A lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service has been settled in District Court in Anchorage. Native and environmental groups took issue with some of the math the agency used to calculate how many Cook Inlet Beluga whales would be affected by seismic testing for oil and gas.
Tesoro Corporation has been issued a fine of more than one million dollars for violating provisions of the Clean Air Act.
This month, Alaska joined the growing list of states to be granted a waiver from provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Governor Sean Parnell was in Soldotna Wednesday. He signed three bills crafted by Peninsula legislators. He also gave his take on the legislative session.
After more than a year of debate, public hearings and task force meetings, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will finally make a decision about anadromous streams protection.
The Triumvirate Theater in Soldotna is putting on their new Bad Song Survey show this weekend. Inspired by former Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry, the Survey is made up of songs chosen by the public.
Graduation season is in full swing and students up and down the Kenai Peninsula are closing the book on another year. Eighth graders at Soldotna Middle School took their turns walking across the stage Wednesday morning.
A group of citizens on the Kenai Peninsula is trying to change the way voters cast their ballot in Borough elections.
Visitors from across the state and even across the Pacific from the tiny island of New Caledonia were on the Peninsula for this year’s bird festival. A new feature was the Big Sit, where volunteers tried to check off as many species as possible in 24 hours.
The Kenai Watershed Forum has announced the band lineup for the 23rd annual Kenai River Festival coming up in a few weeks.
The start of the next fiscal year is coming up and the Kenai Peninsula Borough budget is ready for public view. There are few changes in the proposed budget compared to last year.
Former Governor Frank Murkowski was in Kenai Wednesday. He’s traveling around the state asking the question “Who owns Alaska?”
The Kenai City Council will vote this week to approve the budget for fiscal year 2014.
Alaskans who make an annual habit of digging for razor clams on the Kenai Peninsula may have noticed something odd over the last few years – there just doesn’t seem to be as many clams on the beaches as there used to be. Scientists have also noticed the trend.
Even though the state legislature is gaveled out, citizens on the Kenai Peninsula and across the state are trying to advance the legislative process in their own way. Rallies against Senate Bill 21 have been held all over Alaska since before the bill that lowers tax rates for oil companies was even voted on. The effort to get SB 21 on the fall ballot continued Friday in Soldotna.
Two lakes near Nikiski are home to a very unwelcome variety of water weed. Elodea wasn’t known to be on the Peninsula even a few years ago, but now it’s posing a serious threat.
The state of Alaska leased nearly 150,000 acres to oil and gas developers in a sale Wednesday. The sale represents a continued interest in development in Cook Inlet that could focus on oil drilling in the coming years.
The KBBI and KDLL news team brings you the latest in our series “Peninsula Profiles." In this installment, Ariel Van Cleave met up with Ray DeMeo at his workshop just outside of Anchor Point. DeMeo is what’s known as a luthier. He’s been professionally building stringed instruments for nearly 20 years.
A wave of smaller, independent gas producers has come up Cook Inlet in recent years. At least one of them is looking for more than just natural gas.
There is a new voice for the on-going and always important discussions about fish, habitat, and conservation on the Kenai Peninsula.
In part two of our ongoing gardening series, we hear from the pros at Trinity Greenhouse.
A new addition to the Homer Electric Association’s power generation portfolio is set to go online by the end of the year. The Nikiski Combined Cycle Conversion Project is a steam turbine, fueled by the excess heat generated by an existing natural gas turbine.
A weekend encounter with a brown bear on the Kasilof River left a Kenai man with just minor scrapes and bruises and his family unharmed, but the encounter was a scary one.