Sabine Poux, KDLL - Soldotna

Sabine Poux, KDLL - Soldotna
A snow covered mountain erupts

Thirty-one years ago, Redoubt eruption triggered seismic shift in Alaska volcano research

John Power remembers a set of foreboding, low-frequency volcanic earthquakes under Redoubt 23 hours before the eruption. That was AVO’s first hint of the six-month eruption that followed
Gillnet boat in the ocean with mountains in the background

Worry for commercial fishermen and Peninsula communities after Cook Inlet fishery closure

Federal managers voted Monday to close a huge swath of Upper Cook Inlet to commercial salmon fishing, capping a two-year fight over the fate of the fishery and its 500 permit-holders.

With little government action on Kenai Peninsula, businesses left to enforce mask rules on their own

Without mask requirements from state or city officials, business owners on the Kenai Peninsula have been left to enforce public health protections on their own.
A hospital parking lot

Soldotna elder care facility gets hit with COVID-19

Nearly a third of residents at Heritage Place have tested positive for COVID-19, but the facility operator says that so far, no residents have been hospitalized.

Alaska’s oldest WWII veteran prepares for 104th Birthday

Alaska’s oldest World War II veteran, 103-year-old Hallie Dixon, decoded and encrypted messages for the Navy as a telegrapher during the war. And that wasn’t even her greatest adventure.
A bull moose in the snow

Alaska Moose Federation hits brakes on roadkill salvage program

Lawsuits and a decline in membership have forced the organization to stop picking up and distributing road-killed moose, this time for good.
A black and white cat lies on some boards

Wandering Washington cat winds up in Kenai

The cat walked into a shipping container and traveled 2,500 miles to Kenai.
A hospital parking lot

Hospitals bring the ballot bedside

Kenai Peninsula voters with unexpected hospitalizations were able to vote, thanks to hospital staff and a state of Alaska rule.
A conference room with about ten people sitting in chairs

Seward city council fires city manager

The council voted in an executive session to terminate Scott Meszaros, but didn't give any public reasons for why.

COVID-19 forces 4 Seward area schools to close classrooms

Four eastern Kenai Peninsula schools are reverting to remote learning amid rising rates of coronavirus infections, including an active case in a Seward school.
An empty chamber as seen from a lectern

Leaders on the Kenai Peninsula express skepticism about masks and the virus

Assembly and council members at three different assembly meetings at different parts of the Kenai Peninsula revealed some skepticism about how serious - and real - the COVID-19 virus is.

Kenai Peninsula schools face substitute teacher shortage

The school district voted to raise substitute teacher pay in response to the shortage.