The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement

Jenny Neyman, KBBI - Homer


Enstar identifies cause of gas explosions in Kenai

Enstar Natural Gas has identified the problem leading to gas explosions that destroyed two houses, and a fire that claimed two more, on Lilac Lane in Kenai following the magnitude 7.1 earthquake in January.

Weekend snowstorm ups avalanche danger in Kenai Mountains

While the central Kenai Peninsula didn’t end up with much snow to show for heavy precipitation Sunday, the Kenai Mountains were loaded with as much as 4 feet, which poses significant avalanche danger.

New restrictions made on king salmon fishing in Kenai and Kasilof

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced restrictions Thursday for king salmon fishing in the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers in order to try and meet escapement goals.
An Alexander Archipelago wolf. Photo courtesy of ADF&G

Fish & Game plans to cut 30 positions in upcoming budget

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is looking at trimming 30 positions next year in budget cuts.

Soldotna martial arts teacher indicted on sexual abuse of a minor charges

A martial arts teacher in Soldotna was indicted by a Kenai Grand Jury on Wednesday on one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor and three counts of unlawful exploitation of a minor.

Kenai reportedly in safer economic waters than rest of Alaska

In the economic hurricane brewing the state, economists see the Kenai Peninsula as a relatively safe port in the storm.

On Kenai, cracked K-Beach Road re-opens

Cook Inlet’s biggest recorded earthquake did little damage to infrastructure across Southcentral Alaska. And biggest damage has now been fixed up. Kalifornsky Beach Road re-opened to two-way traffic Wednesday morning. Download Audio

Four homes lost to fire after Cook Inlet earthquake

A neighborhood in Kenai was evacuated after a fire and explosions caused by a natural gas leak following the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that hit Southcentral Alaska at 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Four homes were destroyed in the fire. Download Audio

Sunday’s earthquake wrecks roads in Southcentral

Though one lane of Kalifornsky Beach Road was still open to traffic Sunday afternoon, many drivers heading between Kenai and Kasilof stopped of their own volition. They wanted to see the gaping cracks in the pavement that occurred when a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Southcentral Alaska around 1:30 that morning.

Kenai quake evacuees return to homes; road repairs set to begin

Aftereffects of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that rattled Southcentral Alaska early Sunday morning are still being felt on the Kenai Peninsula.
BlueCrest’s site north of Anchor Point.

BlueCrest’s construction phase nearing completion

BlueCrest Energy is continuing preparations to drill for oil in the Cosmopolitan Unit at its 37.5-acre site on the Cook Inlet bluff about 5.5 miles north of Anchor Point.

Kenai Peninsula investigation yields drug arrests

An investigation by the Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit led to the arrest Wednesday of four people on the central Kenai Peninsula for distribution of methamphetamines and other charges.

Weather, land rule cancel Tustumena 200 race

A lack of winter weather — and a lack of flexibility in the federal Wilderness Act — will mean a lack of the Kenai Peninsula's premiere mushing race this year. The Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race, scheduled for Jan. 30, has been canceled. Download Audio

Soldotna karate teacher faces child porn charges

A longtime Soldotna resident and martial arts instructor is being charged with 14 counts related to the possession and distribution of child pornography.

Former Board of Fish nominee charged with PFD fraud

A former head of the United Cook Inlet Drift Association and Alaska Board of Fisheries nominee is being charged with illegally collecting $7,422 in Alaska Permanent Fund dividends between 2009 and 2014.

A century of bird data informs modern surveys on Kenai

Though it had no airline flights, highways or cruise ships 100 years ago, the Kenai Peninsula still drew visitors, both of the human and feathered varieties. And those early surveys are an early data set for modern day birders on the Kenai. Download Audio

Fox-farming fueled Kasilof economy from 1900s onward

The growth of Kasilof owes a lot to an unusual kind of farming. Kasilof in the 1920s was about as far from high society as you could get, with only a dozen year-round residents living off the land, no road, no grocery store, no bank, no post office and none of the creature comforts to be found in a civilized city of the day. Yet, for a little over 20 years, Kasilof helped supply one of the most haute couture trends of the fashionably elite.

Fishing guides weigh in on licensing, logbook programs

A bill to reinstate the fishing guide licensing and logbook programs in Alaska will come before the Senate Finance Committee in January. But before lawmakers have their say, fishing guides get to weigh in during a series of public meetings held around the state this month and next.

Budding photographers prep for strong winter aurora

The northern lights are bright over Alaska this winter. And those with a little luck, knowledge and patience can keep their views all year long. Download Audio

Ninilchik Tribal Council files suit over inability to subsistence fish

The 2015 fishing season on the Kenai River was tough for a lot of fishermen. But one user group is alleging it was illegally bad. Download Audio