Sabine Poux, KDLL - Soldotna

Sabine Poux, KDLL - Soldotna
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.
a woman points to a paper in a classroom

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.
a trooper car

1 killed, 2 injured after car hits moose in Soldotna

A Soldotna resident died Tuesday after his car collided with a moose on the Sterling Highway– the second fatal crash in the area reported by troopers in the past week.
Cook Inlet lease sale map

State opens bidding on additional Cook Inlet lease sale

The State of Alaska is auctioning off oil and gas leases for 2.8 million acres in the Cook Inlet area this month — just ahead of another lease sale from the federal government.
A snowy street with a Speed Limit 25 mph sign

Kenai woman killed by plow truck in whiteout conditions

About 18 inches of snow were piled on the roadway at the time of the fatal crash, troopers say.
An album cover says 2022 Holiday songs with a tree on it

Proceeds from new holiday album will help rural Alaska domestic violence shelters

Each song on the Bright Lights album is a fresh take on holiday music.
a beluga monitor

Cook Inlet beluga birth rates lower than expected, study finds

Low birth rates are likely contributing to the decline in the population of beluga whales in Cook Inlet, according to a study published this week.
a man with sunglasses and a mullet

Kenai man has the nation’s 19th-best mullet

Joe Malatesta III has been growing out his curly mullet for four years
Juneau workers

After years of high wages in Alaska, other states are catching up

State economist Neal Fried, who recently wrote about the trend, says there are are a few reasons why Alaska’s kept up a high hourly wage rate for so long.
the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly chambers

4 candidates file to replace Charlie Pierce as Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor

The borough is holding a special election for the mayoral seat on Feb. 14.
a Homer clinic

Homer sexual and reproductive health clinic expands to Kenai

Homer-based Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic is piloting a program on the central peninsula bringing services to Kenai two Fridays each month, starting Nov. 18.
an earthquake seismometer

Want to host an earthquake seismometer? Researchers are looking for help on the Kenai Peninsula

Researchers are looking for homes for seismometers that will help them learn more about the earth underneath the Kenai Peninsula.