Monthly Archives: November 2013

Feeding the Masses: A Look In The Kitchen At Kenai Catering

Aroud this time of year, home cooks come to realize the logistical challenges of assembling a memorable meal for a big group of people. For the team at Kenai Catering, it’s just called another day at the office.
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Managers, Residents Discuss Brown Bears

Residents and hunters met with state and federal game management officials Monday night in Soldotna to talk about this year’s brown bear hunt. State and federal officials almost agree on how to manage the bear population, but the difference is an important one.
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Work On Soldotna Trails To Begin Soon

The Soldotna Parks and Recreation board has signed off on the department’s Trails Master Plan. The projects and improvements will be started over the next five years.
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Ulti-MUTT Dog Show at KPC

Fridays power outage didn’t do anything to deter a handful of dog lovers at Kenai Peninsula College, who were there for the Student Union’s first dog show. Listen: Student Union president Teresa Cross was grilling hot dogs while dog owners … Continue reading

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Diners Undeterred By Power Outage

A power outage affecting the entire Kenai Peninsula and beyond slowed down Friday a bit for some folks. But at the Kenai Merit Inn, the show went on uninterrupted.
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Soldotna Teen Center To Open By Christmas

After months of meetings, the new Soldotna Teen Center is looking at an opening date by the end of the year. Those who attended the most recent meeting got a look at what the inside of the Center could look like.
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School District Sees Jump In 4 Year Graduation Rate

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District faces several unique, short term challenges, including declining enrollments and increased health care costs. But there are other areas where the future looks brighter.
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Coffee Table – Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Manager Andy Loranger

On this week’s Coffee Table, Shaylon Cochran speaks with Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Manager Andy Loranger about the mission of the Refuge and the challenges of reaching its goals. Listen:

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Governor Makes Disaster Declaration For Kenai Peninsula Flooding

Governor Sean Parnell has declared a state disaster for the Kenai Peninsula. Continue reading

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Healthcare Navigators From Enroll Alaska Working At CPH

It’s been a rough six weeks for anyone dealing with the new health care law. Problems with the federal website have made it difficult for individuals to sign up. And the state-level organizations, like Enroll Alaska, haven’t had much better luck. But there’s help available for insurance shoppers on the Central Peninsula.
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Recycling Fashion In Cooper Landing

To mark America Recyles Day on November 15th, residents in Cooper Landing found a different way to use old stuff. A fashion show.
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The Legend Of Soapy Smith

Alaska’s history is peppered with crooks, cons and other characters famous for running afoul of the law. One of them is Soapy Smith, whose travels brought him briefly to the Kenai Peninsula. Historian Jane Haigh has written about Smith, and on Thursday night, told his story at the Kasilof Regional Historical Association Museum.
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Borough Still Taking Damage Reports From K-Beach Flooding

As winter slowly creeps into the area, residents along Kalifornsky Beach Road continue to deal with high groundwater. The Borough has been pumping water from a basin on Karluk Avenue down K-Beach and into Cook Inlet for almost two weeks, providing some relief, and allowing road crews to repair some exposed areas.
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Showtime: Curtain Call Reopens

Curtain Call, the consignment clothing store that helps support the Kenai Performers, is open again.
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Tustemena Lodge Encourages Locals To Make It Their Own

There aren’t many highways suitable for road-tripping in Alaska. But the ones we do have are dotted with plenty of interesting road-side attractions. In the third part of a series we’re calling “Roadside Attractions,” we make a pit stop at the recently re-opened Tustumena Lodge in Kasilof.
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Commercial Fishers React To Proposal To Ban Setnetting

A proposal to ban commercial set net fishing in urban areas of Alaska is getting the most attention where it will have the most affect. Right here on the Kenai Peninsula.
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Local Veterans Remember

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State Seeks Input On Spur Highway Project

A section of the Kenai Spur Highway is due for a makeover, and the Department of Transportation is leaving it up to citizens to decide what that means.
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Council Member Brian Gabriel Disappointed With Setnet Ban Initiative

Two days after an announcement by the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance about an effort to ban commercial setnetting in Cook Inlet was made, the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association released its own statement.
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K-Beach Residents Share Frustrations At Special Meeting

The Kenai Peninsula Borough held a special meeting Wednesday night to tell residents the latest on efforts to alleviate flooding around K-Beach road in Kenai.
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Reconfiguration Committee Makes Recommendations To School Board

The Soldotna schools reconfiguration was a consistent topic during this week’s Kenai Peninsula Borough School District School Board meeting. But the board won’t officially discuss the recommendations for the new configuration for next school year until its December meeting.
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“Roadside Attractions”: Ninilchik Orthodox Church

There aren’t many highways suitable for road-tripping in Alaska. But the ones we do have are dotted with plenty of interesting road-side attractions. In the second part of a series we’re calling “Roadside Attractions,” we head to Ninilchik and get a tour of the historic Russian Orthodox Church just off the highway.
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K-Beach Flooding Meeting, Full Audio

K-Beach Flooding Meeting, 11-6-13 Listen:

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Borough Assembly Extends Emergency Declaration

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly extended an emergency declaration order at its meeting Tuesday night. The move allows for continued efforts for flood relief around the Peninsula.
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2016 Ballot Might Include Ban On Setnetting

An initiative to ban commercial set netting in Cook Inlet could be on the ballot in 2016.
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Special Meeting For K-Beach Flooding Tonight At 6

To address community concerns about the ongoing flooding along Kalifornsky Beach Road, the Kenai Peninsula Borough is holding a special public meeting Wednesday night at 6 p.m. in Assembly chambers in Soldotna.
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School District Seeks Community Input For Budget

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is starting its budget process for next school year. District officials are looking for community members to lend a hand in deciding how the money will be used. Listen: School officials are looking for … Continue reading

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Red Cross Shelter Open For Flooded K-Beach Homeowners

Roadwork continues along K-Beach Road south of Kenai to try and alleviate some of the flooding in residential areas there. The high groundwater is not only making it difficult to navigate several roads, it’s also left people without water in their homes.
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Tesoro-Owned Company To Begin Construction Of Cook Inlet Pipeline Next Year

Construction on a subsea pipeline to bring crude from the west side of Cook Inlet to Nikiski could start as early as next May.
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