Kelly Cooper

Kenai Peninsula Borough

At Tuesday night’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting, new leadership was elected by the body. Both President Wayne Ogle and Vice President Dale Bagley could not run for reelection earlier this month.
    The election of the only woman on the assembly, Kelly Cooper, to be assembly president was done by unanimous consent with no others challenging her. This is Cooper’s second stint as president.

Kenai Peninsula Borough


The Kenai Peninsula Borough and Mayor Charlie Pierce have been named in a discrimination lawsuit filed by the borough’s former human resources director.




The legal fight about the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s invocation policy is over. The assembly had two questions to answer about it last night.

A few years ago residents of the Kenai Peninsula Borough went to the polls and said they would like to have animal control, which currently is only provided by certain organized cities. The voters also said they wanted it basically for free.

Since that time, animals, mostly dogs, have continued to roam freely in the unincorporated areas of the borough, which occasionally leads to citizens asking the borough assembly to finally do something about it. Last week it was Amanda Berg of Kenai who spoke up during citizen comments.