Elizabeth Earl

Healthcare Task Force opts for consultant

The Healthcare Task Force is warily moving forward with Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre’s proposal to hire a consultant on rural health care. After… Continue reading

LNG project could bring more traffic to busy Kenai River

Managers are concerned that pressure on the Kenai River could increase if the Alaska LNG project goes through. The project is still tentative and will… Continue reading

Navarre proposes uniting 3 hospitals under 1 umbrella

The Healthcare Task Force zeroed in on the hospitals at its meeting last week. At its third meeting, the Healthcare Task Force heard from the… Continue reading

Bill Elmore and Daniel Barry watch and time Brandon Leary as he attempts to lower the auxiliary ball of a crane into a barrel, one of the certification practical exam requirements.-Photo by Elizabeth Earl, Morris News Service - Alaska

Here comes the boom: Peninsula business offers crane certification

The whole lot smelled of diesel, mud, rubber and rain. Brandon Leary, a crane operator for Crowley Maritime, delicately extended the hydraulic lift on the… Continue reading

Bill Elmore and Daniel Barry watch and time Brandon Leary as he attempts to lower the auxiliary ball of a crane into a barrel, one of the certification practical exam requirements.-Photo by Elizabeth Earl, Morris News Service - Alaska

Fred Meyer grocery tax now turned off

Although the ordinance allowing a sales tax to be collected in Soldotna on non-prepared food items was repealed in the Oct. 6 regular election, customers… Continue reading

Anchor Point man faces federal weapons charges, making threats against law enforcement

An Anchor Point man faces federal charges for allegedly threatening law enforcement over the radio. Larry Clarence Volz Jr., 58, was arrested Oct. 1 during… Continue reading

Angelica Haakenson with her baby sister, Brayleigh.

Angelica is back

She walks slowly, but Angelica Haakenson is walking. Twelve-year-old Angelica of Anchor Point lost both her legs in a car accident on Christmas Day of… Continue reading

Angelica Haakenson with her baby sister, Brayleigh.

Alaska sees increase in people in poverty

New census data shows that poverty has increased in Alaska, but it may not be as simple as the numbers make it look. Alaska’s statewide… Continue reading

Hilcorp applies to drill 2 wells

Hilcorp Alaska’s plans to drill two additional oil and natural gas exploration wells southeast of Ninilchik are moving forward into the permitting phase. If approved,… Continue reading

Diamond View Estates to get natural gas

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a petition Sept. 1 to establish a gas line in the Diamond View Estates community off Diamond Ridge Road… Continue reading

New borough system will make it easier to share chemical safety information

All government and school facilities in the Kenai Peninsula Borough will soon have access to an online system for chemical safety information. After an August… Continue reading

New community health center to open in Kenai

A new full-service community medical center is slated to open in Kenai. A federal grant to the Peninsula Community Health Services of Alaska, a Soldotna-based… Continue reading

Assembly OKs bonds for Soldotna hospital

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted on Tuesday to move forward with issuing more than $3 million in bonds to fund a Central Peninsula Hospital… Continue reading