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Kenai Lake is pretty placid. But right after the 1964 Good Friday earthquake, the lake was hit with a tsunami that washed out the bridge there and left behind blocky layers of sediment.

Those layers are useful today to scientists who are looking to learn more about past and future earthquakes.

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Two companies successfully bid on nearly 21,000 acres of oil and gas tracts in Cook Inlet this week.

HEX Group and Strong Energy Resources both purchased leases in the state’s spring sale, for a combined total of $450,000.  This is the first time a company other than Hilcorp Alaska has won leases in a state sale since 2015.

City of Seward

A Seward City Council member sent out an apology after making an antisemitic comment at a meeting this week.

During a Monday work session, Sharyl Seese used the phrase “Jew them down” to refer to negotiating the price of a building. Council members nervously laughed at the comment and Seward Mayor Christy Terry adjourned the meeting early.

If you've even thought about buying or selling property this spring, you know that it's a seller's market. Properties are selling well above asking price and, in some cases, buyers are even paying in cash.

Real estate agent Marti Pepper is on the Kenai Conversation today to talk about how things are going here and to share her advice on navigating today's market.

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What would you do if you suddenly came into $1 million?

It’s a question Seward’s asked itself after getting a hefty donation from Norweigan Cruise Lines Holdings to make up for some of its economic losses related to the pandemic. The city’s among six cruise-dependent communities in Alaska that got a donation, though it’s the only one outside of Southeast on the list.

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