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Alaska’s congressional delegation and Gov. Bill Walker have all signed off on a letter asking the Interior Department to settle the question of what route the proposed Cooper Landing highway bypass will take.


The sockeye run continues its slow burn into the Kenai River.


There can be a fair amount of things to grumble about for locals during the dipnetting season on the Kenai.

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It’s just about the midway point for the annual personal-use fishery on the Kenai River. So far, fishing has been a bit on the slow side.

Photo courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Member Jill Schaefer was arrested this week. 

On this week's Conversation, host Shaylon Cochran speaks with Stephanie Queen, Director of Economic Development and Planning for the city of Soldotna and Tim Dillon, Executive Director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District about what kinds of jobs and industries might be making their way to central peninsula in the future to compliment established industries like fishing and resource development.

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We've got tips on what to do with spruce tips, a food guide that makes harvesting local produce way easier than growing it yourself, greenhouse grow boxes that'll about raise the roof, and there are some farmers who are loving the cool, wet weather this year. Thanks to our guests, Jacki Michels, Marcia Kardatzke, Wayne and Patti Floyd of Cool Cache Farms and Heidi Chay with the Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District.

Commercial fishing for the drift and set-net fleets was generous last week, but things look to be slowing down a bit.

 


 

Peer-to-peer services aren’t all that new on the central Peninsula. Air BnB has been around for years. And buying and ordering personal services via the internet is only growing. Case in point, you can get an Uber now.

Firefighters in Kenai responded to a fire on the Kenai River south beach Thursday night.

 

“It was a fully involved fire," said Kenai Fire Chief Jeff Tucker.

 

"It turned out to be a Westfalia Volkswagen camper van. We responded down on the beach, we used one of our brush trucks, which are pickup trucks with 200-gallon water tanks with a pump. Our fire engines aren’t able to drive on the beach. We put the fire out. There were no injuries and at this time there’s no determination for what caused the fire.”

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