Shaylon Cochran

News Reporter

Shaylon Cochran has been reporting on local government, energy, fishing and everything in between for KDLL since 2011. He earned a degree in journalism from Iowa State University and worked in radio news at KNIA/KRLS in Pella, Iowa, before visiting Alaska in 2010 and deciding this was the place to be. His work has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered and Morning Edition and been recognized with awards from the Alaska Press Club. When he's not hosting the KDLL Evening News or the Kenai Conversation, you can usually find him biking or skiing around local trails, looking for his dog or sampling the latest from one of the peninsula's many fine breweries.

Kenai Peninsula Borough

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

Tsalteshi Trails Association

 

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.

Shaylon Cochran/KDLL

 

 

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

The city of Nikiski isn’t any closer to happening after the subject was briefly taken up by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly last week.

Redoubt Reporter

 

 

 


 

A piece of property along the Kenai Spur Highway has been the cause of a lot of angst for Kenai residents since an offer was made to begin developing the lot last year. Some are feeling some relief following a council decision about the property last week.

The Kenai Peninsula’s cannabis industry seems to be swinging into high gear, though some challenges remain for local marijuana business owners.

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