Monthly Archives: August 2012

Buccaneer Asks DNR To Create Unit For West Eagle Project

Buccaneer Energy is seeking an extension to its September 30th deadline to spud a well in its West Eagle project on the Southern Kenai Peninsula. In a Press Release Friday, the company said they had submitted an application to the … Continue reading

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Kenai Tourism and Marketing Council Awards Era

Regional air service provider Era Alaska has received an award for its role in supporting tourism on the Kenai Peninsula. During the Kenai Peninsula’s Industry Appreciation Day last week, the Kenai Peninsula Tourism and Marketing Council presented Era with the … Continue reading

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Micciche’s Senate Win Will Force Special Election For Soldotna Mayor

The city of Soldotna will have a new Mayor sometime between now and when the state legislature gavels in on January 28th.   Peter Micciche’s victory in Tuesday’s primary over Senator Tom Wagoner in District 0 will end his term as … Continue reading

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Soldotna Woman Agrees To Plea Deal in PFD Fraud Case

A sixty-two year old Soldotna woman has been convicted of attempted theft in a Permanent Fund Dividend fraud case. Sherrie Ace will be on probation for two years as part of a plea agreement she made with prosecutors.  According to … Continue reading

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Micciche Defeats Wagoner, Olson Fends Off Knopp In Local Races

After a long summer of heated campaigning, two primary races ended Tuesday evening, setting the table ahead of the general election in November.  In both the race for Senate District O and House District 29, the candidates for the primary … Continue reading

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Central Peninsula Ripe With Berries As Fall Closes In

As summer on the Kenai slowly winds down with shorter days and cooler nights, time is running out to enjoy the outdoors without cumbersome layers of gloves, hats, coats and boots.  On the Kenai, we find ourselves in a prime … Continue reading

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Primary Elections Just The Beginning For Some Candidates

While Tuesday’s primary voting will settle several house and senate races and decide the fate of Proposition 2, some candidates, like Ron Devon, are preparing for the final push into November. Listen: Shaylon Cochran/KDLL

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Interior Department Official Visits The Kenai

Assistant Secretary of the Interior Ann Castle paid a visit to the Kenai Friday morning, joining representatives from multiple state, federal and non-profit agencies to honor the Kenai River Restoration Project as part of the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative. Listen: Shaylon Cochran/KDLL

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Candidates Weigh In On Issues For District 29 Race

There a just a few days left before voters choose candidates to appear on general election ballots in November.  But some races will be decided in the August 28th primary, including the race for House District 29. Listen: Shaylon Cochran/KDLL

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Buccaneer Moving Toward Drilling No. 4 Well In Kenai Loop

Buccaneer Energy announced on Thursday finalization of the bottom-hole location for their Kenai Loop Number Four Well. In a press release, the Company stated that the number four well will target seven potential pay sands with a bottom-hole location approximately … Continue reading

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Borough Assembly Doles Out State Funding For Capital Projects

With most of the funding that came from the state this year already appropriated, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly wrapped up Tuesday night’s meeting in relatively short order, but not without a presentation from Central Peninsula Hospital and some discussion … Continue reading

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Governor To Request Disaster Funds For Cook Inlet Fisheries

The concerns over this year’s low return of king salmon to Cook Inlet have made it to the federal level.  Governor Sean Parnell sent a letter to the Commerce Department last week seeking a federal disaster declaration for Cook Inlet … Continue reading

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Giessel, Arness Square Off In District ‘N’ Senate Debate

Debating and campaigning continues in the final few days before next week’s primary elections.  Tuesday in Kenai, candidates for the newly-formed Senate District ‘N’ debated for an hour during a joint meeting of the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce. … Continue reading

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KPBSD Releases Student Progress Number For The Year

As part of the federal No Child Left Behind act passed in 2002, the progress of students in school districts across the nation is measured each year by an index called Annual Yearly Progress.  The numbers for the Kenai Peninsula … Continue reading

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Buccaneer Closes Deal To Acquire Cosmopolitan Unit

Buccaneer Energy announced Wednesday closing of a deal to purchase the Cosmopolitan unit of the southern Cook Inlet where the company’s jack-up rig, Endeavor, will be put to work later this year. Listen: Shaylon Cochran/KDLL

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Kenai River Junior Classic Tries To Hook Kids On Fishing

Tuesday was the annual Kenai River Kids Classic in Soldotna.  After a morning of educational activities focused on safety and conservation, the kids took to the water, many for the first time, to try and reel in the big catch. … Continue reading

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Cissna Makes Campaign Stop In Soldotna

With the Primary season well underway, candidates for all offices are making the rounds, meeting with voters and community groups, selling their case. Among that group is Sharon Cissna, seven term Democratic Representative from Anchorage. Listen: Shaylon Cochran/KDLL

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Blue Skies And Cold Brew Mark Annual Beer Festival

Nearly 1,500 people turned out Saturday to taste the handy work of brewmasters from all over Alaska. Listen: Shaylon Cochran/KDLL

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