Two propositions on the Oct. 7 regular election ballot will gauge local opinion on two Kenai Peninsula Borough issues.
This week's rescue of 35 dogs just outside of Soldotna highlights a question the Kenai Peninsula Borough has been struggling with for years: How much, if any, animal control is needed - or even wanted - outside of city limits?
With bellies still swollen from a lack of food, 35 dogs are on their way to recovery after being rescued Monday. The dogs are currently housed at the Alaska's Extended Life Animal Sanctuary in Nikiski.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough administration is re-evaluating a plan to demolish the vacant, northern most portion of the Nikiski Community Recreation Center building.
Voters on Oct. 7 will be asked to advise the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly whether the borough should exercise animal control practices. At recent meetings, citizens have voiced concerns about abused and neglected animals in unincorporated areas.
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre said Tuesday he was taking the first step in considering how the borough might address cases of animal abuse or neglect.
What is the value of a pet's life? Are they just place holders to be discarded when they become inconvenient? No, they are not, says Krystal Duran.
Three recent stories we'd like to draw to your attention have touched on some very different subjects - teen suicide, animal neglect and abuse, and the Caring for the Kenai competition - but each touches on a similar theme: young people in our community raising awareness to make their world a better place.
Store manager Anthony Havrilla carefully dipped a clear plastic Petco bag into an aquarium in the aquatic section of the new Soldotna store.
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