Sabine Poux, KDLL - Soldotna

Sabine Poux, KDLL - Soldotna
Bob Penney

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.
a buoy on a beach

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.
a white dog near a kennel outside

Sled dog caught four days after Seward Highway escape

Five-year-old Donna went missing last Monday.
sled dogs

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.
a person near avalanche debris

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.
a man outside with a sign that says Micciche Borough Mayor

Micciche wins Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor’s race

Peter Micciche won more than half of all votes, meaning no March runoff election is necessary.
a man outside with a sign that says Micciche Borough Mayor

Micciche has commanding lead in Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor’s race

Peter Micciche previously served as mayor of the City of Soldotna and was most recently president of the Alaska State Senate.
a building with a sign that says Kenai Police Department

Kenai man turns himself in after strangling friend in local hotel, charges say

A Kenai man faces murder charges after confessing to killing a Sterling woman in a local hotel, according to the Kenai Police Department. Thirty-year-old Nicolas Bushnell reported to police early Sunday to said he had...
a woman in a white sweater

Kelly Tshibaka takes on a new opponent: Alaska ranked choice voting

Preserve Democracy, launched by Republican Kelly Tshibaka after her failed U.S. Senate bid, seeks to stop ranked choice voting in Alaska.
Justin Ruffridge

A Soldotna Republican co-chairs the Alaska House’s caucus of first-time lawmakers

Seventeen of the state House's 40 members are freshmen, the body's largest class of legislative newcomers in two decades.
Cook Inlet

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.
a woman in a striped shirt

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.