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The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly breezed through a relatively short agenda Tuesday night. One issue that will have to wait to be settled until later this month is a shortage of volunteers for service area boards of directors.



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On Solstice, Homer Resident Barrett Fletcher prepared to host the first meeting of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster at his home.





The borough’s updated comprehensive plan is out for public comment.


Whereas the comp plan developed in 2005 focused on the current state of the borough, its economy and its services, the updated version zeroed in on citizen polling and developing a vision for the future.


Robert Ruffner is vice chair of the borough planning commission. He says that input helped paint an accurate picture.



Natural disasters of different stripes and severity are a way of life on the Kenai Peninsula and around the state.

When someone shares the name of a celebrity, it’s easy to stand out in the crowd. Or on a list. Such as the FCC database of comments about the once-proposed, and now approved, repeal of Net Neutrality.

That's how KDLL found the name of former Kenai City Councilman Ozzie Osborne on the FCC’s database so easily. However, like potentially millions of comments on the list, the comment attributed to Osborne did not come from him.

"Well that's just another identity theft thing," said Osborne.

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Once upon a time, down in Kasilof, the fox was an important and substantial cash resource. In today’s dollars, one silver black fox fur could go for more than $1,500 at the hight of the fox farming boom in the late 1920’s.

In 2018, all Eastside Cook Inlet beaches will remain closed to recreational clamming due to the continued low abundance of mature sized razor clams. Fish and Game made the announcement because any razor clam harvest in 2018 will likely delay recovery of Kenai Peninsula razor clam populations.

On Saturday afternoon, Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna received a report about a suspicious man on private property walking into the woods.

A Trooper responded and was able to locate the subject. Due to below freezing temperatures, the Trooper offered the man a ride home and the man accepted.

But while in the back of the trooper vehicle, the man produced a handgun, forcing the trooper to stop and flee the vehicle.

Snowmachiners rejoice! The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is opening the Caribou Hills area within Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to snowmachine use, effective immediately.

Higher elevations in the Caribou Hills have recently received snowfall allowing for the limited opening. No other areas of the Refuge are currently open to snowmachines due to inadequate snow cover.

Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center

  KDLL's Adventure Talk hijacked the Kenai Conversation Wednesday morning. Host Jenny Neyman talked with two long time backcountry skiers and avalanche experts about being safe while traversing the snow up in the hills and mountains.

Backcountry enthusiast Tony Doyle, and Wendy Wagoner, director and forecaster at the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center both talked about preparing for adventure in the snowy backcountry.