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.

 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Kenai Peninsula Hockey Association are facing charges related to sexual abuse committed by a former hockey coach.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

 

The city of Kenai harbor commission is looking into creating calmer waters come fishing season. Commission members lobbied the city council to create a no wake zone near the mouth of the Kenai river, both for safety and to help mitigate potential erosion during high tides.

Econ 919

Apr 6, 2018

 

This week, the Pebble Mine and what it might mean for the Kenai.

 

 

 

 


City of Kenai

 

 

There will be a more rigorous process for appealing some city decisions for Kenai residents. The council approved changes to city code that lay out who has good standing for such appeals.

 

 


 

 

 

Borough mayor Charlie Pierce is working to put together a balanced budget that doesn’t include new taxes. The borough faces a roughly $4 million shortfall for fiscal year 2019. The assembly was set to vote on a pair of items Tuesday night intended to fill that gap, but that won’t happen until next month when the assembly gets a first official look at the mayor’s budget.

 


Redoubt Reporter

 

After electing officers and getting off the ground last month, the Alaska Liquified Natural Gasline Project Advisory Committee dug in for a full round of discussions Monday evening in Nikiski. The group is working fast to give as much local input as possible to the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation before it starts seeking permits.

 

 


State of Alaska

 

House District 31 will have another challenger for Representative Paul Seaton this fall. Robert Ruffner, currently a member of the state Board of Fisheries, filed to run last week.

City of Soldotna

 

Residents on the outskirts of Soldotna wondering if the city is going to move ahead with annexation will have to wait a bit longer.

Shaylon Cochran/KDLL

 

After 15 years and millions of meals for residents, Linda Swarner is retiring from the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. But retirement may be too strong a word when you’re talking about serving the public.

 

 


Jay Barrett/KDLL

 

The Alaska Supreme Court occasionally takes its act on the road, traveling to high schools around the state, giving students a peek at the inner workings of the state’s highest court.

 

 


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