Monthly Archives: June 2012

Update: Kenai Water Treatment Facilities

Progress continues updating the city of Kenai’s water treatment facilities.  City Manager Rick Koch says updating the technology used to manage the facility is very much a multi-step process, but those new controls will allow for greater efficiency. Part of … Continue reading

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Borough Assembly Still Working On Details Of Anadromous Streams Ordinance

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has been crafting an ordinance to help protect and improve habitat around the Peninsula’s many bodies of water that support anadromous fish, especially salmon. The latest provisions, including a 50 foot buffer around lakes on … Continue reading

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Easy ‘steps’ to keeping non-native species from taking root

As the summer season hits its full stride on the Kenai, native flora is also coming into full bloom. And joining those native species are their visiting botanical cousins, brought to the area sometimes on purpose, but usually by accident. Most … Continue reading

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More Restrictions For Kasilof River Sport Fishing

In an effort to reach escapement goals of up to seventeen-hundred naturally-produced king salmon, the Department of Fish and Game announced Wednesday an extension of sport fish restrictions for the Kasilof River. The use of bait and multiple hooks is prohibited … Continue reading

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Group Builds For the Future With Community Barn

Big barns aren’t typically thought of as a part of the Alaskan landscape, but a group in rural Kasilof is into year three of construction of one the largest log barns in the state. Part workshop, part storage facility and part classroom, … Continue reading

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Beautification Program Extends To Storefronts

Businesses in Soldotna will be getting a little sprucing up this summer, thanks to a program initiated by the City last year. The Storefront Improvement Program will offer design help and grants to businesses looking for an update. Listen: Shaylon Cochran/KDLL

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New Kenai Facility Puts Locals To Work

The new Copper River Seafoods processing facility in Kenai was the backdrop for the one year anniversary celebration of the All Alaska Workforce Initiative.   The program is a joint venture between the state and federal Departments of Labor and seeks … Continue reading

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City of Kenai Urges Conservation of Water

The city of Kenai is asking its water utility customers to try and take it easy over the next couple weeks.  The city is currently working to bring online a new and improved treatment facility that will lower arsenic levels … Continue reading

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Borough Assembly Revises Salary Schedules, appropriates state funding

With a relatively brief agenda, Tuesday’s meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly focused mainly on the appropriation of just over 18 million dollars in state funding and grants to various local projects and revising the salary schedule for Borough … Continue reading

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Kenai River Closed to King Fishing, Kasilof River Under Further Restrictions

After two previous rounds of restrictions, the Department of Fish and Game has announced that the early run King Salmon fishery will be closed beginning Friday. Listen:   Update:  As of June 17th, the cumulative sonar estimate for Kings was … Continue reading

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Borough Assembly to Accept, Appropriate State Grants

For the coming fiscal year, the Kenai Peninsula Borough was treated well by the state of Alaska in the form of grants and aid for local projects. At this week’s Borough Assembly meeting, that money will likely be accepted, clearing the way … Continue reading

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New Tanker Trucks To Serve Nikiski Fire Dept

  The Nikiski Fire Department recently took delivery of two new tanker trucks, replacing older models that had been in use since the mid-1980’s. Each of the Nikiski Fire Service Area’s two stations will receive one of the new 4,000 gallon … Continue reading

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Kenai City Council Approves Camping Fee Increase For Dipnet Season

Residents and visitors to Kenai for this year’s dipnet fishery will have to fork over a bit more for camping following amendments made to the fee structure by the Kenai City Council. For 2012, camping rates will increase to twenty dollars … Continue reading

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HEA Responds To Power Outage

Homer Electric Association customers in the Sterling area were affected by an outage Thursday morning. The power went out around 11 am affecting service from Boundary Avenue in Soldotna, east through Sterling and into Funny River.  HEA Spokesperson Joe Gallagher explains: … Continue reading

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Fish and Game Announce New Restrictions on Kings

Below average escapement numbers for King Salmon on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers have led the Department of Fish and Game to announce three separate emergency restriction orders. The announcement came Wednesday afternoon. Listen:   Shaylon Cochran/KDLL

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Fish, Music and Fun at Kenai River Fest

Soldotna Creek Park was alive this weekend for this year’s Kenai River Festival. This was the 22nd year for the event which celebrates the continued health and vitality of the Kenai River. Listen: Results from the Run for the River can … Continue reading

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New Coach, New Season: Midnight Sun Rowers Prepare for Open House

Summer on the Kenai provides an almost endless variety of outdoor activities, both on land and water. KDLL’s Shaylon Cochran was at Mackey Lake Tuesday morning for his first taste of the sport of rowing, and files this report.   Listen:

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Borough Assembly Approves FY ’13 Budget

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has passed a budget for fiscal year 2013.  The budget, which totals $72,929,528, came in nearly $175,000 under the original proposal. Listen:   Shaylon Cochran/KDLL  

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Fish and Game Announces Sport Fishing Restrictions

The Department of Fish and Game has announced more early-run King Salmon sport fishing restrictions. Beginning this Saturday, June 9th at 12:01 am the Anchor River will be closed to sport fishing through the end of the month. In a … Continue reading

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Borough Assembly Approves Final Measure for Radiation Oncology Center at CPH

The final step in approving a new radiation oncology center at Central Peninsula Hospital was taken last night, as the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed a resolution authorizing sublease agreement for the facility. Central Peninsula Hospital will house the unit which … Continue reading

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New Moose Retrieval Program Comes to the Peninsula

A program to more efficiently retrieve moose from the state’s roadways has expanded onto the Kenai Peninsula.  The Alaska Moose Federation’s Salvage Program started last winter and aims to free up Alaska State Troopers and  get the moose to charitable … Continue reading

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Drivers Tune Up For 2012 Season At Twin Cities Raceway

The 2012 race season got underway on May 26th at Twin Cities Raceway in Kenai. KDLL’s Shaylon Cochran cruised into the pits the following Saturday during a test and tune day to learn about the track, the drivers and what’s going on … Continue reading

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Solving the Future’s Problems Today

School has been out for barely a week, but a small group of dedicated students didn’t waste much time getting back into the classroom to prepare for an upcoming international competition dedicated to solving the world’s problems. Shaylon Cochran/KDLL Listen: The Kenai … Continue reading

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