Riley Board, KDLL - Soldotna

Riley Board, KDLL - Soldotna
Kenai City Hall

Kenai repeals laws on public sleeping, begging and curfew

The Kenai City Council unanimously repealed three ordinances Wednesday, as the U.S. Supreme Court considers a homelessness case this summer.
the Homer Harbor

Bill will allow higher insurance reimbursements for injured commercial fishermen

Senate Bill 93, signed into law last month by Gov. Mike Dunleavy, increases the maximum payout from the fishermen’s fund to $15,000.
Kenai City Hall

Kenai council to consider repealing public sleeping, loitering, begging prohibitions

Kenai Police Chief David Ross says the three items are outdated, unenforceable and may even violate individual rights.
a forum

State economist says Kenai Peninsula job market recovering faster than Alaska

Economist Sam Tappen said the Kenai Peninsula has fared better than the rest of the state in rebounding from the post-pandemic recession.
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NOAA issues final ruling on Cook Inlet federal fishing waters

The federal decision comes after the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council was tasked with choosing a new management plan, but took no action.
a newspaper

Juneau Empire, Peninsula Clarion owner sold to Mississippi-based newspaper group

Carpenter Media Group and Canadian investors now own the Empire, the Clarion and the Homer News among more than 100 publications in the sale.
a legislative hearing

Legislators get update on fixes for $5B transportation plan rejected by feds

Transportation Commissioner Ryan Anderson updated lawmakers Wednesday on the revised State Transportation Improvement Plan.
a veterinary clinic

2 Kasilof residents charged with animal cruelty after dog found frozen to death

Staff at a Soldotna veterinary clinic said one of several dogs left outside in the case had likely died of malnourishment and hypothermia.
a fire station

Kenai Peninsula Borough settles former firefighter’s lawsuit over sexual harassment

Courtney Moody will receive $78,500 from the borough, after she reported harassment by her boss and says she was then fired without a stated reason.
a courthouse

Soldotna teacher accused of sex with former student seeks dismissal of his case

An attorney for Nathan Erfurth claims Alaska State Troopers improperly presented evidence to a grand jury before his arrest in May.
a sign

Rural Chugach Electric customers deal with ‘excessive’ winter outages

The utility says the primary culprit is the above-average snowfall that has impacted all of Southcentral Alaska this winter.
A state trooper SUV parked outside of a yellow piece of tape on a dirty road

Soldotna man accused of threatening to kill wife and dog

Alaska State Troopers say Kristoffer Calhoun, 36, threatened to kill his estranged wife and himself during a phone call as troopers listened.
a library

Soldotna Pride postpones drag story hour at library after online backlash

The storytime event was part of Soldotna Pride’s winter celebration, called Happy New Queer, scheduled for Saturday.
a lecture

Persily perforates Alaska natural gas line’s prospects in ‘Gasonomics’ talk

Longtime energy observer Larry Persily thinks Alaska will import natural gas to meet its needs, rather than building an in-state gas pipeline.
several colorful posters with dollar figures hang on a large bulletin board

Ripping open the world of pull-tabs, Alaska’s most popular form of charitable gaming

All legal gaming in Alaska benefits nonprofits, and the most popular form, pull-tabs, is played at more than 1,000 locations statewide.
a grocery store

Peltola hosts online town hall on Albertsons-Kroger merger

In the tele-town hall Tuesday night, Rep. Mary Peltola said she was nervous about what the merger could mean for grocery options in Alaska communities.
a moose

Soldotna man pleads guilty to illegal harvest of collared moose

Troopers say the moose's guts and hide were found near Soldotna in early October. Its Alaska Department of Fish & Game radio collar had been cut off.
Nikiski, AK.

Alaska gets $200M from feds for Railbelt energy project, Cook Inlet undersea cable

Alaska Beacon reporter James Brooks discussed the project, and the flexibility it could create for energy security on the Kenai Peninsula and beyond.
a group

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approves new policy to rein in ‘proselytizing’ invocations

The new policy calls for volunteer chaplains to deliver invocations, over which the ACLU of Alaska sued the Assembly in 2016.
a sign says "All-American City Kenai"

Kenai man arrested for sending threatening email to U.S. senator

Arther Graham, 46, is accused of writing that he would remove the senator's skin and wear it.