Ben Boettger

Kenai Wildlife Refuge beginning to track solar energy

When the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge opened its new visitors center in May 2015, one new feature was a pair of 60-square meter solar arrays.… Continue reading

PRL permitted for airstrip use, lodging, office space, restaurant

On Wednesday Kenai Planning and Zoning Commission members unanimously gave transportation and contracting company PRL Logistics six conditional permits to use a grass airstrip by… Continue reading

Kenai bluff erosion project inches forward

In the race between geology and bureaucracy that has constituted Kenai’s bluff erosion mitigation attempts, geology continues to win. The 18-year-old project to halt the… Continue reading

Kenai bluff erosion cost-share agreement in progress

A cost-share agreement between Kenai and the Army Corps of Engineers for a study relating to Kenai’s bluff erosion is close to realization. According to… Continue reading

Kenai makes small steps on bluff erosion project

Which moves faster: the geological process of bluff erosion, or the bureaucratic process of project funding? According to a 2007 Army Corps of Engineers report,… Continue reading

Army Corps of Engineers and Kenai agree to share cost of bluff erosion study

After two days of meetings in Kenai City Hall between Kenai administrators and regional and national officials from the Army Corps of Engineers, the two… Continue reading

Kenai seeks land for bluff erosion project

Kenai is seeking land while the Army Corps of Engineers has set a new timeline and reached a new preferred project design for bluff erosion… Continue reading

River City grads reminisce

Each of the 10 River City Academy graduates present in the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex for the school’s Wednesday graduation ceremony gave a short speech… Continue reading

Fund balance cap, health care fund, cemetery expansion in Kenai budget

New features in the $15 million budget proposal that Kenai City Council members will be debating and voting on in the near future include a… Continue reading

New ownership brings fresh approach to movies, bowling in Kenai

Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct a reference to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Economic Development District's 2017 second-quarter consumer spending report.  … Continue reading

Kenai Bowling Alley not sold yet

The sale of Kenai’s bowling alley to Anchorage-based real estate consultant Dean You, which the Kenai City Council approved Jan. 18, was not finished by… Continue reading

Kenai to search for new bowling alley management

Editor's note: This story has been changed to remove an inacurrate statement of Charlotte Yamada's cost estimate to renovate the Kenai bowling alley. The Kenai… Continue reading

Kenai sells bowling alley

After 11 months of receiving offers and holding negotiations, the Kenai City Council has sold the former AlaskaLanes Bowling Alley, a closed business located on… Continue reading

Kenai bowling alley sold to Dean You

Bowling balls may soon be rumbling again down the lanes of Kenai’s bowling alley, bought this week by a group of business people that includes… Continue reading

Kenai sells mansion, will consider airstrip sale

The four-story, 7,556-square foot mansion on Kenai’s south beach belongs to the transportation and contracting company PRL Logistics, after the Kenai City Council unanimously sold… Continue reading

Kenai eagle nest to stream live online

Update, Friday May 19, 11:00 a.m — The city of Kenai's eagle cam is now online and streaming at​  When Kenai’s eagle camera begins… Continue reading

Lawton Acres options include ballot proposition, land trade, purchase

Prompted by a standing-room only crowd in the Kenai City Council Chambers on Monday night, Kenai council members discussed options for concluding a 30-year dispute… Continue reading

Kenai residents surprised by cul-de-sac paving

Leslei Spalding was among six Kenai property-owners who recently received bills from the city for $6,274.58 — part of the cost of a paving project… Continue reading

Mistaken pavement bill resolved

When property-owners on Kenai’s VIP Drive cul-de-sac were billed by the city for part of the cost of paving their road, they contested the bill,… Continue reading

Kenai manager anticipates difficult future budgeting

Declining sales taxes, anticipated reductions in state revenue sharing and pension funding, the rearrangement of a state meal program, and a probable rise in the… Continue reading