DAN BALMER

  • A new community group has some tiny ideas that aim to make a big impact for the disadvantaged. Soldotna resident Krista Schooley, a homeless advocate, started The Habitation — Tiny House Community for the Homeless. The concept is to create a low-cost, self-build and self-sustaining community for a...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:19pm
  • An anticipated faceoff between a Wolf and a defense lawyer took center stage during two hours of public testimony at the Jan. 20 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. A large audience that included members of the Kenai Community Cannabis Coalition and residents, mostly from the outlining areas o...

    Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:21am
  • With the rising cost of health care set to have a major impact on the Kenai Peninsula Borough budget, Mayor Mike Navarre has made it one of his top resolutions to address in 2015. Navarre has introduced an ordinance to appropriate $200,000 to hire consultants to help the borough determine the best c...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:21pm
  • Once the pavement ends past Mile 39 of the Kenai Spur Highway at Captain Cook State Park, an all-terrain vehicle trail continues along the Tyonek pipelines through the wetlands. A mile into the trail is a creek that is not navigable by vehicle. In the summer months the wetlands are too swampy to tra...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:14pm
  • A petition that aims to rescind a Kenai Peninsula Borough grocery tax ordinance has been certified and will be put on the October 2015 ballot....

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:04pm
  • With the local election in the rear-view mirror, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre is looking to continue the momentum his administration has made and asks residents to keep an open mind moving forward. Navarre, now in his third term as borough mayor and second consecutive, said the electio...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:23pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members said goodbye on Tuesday to three outgoing members and welcomed their elected replacements. Termed-out members Charlie Pierce, Bill Smith and Assembly President Hal Smalley took part in their last assembly meeting. Blaine Gilman, Kelly Cooper and Stan Welles w...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:06pm
  • Municipalities across the Kenai Peninsula are slated to consider asking the Alaska Board of Fisheries hold the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meetings on the Kenai Peninsula. Joint Resolution No. 1 is expected to come before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly and the Kenai, Soldotna, Homer, Seldovi...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:58pm
  • SOLDOTNA — Jobs for Alaskans, funding for education and improving health care were topics that resonated with five candidates vying for three seats in the state House of Representatives as they discussed their legislative goals during a forum Tuesday in Soldotna. The five candidates running for Di...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:57am
  • News of a family of four missing from their north Kenai residence for nearly two weeks has been unsettling for residents who described the neighborhood as quiet with transient people who don’t live in the area long. “We don’t know everybody in our building much less buildings down the street,...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:42am

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