Monthly Archives: February 2014

Snapshots of History

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly chambers were pretty full Friday afternoon. But not for some committee meeting or budget presentation. The Borough’s Land Management division kicked off a series of brown bag lunch events, focused on the history of the Peninsula and what the future could look like. Long-time resident Al Hershberger shared just a few of his many photos of the modern building of the Kenai.
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Organizers Preparing For Growing Farmer’s Markets

It already feels like spring is here, and people are already gearing up for another season of farmer’s markets. Markets on the Central Peninsula are expanding and looking for new partnerships.
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Funding Questions Answered Without Ballot Measure

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly answered the question about funding non-profit organizations without putting it to the public. The Assembly saw enough economic value in the spending to leave it alone, at least for now.
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Navarre Announces Reelection Run

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre delivered his annual State of the Borough address Tuesday. There are a few issues the Mayor says he’s concerned with in the short term, but long-term prospects in the Borough look good.
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Assembly Examines Non-Profit Funding Again

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will again take up the issue of giving money to organizations outside the Borough umbrella. These non-departmental expenditures make up just a fraction of the Borough’s budget.
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Buccaneer, CIRI Heading Back To Court

Buccaneer Energy is going back to the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to try and settle issues at the Kenai Loop well site in Kenai.
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Rep. Don Young: ‘There’s only one terrorist on the Yukon River and that’s me’

Federal over-reach, states’ rights, common sense solutions. These are some of the basic tenets that have gotten Don Young re-elected to more than 20 terms in Congress, and they were the basis for his message to a joint meeting of the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce Wednesday.
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8th Graders Hit The Drawing Board During E-Week

Eighth graders across the Peninsula are getting a sample of engineering this week. E-Week is a time for students to get some time with professional engineers.
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Sculpting A New Scene

The annual Kenai Peninsula College student art show is on display. As KDLL’s Shaylon Cochran reports, this year’s exhibit takes a bit of a turn with students working under the guidance of new Art Student League advisor Cam Choy.
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Author Recounts Bear Attack, Recovery

Ten years ago this July, Dan Bigley was fishing along the Russian River. He and his friends found themselves caught between a sow and her cubs. Dan Bigley lost his eye sight as a result of that encounter, but according to his new book ‘Beyond the Bear’, gained a NEW sense…One of community. Bigley spoke recently at Kenai Peninsula College as part of the KPC Showcase series.
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Borough Assembly Talks Non-Profits

With a relatively light agenda, the Kenai Peninsula Borough took time Tuesday to talk about the role of non-profit organizations in the community.
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New Drift Net Plan Sends More Salmon To Mat-Su

The state Board of Fisheries continues its big Cook Inlet meeting this week. A new drift gillnet management plan will place restrictions on that industry, similar to what set netters have seen.
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Skyview Pool Funds Drying Up

An estimated $4.5 million budget shortfall for next year has the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District school board considering all kinds of cuts. And that includes the possibility of shutting down the pool at Skyview High School.
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CPH Expansion Moving Forward

The city of Soldotna Planning and Zoning Commission approved a big step for expansion at Central Peninsula Hospital at its meeting Wednesday.
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Board Adopts New King Salmon Plan

The state Board of Fisheries continued deliberation over dozens of proposals for Cook Inlet fishing industries Wednesday. Some steps were made in the direction of conserving Kenai River king salmon, but many other issues are due for some attention.
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No Change In Goals For Struggling King Salmon

The state Board of Fisheries continued its Upper Cook Inlet meeting Tuesday. Much of the day was devoted to Kenai River king salmon issues, but as KDLL’s Shaylon Cochran reports, the Board began the day by taking a step back.
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Buccaneer Scales Back Drilling Plans

Buccaneer Energy is scaling back its Alaska operations. In a press release last week, the company announced it is giving up on some of its plans to drill in Cook Inlet in 2014. Continue reading

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