Shaylon Cochran

News Reporter

Shaylon Cochran has been reporting on local government, energy, fishing and everything in between for KDLL since 2011. He earned a degree in journalism from Iowa State University and worked in radio news at KNIA/KRLS in Pella, Iowa, before visiting Alaska in 2010 and deciding this was the place to be. His work has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered and Morning Edition and been recognized with awards from the Alaska Press Club. When he's not hosting the KDLL Evening News or the Kenai Conversation, you can usually find him biking or skiing around local trails, looking for his dog or sampling the latest from one of the peninsula's many fine breweries.

Even after the submission of thousands of additional documents at the end of last year, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission still doesn’t have the information it needs to make any decisions about the AK LNG Project. That’s according to the state Historic Preservation Office.

Alaska Department of Natural Resources


Last week, the annual Industry Outlook Forum took place in Seward. The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District organizes the event each year to showcase the latest trends and players in the local economy. The typical industries like oil and gas and fishing are well represented, but the point of the forum is to see what else is going on. And this year, agriculture is high on that list.





Gavel to Gavel


Former Kenai Peninsula Borough Chief of Staff, John Quick, has been issued a fine from the Alaska Public Offices Commission.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

The state Board of Fisheries has its triennial round of Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meetings in just a few weeks. Fishermen and other interested parties are putting together their final comments on proposals.

State of Alaska


Nikiski Republican Ben Carpenter has filed a letter of intent to run for reelection to the state House of Representatives. He spoke with KDLL’s Shaylon Cochran about what he hopes to accomplish in the coming legislative session, and where the focus of the legislature will be on the budget, taxes and the Permanent Fund.