Monthly Archives: February 2013

Second Amendment Supports Rally For Nullification

A rally planned for next week in Kenai will bring together Second Amendment advocates, lawmakers and historians to discuss the Second Amendment and the constitutional questions about the legal theory of nullification.
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Early Morning Fire Destroys Nikiski Home

No injuries were reported in a Nikiski house fire Wednesday morning.
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Proven Record Key To Successful Oil And Gas Development, Micciche Says

As BP’s trial gets underway to determine its responsibility in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, there are questions here about the ability of oil companies to not only operate safely, but to be able to clean up after themselves in the event of a spill.
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Anadromous Streams Task Force Holds Final Meeting Before Going To The Public

The Borough’s Anadromous Streams Task Force held its final meeting last week, before public meetings begin to review the Borough’s code on fish habitat protection. Continue reading

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KPC Arts And Lecture Showcase Kicks Off With ’20th Century Man’

The Kenai Peninsula College’s annual series brings drama, arts, music literature and more to campus. Thursday, Anchorage’s Brian Hutton performed his one man show ’20th Century Man’ and also presented the historical drama ‘In Their Own Words’, a one-act play loosely centered on the 1887 Haymarket incident in Chicago. Continue reading

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A (Brief) History Of Oil And Gas In Cook Inlet

Nearly 20 people filled the seats at the Kenai Fine Arts Center Wednesday night to watch a nearly 40 year old documentary about oil and gas exploration in Cook Inlet and chat about the issues of the day surrounding those industries. KDLL’s Shaylon Cochran spoke with retired marine biologist and author Loren Flagg and former Homer Mayor and owner of the Homer News, Gary Williams, two men who watched the industry develop in its earlier days, about what’s changed and what has stayed the same over the past four decades.
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Borough Assembly Urges Board Of Fish To Meet On The Kenai

In a short meeting Tuesday night, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved another step in the process of expanding the services and footprint of Central Peninsula Hospital, and also came together to urge the State to bring more meetings to the Kenai.
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Kenai Performers Take To The Seas In ‘South Pacific’

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic debuts Friday at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Continue reading

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King Salmon Task Force Sends Ideas Off To Board Of Fish

The Upper Cook Inlet Board of Fisheries Task Force held its final meeting last week in Kenai. The group did accomplish its goal of sending recommendations to the Board about how to better manage salmon fishing when king salmon numbers are low, but there wasn’t much consensus among the user groups involved. Continue reading

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DOT Deploys New Tow Plows In Soldotna

Motorists on the Central Peninsula will see some new equipment keeping roads clear in the very near future. Tthe Soldotna area joins Juneau as one of two places in the state where the Department of Transportation is deploying new tow plows. Continue reading

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Chugach Brass Returns To The Kenai

The Chugach Brass trio is back on the Kenai Peninsula this weekend.
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KPBSD Presents Plan To Restructure Schools In Soldotna

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is developing a plan to restructure its schools in Soldotna. The new plan would add a middle school and eliminate one high school.  

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Talks Continue On Teacher Contracts

Last week, the Borough School District and its teachers and employees associations took another swing at settling contract negotiations, now in their 14th month. The differences separating the two sides may look small on paper, but translate to significant amounts of money in the classroom. Continue reading

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Board of Game Meeting in Kenai, First Time Since ’92

The state Board of Game will be meeting next month in Kenai for the first time in more than two decades. The proposals the Board will review deal mostly with bag limits for moose and some changes for bear hunting. Continue reading

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City Council Mulls Dipnetting Options

Members of the Kenai City Council heard public testimony Wednesday night regarding how the City will approach the personal use dipnet fisher this summer. Costs to keep the beaches clean and rules enforced have been going up in concert with growing crowds, now numbering between 10 and 15 thousand people during the three week fishery. Continue reading

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Two Dogs Die In Tustumena 200, Mushers Cleared

Two dogs died during the running of last weekend’s Tustumena 200; a first in the 29 year history of the race. Brian Smith of the Peninsula Clarion reports that 2-year old Fox of Paul Gebhardt’s team and three-year old Jack … Continue reading

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Great Costumes, Weather At 9th Annual She Can Ski

Perfectly groomed trails and mild temperatures greeted the field of skiers Sunday for the 9th annual She Can Ski at Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna. Continue reading

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Family Affair: Seaveys Take T-100, T-200 Crowns

Turning in a strong final run from Freddie’s Roadhouse to the finish line Sunday afternoon, Mitch Seavey took the top spot in this year’s Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race. Continue reading

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Chinook Research Plan Focuses On Closing Gaps

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released its Chinook Salmon Stock Assessment and Research Plan. At the center of the proposed plan is a stock specific, life history-based approach to research focused on 12 indicator stocks, from across the state. Continue reading

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Federal Lawsuit Aims To Stop Air Gun Surveys In Cook Inlet

Oral arguments are being heard Friday in US District Court in Anchorage for a lawsuit that challenges the decision made by the National Marine Fisheries Service to authorize the first of at least three years of seismic exploration in Cook Inlet. Continue reading

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