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Now that elections have largely been settled across the state, the real fight over the state’s permanent fund can begin.



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The central peninsula’s reputation for biking is beginning to garner some national recognition. The cities of Kenai and Soldotna were recognized with bronze-level award from the League of American Bicyclists in its Bicycle Friendly America Program.


The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s last meeting of 2018 was one of its shortest.



  After last week’s 7.0 temblor, three spots on the Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski suffered cracks to varying extent at mileposts 19, 35 and 37. But, without any road-building currently active on the Central Peninsula, some repairs will remain gravel for the winter for a lack of asphalt.

Shannon McCarthy, a DOT spokeswoman in Anchorage says the repairs here were effected by the DOT’s peninsula maintenance crew.

Most of the damage to state infrastructure on the Kenai Peninsula from Friday’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Anchorage occurred to latrines in three state parks.

According to the State Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities earthquake damage update, four latrines, also known as public restrooms, were among the eight structures that were found to have sustained damage from the quake.

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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

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.

With millions of dollars being spent by Outside interests, the debate over the Stand for Salmon Ballot Measure 1 initiative which will appear on next week's general election ballot. The League of Women Voters hosted a one-hour forum recently at the Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly chambers. 

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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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