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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission now has all the documentation it needs to move to the next phase in analyzing the AK LNG Project. The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation announced Monday it had submitted the latest round of paperwork.

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The draft report last month highlighting turbidity problems in the Kenai river has left most affected groups and organizations trying to figure out what to do next.

Quake off Kodiak spurs tsunami warning; all OK

Jan 23, 2018

Residents on the south end of the Kenai Peninsula, and indeed, the entire southern coast of Alaska, woke up to tsunami sirens in the early morning hours Tuesday.

The National Weather Service Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer issued a tsunami warning for the Gulf of Alaska after an 7.9 magnitude earthquake was recorded about 175 miles southeast of Kodiak City at 12:32 a.m.

Tapping for tuition

Jan 19, 2018
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The latest show to hit the stage at Triumvirate Theatre, ‘Singing in the Rain’, isn’t just for entertainment. It’s the latest production for Triumvirate’s Class Act program.

 


 

The state Legislature gavels in amid hopes that increasing oil prices and TAPS line throughput can help quell the state's budget mess, while Hilcorp has big plans for its stake in Cook Inlet.


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The International Halibut Commission, or the IPHC, will kick off its annual meeting in Portland Monday. 

 

The annual process of putting together the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District budget is underway.

 

There are some service area boards around the borough that have had a tough time finding enough members. Sometimes finding enough members to simply conduct business.

  Twice a month a group of folks get together in Soldotna over lunch and talk. It happens all the time, but this group is noteworthy because they're trying to get better at it. At talking, not lunch. The group is Soldotna Speakers, which helps people improve their public speaking and leadership skills. KDLL's Jay Barrett spoke with Soldotna Speakers' organizer Rosie Reeder about the program. The next gathering of Soldotna Speakers, which meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month is February 6th.

 

The state may have a new dance partner for the AK LNG Project. Governor Bill Walker tweeted over the weekend about meetings he had with the heads of some North Slope producers.

 

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is looking for ideas on what to study next.

A charter bus carrying the Homer girls basketball team got stuck partially in the ditch in Cooper Landing, blocking traffic in both lanes for some time on Saturday night. No injuries were reported.

According to a Facebook post by Chad Felice, coach of the Lady Mariners, the road was so icy that the bus, moving at under 20 mph, just slid down with the grade of the road.

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The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation will be meeting in Nikiski next month, providing an update on the Alaska LNG project. Officials are hopeful prep work can begin this year.

 

 


In this first episode of Econ 919, we take you to the recent Economic Outlook Forum and introduce you to one of the newest players in the central Kenai Peninsula's economy. And we wrap up with some potentially encouraging news about your PFD.


It's been over two months since the Kenai Peninsula Borough has opened the landfill in Soldotna to hazardous waste disposal, but Saturday citizens will be free to bring in up to 55 gallons of household waste.

Commercial disposers are charged a fee, and have to register in advance, but if you're just an innocent bystander with a garage full of half-empty paint cans, used motor oil and fluorescent light bulbs, your trip to the dump is free.

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The Soldotna city council got a first look at some drawings for the planned field house expansion at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex at its meeting Wednesday.

 

Movers and shakers from around the central peninsula gathered for the annual industry outlook forum Wednesday in Soldotna.

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.

Two items on Wednesday night's Soldotna City Council agenda will mark the beginning of the end in legalizing cannabis within city limits. One ordinance limits operations to commercially-zoned areas of the city only, while the other ordinance sets up the framework for taxing the product.

What the ordinances do not do, though, is allow any commercial growing of marijuana in the city, regardless of zoning.

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Moving their work from classrooms to the showroom, a new exhibit at the Kenai Fine Arts Center is featuring the work of local art instructors.

 


Thursday, the League of Women Voters of the Central Kenai Peninsula will host an informational session on voting issues. Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk Johni Blankenship will be the keynote speaker. She calls it "sort of voting 101."

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has an open comment period through the end of the month for its plan to enhance the king salmon run on the Kasilof River and Crooked Creek, as well as in Kachemak Bay.

Friday night proved to be just a little too much for one Kenai man. After being asked to leave the Duck Inn at Red Diamond, the 61-year-old reportedly hit several other parked cars before making it out on to Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Alaska State Troopers caught up with William Cloer at about 9 p.m. on Bridge Access Road as he drove towards Kenai in his Chevy Suburban.

 Anglers on the North Road will have to continue the practice of returning any Arctic Char or Dolly Varden to the waters of Stormy Lake for at least another year. Effective at 12:01 a.m. on New Year's Day, the restriction on fish retention was extended by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

The ban on taking Char or a Dolly in the lake stems from efforts started in 2012 to eradicate invasive, nonnative northern pike from Stormy Lake. That required poisoning the fish with a chemical called Rotenone.

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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