Sabine Poux, KDLL - Soldotna

Sabine Poux, KDLL - Soldotna
The Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska facility

With shortfall looming, report outlines ways to fill Alaska’s gas gaps

Most of the options outlined in the report will come at a higher price tag than what utilities get for Cook Inlet gas today. But with the sun setting on the basin’s gas producing lifespan, they won’t have much choice.
Kasilof River dipnetters

With strong sockeye showing, Kasilof River opens to dipnetters

Tents lined the shore at the Kasilof River's mouth Tuesday, while families stood by four-wheelers and coolers full of fresh-caught sockeye.
a sign

Vandals target pride flags at Homer family planning clinic

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic staff found two pride flags vandalized, in separate acts seen on surveillance video earlier this month.
the kenai courthouse

Former employee charged with bringing addiction treatment drug into Kenai jail

Jessica Schroeder and another former DOC employee, Amanda Caban, are also accused of having sex with someone in state custody.
a northern pike

Invasive pike can use Cook Inlet to travel between freshwater systems, research finds

Now, for the first time, researchers have concrete evidence that northern pike could use the ocean to move between freshwater habitats.
The Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska facility

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 City Hall

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.
a snowblower

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.
the Alaska State Capitol

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.
a woman

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.
yelloweye rockfish

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.
Charlie Pierce

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.
the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly chambers

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 doses

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 City Hall

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.
the Soldotna City Council

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.
the Anchorage PFD office

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.