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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.
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.
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
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.
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
‘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.
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.
High School football week one scores
Friday week one had nail-biters and runaways. Here's a look at the scores.West 18 Soldotna 13East. 47 Chugiak 0Colony 27 South 26Redington 14 Ketchikan 49Eagle River 42 Houston 14Service 35 West Valley 40Homer 15
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
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
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.
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
Celebrate Alaska Wild Salmon Day
Friday, August 10 is the official day to celebrate one of Alaska's greatest natural resources, salmon."I believe this is the third annual and it's a celebration of everything that salmon does for Alaska," said Ryan Schryver, director of Stand for Salmon. "Bringing in all of the jobs, the economic re
Men rescue porcupine from Kenai River rock using dip net
The video, shot – and narrated – by Corina Mulder, shows her husband Eldon Mulder and Bob Penney, who lives on the Kenai River near the rock as they mount their rescue. The men approach the animal, which Corina Mulder describes as a baby porcupine, in a boat. Mulder mans the net, while Penney mans t
Salmon 'seized' by Troopers sold to processors, state holds harvest ticket
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) -The 16 tons of salmon alleged to have been illegally harvested in Lower Cook Inlet were sold to a processor, with the state of Alaska now holding the harvest ticket. Wildlife Troopers say while illegally driving salmon from closed areas to open ones isn’t unheard of, this case is p
Kenai Fjords Tours boat damaged after striking bottom; passengers safely transferred to second boat
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a tour-boat grounding in the waters outside Seward on Saturday that forced the operator, Kenai Fjords Tours, to shift about 90 passengers onto a second boat.The Alaskan Explorer "touched bottom" in Cataract Cove at about 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, about 35 miles sou
4 charged in illegal commercial fishing near Homer
Alaska Wildlife Troopers wrote in a dispatch Monday that Eric Winslow, 61, Paul Roth, 35, and Mark Roth, 64, all of Homer, and Robert Roth, 39, of Anchor Point, are charged with working together to illegally drive salmon out of a closed area near the mouth of a creek in Dog Fish Bay into an open fis
Borough to consider land purchase for CES station
A site selection committee with members from the Kenai Peninsula Borough, the Central Emergency Service Area and the city of Soldotnaidentified the site as the best for the new station, which would replace the current Station 1 on Binkley Street across from Safeway. The proposed purchase involves tw
Across 20 years and the entire country, Alaska and Florida couples build friendship
Through the thin 5 a.m. light, he waved to several anglers flipping for sockeye from his perch at the base of staircase 12 in Soldotna Creek Park. At 82, the staircase helps him stay upright as he flips his own line for sockeye.