Monthly Archives: December 2013

Skyview Student Up For Spirit Of Youth Award

The Kenai River brings in thousands of tourists every year; for fishing, rafting, or just to see the sights. But it also brings in a lot of volunteers who work to preserve all those activities. Moira Pyhala is one of those volunteers, and her efforts have earned her a nomination for a Spirit of Youth Award.
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Odie’s Deli To Take Over PJ’s Diner At Kenai Airport

Travelers going through the Kenai Airport will have a new dining option next year. Odie’s Deli is moving into the café currently occupied by PJ’s Diner.
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Kenai City Council Votes To Support Setnetters

Another government body on the Peninsula voted unanimously to oppose efforts to ban commercial setnetting in Cook Inlet. But there was a bit of debate before the final ‘yes’ vote was cast.
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Snowmachine Drags This Weekend At Freddie’s Roadhouse

Who says you can’t drag race in the snow? Starting this weekend, and running through February, snowmachiners can test their abilities at weekly races in the Caribou Hills.
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Making Its Mark: Local Distillery Celebrates One Year Selling Spirits

Tucked a few miles off the highway in Sterling is one of the newest players in the burgeoning Alaskan craft spirits industry. Continue reading

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Hilcorp Asks For More Oil Storage Capacity

Hilcorp has submitted an application to change its spill contingency plan for onshore facilities on both sides of Cook Inlet. Continue reading

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Remodeled Soldotna Library Open For Holidays

The Joyce K. Carver memorial library in Soldotna is open for business…mostly. Volunteers have begun stocking the shelves with books and a full, grand opening is planned for next month.
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School District Updates Concussion Policy

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District school board is fine-tuning the concussion policy for all student athletes. Members have been discussing the slight changes since August and action from the board is expected next month.
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Triumvirate North Opens With ‘White Christmas’ This Weekend

After six years in the works, the new Triumvirate North theatre will host its first performance this weekend. The holiday musical classic White Christmas opens Friday night.
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Board of Fish Addresses King Sport Fishing

The state Board of Fish is meeting in Anchorage this week. Among the many items on the agenda are a variety of proposals for sport and commercial fishing in Lower Cook Inlet. Listen: A number of the proposals directed at … Continue reading

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Public Tells Commissioners HB77 Concerns

Borough Assembly Chambers in Soldotna were standing room only Monday night. State Senator Peter Micciche held a public meeting about House Bill 77, the controversial piece of legislation that aims to streamline permitting for the Department of Natural Resources. Not one member of the public testified in favor of the bill.
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Students Thwart Disaster With Legos, Robots

Middle school students from across the Peninsula met in Kenai Saturday to do battle with Legos and robots. The First Lego League’s annual competition asked students to deal with Nature’s Fury.
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HB 77 Public Meetings Start Tonight In Soldotna

Public meetings are scheduled for today about House Bill 77. Supporters say it streamlines the permitting process for mining and other development projects. But detractors claim it gives the state too much authority and undermines due process.
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No Injuries in Sterling Plane Crash

Heavy rain and ice were the cause of a plane crash near Sterling Wednesday afternoon. Alaska State Trooper Spokesperson Megan Peters says the pilot, 49 year-old David Duncan of Sterling, was attempting to bring the single engine Citabria down at Dutch Landing.
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Fish Waste A Bright Spot In 2013 Dipnet Season

The city of Kenai released its annual dipnetting report this week. As KDLL’s Shaylon Cochran reports, the city sees room again this year for a number of changes.
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Assembly Votes To Support Setnetters

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly adopted a resolution supporting a continuation of setnetting in Cook Inlet at its meeting Tuesday. Debate on the issue came only from supporters.
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SoHi To Remain So-Named

Soldotna High School’s name will not change for next year’s new schools configuration. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District school board made the decision during its meeting Monday night. The name on the building became the most contentious part of the reconfiguration process.
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Applications For Flood Aid Open Next Week

Residents affected by flooding on the Kenai Peninsula will soon be able to start applying for individual assistance from the state.
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A Different World: Growing Up Dena’ina

The most comprehensive exhibit featuring the artifacts and culture of the Dena’ina the Anchorage Museum has ever produced is on display for about six more weeks. The exhibit’s coordinator, Aaron Leggett, spoke at Kenai Peninsula College recently to talk about what’s at the museum and his own experience growing up Dena’ina.
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