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Voters in the city of Soldotna will decide in March whether they want to take on some debt to pay for a new field house next to the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.


Education funding. It’s the single biggest expense for the Kenai Peninsula Borough, and paying those costs with current levels of revenue is getting more and more difficult. Last year, the school district ran a deficit of about $2 million. That could be the case again this year, with a projected deficit between $1.3 million.



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Earlier this fall, Hilcorp began exploring for natural gas and oil in an Anchor Point neighborhood where many own their mineral rights. That’s making it difficult for some residents and landowners near the drill site to get information about the project and any future plans Hilcorp may have.


Last Wednesday evening Kenai Police dispatch received a call from a 37-year-old man who was in a local fast-food place. His complaint was that everyone in the Spur Highway restaurant was on their cell phones and looking at what he described as “inappropriate images.” At the same time, Kenai 911 received another call from the same restaurant saying that the first man was causing a scene. Kenai police responded to the scene and contacted David T. O’Brien of Kenai.

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To an early homesteader or, especially, native Alaskans before that, there’s been a whole lot of stuff built on the Kenai the past 70 or so years. And not all of it was done with an eye toward what would be best for both humans and wildlife habitat. But we’re learning.



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KDLL Membership Drive Programs

Many thanks to Nelson Kempf and Keeley Boyle for performing live in the studio for our Fall Membership Drive. You can find their music on iTunes (and in the audio file below).

  Velma Bittick and Will Hightower join host Jay Barrett as they answer your questions about gardening.

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Kenai Conversation

  With the MLB Winter Meetings underway, the Men with Notepads from the Peninsula Clarion, sports scribes Jeff Helminiak and Joey Klecka, join Jay Barrett as they dissect the World of Sports. 

The Central Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary has served the community since 1967, four years before the hospital even existed. On this week's Kenai Conversation host Jay Barrett welcomes Sue Sanders, Susie Smalley and Barb Dilley to the studio to discuss the wide variety of tasks the volunteers perform.

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KDLL Podcasts

Penny loves her toy Pup so much she thinks she doesn't need any other friends. But when Pup is lost, Penny learns we all need a little help sometimes. Sally Cassano reads "Penny and Pup" by Linda Jennings.

Nov. 24, 2018: Cheers to holiday beers

Nov 26, 2018
Courtesy of St. Elias Brewing Co.

Cheers to the holidays! On this month’s Drinking on the Last Frontier with Bill Howell, Bill has ideas of beer pairings with favorite holiday foods, plus a look at what’s on tap at St. Elias Brewing, and a visit with Kodiak Island Brewery.

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