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.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

 

A project manager for Hilcorp was in Soldotna Wednesday drumming up support for the company’s ambitious plans for a new project on the North Slope. Before a joint meeting of the Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce, Liberty project manager Mike Dunn says oil workers on the Kenai Peninsula are filling jobs at Hilcorp’s similar wells in the Beaufort Sea.

“There’s probably 10 or 15 guys on that island that live on the Kenai Peninsula,” he said.

The Oct. 3 regular municipal election didn't settle the race for who will be the next Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor, and it appears Tuesday’s runoff will come down to absentee votes before a winner is known. With all 28 precincts reporting, Charlie Pierce held a 226 vote lead over Linda Farnsworth-Hutchings.

Pierce received 3,509 votes to Farnsworth-Hutchings' 3,283.

It's a mixed-medium mash-up as KDLL hosts Shaylon Cochran and Jay Barrett welcome Peninsula Clarion reporters Elizabeth Earl and Kat Sorensen to talk about the just-passed Kenai Peninsula municipal elections. 

Polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday for the runoff election for Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor.

 

As his last term as borough mayor has been winding down, Mike Navarre has said he wanted to have a role in Juneau, working on the state’s budget problems.

Shaylon Cochran/KDLL

 


Kenai River Brown Bear hockey returns to Soldotna Friday night.

 

Renewable sources of energy continue to make more energy for Homer Electric Association.

 


The campaign for Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor has been especially thorny this year.

Travelers between Sterling and Cooper Landing can look forward to construction work continuing as long as the weather holds out.

Shaylon Cochran/KDLL

 


Students at Mt. View Elementary in Kenai learned a little about empathy and acceptance Friday.

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