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The borough’s material site working group is focused mainly on gravel pits on the Peninsula. But gravel isn’t the only material being dug up, sold and used. At its most recent meeting the working group got into peat.



  As politicians continue the war over who should and should not be entitled to health care in America, people continue to fall ill, many with little or inadequate insurance. Despite Obamacare, many still live without. On this week's Econ 91-9, Jay Barrett shares a profile of the Kenai Peninsula Community Health Services, which offers a wide range of services while it has grown exponentially and contributed millions of dollars to the economy over the years.


Alaska Gasline Development Corporation


The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation has extended the public comment period for the Kenai Spur Highway rerouting project.


The Soldotna city council will soon have a vacancy. Keith Baxter will resign at the end of the month from Seat F, which he has held since last November.

Western Fire Chiefs Association


A lot of professional trade shows, conventions and conferences are pretty nuts and bolts - attendees go to seminars and learn about the newest tools of the trade and how to use them. At the International Association of Fire Chiefs Strategic Direction and Leadership Forum, which Kenai Fire Chief Jeff Tucker is currently attending, the focus isn’t so much on the newest fire truck as it is on the department.

Redoubt Reporter

A new bill working its way through the state senate would address the state-wide issue of the greying of the fleet. That is, many commercial fishermen reaching retirement age or beyond, and no younger fishermen in their wake to take over the limited number of permits. The bill had its first hearing this week, but will need some changes before going further.



For decades, really almost a half-century, the Kenai Elks Lodge has been a charitable powerhouse in the city of Kenai. But some of that largess is in danger because of a comedy of errors between the Elks and the State of Alaska.

Besides being a nice place for members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks to congregate, perhaps over dinner or a libation after work, the Kenai Elks Lodge has long been dedicated to service, charity and scholarships in the city. However a paperwork snafu in Juneau left it without a valid liquor license for almost all of last year.

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge


Despite all the snow still on the ground and in the forecast, it won’t be long before attention turns to fire season.





Perhaps you’ve read her blog or her column in the Anchorage Daily News or sampled her work at the Flats Bistro in Kenai. Now you can take Maya Wilson’s recipes home with her new cookbook ‘Alaska From Scratch’.



Central Area Rural Transit System



Public transportation can be a tough sell in a place known for its rugged individualism. But the Central Area Rural Transit System, CARTS, is working on a new strategic plan to make it easier for those who do depend on public transit to get a ride.