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Despite decades of warning, looming natural gas shortage threatens to drive up Alaska energy prices
For the second time in just over a decade, utilities are talking about importing liquified natural gas amid looming Cook Inlet gas shortages.
Seward voters reject electric utility sale by 7 votes
This is the second time since 2000 that a majority of Seward voters have approved a sale of the utility, but fallen short of a 60% threshold.
Think finding eggs was hard? Try buying a snowblower
Staff at Ron’s Rent-It Center, in Kenai, have had to make a waitlist of people who want snowblowers stretching into next year.
Bill would extend state taxes to cover Hilcorp
Senate Bill 114 would extend income taxes to companies that aren't publicly traded — like Hilcorp, Cook Inlet’s dominant oil and gas producer.
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.
Correctional officer charged with bringing drugs into Seward prison
Troopers say Spring Creek Correctional Center video showed Steven Manuel secretly delivering apparent contraband to a prisoner's cell.
Kenai’s Hashade continues to see statewide popularity
Hashade, a cannabis-infused lemonade, is Alaska's most popular cannabis product according to its makers at Kenai's Red Run Cannabis Company.
As fishing guides diversify, rockfish feel the pressure
As state regulations on halibut and king salmon fishing have ramped up, charter guides have branched out into another species: rockfish.
Kenai Peninsula Borough settles Pierce harassment suit for $237K
Former borough mayor Charlie Pierce owes $31,250 in a settlement of then-assistant Pamela Wastell's sexual harassment claims against him.
In unprecedented move, federal council takes no action on Cook Inlet salmon plan
Management of the Cook Inlet commercial salmon fishery will likely fall to the federal government — which fishermen warn could severely limit it.
Kenai Peninsula Borough begins work on new harassment policies
The borough is facing multiple lawsuits from former employees who allege harassment by supervisors — including former mayor Charlie Pierce.
Narcan to be available over the counter soon, though questions remain about cost
A Kenai Peninsula advocate says making the overdose-reversing drug more available will help reduce stigma and help Alaskans stay prepared.
Seward approves electric utility’s sale to HEA — but voters will have a say
Seward voters will decide in May whether to sell their city-run electric utility to Homer Electric Association for $25 million.
Soldotna City Council rejects lewdness ordinance
A heated debate over what is and isn’t allowed in Soldotna’s public spaces is over, for now, following a drag performance in Soldotna Creek Park.
House special committee takes up PFD question
Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, co-chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, which helps set Permanent Fund Dividend checks' amounts.
Bob Penney, KRSA founder, dies at 90
Kenai River Sportfishing Association founder Bob Penney died earlier this week at his winter home in Indian Wells, Calif.
Months before season begins, state closes most Cook Inlet king salmon fishing
Changes have been hard on guides who long relied on taking clients on king salmon fishing trips.
Sled dog caught four days after Seward Highway escape
Five-year-old Donna went missing last Monday.
Clam Gulch musher still looking for dog after Seward Highway trailer incident
One sled dog was rescued from an ice floe and another is still missing after a Kenai Peninsula musher’s trailer disconnected from his truck.
Unstable snowpack causes heightened avalanche risk in Turnagain Pass this winter
The reason for the uptick in human-triggered avalanches this winter: persistent weak layers in the snowpack.