The Funny River Fire continued to burn the central Kenai Peninsula this week. As of Tuesday afternoon, it’s estimated to have burned more than 182,000 acres with 30 percent containment. Funny River Road from Mile 7 to the end was evacuated on Sunday afternoon.
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Busloads of elementary students from across the Peninsula were in Anchor Point Wednesday, as the Department of Fish and Game’s Salmon in the Classroom program got started for another year.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is starting its budget process for next school year. District officials are looking for community members to lend a hand in deciding how the money will be used.
The Kenai Peninsula Community Chorus, the Homer High School Concert Choir and members of the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will be performing the Brahms Requiem this weekend. There are concerts in Kenai and Homer.
School districts across the nation are taking up some challenging questions following the events at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school that left 26 people dead Friday. Kenai Schools Superintendent Dr. Steve Atwater offered his thoughts over the weekend on the school’s blog.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly answered the question about funding non-profit organizations without putting it to the public. The Assembly saw enough economic value in the spending to leave it alone, at least for now.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough has agreed to construct a new building for the purpose of storing hazardous waste, as part of an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency. The Borough was levied the fines following a 2009 inspection of a storage facility in Soldotna.
The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust has received a national honor that has only gone to a select few conservation organizations. Land trust officials hope the recognition will help them in their efforts to conserve wild lands on the Kenai Peninsula.