Monthly Archives: April 2013

Seldovia Family Passing Through Kenai Along 800-Mile Cook Inlet Adventure

The adventures of Seldovia’s Higman-McKittirick family continued into the Central Peninsula over the weekend. They are one month into a journey that is taking them 800 miles around the shores of Cook Inlet.
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Public Hearings Scheduled For Cook Inlet Wastewater Discharge Permit.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public comment for a new permit it would grant for mobile oil and gas exploration facilities in the state-controlled waters of Cook Inlet. Listen: Two things happened that made DEC want to … Continue reading

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Soldotna Hosts Youth Leadership Camp

Future community leaders from across Alaska and the Yukon will be in Soldotna for a three day camp and seminar known as RYLA this weekend.
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Troopers Investigating Break Ins On Big Eddy Road

Alaska State Troopers are looking for information regarding recent burglaries in Soldotna. Trooper Ethan Norwood says the break-ins happened last week at homes along Big Eddy Road.
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Kenai Comp Plan Could Go To Referendum

The Kenai City Council voted to move the city’s comprehensive plan on to the Borough Planning Commission, but other obstacles may lie ahead before final passage of ‘Imagine Kenai 2030’.
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Native Sites Represent Past, Present and Future

There is an effort underway to preserve some key cultural sites around the Central Peninsula. KDLL’s Shaylon Cochran visited the Kalifornsky Village Friday to hear a lecture from Kenai Peninsula College anthropologist Dr. Alan Boraas and learn more about the significance of these places.
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Chenault Looks Back On Legislative Session

Legislators are settling back in to their home districts following the as-scheduled conclusion of the legislative session. House Speaker Mike Chenault offered his thoughts on 90 days in Juneau.
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Birding Season About To Take Flight

As the snow pack slowly fades away, the Kenai Peninsula becomes an attractive spot for birds, and bird lovers. The spring birding season is just around the corner with lots of activities and species to keep an eye out for.
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Assembly Extinguishes Fireworks Ordinance

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly had its annual meeting in Seward Tuesday night. An ordinance to liberalize the use of fireworks in the Borough was the hot topic.
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New Charter School Will Focus On Outdoor, Arts Education

Plans for a new charter school in Kenai are taking shape. There are still lots of details left to work out for the Greatland Adventure Academy charter school, but enrollment has begun and the search for teachers is on.
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Fiscal Notes Would Outline Cost/Benefit On Borough Legislation

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will take up a resolution at its meeting this week that would give the Assembly a more complete picture of the financial impacts of certain policy and legislative actions.
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Hilcorp Looking For Oil In 2013, Aurora Sets Sights On Nicolai Creek

The summer drilling season is getting closer and operators in Cook Inlet have big plans for 2013. Continue reading

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“Lear Khehkwaii” marries classic Shakespeare, Athabascan Gwich’in Languages

The Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre troupe made a stop in Soldotna High School Wednesday evening for a performance of Lear Khehkwaii, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear that integrates the Gwich’in language. As KDLL’s Shaylon Cochran reports, the play was developed as a means to bring attention to and preserve native cultures and languages.
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Zelinsky Quintet Returns To KPC

The Rick Zelinksy Jazz Quintet is back on the Kenai this weekend for their second performance at Kenai Peninsula College. Continue reading

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City Proposes More Drift Only Days On Kenai River

The Kenai City Council has already begun putting together suggestions for the Board of Fisheries ahead of its next meeting that will deal with local issues in January of 2014.
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School Board Meeting To Discuss Teacher Contracts

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board will meet today to discuss and possibly approve new contracts for the district’s teachers and staff. Members of the teachers’ and employees’ unions had until Sunday to give the agreement an up or down vote.
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$50M Set Aside For Kenai Peninsula Projects

The Alaska State Senate passed its version of the 2014 capital budget Saturday, marking a total of just under $1.9 billion dollars for transportation, energy and public works projects around the state. The budget contains funding for many projects on the Kenai Peninsula.
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Learning Big Things At Nano Day

The third annual Nano Day was last Friday at the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai, bringing in kids and adults to learn more about the growing world of tiny technology.
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Public Hearing Date Set For Anadromous Streams Protection Repeal

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has decided to have a public hearing for an ordinance that would repeal some provisions of the Borough’s Anadromous streams protection order.
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Still The Last Frontier?

As business, industry and population continue to grow on the Kenai Peninsula, residents and elected officials continue to grapple with the question of how to facilitate that growth in terms of the size of government and the specific roles it plays. We take a closer look at the ongoing issue of land use and management in the Borough.
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Anderson Defeats Carey In Soldotna Mayoral Contest

With more than 500 ballots cast, the results are in and Soldotna’s new mayor is Dr. Nels Anderson. Anderson defeated former three-term Soldotna mayor Dave Carey by an unofficial count of 312 to 206. He says he appreciated what he called an ‘honorable race’
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River Center Reports 2012 Numbers, Just One Fine Issued

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly got an update on the goings on at the Donald E. Gilman River Center at its meeting Tuesday night, hearing about permitting and activity trends on river and land use issues. The Center saw a slight increase in permitting activity in 2012.
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Another Record For Pick. Click. Give.

Sunday night was the deadline for Alaska residents to file for their Permanent Fund Dividends and many filers also chose to donate part of their PFD to non-profit organizations.
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Big Science In A Small Package At Nano Days

The Challenger Learning Center in Kenai will host their third annual Nano Days this Friday. The event is designed to expose people to the growing world of nanotechnology.
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Anadromous Streams Repeal Ordinance Back On Assembly Agenda

The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Anadromous Streams Protection ordinance will be up for discussion yet again at this week’s Borough Assembly meeting. The sponsor of the repeal isn’t convinced there’s Assembly support for it, despite a vocal opposition in the public.
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