Jenny Neyman

General Manager

Jenny Neyman has been the general manager of KDLL since 2017. Before that she was a reporter and the Morning Edition host at KDLL.
She also worked in print journalism for 15 years, including 7.5 years as owner, publisher and editor of the Redoubt Reporter community newspaper in the central Kenai Peninsula.
She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, and grew up listening to KSTK public radio in Wrangell, AK.

Alaska Humanities Forum

Jennifer Gibbins, Ben Mohr and Mary Peltola, of the Alaska Humanities Forum’s Alaska Salmon Fellows program, talk about building consensus around salmon.

Paul Ostrander, Kenai city manager, and Christine Cunningham, assistant to the city manager, talk about doing business in Kenai.

Foraker

Laurie Wolf, president and CEO of the Foraker Group, talks about the changing landscape for nonprofits in Alaska.

AOGA

Update on oil and gas industry activity in Alaska with Kara Moriarty, president and CEO of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association.

Update on mining projects in the Alaska with Deantha Crockett, executive director of the Alaska Mining Association.

Update on the Alaska liquefied natural gas pipeline project with Fritz Krusen, vice president for LNG, and Nick Szymoniak, LNG negotiator, of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation.

AVTEC

Workforce development on the Kenai Peninsula, with Cathy LeCompte, director of the Alaska Vocational Technical Center in Seward, Sean Dusek, superintendent of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, and Gary Turner, director of Kenai Peninsula College.

KPEDD Forum: Hilcorp

Jan 12, 2018

Chad Helgeson, operations manager, highlights Hilcop projects.

Summer Lazenby, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, and Sarah Leonard, president of the Alaska Travel Industry Association, speak about travel and tourism trends in Alaska and on the Kenai Peninsula.

KPEDD

Bart Garber is the new executive director of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, overseeing many new programs and facilities in Kenai.

Marc Theiler, owner of Red Run Cannabis Co., in Kenai, talks about his business plan and the growth of the commercial marijuana industry in the face of federal challenges.

Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development

Mike Navarre, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, speaks about facing Alaska's fiscal challenges.

Courtesy Charlie Pierce

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce speaks about the budget deficit and economic development in the borough.

Kenai River Brewing

Doug Hogue, owner of Kenai River Brewing Co., speaks about the history and development of KRB in Soldotna.

Kenai River Brewing

On this month's Drinking on the Last Frontier, host Bill Howell has a preview of Alaska Beer Week, catches the first tap of Kenai River Brewing's new Tsalteshi Trails Ale and visits with Sen. Peter Micciche about the proposed overhaul of state liquor licensing.

Courtesy of Tony Doyle

Local backcountry skier Tony Doyle and Wendy Wagner, director and forecaster at the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center (www.cnfaic.org), talk about avalanche awareness in the Kenai Mountains. Learn what slopes you should know, what safety gear is worth the dough and what conditions are a no-go to stay safe in the mountains.

On this month's Drinking on the Last Frontier, Bill revisits the history of alcohol in Alaska and visits with Doug Hogue of Kenai River Brewing about new additions to the brewery. Also, gift suggestions for the craft been lover on your gift list. Cheers!

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On June 6, 1912, a newly formed vent unleashed the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century in what became known as the Valley of 10,000 Smokes in Katmai National Park and Preserve. Today, it's a fascinating backpacking destination for anyone with an interest in geology or just an appreciation for impressive scenery.
Host Jenny Neyman speaks with Cathy Bell, chief of interpretation and education at Katmai National Park and Preserve, about the geology of the valley and how to plan a visit.

Jenny Neyman/KDLL

KDLL operated a Halloween halibut fishing pond at Tsalteshi Trails' Spook Night event Sunday. In between reeling in a prize, kids visited with KDLL's Jenny Neyman about costumes, catch strategies and, of course, candy. Thanks to all the trick-or-treaters who braved the microphone and to the parents who interpreted for their shy ghosts and goblins.

Join Bill for a tour of Cooper Landing Brewing, a taste of brewing science and a talk about taboo beer labels.

Doug Armstrong, Jim Bennett, Wally Hufford and Julie Stephens spent 11 days paddling down the Alatna River in Gates of the Arctic National Park in July, and they join KDLL Adventure Talks for an hour talk about planning and packing for the packraft trip.
 

They'll share photos and stories from the trip during a live presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Come ask questions, check out their gear and maybe get an idea for an adventure of your own.

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The school district is getting a jump on budgeting for next year, and it’s starting out on a low note.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is bracing for the loss of about 100 students from its projected enrollment this year. That will mean more than empty seats on the bus or fewer sandwiches in the lunch line. Since most state funding is allocated per student, that means less money than the district expected for next year’s budget.

Though this school year is only a couple of months old, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is getting a jump on planning next year’s budget, and wants the community to help.

The district is holding community budget meetings at 22 schools at 5:30 p.m. tonight. Superintendent Sean Dusek will give an overview of the budget via teleconference, then each site will go into more detail about that school’s budget.

As the Alaska Board of Fisheries begins its work session in Anchorage today, it will consider requests from the Kenai Peninsula Borough and cities of Kenai and Soldotna to meet on the Kenai Peninsula in the future.

The board considers Upper Cook Inlet management issues every three years. It’s going on 20 years since the board held a full meeting on the central peninsula, despite being home to some of the largest salmon-producing rivers and associated fisheries in the region.

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Sterling Elementary School was in lockdown mode Friday afternoon after video footage showed a male intruder pulling a fire alarm and hiding in a restroom.  

No one was hurt in the incident and the man was arrested by Alaska State Troopers.

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