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Alaska Communications System, better known as ACS, will be testing a new wireless broadband internet service for rural areas of the Kenai Peninsula this fall.

Heather Cavanaugh and Stan Masneri presented a brief overview of the plan to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly at its meeting Tuesday night in Soldotna. They stressed the importance of meeting timelines set by the Federal Communications Commission, which is paying for the project through the Connect America Fund.

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Though his term was set to expire in October, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Member Stan Welles has resigned.

On this week's Kenai Conversation, host Jay Barrett speaks with long-time Alaska cannery boss Rusty Roessler, who spent 14 years as the manager of Pacific Alaska Shellfish in Nikiski. Today (Aug. 16) is Roessler's last day, and he's retiring after 36 years managing seafood processing plants around Alaska. This is an extended version of the conversation that aired.

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Racing in Alaska isn’t for the faint of heart.

August 10 marked the second annual Wild Salmon Day across the state. On the central Kenai Peninsula, salmon lovers gathered at Soldotna Creek Park to hear some of the works of local fisher poets Clark Whitney and Steve Schoonmaker.

News of another spill, this one of an oil-based drilling mud on the Steelhead platform in Cook Inlet, coincided with a piece by journalist Sabrina Shankman in Inside Climate News about Texas-based Hilcorp.

 

 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is updating its comprehensive plan. The project began earlier this year and is still in the first phase of acquiring public input.

 

 

Hilcorp has reported another spill this week. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed the spill happened Monday on the Steelhead platform the company operates in the Trading Bay oil field in Cook Inlet.

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It was a frustrating year in Juneau. That was one of the main takeaways from the central peninsula’s delegation to the capitol.

It's still largely a Lower 48 problem, but being bitten by a tick can have serious health consequences.

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