Kelly Sullivan

  • For growers in the Kenai Peninsula’s developing agriculture industries, exporting internationally is still an option. A Division of Agriculture inspector position that issues phytosanitary certifications, or phytos, which are required by some importing countries, has been restored indefinitely, af...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:04am
  • Firefighters continued to battle the human-caused Card Street fire in Sterling, estimated to be at 2,000 acres, Tuesday evening. Crews of nearly 100 firefighters constructed fire breaks, dumped water from the Kenai River from planes and helicopters and retardant from tankers on the flames throughout...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:50am
  • Peppered around the Central Kenai Peninsula are islands of housing units easily attained by low-income, first-time homebuyers. No down payment is required, and mortgage installments are less than the average rent. The only caveat — the buyers build the houses by hand....

    Wed, 06/17/2015 - 2:32pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is projecting a deficit of $3 million for the upcoming school year, but that figure could have been significantly higher. When state lawmakers agreed on a budget deal on Thursday, the $5,880 per-student base student allocation remained unchanged for the 20...

    Wed, 06/17/2015 - 2:28pm
  • The future of Alaska’s certified seed potato production is up in the air following this year’s legislative session. The Plant Materials Center’s Potato Program through the Alaska Division of Agriculture was approved for one time increment funding, and will require legislative  action to c...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 8:30am
  • The effects of state funding cuts will crop up in student meals across the Kenai Peninsula during the upcoming school year. The Alaska Division of Agriculture’s Farm to School program and the Alaska Department of Commerce’s Nutritional Alaskan Foods in Schools programs will receive little to no ...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 8:29am
  • Agriculture support programs on the Kenai Peninsula will soon be feeling the effects of statewide budget cuts. The Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District is slated to lose thousands of dollars in state funding if the 2016 fiscal year operating budget passes as it stands. “This is already a don...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 9:33am
  • Connections Home School Program Principal Lee Young left the school along with the 2015 graduating class. At the commencement ceremony held at Soldotna High School, Young sent off his last group of students before heading into retirement from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. “It was a ...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 9:18am
  •  Eight graduates turned their tassels the evening of May 18 in the Ninilchik School gymnasium. The group of friends, who have studied, shared classrooms and participated in extracurriculars together for more than a decade, huddled with arms around each other’s shoulders after their principal ...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 9:15am
  • While current educators and support staff in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District kept their jobs this year, it is unlikely to happen next year. To renew its employment contracts the Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education approved cuts to existing programs and services, about $1.8 million...

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:52am

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