Dale Bagley

Redoubt Reporter

Tuesday night was the final Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting for three members who were forced off due to term limits. Assembly President Wayne Ogle of Nikiski, Paul Fischer of the central district and Dale Bagley of Soldotna all attended their last meeting -- at least for three years, when they will be eligible to run again.
    In his farewell address, Assemblyman Dale Bagley, who also served as borough mayor, recapped a 25-year career in local politics.

The lasting story from Tuesday's municipal elections may be the involvement of a local political action committee in the borough assembly race and the resultant intervention by the Alaska Public Offices Commission.
    The group Alaska Yes campaigned for candidates in the Nikiski, Soldotna and Central Area races, placing partisan political ads online and on commercial radio attacking the eventual winners.

On the day after voters on the Kenai Peninsula went to the polls, hosts Shaylon Cochran and Jay Barrett welcome retiring Assemblyman Dale Bagley to the studio to recap a somewhat wild municipal election season.

The Soldotna City Council Wednesday night heard some good news about the Three Friends Dog Park. The news was welcome after vandals spread broken glass in the fenced off area recently.

Upgrades have been done and more will be coming thanks to contributions, cash and otherwise, from several organizations, which park booster Connie Hawker said would be acknowledged at the park on a sign.

The United Way of the Kenai Peninsula is closing its doors. In a letter to the community published Wednesday, the board of directors cited a downturn in charitable giving of 77-percent over the past eight years.

Borough Assemblyman Dale Bagley sits on the Kenai Peninsula United Way Board. He was asked about the dissolution on KDLL's Kenai Conversation.