impersonating a notable historical figure and taking on their persona. When a visitor to the wax museum pushed a student’s button, they would recite their figure’s biographical information in first person. Hudson said she stepped into Jacques Cousteau’s flippers for the assignment because she wants to be a scuba diver when she grows up. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kasilof neighborhood gets gas hookup

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 21:04

Residents of a Kasilof neighborhood now have a natural gas connection to their homes.

Legislators, Assembly look forward at school funding

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 21:04

The school district is on a mission to make sure that the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly and Alaska Legislature are thinking about the Fiscal Year 2019 school budget.

Celebrating together

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 21:08

Kenai Watershed Forum GIS specialist Branden Bornemann (right) talks to a visitor during the Kenai Watershed Forum’s holiday open house Wednesday in Soldotna.

Man arrested after calling in false home invasion report

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 21:04

An Anchorage man has been arrested after calling in an apparently false report of a home invasion.

Spruce bark beetles returning on north peninsula

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 21:57

After a string of warm summers, the Kenai Peninsula’s spruce bark beetles are now hitting their highest numbers since their last outbreak in the 1990s.

KPBSD maintains class sizes

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 20:54

Compared to the other major school districts in Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has a low pupil/teacher ratio (PTR), according to the 2017-2018 school year class size report, but the ratio doesn’t show the whole picture district, officials said.