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The state Department of Environmental Conservation has issued its most recent report detailing water quality levels on the Kenai River.



Credit: Stand for Salmon



A citizen initiative planned for the 2018 state ballot would be a sweeping overhaul of state habitat regulations.



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Governor Bill Walker was in Kenai Tuesday promoting the state’s biggest planned infrastructure project, the AK LNG line.

Homer Electric raising rates

Dec 19, 2017

On the Kenai Peninsula, Homer Electric Association members can expect a four-percent increase in their monthly power bill beginning on Jan. 1.

The association regularly reassess the cost of power.

We adjust this on a quarterly basis and it primarily reflects the cost of natural gas used by generation power HEA members," said HEA spokesman Bruce Shelley.

The average resident will see their bill go up by $1.49 per month.

City of Soldotna


Work continues developing plans for a remodeled Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Architectural renderings of some possible designs should be finished by early next year.

An area better known for rock falls and avalanches was shut down for over five hours Monday morning due to a large landslide. The rock, soil and vegetation closed lanes in both directions of the Seward Highway at Milepost 105, just west of Indian. 

Shannon McCarthy, Department of Transportation Central Region spokeswoman, says the highway was reopened at about noon.

“I see a lot of rockslides along that section of highway, but we don’t typically see a lot of areas which are treed that slide,” she said.

Jay Barrett/KDLL



An array of commercial, government and conservation interests were together for a salmon habitat policy forum in Kenai Thursday. The panelists centered their discussion on one main question.



Creative Commons

  On Wednesday night the Soldotna City Council voted to tack on another 45 days to the city’s prohibition against all things cannabis related.

“Basically what’s happening is we’re trying to figure out what do with marijuana in the city. And this allows us to buy a little bit more time before we have to make a decision,” said Mayor Nels Anderson. “Okay, are there any council comments? Seeing none, can we have the vote, please?”

Redoubt Reporter

The first legal protections for Atlantic salmon in Britain went on the books in 1030. Salmon protections are in the Magna Carta.

City of Soldotna



The city of Soldotna is still considering its options on annexation. A work session was held this week to address the basic question of what to do next, after the city released its community perspectives final report.