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Assembly passes invocation policy

Those wishing to give an invocation before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly now have to be either a chaplain or a member of a religious… Continue reading

Assembly to consider invocation policy

The topic of appropriate invocations will come back before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly at its next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The borough assembly… Continue reading

Board of Fisheries to hold work session in Soldotna

Later this month, Kenai Peninsula residents will get a chance to air their concerns to the state Board of Fisheries in Soldotna. The Board of… Continue reading

Hilcorp plans new gas wells near Ninilchik

The Alaska Division of Oil and Gas has approved a Plan of Operations for Hilcorp Alaska to develop a new pad outside Ninilchik to support… Continue reading

Borough bonds pass; tax proposals fail

Kenai Peninsula voters shot down two tax proposals but supported two bond issuances for new projects in Tuesday’s elections. Voters in the Kenai Peninsula Borough… Continue reading

KPB Prop 4: Voters asked about senior exemptions

Kenai Peninsula Borough voters will decide whether future seniors should continue to get $350,000 in property tax exemptions or if the borough’s portion of the… Continue reading

Borough opposes DOT Copper Landing bypass route

Several organizations, including the Kenai Peninsula Borough, are opposing the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities’ selected route for a highway bypass around Cooper… Continue reading

Walker talks finances, LNG in Kenai

KENAI — Gov. Bill Walker reiterated a call Monday for a fix to Alaska’s budget deficit while also signing into law a tax credit designed… Continue reading

USFS releases Chugach plan scoping report

The U.S. Forest Service is moving forward with revisions to its management plan for the Chugach National Forest.The plan outlines strategies for managing the approximately… Continue reading

Assembly passes property tax code changes

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has passed an ordinance amending the property tax code and is reviewing another ordinance with changes to the sales tax… Continue reading

Hemp advocate Jack Bennett passes around a BMW automobile part made from a hemp-plastic composite at the Homer City Council meeting on Monday. Bennett did a presentation on industrial hemp before the council.

Hemp proposed as agricultural crop for Alaska

When an oil spill occurs, one of the first reactions is to use something to mop it up. Respondents typically will use clay-based absorbents on… Continue reading

Hemp advocate Jack Bennett passes around a BMW automobile part made from a hemp-plastic composite at the Homer City Council meeting on Monday. Bennett did a presentation on industrial hemp before the council.

Assembly won’t reconsider hospital service area boundary move

Voters won’t be asked whether a group of residents between Ninilchik and Clam Gulch should be moved into the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area… Continue reading

An Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office enforcement officer inspects a greenhouse operated by Greatland Ganja in Kasilof on July 29. A petition to ban commercial marijuana activity in the unincorporated areas of the Kenai Peninsula Borough came up 62 signatures short of the number needed to be placed on the October general election ballot.-Photo by DJ Summers, Morris News Service

Marijuana ban petition won’t be on October ballot

A citizen initiative seeking to ask voters whether commercial marijuana is legal in the Kenai Peninsula Borough outside the cities is a no-go. The borough… Continue reading

An Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office enforcement officer inspects a greenhouse operated by Greatland Ganja in Kasilof on July 29. A petition to ban commercial marijuana activity in the unincorporated areas of the Kenai Peninsula Borough came up 62 signatures short of the number needed to be placed on the October general election ballot.-Photo by DJ Summers, Morris News Service

No changes in hospital service area boundaries

The boundaries of the Kenai Peninsula’s hospital service areas will stay where they are for now. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly struck down a proposed… Continue reading

Tim Dillon takes reins of Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District

Organizing the Arctic Winter Games first brought Tim Dillon to the Kenai Peninsula, and a decade later, he will take another regional role as executive… Continue reading

Voters to have say on senior property tax exemption

Kenai Peninsula voters will decide whether to continue the borough’s optional senior property tax exemption in this fall’s election.The proposal comes out of a comprehensive… Continue reading

Senior property tax exemption to go to voters

Kenai Peninsula voters will decide whether to continue the borough’s optional senior property tax exemption in this fall’s election. The proposal comes out of a… Continue reading

Lower Cook Inlet oil leases advance

Residents of Anchor Point, Homer and Seldovia could see drilling rigs off their coasts in the future if the federal Department of the Interior gives… Continue reading

Dipnetting spurs entrepreneurs

Rattling along the deep ruts of the sand on the Kenai River’s south beach in a side-by-side, Jason Floyd took orders for mochas. He wheeled… Continue reading

App gets people out to catch some monsters

Soldotna Creek Park’s playground looks safe enough in the sunshine with kids clambering over monkey bars, but to the right eyes, it’s full of monsters.… Continue reading