Since the start of the school year, the Kenai Central High School choir has been singing. From the chambers during Borough Assembly meeting, to Soldotna Creek Park, to their own holiday concert on Dec. 17, the choir’s songs have been heard throughout the community.
In celebration of the New Year, the Clarion staff asked community members what their New Year’s resolutions are or what they hope 2018 has in store for them. This is a collection of the responses they received.
In 2017, the mile of bluff between Old Town Kenai and the Kenai River mouth may have receded three feet — the amount of ground lost yearly to erosion there, according to U.S Army Corps of Engineers estimates — but the collaboration between the Army Corps and Kenai’s city government to halt the erosion made some significant gains. This year the Army Corps completed a long-delayed study that could lead eventually to construction of a rock berm at the base of the bluff.
Right now, the Seldovia Recreational Service Area Board cannot meet. There aren’t enough members to make a quorum.
Every time brothers Chase and Dylan Griffith make a business decision, instead of shaking hands, they bump fists.
It’s been a busy few months for the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s new mayor.
Economic opportunity, freedom, natural resources, and strong community connections are among the things Kenai Peninsula residents value most about the area, according to the first draft of the borough’s new comprehensive plan.
There’s a scene that William Dooley remembers about his son Jeremy as a child. On a family visit to the Detroit Zoo, a luminous blue butterfly landed on the boy’s nose. Because they weren’t supposed to touch the butterflies, he waited patiently for the creature to fly off. And waited. And waited.
The two boards regulating fisheries and game in the state are considering a joint meeting next spring.