Spring time in Alaska also means it's fire season. On this week's Kenai Conversation, we'll talk with Dan Nelson, Emergency Manager for the Kenai Peninsula Borough, about the recent fires that triggered the start of the season, evacuation protocol during a fire and some of the things homeowners can do to prepare for the season if they haven't already.
The city of Kenai will release its draft budget for the next fiscal year in a couple weeks. City manager Paul Ostrander spoke with KDLL’s Shaylon Cochran about putting together a new budget amid all the uncertainty with the state budget. Last year’s general fund appropriations totaled a little more than $16 million with all expenditures coming in at just over $28 million and Ostrander expects a modest increase in the 2020 budget of less than one percent.
Every spring for the last 28 years, students across the Kenai Peninsula have donned their thinking caps and tried to answer a big question: What can I do, invent or create to better care for the environment on the Kenai Peninsula? That's the idea behind Caring for the Kenai. On this week's Kenai Conversation, we'll talk with the project's creator, Merrill Sikorski about the annual challenge, and how the ideas and inventions have evolved over nearly three decades.