Assembly approves ordinance allowing volunteers to serve on service area boards

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:08

Volunteers for two Kenai Peninsula service areas can also now serve on the service areas’ boards.

Borough forms gravel pit working group

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:07

A group of local government officials, members of the public and gravel pit operators will start gathering to overhaul borough laws on material extraction sites.

Bill would authorize east side setnet permit buyback

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:07

The Legislature is set to consider a buyback program for commercial fishing permits in Cook Inlet’s east side setnet fishery.

Embracing winter: ice fishing on the Kenai Peninsula

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:06

Fishing across the Kenai Peninsula this time of year is easy to find, you just have to drill through a layer of ice to get to it.

Hilcorp plans $285 million Alaska investment in 2018

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:46

Hilcorp is planning to spend about $285 million in Alaska during 2018, the oil and gas company’s Operations Manager Chad Helgeson told audiences at the Jan. 10 Kenai Peninsula Industry Outlook Forum. This investment will be “holding pretty flat to where we were last year,” Helgeson said.

Mayor outlines budget strategy

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:32

Another budget cycle is barreling down on the Kenai Peninsula Borough, renewing the challenge for the assembly and administration to either cut expenses or convince the public to accept new taxes.

School district and unions take first steps in negotiations

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:45

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is in the first stages of the 2018 collective bargain negotiations, which include salary, benefits and working conditions, with school district teachers and support staff.

Senator optimistic for Alaska’s outlook in 2018

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:28

Alaska’s junior U.S. senator is heading into 2018 with a sense of optimism about the state’s future.

Snowfall increases avalanche danger in Turnagain Pass

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 20:58

Avalanche experts are warning people to stay away from high elevations for the next few days in the Turnagain Pass area.

Salmon Fellows program seeks to broaden fish conversations

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 20:58

The Alaska Humanities Forum is trying to cool some of the heated tension between salmon fishermen in the state.