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The first and second waves of a newly adopted teaching technique that the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is implementing is underway, with the third “wave,” as the teacher training is called, to begin soon.

John Pothast is the director of elementary and secondary education with the district who has ushered in the Personalized Learning program.

“A couple years ago that ‘aha moment’ was the realization it’s not a thing. It’s a verb. It’s how are we conducting business," he said.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has been working on the 2019 budget for months, but now it’s out of the district's hands.  

 

Borough mayor Charlie Pierce is working to put together a balanced budget that doesn’t include new taxes. The borough faces a roughly $4 million shortfall for fiscal year 2019. The assembly was set to vote on a pair of items Tuesday night intended to fill that gap, but that won’t happen until next month when the assembly gets a first official look at the mayor’s budget.

 


As we previously reported, the Kenai Elks Club has been having issues with the state of Alaska’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office concerning its liquor license.

It turns out, just days after the Kenai City Council — for a second time — criticized the AMCO for mishandling the license renewal, the office issued the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elk a temporary liquor permit.

Redoubt Reporter

 

After electing officers and getting off the ground last month, the Alaska Liquified Natural Gasline Project Advisory Committee dug in for a full round of discussions Monday evening in Nikiski. The group is working fast to give as much local input as possible to the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation before it starts seeking permits.

 

 


State of Alaska

 

House District 31 will have another challenger for Representative Paul Seaton this fall. Robert Ruffner, currently a member of the state Board of Fisheries, filed to run last week.

The City of Kenai is scrambling to find a new operator of the city dock, after being informed the past vendor will not be returning and not getting any response from others.

“And I notified Harbor Commission of this the other night that our concessioner that has been operating the dock for the last couple of years, Copper River Seafoods, is not interested in pursuing that again this year. We did not find that out until a couple of weeks ago," City Manager Paul Ostrander explained to the Kenai City Council.

City of Soldotna

 

Residents on the outskirts of Soldotna wondering if the city is going to move ahead with annexation will have to wait a bit longer.

Assembly to consider expanding CPH service area south

Mar 30, 2018
Kenai Peninsula Borough

 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is set to introduce an ordinance that would move the boundary of the Central Peninsula Hospital service area south to include all of Ninilchik. 

 

 


Shaylon Cochran/KDLL

 

After 15 years and millions of meals for residents, Linda Swarner is retiring from the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. But retirement may be too strong a word when you’re talking about serving the public.

 

 


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