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State says without new development, Cook Inlet gas demand could outpace supply by 2027

The highly-anticipated forecast paints an urgent picture of a gas basin that is declining, while utilities continue to depend heavily on the natural gas that’s produced there.
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Nikiski legislator hires former Alaska budget director Donna Arduin as policy advisor

Donna Arduin worked in Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s office between 2018 and 2019 and was the architect behind his plan to cut over $1 billion in state spending.
a Hilcorp platform in Cook Inlet

Hilcorp to demo tidal tech from Cook Inlet platforms

Hilcorp is the latest company to consider a tidal energy project in Cook Inlet, which is home to some of the largest tides in the world.
Cook Inlet

Gas property tax dispute costs Kenai Peninsula Borough

Both the borough and natural gas company HEX are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in a Cook Inlet tax dispute.
a Cook Inlet oil platform

Oil production in Cook Inlet will continue to decline as North Slope holds steady, state says

State officials expect a daily average of 501,000 barrels of oil to be produced in Alaska for the next five years — a slight increase.
a woman with a dozen eggs

Local Alaska egg producers fill cracks during shortage

Staff at the Poiema Farm say their 200 chickens and 80 ducks are yielding four dozen eggs a day, amid low winter production.
a moose

Collisions with vehicles have killed 145 Kenai moose since July

The total includes 21 moose killed on the Kenai Peninsula from Jan. 6 through Jan. 20 alone.
The front of a building with a line of street lights lead to a building. The sign above the entrance reads "Federal Building US Courthouse."

Soldotna’s ‘Candy Man’ doctor pleads guilty to overprescribing opioids

Under the terms of a plea agreement, Lavern Davidhizar has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine and serve a year of probation.
a Cook Inlet oil platform

Cook Inlet sale points to larger industry trends, analysts say

Last month's lease sale saw lackluster interest as offshore drilling becomes more costly and renewable energy production picks up steam.

New halibut catch-sharing plan included in federal bill

Charter operators in the Gulf of Alaska will soon be able to buy halibut quota from willing commercial fishermen, under a new program in a federal omnibus bill.
Seward's railroad terminal

Alaska’s job recovery is expected to continue this year

Alaska will continue to recover jobs in 2023 from its significant losses during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a job forecast from the state Department of Labor.
Cook Inlet

Hilcorp is sole bidder in controversial Cook Inlet lease sale

Hilcorp Alaska offered $63,983 on one 2,304-acre tract in Lower Cook Inlet, a small sliver of the nearly 1 million acres posted in the federal sale.
Seward City Hall

Police arrest Seward man after weekend search

Cash Christensen, 44, faces assault charges after police say he drove a car carrying three children into water at Seward's boat harbor Friday.
the Cannery Loop natural gas storage station

Regulators approve the sale of Alaska’s largest natural gas utility

Canadian company TriSummit can move forward with the purchase of ENSTAR Natural Gas and its share in Cook Inlet’s gas storage facility — an $800 million deal.
Sterling Highway traffic

Sterling, Seward Highway crashes kill 3 Wednesday

Three people were killed and three more were injured Wednesday, in two separate highway car accidents in Clam Gulch and Portage.
clamers on a beach

Clam Gulch and Ninilchik beaches closed to clamming for the 9th year in a row

The clam population crashed on the east side of Cook Inlet about a decade ago and has been slow to bounce back.
An oil platform at dusk

Environmental groups sue over Cook Inlet oil and gas sale

Federal oil and gas lease sales in Cook Inlet have been canceled before. This time, the Dec. 30 sale is required by federal law — but a coalition of organizations is challenging the feds' environmental review process for the auction.
Hockey sticks lined up outside, in front of a sign that says "In honor of Sam Cylde)

Soldotna rallies in support of local family after fatal car crash

Thirty-six-year-old Sam Clyde leaves behind a wife and five school-aged kids.
a snowy roof

Soldotna residents urged to clear snowy roofs after 2 collapses

Two roofs in Soldotna collapsed Friday under heavy snow loads. Nobody was injured in either incident.
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Indigenous languages will get the spotlight at Kenai schools’ February film fest

For the first time, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is holding an Indigenous language film festival — part of a greater push to highlight Indigenous languages in the district.