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There was a disturbing rumor making its way around social media among students at Soldotna High School last (Wed) night that. According to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's offical Facebook page, threats of a school shooting were made and students were urging each other to stay home today.

In a late-night update from the District, the rumor was debunked.

Quoting, " Law enforcement confirmed that no verified threat has been substantiated, and the rumors seem to be just that, rumors," unquote.

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Tolerance and understanding of different cultures can at times seem to be in short supply, especially in such highly partisan times as these. But a dance ensemble from Anchorage is working to change that with a weeklong program at Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science in Kenai that’s bringing culture to the kids through music and dance.



Kenai Peninsula Borough School District


After four and a half years at the helm of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Superintendent Sean Dusek has announced his retirement, effective June 30th.

Soldotna City Council members will be allowed to participate in twice as many meetings by remote dial-in under a resolution passed Wednesday night.

Sponsored by Councilman Tyson Cox, the measure bumps the number of times a council member can join a meeting via teleconference from three to six.

“And I just thought this would give more opportunity for people to have a voting say in meetings even if they can’t be there”

A decision on using fines to enforce good in-car video-screen practices among parents picking up kids at school has been postponed.

Action on an ordinance heard on Wednesday was put off at the request of the measure’s sponsor, Councilman Jordan Chilson.

There was no public left at the city council meeting when the time came for the scheduled public hearing, though a short-handed council did debate the utility of fining drivers.

Chilson said a new law now allows municipalities to regulate screen use in school zones.

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KDLL Membership Drive Programs

Show off your culinary prowess in KDLL's Pickle Cooking Contest, part of our Picklefest Party annual membership meeting from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

1. Bring a dish involving pickles to KDLL's Picklefest. It can be an appetizer, soup, entree, bread, dessert — your imagination is the limit, as long as pickles are among the ingredients.

2. Portion your dish so it can serve at least 30 tasting portions.

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).

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Kenai Conversation

This week on the Kenai Conversation, we talk about the 8th Annual Project Homeless Connect with guests Maggie Winston and Kelly Bartelmay of the Soldotna Independent Living Center, and Ashley Blatchford of the Leeshore Center. Project Homeless Connect will be on Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Soldotna Regional Sports Center.

On the Kenai Conversation this week, John and Sharon Williams, who just celebrated 50 years of marriage, talk about their Kenai adventure. 

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KDLL Podcasts

In "Music, Music for Everyone," by Vera B. Williams, Rosa's grandma is sick and must stay upstairs in bed. After school, Rosa and her friends play music for Grandma. She says their playing makes her feel like a girl again, dancing at a party. And that is the beginning of Rosa's wonderful idea.

Sally Cassano reads "Princess Smartypants" by Babette Cole and "The Napping House" by Audrey Wood.


Princess Smartypants doesn't want to get married, she'd rather live with her pets. When commanded to find a husband, she uses all her wits to outsmart her suitors.


In the napping house is a cozy bed piled high with a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing cat and a slumbering mouse. All is at peace until the appearance of an unexpected visitor, and before you know it no one is sleeping.

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