The Board of Directors for Buccaneer Energy has a new look again, just weeks after an attempt to overtake the Board by two Singapore-based investment companies was only partially successful.
Touted as one of, if not the, finest athletic fields in the state, Ed Hollier Field at Kenai Central High School saw its first action Saturday, following a history-filled re-dedication ceremony.
As the big fishing seasons wind down around the state, various user groups have submitted their proposals for rule changes for the Board of Fish to consider during its winter meetings.
Long-time residents from across the Kenai Peninsula gathered Thursday for the annual Old Timers Luncheon at the Kenai Senior Center.
On Thursday, Kenai Peninsula College opened the doors to two knew facilities. The new Career and Technical Education Center and brand new student housing.
A national training program aimed at reducing domestic violence is making its way around Alaska. It’s called Green Dot. And its major goal is make it easier for communities to talk about violence and abuse.
One hundred kids shoved off from the Harry Gaines Fish Camp in Soldotna Tuesday for the seventh annual Kenai River Junior Classic.
Public transportation was again a hot topic for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly this week. Assembly member Brent Johnson introduced a resolution to put the question of funding the Central Area Rural Transist System before voters back in June.
For nearly 30 years, women runners on the Central Kenai Peninsula have put in a few miles to help raise awareness about domestic violence for the Leeshore Center.
The city of Soldotna has announced its decision for a new librarian. Rachel Nash will begin in her new position August 12th.
Nash grew up in Sterling, the daughter of John and Katherine Beatty. She graduated from Skyview high school, then pursued a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. After that, she earned a master’s degree in library and information services from the University of Pittsburgh.
Nash already has experience at the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Library, having previously worked there as a page. One of her first duties will be overseeing the opening of the newly expanded library.
Buccaneer has begun flow testing a natural gas well in the Cosmopolitan Unit near Anchor Point.
The company announced in a press release Tuesday that it had flared natural gas during a production test on Sunday.
From a depth of 5,500 feet, the well was successfully tested at a maximum rate of 7.2 million cubic feet per day, according to the company.
More testing was done to estimate flow potential out of the reservoir to find out how much pressure the gas is under, and other tests are planned for a second gas zone in the well.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly once again tackled the question of term limits at its meeting Tuesday night. After a fair amount of discussion, the question of term limits will go before the voters this fall.
On paper, it seemed relatively simple.
The Assembly had to recess twice to work out specific language in the amendments that were proposed. It got a little confusing because the question ended up being more complicated than just ‘should the question of term limits be on the fall ballot’.
Hal Smalley introduced an ordinance to that effect back in June. What the Assembly was hammering out Tuesday was two possible substitutes. One introduced by President Linda Murphy, and there was also the Smith substitute, put forward by Bill Smith, and it offered to put two ballot measures out, one to repeal term limits and another to extend the limits to three terms.
The Murphy Substitute passed. Then Assembly member Brent Johnson put forward some amendments. At that point, the Assembly had to break, as Thompson and Borough Clerk Johni Blankenship finalized the language. The Assembly needed a couple breaks to wade through all of this. Johnson said his amendment was a compromise.
“It’s a new question. The voters have spoke loud and clear that they want term limits, but…there’s a lot of good reasons why experience should be retained on the Assembly for a third term.,” Johnson said.
It was finally whittled down to something simple, should there be term limits, and if so, how many terms?
But Assembly member Charlie Pierce says previous ballot initiatives have already answered that question.
“How many times do we have to debate this and change the terms and the conditions before we believe the voters have already voted on it? I think we need to respect the fact that, you know what, it’s there. And until someone takes the initiative out in the community, the voters, the constituency, takes the initiative, I believe the right thing to do is to have that happen and not have the initiative occur here,” Pierce said.
But, in the end, the Assembly decided to put the question on the ballot. Actually, two questions: should we have term limits, and if so, should we limit it to two or three terms? Those questions will be answered, again, during regular elections in October.
Every weekend across the country, service men and women in the National Guard fall in for training drills. Troops with the 1-297th Cavalry Squadron did the same in Kenai, but this wasn’t an ordinary drill weekend.
At 30 years old, the Soldotna Sports Complex is beginning to show its age. A major remodel and expansion is planned for the facility, and the City of Soldotna is asking the public to weigh in on a master plan that will determine how the complex is used for the next 30 years.