Ben Boettger

Kenai City Council fails two measures related to land dispute

A land dispute that has irritated Kenai officials, residents and would-be property developers remains a potential irritant after the Kenai city council failed two measures… Continue reading

Swan promenade

A family of tundra swans swim near the banks of Spruce Lake, part of the Swan Lake canoe trail system in the Kenai National Wildlife… Continue reading

Familiar face to take Kenai Senior Center reins

Regular visitors going to the Kenai Senior Center for lunch, games, Thursday evening bluegrass jam sessions, and other activities will be seeing a new face… Continue reading

Kenai library starts do-it-yourself computer club

In the world of consumer electronics, the Raspberry Pi is meant to be a project more than a product: a computer consisting of single programmable… Continue reading

Oil workers celebrate 60 years of Swanson River

Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct the name of Bobbi O'Neill, originally referred to by her maiden name of Burns. Three generations… Continue reading

Pipeline may come to Ladd Landing; coal terminal won’t

After its May decision to stop seeking permits, Delaware-based PacRim Coal is giving up what had been a key piece of property in its plans… Continue reading

NordAq fined $100,000 for unplugged well

On Thursday the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission issued a $100,000 penalty and a $800,000 bond requirement to Alaskan independent oil and gas company… Continue reading

Setbacks complicate Kenai marijuana permitting

The question of how to measure the minimum distance Kenai code mandates between marijuana businesses and churches, schools, recreational facilities and substance abuse treatment centers… Continue reading

Kenai Council may trim proposed marijuana setbacks

Setbacks for commercial marijuana establishments may become more tightly regulated in Kenai than they are at the state level. Alaska’s regulations for commercial marijuana require… Continue reading

Kenai temporarily bans in-store pot smoking

Marijuana businesses that may open in Kenai in the coming year won’t be able to offer space for customers to try the product on-site, at… Continue reading

Kenai may vote on pot moratorium Jan. 6

While current state marijuana regulations will allow marijuana consumption in designated areas of licensed marijuana retail stores, a proposal from Kenai Mayor Pat Porter would… Continue reading

Kenai council prepares for personal use marijuana

When possession and private use of marijuana becomes legal, Kenai authorities hope to be prepared for the change. Ballot measure 2, the law legalizing the… Continue reading

Kenai attorney preps residents for marijuana business

With Kenai’s first legal marijuana retailer preparing for an announced opening next Monday, Kenai City Attorney Scott Bloom briefed attendees of a Wednesday Kenai Chamber… Continue reading

Kenai finalizes pot regulations

Prospective marijuana businesses in Kenai will have to observe 1,000-foot setbacks from schools, 500-foot setbacks from other sensitive areas — measured two different ways —… Continue reading

Marijuana activists prepare for KPB vote

Three months ahead of a vote on whether cannabis businesses can continue operating in the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s outside incorporated cities, the nascent industry and… Continue reading

Kenai Airport T-33 may get new paint

The aircraft mounted in the grassy lot in front of the Kenai Municipal Airport — a retired U.S Air Force Lockheed T-33 “Thunderbird”— may be… Continue reading

Army Corps leaders speak on Kenai bluff erosion

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the date of the meeting to July 6. Last week Kenai residents provided input on one… Continue reading

Doing a good turn

Eagle Scout candidate Derek Brown and fellow members of Kenai’s Boy Scout Troop 152 Joey Freeman (left) and Jimmy Freeman (right) paint the flower box… Continue reading

Residents rally for health care

Linda Nelson and her husband Rodney Nelson were among those who turned out in Kenai on Thursday to hold signs in a demonstration by supporters… Continue reading

Assault charges dropped against Tim Navarre

Assault charges against Tim Navarre, a member of the Kenai City Council and of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education, were dropped last week… Continue reading