Riley Board, KDLL - Soldotna

a harbor seal pup

SeaLife Center takes in 4 Southcentral Alaska harbor seals

Four harbor seals, rescued from the Copper River and Nikiski, have been brought to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward over the last two weeks.
a man at a meeting desk

Alaska Legislature passes bill to exempt veterinarians from opioid reporting

Veterinarians in the state are currently required to report scheduled substances to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Soldotna High School

Soldotna teacher, union president charged with sexual abuse of a minor

Nathan Erfurth, 34, was a teacher at Soldotna High School, and for the last two years president of the Kenai Peninsula Education Association.
Funny River Road collapse

Funny River Road closes for 37 hours after culvert collapse

A culvert collapse closed the road at Mile 8 from 9 p.m. Friday until one lane reopened at 10 a.m. Sunday.
a printing press

The Peninsula Clarion stops the press

The Clarion's pressman, Eric Trevino, is losing his job as the Washington-owned newspaper shifts to digital content.
a woman

Snowverloaded: Kenai Peninsula residents deal with extended winter

Since the first big winter storms, snow on the western Kenai Peninsula has collapsed roofs, broken gas meters and raised backcountry avalanche risk.
the Alaska State Capitol

Kenai Peninsula educators wait on legislative solutions to budget woes

School districts around the state are waiting anxiously to see if the Alaska Legislature will increase school funding after years of stagnant state support.
Stanley Wright

Marijuana charges are leaving CourtView, and bill would pull them from background checks, too

Rep. Stanley Wright's House Bill 28 would remove marijuana convictions from the public record and some state background checks.
Justin Bjorkman

Bill would exempt veterinarians from state opioid database

Veterinarians say the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program is a regulatory hassle, creates privacy concerns and doesn’t apply to their work.
the Tustumena Lodge in Kasilof

Kasilof woman let dog mortally wound moose, troopers say

Troopers dispatched the moose attacked by 62-year-old Trina Bishop's dog, because they did not expect it to survive its injuries.
shoppers in line

Alaska lawmakers pitch ways to close gaping budget gap from state sales tax to cutting oil tax credits

A revenue forecast released last week estimated the state has a shortfall of more than $450 million heading into the next fiscal year that starts July 1.
Ben Carpenter

Nikiski lawmaker introduces 2% state sales tax bill

Rep. Ben Carpenter’s bill is one of several he says would address the state’s long-term fiscal concerns, including a grim oil revenue forecast.
the Alaska Board of Game

Most Kenai Peninsula trapping setback proposals fail at Board of Game

The board considered nine proposals for trapping setbacks along trails and campgrounds in Homer and Cooper Landing. Only two were adopted.
lumber at a Home Depot

Local lumber bill would put grading in hands of producers

State Sen. Jesse Bjorkman's bill would allow certified sawmill operators to grade their own lumber rather than send it to third-party agencies.
a beluga whale

Tyonek the Cook Inlet beluga celebrates 5 years in San Antonio

The only Cook Inlet beluga whale in captivity is celebrating five years at his aquarium home, SeaWorld San Antonio.
the Soldotna Walgreens

Walgreens’ decision not to carry abortion drug in Alaska could be felt well beyond its stores, doctor says

Homer-based Dr. Robin Holmes said going to a provider’s office to get a pill can be hard in parts of Alaska with few doctors.
a fisherman

Kenai anglers cited for fishing violations committed in YouTube video

In addition to paying fines, the YouTube channel's creator also posted a video setting the record straight on fishing regulations.
three people look at two computer monitors

Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor gets $31K raise

The raise follows more than a decade of flat pay.
a period products caddy

Free period products are coming to all Kenai Peninsula schools

The Peninsula Period Network now has enough donated products to install caddies of pads and tampons in schools across the Kenai.
a burning slash pile

Forest Service conducts slash burning in Cooper Landing and Hope

The U.S. Forest Service has started burning slash in Cooper Landing, to mitigate the fire risk of fallen trees and reduce beetle kill in the area.