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Alaska House District 29 candidates speak at joint Soldotna and Kenai chamber forum
In less than a week, Alaskans will select their party nominees in the primary election. All three candidates running for the District 29 state Senate seat, which encompasses Nikiski, Hope and Seward, debated issues from the liquid natural gas project to state income tax to funding education in a joi
Kenai Peninsula Borough seeks greater role in LNG project
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — The Kenai Peninsula Borough is seeking to boost its role in the Alaska LNG project, aiming to keep the proposed liquefaction plant and export terminal in Nikiski.
Surgeon general tours Dena’ina Wellness Center as part of statewide tour
In a tour of the tribe’s Dena’ina’s Wellness Center in Old Town Kenai on Thursday, U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome Adams said he hoped to find ways of supporting and scaling up the facility’s integrated approach to providing wellness — which centralizes a number of health services, includin
Planning ahead at Central Peninsula Landfill
Cell 3, which covers approximately 5.4 acres, will serve as the main disposal point for the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s municipal solid waste in the future. The contractors building it should be done by the end of the summer, said Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Director Jack Maryott.
Sterling man arrested after stolen vehicle pursuit
A Sterling man is facing multiple charges after Alaska State Troopers say he stole a business vehicle and led officers on a chase last week.Around 6:31 p.m. on Wednesday, troopers received a call about a suspicious man who was trying to get inside vehicles parked at a business on the Kenai Spur High
Candidates finalized for municipal election
Candidate registrations closed for local government seats in Kenai, Soldotna, the Kenai Peninsula Borough and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District on Wednesday afternoon. Only four races will be contested, with many seats only receiving one candidate registration. The local government seats w
Donlin Gold mine a potential new Cook Inlet gas buyer
Though a proposed gold mine would be more than 200 miles from the Kenai Peninsula, it would affect the region as a new buyer in Cook Inlet’s natural gas market, which has suffered from relatively low and seasonal gas demand.
Borough to test emergency alert system beginning Wednesday
KPB Alerts, which was first rolled out at the end of April, replaced the 20-year-old Rapid Notify system after multiple problems with the emergency response system were reported following January’s 7.9 earthquake and tsunami warning.
Shop Talk: Puffin Chiropractic
Jennifer Reed said she was never coming to Alaska. A Texas native, Reed couldn’t see herself quitting her job and moving 4,000 miles away from her family.
‘Sassy not senior,’ Sterling Senior Center hopes to draw community together with street fair
That’s the message Jacquie Turpin, a member of the Sterling Area Senior Center Inc. board, is hoping to get out this weekend at the center’s first Sterling Street Fair.
Farmers Markets ‘bursting’ with crunchy, colorful summer vegetables this week
Bob Shumaker, of Black Bear Farms in Palmer, makes a sale. The Mountain View Farmers Market, in its first year, operates on Thursdays through August along Mountain View Drive. It’s hosted by Anchorage Community Land Trust. (Marc Lester / Alaska Dispatch News)
Kenai Peninsula Borough seeks bigger role in gas project
"Right now we have Valdez and Mat-Su hemming and hawing for this project, and they're intervenors," John Quick, chief of staff to the Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor, told an advisory committee.
Borough, Nikiski seek to have greater participation in LNG export project
The Kenai Peninsula Borough is seeking an official role in federal permitting of plans to export North Slope natural gas to Asia via a 806-mile pipeline to a liquefaction plant and export terminal planned for Nikiski — where the Kenai Peninsula Borough intends to keep it, countering efforts by other
Voices of Alaska: GCI invests in the peninsula
While Alaska’s economy has shown signs of rebounding, the past few years have been marked by job and revenue loss that have created fiscal uncertainty in some of Alaska’s most critical industries. This uncertainty has stifled investment in our state’s economy and compounded economic stagnation. Thro
Photo: In praise of salmon
Sculptor Nichole Hoop works on a carving during the Alaska Wild Salmon Day festivities in Soldotna Creek Park on Friday in Soldotna. The event, organized by the conservation nonprofit Cook Inletkeeper, featured salmon-themed art, servings of salmon chowder, readings by fisher-poets, and music by Tys
Martial arts students return from world championships
Seven students of Soldotna Martial Arts have returned from the World Tang Soo Do championships. Two students, Mika Brassfield and Shari Franke, received medals for competitions involving open-hand forms and weapons forms.
Student's work leads to Interior Alaska earthworm discovery
FAIRBANKS — Megan Booysen has always been interested in bugs. Her parents bought her collecting materials as gifts, nets and vials, even a high powered microscope. They wanted her to learn as much as she could about her favorite subject, so they encouraged her to take a weekend entomology course at
Soldotna to host eighth-annual Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival this Saturday
Mandy Leslie of Anchorage beers with her brother Zack Leslie of Kenai on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2018, at the Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Mandy Leslie said her favorite beer was the 12 quadruple beer from the 49th State Brewing Company, which won as the people’s
Work and play in Kachemak Bay State Park
Guided hikes are for a variety of interests and fitness levels, and include a challenging climb along the beautiful Alpine Ridge Trail, a full-day, one-way traverse along the spectacular Grace Ridge Trail, and a meandering beach walk from Glacier Spit. Artists of all mediums are invited to get out a
Republican gubernatorial candidates discuss issues at Soldotna forum
Three of this year’s five Republican gubernatorial candidates discussed their plans for state finance, capital spending, and the Alaska LNG project during a Wednesday forum organized by the Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce.