Kenai City Council

Kenai Fire Department is photographed earlier this year. Kenai City Council has authorized the purchase of a new fire engine for the department. (Photo by Erin Thompson)

Kenai approves fire engine purchase

The Kenai City Council has authorized the purchase of a new fire engine for the Kenai Fire Department, to be built by Hughes Fire Equipment,… Continue reading

 

Workers obtain a soil sample near Autumn Road on Oct. 9, 2014, in Nikiski, where the Alaska LNG Project would locate a facility to cool natural gas into a liquid form for export. Alaska Gasline Development Corp. staff told federal regulators it plans to begin work to relocate a stretch of highway near the proposed site next year, although it still lacks funds for land acquisition or construction. (Photo/File/Rashah McChesney)

Kenai Council unanimously supports Alaska LNG in Nikiski

The City of Kenai has joined the Kenai Peninsula Borough in supporting Nikiski as the location for Alaska Gasline Development Corporation’s (AGDC) liquefaction plant and… Continue reading

 

Kenai Police Lt. Ben Langham demonstrates how police prepare evidence for storage at Kenai Police Department headquarters on Thursday. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai receives safety grants

Kenai police and fire departments will be seeing some upgrades thanks to a grant from the State Homeland Security Program. At Wednesday night’s Kenai City… Continue reading

 

A gull inspects a discarded fish head on Kenai Beach on July 10, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai asks the state to declare this year’s upper Cook Inlet fishery an economic disaster

Wednesday night, the Kenai City Council unanimously voted to request that Gov. Bill Walker declare an economic disaster for the upper Cook Inlet fisheries region… Continue reading

A gull inspects a discarded fish head on Kenai Beach on July 10, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign opposing the Stand for Salmon ballot initiative in photographed on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

City of Kenai takes stand against Ballot Measure 1

The Kenai City Council voted to oppose Alaska Ballot Measure 1 at Wednesday’s meeting. All members of the council besides council member Bob Molloy voted… Continue reading

A sign opposing the Stand for Salmon ballot initiative in photographed on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Alaskalanes bowling alley is photographed on Thursday in Kenai. New owners have asked Kenai City Council to help reopen the business, which closed in 2015. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Future of Kenai bowling alley in limbo

Members of the public came out Wednesday night to urge Kenai City Council members to support Charlotte Yamada’s effort to reopen Kenai’s bowling alley. Yamada… Continue reading

Alaskalanes bowling alley is photographed on Thursday in Kenai. New owners have asked Kenai City Council to help reopen the business, which closed in 2015. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
Daubenspeck Family Park, near WalMart, is the chosen location for the Kenai dog park, on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai City Council approves construction of dog park

At Wednesday’s Kenai City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously to approve the construction and presence of a dog park at Daubenspeck Family Park in… Continue reading

Daubenspeck Family Park, near WalMart, is the chosen location for the Kenai dog park, on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai adds training in effort to prevent cyber attack

Kenai Mayor Brian Gabriel announced at Wednesday’s, Kenai City Council meeting that the city is taking preventive steps to avoid a cyber attack. Cities across… Continue reading

The Kenai Airport Commission has proposed that this sign, designed by the Kenai Neon Sign Company, face the Kenai Spur Highway from the annual wildflower field that Kenai’s city government plants in the vacant municipal land between the Spur and Lawton Drive. The Kenai Airport Commission has been developing plans for the sign — which would occupy a city-owned property legally dedicated to support the Kenai Municipal Airport and long contested between residential neighbors and prospective developers — since October 2017. The Kenai City Council will vote on whether to erect it after it’s considered by the Kenai Beautification Committee, then again by the Airport Commission. (Courtesy of the City of Kenai)

Kenai debates adding sign to Lawton Acres’ Field of Flowers

The Kenai Airport Commission’s plans for a sign marking the the annual wildflower field the city plants in a vacant municipal lot on Lawton Drive… Continue reading

The Kenai Airport Commission has proposed that this sign, designed by the Kenai Neon Sign Company, face the Kenai Spur Highway from the annual wildflower field that Kenai’s city government plants in the vacant municipal land between the Spur and Lawton Drive. The Kenai Airport Commission has been developing plans for the sign — which would occupy a city-owned property legally dedicated to support the Kenai Municipal Airport and long contested between residential neighbors and prospective developers — since October 2017. The Kenai City Council will vote on whether to erect it after it’s considered by the Kenai Beautification Committee, then again by the Airport Commission. (Courtesy of the City of Kenai)
Dipnetter Brad Gamblin (left) digs in the sand of Kenai’s north beach with his grandchildren Stella (in blue) and Marly Wilson on Thursday, July 26, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. The three, plus grandmother Cher Gamblin, brought the grandchildren on their first dipnetting trip this year. The morning, Brad Gamblin said, “was very productive.” Getting up early, he said the family had caught a dozen salmon by 9 a.m. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai’s exclusivity offering fails to bring vendors to the dipnet

This year’s personal-use dipnet fishery hasn’t draw many vendors to the north and south beaches along the mouth of the Kenai River. Nor did the… Continue reading

Dipnetter Brad Gamblin (left) digs in the sand of Kenai’s north beach with his grandchildren Stella (in blue) and Marly Wilson on Thursday, July 26, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. The three, plus grandmother Cher Gamblin, brought the grandchildren on their first dipnetting trip this year. The morning, Brad Gamblin said, “was very productive.” Getting up early, he said the family had caught a dozen salmon by 9 a.m. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)
This Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 photo shows the Kenai City Dock in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Kenai’s dock will go without an operator this year after CISPRI backs out

Kenai’s city dock will be without an operator this summer after Cook Inlet Spill Response and Prevention, Inc. (CISPRI) backed out of a deal with… Continue reading

This Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 photo shows the Kenai City Dock in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Kenai City Council prohibits marijuana cultivation facilities in residential zones

On Wednesday, the Kenai City Council unanimously prohibited marijuana cultivation facilities in residential zones. There were no public comments regarding the ordinance at Wednesday’s city… Continue reading