Kenai Peninsula Borough

A screenshot of the Kenai Peninsula Borough GIS Parcel Viewer shows the different layers available, including aerial imagery. (Screenshot)

Borough to do aerial survey of peninsula

The last time the borough conducted a general capture of imagery was in 2012 and 2013 for the western Kenai Peninsula.

 

Richard Derkevorkian speaks at a borough and district work session on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough, district step toward compromise

The board reviewed their initial request and agreed to approach the borough with a new, lower request of $50 million.

 

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members Richard Derkevorkian (left) and Jesse Bjorkman (right) participate in the assembly’s Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 meeting at the borough assembly chambers in Soldotna, Alaska. The assembly voted Tuesday to fund 13 new positions for four fire and EMS service areas. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Fire and EMS service areas get additional personnel

This includes the 5 positions already slated for the new Western Emergency Services

 

The George A. Navarre Kenai Peninsula Borough building. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Borough assembly to consider adding 15 fire and EMS positions

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will vote on a resolution during its Tuesday meeting that would add 15 new positions to various fire and emergency… Continue reading

The George A. Navarre Kenai Peninsula Borough building. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
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Robert Gibson testifies before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday, Feb. 2 in Soldotna.

Assembly approves new agriculture lease structure

Both pieces of legislation were approved unanimously

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Robert Gibson testifies before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday, Feb. 2 in Soldotna.
Kenai Peninsula Borough Administration and Assembly meet for a joint work session with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District on Tuesday, Feb. 2 in Soldotna.

District, borough at odds over school budget

The school district requested about $53 million from the borough, while the borough proposed about $43 million as a minimum amount.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Administration and Assembly meet for a joint work session with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District on Tuesday, Feb. 2 in Soldotna.
Commercial fishing vessels are seen on the Kenai River on July 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough to ask feds for fishery disaster declaration

The year saw fewer and smaller fish, as well as lower-priced fish

Commercial fishing vessels are seen on the Kenai River on July 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Robert Gibson testifies before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday, Jan. 5 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough looks to revamp agricultural lease rates

Many of the borough’s existing agricultural land leases were issued during the 1960s and 1970s.

Robert Gibson testifies before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday, Jan. 5 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and face masks are seen on a table inside of the Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers on Monday, Jan. 4 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly to meet in person following renovations, COVID mitigation measures

Renovations include a new configuration of the assembly dais and audience, and new camera equipment

Hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and face masks are seen on a table inside of the Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers on Monday, Jan. 4 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Western Emergency Services logo. (Courtesy image)

Deadline extended for transfer of assets for Western Emergency Services

Borough’s legal department says more time is needed for proper transfer

Western Emergency Services logo. (Courtesy image)
Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members participate in a special meeting, which was conducted remotely, on Tuesday, Dec. 15. (Screenshot)

Assembly extends borough disaster declaration

The declaration was extended until March 31, 2021

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members participate in a special meeting, which was conducted remotely, on Tuesday, Dec. 15. (Screenshot)
The intersection of Skyline Drive and Ohlson Mountain Road, seen here Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 outside Homer, Alaska. Residents of Ohlson Mountain Road have concerns about safety and speeding in the area, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has formally asked the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to conduct safety and speed studies on the road. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Assembly asks for safety study on Ohlson Mountain Road

Residents worry about increased traffic, speeding hazards

The intersection of Skyline Drive and Ohlson Mountain Road, seen here Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 outside Homer, Alaska. Residents of Ohlson Mountain Road have concerns about safety and speeding in the area, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has formally asked the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to conduct safety and speed studies on the road. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
The Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Services station on Milo Fritz Road in Anchor Point is shown in an undated photo. (Photo courtesy Anchor Point Fire and EMS)
The Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Services station on Milo Fritz Road in Anchor Point is shown in an undated photo. (Photo courtesy Anchor Point Fire and EMS)
Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion 
A sign detailing the store’s mask policy stands outside Safeway in Soldotna on July 21, 2020.
Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion 
A sign detailing the store’s mask policy stands outside Safeway in Soldotna on July 21, 2020.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Borough seeks board members for new fire, EMS service area

Western Emergency Service Area board of directors will be appointed by borough mayor

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
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Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna.

Assembly unanimously approves construction of communications towers

Four towers will be constructed to expand internet access following an assembly vote Tuesday.

Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna.
People hold signs at the intersection of Main Street Loop and Kenai Spur Highway on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Charlie Pierce leading in borough mayor race

In the race for Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor, Charlie Pierce is leading the vote count after election night with 5,777 of the votes cast. Linda… Continue reading

People hold signs at the intersection of Main Street Loop and Kenai Spur Highway on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Residents cast their votes in the regular municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 at the Anchor Point Senior Center in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Voters turn down hybrid election system

Ballot measure to create service area for Ninilchik, Anchor Point is passing

Residents cast their votes in the regular municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 at the Anchor Point Senior Center in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Linda Farnsworth Hutchings, left, and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce, right, participate in a mayoral candidate forum hosted by the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Sept. 9, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Linda Farnsworth Hutchings, left, and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce, right, participate in a mayoral candidate forum hosted by the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Sept. 9, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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