Riley Board, KDLL - Soldotna

Riley Board, KDLL - Soldotna

Kenai borough Assembly asks governor to declare east side set-net economic disaster

A declaration from Gov. Mike Dunleavy would open up the fishery to grants from the state Legislature and accelerated capital projects.
a small red and white plane parked on a tarmac

Kenai airport looks at adding another airline after Ravn’s departure

That's the long-term plan. In the short-term, the current airlines servicing the airport are adding more flights.
the view of a mountain range across an inlet

Dunleavy announces plan to incentivize Cook Inlet gas producers

The announcement comes amid looming natural gas shortages, and concerns about energy security in the Railbelt area, from Homer to Fairbanks.
a church

Kenai Peninsula board narrowly rejects Nikolaevsk’s proposal for a charter school

The Russian Old Believer village wanted the school to focus on Russian language immersion and to follow a subsistence calendar.
the outside of a building, the sign says Kenai Municipal Airport

With Ravn out, Grant Aviation says it will increase flights between Anchorage and Kenai by 30%

Grant Aviation announced it will add up to 50 flights a week out of the Kenai Municipal Airport.

Archaeology continues at Sterling Highway construction sites

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe's Michael Bernard says cultural observers are likely to find something every day as work on a bypass project continues.
a building

Alaska tribal health groups, Mayo Clinic to partner for study on tobacco cessation

The collaborative study will eventually include 1,200 pairs of Alaska Natives who smoke and people supporting their efforts to quit.
Homer City Hall

Seward utility sale fails again, Homer Council unchanged in initial Kenai Peninsula election results

A second proposed sale of Seward's electric utility had just 46% of the 60% vote it needs to pass, with two Homer Assembly incumbents leading.
the Sterling Highway

Fatal crash rates spike on Sterling Highway this month

Vehicles have crashed from Kasilof to Cooper Landing, closing the highway and drawing dozens of emergency responders to the scenes.

Kenai Peninsula Borough extends state of emergency over areawide flooding

The extended declaration is related to high-water incidents in the Kenai Keys, the Kalifornsky Beach area and on the eastern peninsula.
A car parked near trees.

2 dead in 3-vehicle crash at Kasilof school zone

Troopers say a pickup truck rear-ended a sedan slowing for the school zone, which then struck an oncoming van Thursday; both sedan occupants died.
smoke stacks in the background of a forest, spewing gas into the air

Alaska politicians remain optimistic about AK LNG even as overseas market cools

Politicians are still confident in the pipeline project, even as a long timeline has export buyers looking for other options.
a mountain view

Unprecedented double glacial dam release brings flooding to the Kenai

Usually, the Snow Glacier and Skilak lakes release every two or three years. Both at the same time is unprecedented.
a collision

Soldotna woman and 2-year old killed in Sterling Highway crash

Troopers say Sherika Hatten, 30, and the boy died Friday after their car collided head-on with a truck near Cooper Landing.
Soldotna City Hall

Sterling man sues Soldotna, citing rights violated during 2021 investigation

Martin Anderson is seeking half a million dollars from the city in a federal suit filed in May, claiming police violated his constitutional rights.
a speed limit 65 mph sign on a stretch of road

2 dead in separate Labor Day Sterling Highway crashes

Troopers say Monday's crashes, at Mile 71.5 and 100 of the highway, left a Wisconsin woman and a Clam Gulch man dead.
a sign says River Terrace RV Park

After surprise eviction notice, residents of a Soldotna trailer park are wondering what’s next

“There’s no need for these people to become homeless, and that’s what’s gonna happen to the majority of them,” said longtime resident Daniel Lynch.
a person talks to a group outside

HUD announces $7.5M for Kenaitze and Salamatof housing project

The money will fund an 18-unit elder housing project in Kenai.
a snowy road

State looks into salt brine concerns on the Kenai Peninsula following petition

Local automotive workers say the salt bring makes roads slick and can cause premature damage to vehicles.
a proposed LNG facility

Wall Street Journal: Limited interest in Alaska LNG from Asian buyers

The Journal reported that buyers in Japan and South Korea aren’t confident in the project, and don’t plan to make investments or sign contracts.