Riley Board, KDLL - Soldotna

Riley Board, KDLL - Soldotna
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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.
the Seward Highway

Driver in deadly pursuit near Seward charged with murder

Troopers say Gideon Grady, 29, was driving up to 100 mph before he hit another vehicle on July 23, ejecting himself and passenger Gregory Green.
a canal

Borough sues Kenai man for digging canal in drainage saga

Dave Yragui says he's helping his neighbors after a decade of inaction by the Kenai Peninsula Borough, which says his canal is illegal.
Salmonfest

Anchorage man arrested with $50K of drugs at Salmonfest campsite

Troopers say Joshua Brown, 43, was selling meth, cocaine and psilocybin mushrooms from a tent near the Ninilchik music festival.
A band plays music outside to a full audience in front of a tiedye backdrop.

Salmonfest’s environmental message shines through during music festival

Ninilchik’s annual Salmonfest brought an audience for both its music and its message about Alaska salmon and Pebble Mine activism.
the Soldotna police department

Soldotna cop arrested on domestic violence charge

Officer David Bower faces a fourth-degree assault charge, after troopers say he threw a relative to the ground during a July argument.

Small exodus of doctors leaves Central Kenai Peninsula with recruitment rush, strains on care

“I’m extremely worried about my patients being able to find new primary care,” said Dr. Alexa Rodin, who's among the doctors leaving.
Seward City Hall

Seward utility sale back on ballot, with question about vote threshold

An ongoing effort to sell Seward’s city-run utility to a larger utility company is getting another chance on the ballot.
crafts line the walls of a store

From beadwork to watercolors, this new Kenai Peninsula market showcases work by local artists

The store in Kenai currently carries work from about 80 artists, most of them local to the Kenai Peninsula.
Cooper Landing bypass work

With work well underway, Cooper Landing bypass costs more than double

To open the project in 2027, the state will need to seek alternative sources of funding and readjust its work schedule.
a video screenshot

Brown bear and dogs tangle in Cooper Landing video

An Instagram video of four dogs sparring with a brown bear on a Cooper Landing property has more than 30,000 likes.
a sign

Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor proposes Eastern Peninsula service area

Mayor Peter Micciche says the plan is the only way to have a low mill rate and quality services, after Cooper Landing residents balked at high costs.
a glacier on a cloudy day

Teen hiker dies while hiking on Kenai Peninsula

The teenager was hiking the Harding Icefield Trail when he went into cardiac arrest, according to park officials.
Soldotna High School

Sexual abuse case against former Soldotna teacher expands to 61 counts

Forty-nine of the expanded charges against Nathan Erfurth involve sexual abuse of a minor, during a relationship he allegedly had with a student.
a white raven

A white raven has appeared on the Kenai Peninsula

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge staff say the bird is leucistic, lacking pigment in some feathers due to an absence of cells that produce melanin.
a blue river

Kenai River angler reels in surprise catch: an iPhone

The phone had been in the water for four days, but miraculously, it still worked, and was returned to its owner.
plastic

Behind the scenes of plastic lumber production on the Kenai Peninsula

On the Central Kenai Peninsula, plastic is getting a second life as lumber, thanks to a local collections program and innovative recycling project.
a trooper car

Suspect in 2 Soldotna sexual assaults arrested after manhunt leads to western Alaska

Authorities say Wasilla man Michael Ingersol fled to Hooper Bay after the sexual assaults, which took place earlier this month.
a brown bear

Sterling man survives brown bear attack by shooting and killing bear

Troopers say Nicholas Abraham, 34, was hunting Saturday in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge when he was attacked by a sow with two cubs.