Ben Boettger

Alaska LNG presents information to local businesses

Although few specifics of the Alaska Liquid Natural Gas Project’s contracting procedures have been worked out, Alaska LNG contracting engineer Dan DeVries felt confident telling… Continue reading

Troubadour North hopes to spread ‘Alaska Sound.’

Editor's note: This article has been changed to correct information about the structure of the Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands competition, and to… Continue reading

Enstar completes construction north of Kenai River along Bridge Access Road

Drivers on Kenai’s Bridge Access Road may have noticed that the construction equipment, workers, and orange signs that previously occupied the road’s east side have… Continue reading

Kenai vape shop may face problems from smoking bill

Stephanie Chilton, who with her husband Jamie Chilton co-owns the Kenai e-cigarette store High Voltage Vapes, said that she supports most provisions of an Alaska… Continue reading

Future of ammonia tax credit bill uncertain

A bill offering a tax credit to producers of ammonia and urea was passed by the State House of Representatives on April 13. It was… Continue reading

Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee prepares to seek members

The Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee, a nascent non-profit group intended to foster collaboration on safety issues in Cook Inlet waterways, is drafting a charter… Continue reading

Medical providers look at implications of health care expansion

Kenai Peninsula health care providers are looking at potential effects of the Medicaid expansion currently being debated in the state legislature. Governor Bill Walker introduced… Continue reading

Online tool aids oil-spill response

Chemical oceanographer Sue Saupe said in 1990 and 1991, when she studied the long-term impact of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, she had trouble… Continue reading

Dogs and handlers participate in barn hunt

On Friday, Kenai peninsula dog owners and their pets had the opportunity to participate in barn hunting, a new canine sport that tests a dog’s… Continue reading

Kenai redesigns police car interiors

Two members of the Kenai city maintenance department saw something that could be better and made it better. Kenai mechanic Scott Morris and foreman Randy… Continue reading

Donation to Kenai Performers moves forward

In February, the non-profit Kenai Performers theatre troupe asked the city of Kenai to donate land on which the group could build a theatre. At… Continue reading

Medical administrators look at implications of health care expansion

In addition to making an estimated 5,830 Kenai Peninsula residents eligible for Medicaid, the Medicaid expansion being debated in the state legislature could have behind-the-scenes… Continue reading

Kenai library plans to join state-wide catalog

Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct the name of the Kenai Community Library, incorrectly given as the Kenai Public Library. The number… Continue reading

Kenai road proposal criticized

Editor's note: This story has been changed to correctly identify the agency critical of the road as the federal, rather than the state, Fish and… Continue reading

Grant Lake hydroelectric project open to comments

Plans for a controversial hydroelectric plant are available for public examination in their most detailed form to date. On March 27, Homer Electric Association, working… Continue reading

Kenai council supports Ruffner for Board of Fish

Board of Fish nominee Robert Ruffner will go to his confirmation hearing before the House Resource Committee today at 1:00 p.m with the endorsement of… Continue reading

Fire season begins, burn permits now required

Following the start of Alaska’s official fire season on Wednesday, outdoor fire-starters will need permission to burn from state authorities. Burn permits, issued by the… Continue reading

Global change, local action

Scientists and citizens met to discuss the global ecological phenomenon of climate change in relation to Kenai Peninsula communities last weekend. The Central Peninsula League… Continue reading

Alaska Native orators speak

The nine speakers from the Alaskan Native community who presented at Friday’s Alaska Native Oratory event at Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai River Campus, offered their… Continue reading

Record-holding archer and her father reflect on hunt

Kendra Brush, a junior at Cook Inlet Academy, said she made her first big game kill in 2009. “It was a hog in Texas,” she… Continue reading