Kenai Peninsula Borough

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
cares photo illustration
cares photo illustration
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)
A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Proposition 2: What you need to know

Hybrid voting system on the table in regular election

A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce is photographed at the Kenai Peninsula Clarion office in Kenai, Alaska, on Sept. 25, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce is photographed at the Kenai Peninsula Clarion office in Kenai, Alaska, on Sept. 25, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough extends emergency disaster declaration

Response and recovery efforts against the pandemic are expected to continue.

The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula                                 The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets on Tuesdays inside in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska.
Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula                                 The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets on Tuesdays inside in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska.
The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska is seen here on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Filing period ends for borough, local elections

Many races for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, the local school board and service area boards are uncontested after the candidate filing period for the… Continue reading

The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska is seen here on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Borough assembly passes 2nd amendment ‘sanctuary’ ordinance

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted recently to make the borough a Second Amendment “sanctuary.” The assembly voted at its July 7 meeting,… Continue reading

The Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
The Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly overrides mayoral veto of hybrid election system ordinance

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly voted to override a mayoral veto at their Tuesday meeting. The veto would have negated an ordinance the… Continue reading

The Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
Borough gathers feedback on plan for combined fire, emergency medical service area

Borough gathers feedback on plan for combined fire, emergency medical service area

Residents of Ninilchik and Anchor Point have a few more chances left to weigh in before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly votes on an ordinance… Continue reading

Borough gathers feedback on plan for combined fire, emergency medical service area
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