Greg Skinner

  • The sometimes polarized communities of the Kenai Peninsula came together this week to oppose House Bill 77. During a hearing in Soldotna on Monday, without exception, the public expressed displeasure for two portions of HB77: the removal of public input on permits and the loss of personal access to ...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 5:05pm
  • Following an earlier announcement that Agrium filed for an air quality operations permit from the state, the company said more permits would be required before reopening. The company’s plans to investigate a reopening of its Nikiski fertilizer plant have not changed, said Agrium spokesperson Adam ...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 2:11pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly last week stalled plans to combine 911 dispatch services by moving current state employees to the borough payroll. Citing a change in leadership earlier this month at the Alaska Department of Public Safety, Kenai Peninsula Mayor Mike Navarre asked the assembly to...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 1:55pm
  • A plan to build a $43 million expansion at Central Peninsula Hospital passed its first hurdle Tuesday night following a failed attempt by two assembly members to derail it....

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:08pm
  • One incumbent lost, another kept his seat and the one open seat went to the less conservative candidate of the two running for office. In District 7, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Brent Johnson fended off two challengers in Central Kenai Peninsula to retain his seat. Looking to oust the fi...

    Thu, 10/03/2013 - 10:15am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough last week introduced an ordinance to increase the number of its employees in the 911-call center as a way to save money. The move, once negotiations with the state are complete, would allow the borough to take up to eight employees — six dispatchers and two supervisors ...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 1:10pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough voters will, for a fourth time, have a chance on the fall ballot to decide in a yes or no vote to repeal term limits.  A second ballot question, asking voters if the limit should be increased from two to three terms, becomes relevant only if the voters do not repeal the ...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:49pm
  • The State of Alaska last week approved a permit to allow a Texas-based waste disposal company to store up to 10 million gallons of petroleum drilling waste at a 1.5-acre site in Nikiski’s industrial area. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation permit allows AIMM Technologies Inc. to c...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 1:47pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on July 2 delayed action on two items in order to rethink its actions before going forward. The assembly put off voting on an ordinance seeking to overturn term limits imposed by a citizen initiative and moved to reopen public comment on a resolution calling for ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:42pm
  • With its opening, life for Kenai Peninsula residents living with cancer has changed for the better. The Peninsula Radiation Oncology Center officially opened its doors last week to the patients it will serve and the community as a whole. Inside, they found one of the most advanced radiation centers ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 12:35pm

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