A partnership tasked with keeping an eye out for fish habitat on the Kenai Peninsula is sounding the alarm over the threat of invasive species.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is beginning a rollout of new practices and standards for science classrooms. The Next Generation Science Standards are designed to bring together basic scientific concepts and how they’re applied in the real world.
A day after the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted down a move to put a marijuana cultivation ban before voters, the city of Soldotna took its own shot at crafting local pot regulations.
After three hours of public testimony, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly decided not to put a ban on marijuana cultivation on the fall ballot. Listen: It was widely anticipated that Tuesday’s meeting was going to be a long one. We got a small sample of how this debate might go when the ordinance was introduced last …
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will hold a public hearing on an ordinance aimed at banning the cultivation of marijuana at its meeting Tuesday night.
Tens of thousands of hunters shooting for a big-game drawing permit in Alaska discovered their fate for the 2015-2016 hunting season on Friday.
The Caribou Hills will be awfully quiet this weekend, deprived of snow and the four-legged athletes that would love to run on it.
The state’s Municipal Advisory Gas Project Review Board met again Friday. Made up largely of mayors from the North Slope to the Kenai Peninsula, the Board is trying to determine the best way to generate tax revenues from the Alaska LNG Project.
The Kenai performers are tuning up to brighten winter with their production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education announced its final list of candidates for Superintendent. There was some discussion about whether to even go ahead with interviews, or simply maintain the status quo.
With the announcement last month that companies are planning to ship Cook Inlet natural gas to interior markets, the Alaska Railroad Corporation sees an opportunity, and made its case to a handful of legislators Tuesday.
As the state and the industry continue down the path toward a new LNG export project, how that natural gas will be marketed and sold is becoming just as important as how and when a pipeline will be built. As those conversations take place, the state needs to have a seat at the table.
A pre-filed bill by Kenai District O Sen. Peter Micciche seeking to ban smoking statewide had its first hearing the Senate Health and Social Services Committee recently.
In a documentary film released this week, British newlyweds find that an Alaska-to-Argentina road trip is a great way to road test their marriage.
Farmers and gardeners from across the Kenai Peninsula gathered for a roundtable discussion this week in Kenai. The focus was on getting both farmers, and the markets that feature their products, to the next level.
The Soldotna city council decided against introducing an ordinance that could have led to the purchase of Birch Ridge Golf Course at its meeting Wednesday.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski aims to open access to public lands and return some regulatory control to states.
A gathering at the visitors center in Kenai on Friday celebrated winter, community and Dena’ina culture, in honor of the “Dena’ina Way of Living exhibit” on display from the Anchorage Museum.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, has released a series of draft reports about the Alaska LNG Project. This is the first round of reports detailing the project’s operations and potential impacts.
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre continued his quest to tackle rising health care costs Tuesday. Speaking at a joint meeting of the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce, Navarre gave some more ideas about how to bring those costs down, and what role continued oil and gas development might play.
The city of Soldotna will begin tackling marijuana issues at its meeting this week. The city wants to ban cannabis use in public.
While most of us are still hoping for a couple more helpings of winter, the Kenai Peninsula’s growing number of commercial agriculture producers are already preparing for another growing season. A round table discussion is planned for this week to help small-scale farmers and gardeners take their products to the next level.
At Tuesday night’s Borough Assembly meeting, there was unanimous consent that health care costs are high, and growing at an unsustainable rate. And there was no debate that the Borough needs to find ways to lower its health care costs. But spending $200,000 on a task force to find those ways wasn’t everyone’s idea of the best way forward.
The city of Soldotna will remain a first-class city following a special election Tuesday, in which voters chose not to rewrite the city’s charter. Listen: Soldotna residents ruled out a move to being a home-rule city in a special election Tuesday, voting down a proposal to form a commission to draft a new charter. …
Soldotna voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide how they want to their city to be run, and see how at home they are with the idea of home rule.
As oil prices continue to sit in the cellar and a new administration in Juneau is looking for savings in the state budget, two natural gas pipeline projects are working to make the case for their continued state support.
Kenai Peninsula College is continuing its education in belt tightening as the campus braces for an expected budget reduction to come.
A new federal subsistence fishery rule adds set gillnetting to the Kenai and Kasilof rivers, but, that doesn’t necessarily mean increased pressure on king salmon stocks.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough is looking at a land deal to potentially help with ongoing flooding issues by K-Beach Road south of Kenai.
The debate about how to shape marijuana policy is beginning to take shape at both the state and local levels. The senate state affairs committee met on the subject Tuesday and the Kenai city council had its own questions at its latest meeting.
A Soldotna mountaineer is on his third season of adventures in TV land.
Borough Mayor Mike Navarre asked for $67,500 in order to pay a new special assistant on oil, gas and mining issues.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly heard nearly 2 hours of public testimony on an ordinance to introduce a vote banning marijuana cultivation in the Borough. Despite strong opposition from many supporters of the state’s new cannabis laws, a public hearing date was set so the Assembly can take another round of testimony.
A year after making the move from being, essentially, a renter, to a homeowner, the shine still hasn’t worn off Homer Electric Association’s new status in the power generation world, making this an exciting time to help steer the future of the electric cooperative.
This week, we’re joined by Eric Derleth and Marc Theiler of the Kenai Community Coalition on Cannabis to break down what happened at this week’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, and talk about what a new marijuana industry might look like on the Kenai Peninsula.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will decide whether or not to put a vote on banning its cultivation to the public tonight.
The Soldotna community showed appreciation for some of its notable residents and businesses on Tuesday with its annual awards presentation, and got appreciated right back in return.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will decide whether or not to take up an ordinance dealing with marijuana cultivation when it meets Tuesday night.
You don’t have to look very far or hard to see the Kenai Peninsula’s Russian influence. Even though that influence goes back more than two centuries, there’s still a lot we don’t know about how the Russians lived here and how they used the land and its native people. Wednesday night at the Kasilof Historical Museum, Shana Loshbaugh brought some of those questions to light.
Alaska State Parks is currently accepting applications for three seats on the Kenai River Special Management Area Citizens Advisory Board.
Things looked like they should for race day at Tsalteshi Trails on Sunday afternoon — cars filling the parking lot of the Wolverine Trailhead on Kalifornsky Beach Road, orange markings denoting the starting line and racecourse, clipboard-laden volunteers taking registrations, and participants in numbered bibs bouncing in place in order to stay warm and warm up for the effort to come.
The ostentatious lack of winter provided by Mother Nature this year has forced the Tustumena 200 back two weeks. Race Director Tami Murray says the Board made its decision Monday night. “All the mushers on the Kenai Peninsula, they’ve all headed north to train, knowing that there’s nothing here for them as far as …
The Kenai Peninsula Borough District School Board heard more than an hour of public testimony at its meeting Monday night, with nearly all voices in support of the two teachers and two administrators from Nikiski Middle/High School who were placed on administrative leave last week, following complaints about inappropriate behavior during a school assembly.
A second round of federal payments to make up for a dismal 2012 fishing season was approved this week. On Monday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that $13 million would be sent out to fishermen and researchers working in chinook salmon fisheries in Cook Inlet and the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers. More than half …
Details are beginning to come out about new plans to ship Cook Inlet natural gas across the state. At last week’s Kenai Peninsula Industrial Outlook Forum, Blue Crest Energy CEO Benjamin Johnson announced plans to partner with California-based WesPac. WesPac will operate a proposed liquefied natural gas processing plant out of Port Mackenzie in Northern …
Blue Crest Energy made the big headline at the annual Kenai Peninsula Industry Outlook Forum this week, with its announcement of a plan to start producing natural gas for instate customers and drill new oil wells by Anchor Point. But other Cook Inlet operators have plans of their own. Listen: Hilcorp, Furie and Apache all …
Animal welfare was the topic of concern at this week’s Kenai city council meeting. The council heard from a number residents concerned with the recent decision to limit hours at the Kenai animal shelter, but struggled to find any immediate solutions. Listen: The city eliminated it’s the Kenai Animal Shelter’s after-hours drop off boxes for …
The resurgent boom continues in Cook Inlet. At the annual Kenai Peninsula Industry Outlook Forum this week in Kenai, new oil and gas player Blue Crest, based in Forth Worth, made some of the biggest announcements. CEO Benjamin Johnson says they’ve partnered with a California company called Wespac to build a new LNG facility …
Apache Corporation has applied for permits from the US Army Corps of Engineers for work it plans to do north of Nikiski.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued comments on the first round of reports detailing operations for the Alaska LNG Project.
The Soldotna city council met in special session this week to determine whether or not a new day care provider could begin taking clients
After months of meetings, the city of Kenai has a plan for renovations to Municipal Park, and it’s been trimmed down a bit.
Hikers and other lovers of the outdoors might have heard of the best-selling book “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed. The movie version starring Reese Witherspoon opened in select markets Monday. KDLL’s Shaylon Cochran recently spoke Joe Niichel of Soldotna, who just got done with his own solo trek down the 2,650 mile trail that stretches from the Canadian to the Mexican border.
Following a town hall meeting Tuesday night and a presentation by Kenai city Attorney Scott Bloom Wednesday afternoon, one thing burns through the haze of newly approved marijuana laws. There are a lot of unanswered questions.
A former Central Emergency Services Captain and his wife accepted a deal to pled guilty to misdemeanor and felony theft charges, respectively Tuesday morning. Jack and Angie Anderson made fraudulent purchases using credit cards for two non-profit organizations.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has some work left to do on a local option zoning measure presented last week. There was some hesitation to make a subdivision near the Kenai River strictly residential. Listen: Property owners in the Diamond Willow and Fairfield subdivisions will have to wait a little longer for a decision from …