Nikiski

A recreation area reimagined

A recreation area reimagined

Nikiski Pool reopens after 2 1/2 months of extensive planning

 

Nikiski Fire Station #2, seen here on July 15, 2019 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

3 in Nikiski fire service test positive for virus

11 members of the department have been quarantined due to the possibility of COVID-19 exposure.

 

Judges Jenny Long and Treasa Cooper score one of the jumps during the cannonball contest at the Nikiski Pool on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikiski Pool holds first ever cannonball contest

Big splashes and even bigger smiles were in abundance at the Nikiski Pool’s first-ever Cannonball Contest Thursday. The event was free, and contestants were divided… Continue reading

 

Landon Lightfoot jumps into the Nikiski pool during a training scenario, June 30, 2014, at the Nikiski Pool, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion)

Nikiski Pool to open sooner than expected

Swimmers are able to get back into the Nikiski Pool earlier than expected. The pool officially opened on Wednesday morning, Nigel LaRiccia, the pool supervisor,… Continue reading

Landon Lightfoot jumps into the Nikiski pool during a training scenario, June 30, 2014, at the Nikiski Pool, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion)
Landon Lightfoot jumps into the Nikiski pool during a training scenario, June 30, 2014, at the Nikiski Pool, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion)

Nikiski Pool closed due to failed septic system

The Nikiski Pool is closed until further notice due to a failing septic system. It could be a while before programs and open swim are… Continue reading

Landon Lightfoot jumps into the Nikiski pool during a training scenario, June 30, 2014, at the Nikiski Pool, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion)
Community rallies around Nikiski firefighter Doss

Community rallies around Nikiski firefighter Doss

Nikiski firefighter Levi Doss may still be battling cancer, but his family and friends have shown that he has already come out a winner. An… Continue reading

Community rallies around Nikiski firefighter Doss
Snoopy, a 1-year-old mastiff, poses with reading glass in this undated photo. Snoopy was found shot and castrated, allegedly by his neighbor, in Nikiski on Tuesday night. (Photo courtesy of Valerie Henderson)

Nikiski man allegedly shoots, castrates neighbor’s dog

A Nikiski man was charged with animal cruelty for allegedly killing and mutilating his neighbor’s dog. Michael D. Ohms, 41, allegedly walked over to his… Continue reading

Snoopy, a 1-year-old mastiff, poses with reading glass in this undated photo. Snoopy was found shot and castrated, allegedly by his neighbor, in Nikiski on Tuesday night. (Photo courtesy of Valerie Henderson)

Borough, Nikiski seek to have greater participation in LNG export project

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is seeking an official role in federal permitting of plans to export North Slope natural gas to Asia via a 806-mile… Continue reading

Todd Brigham stands in what will soon be The Compass youth center’s cafe on Monday, July 23, 2018, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

A hub for industry becomes a community with opening of Nikiski youth center

Nikiski, an industrial base for oil, gas, mining and fishing for decades, was once rich with industry money and a number of bars, restaurants, cafes,… Continue reading

Todd Brigham stands in what will soon be The Compass youth center’s cafe on Monday, July 23, 2018, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The yellow line on this map shows the existing Kenai Spur Highway between approximately mile 19 and 22, while the striped line shows the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation’s chosen route for moving the highway around its planned natural gas liquifaction facility and export terminal in Nikiski. After considering approximately 26 possible routes since 2015, AGDC announced its choice at a Wednesday public meeting in Nikiski. (Map courtesy of Alaska Gasline Development Corporation).

AGDC selects shortest, least expensive Spur Highway option

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation announced Wednesday its chosen route for moving the Kenai Spur Highway around the natural gas liquefaction plant and export terminal… Continue reading

The yellow line on this map shows the existing Kenai Spur Highway between approximately mile 19 and 22, while the striped line shows the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation’s chosen route for moving the highway around its planned natural gas liquifaction facility and export terminal in Nikiski. After considering approximately 26 possible routes since 2015, AGDC announced its choice at a Wednesday public meeting in Nikiski. (Map courtesy of Alaska Gasline Development Corporation).
The yellow line on this map shows the existing Kenai Spur Highway between approximately mile 19 and 22, while the striped line shows the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation’s chosen route for moving the highway around its planned natural gas liquifaction facility and export terminal in Nikiski. After considering approximately 26 possible routes since 2015, AGDC announced its choice at a Wednesday public meeting in Nikiski. (Map courtesy of Alaska Gasline Development Corporation).

AGDC selects shortest, least expensive Spur Highway option

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation announced Wednesday its chosen route for moving the Kenai Spur Highway around the natural gas liquefaction plant and export terminal… Continue reading

The yellow line on this map shows the existing Kenai Spur Highway between approximately mile 19 and 22, while the striped line shows the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation’s chosen route for moving the highway around its planned natural gas liquifaction facility and export terminal in Nikiski. After considering approximately 26 possible routes since 2015, AGDC announced its choice at a Wednesday public meeting in Nikiski. (Map courtesy of Alaska Gasline Development Corporation).

AGDC selects route for Kenai Spur Highway around LNG plant

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation has chosen a route for the Kenai Spur Highway around its planned natural gas liquefaction plant. The preferred route, announced… Continue reading

This November 21, 2015 shows the sign designating the unofficial border of Nikiski, Alaska. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Gasline project to announce Spur reroute June 20

Nikiski residents who’ve been waiting since 2015 to find out whether a proposed relocation of the Kenai Spur Highway will run on or near their… Continue reading

This November 21, 2015 shows the sign designating the unofficial border of Nikiski, Alaska. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)
This July 1, 2017 photo shows the current end of the Kenai Spur Highway near Captain Cook State Recreation Area north of Nikiski, and the informal ATV trail that continues to the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Grey Cliffs and Moose Point subdivisions. On Thursday the Federal Highway Administration found that the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s plan for an 8 mile gravel extention of the road wouldn’t significantly impact the surrounding wetland environment, finishing the project’s envirnomental permiting. (Photo courtesy of the Federal Highway Administration).

North road extension environmental permitting finished

The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s plan to extend the Kenai Spur Highway north of Nikiski received its last piece of environmental permitting when Federal Highway Administration… Continue reading

This July 1, 2017 photo shows the current end of the Kenai Spur Highway near Captain Cook State Recreation Area north of Nikiski, and the informal ATV trail that continues to the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Grey Cliffs and Moose Point subdivisions. On Thursday the Federal Highway Administration found that the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s plan for an 8 mile gravel extention of the road wouldn’t significantly impact the surrounding wetland environment, finishing the project’s envirnomental permiting. (Photo courtesy of the Federal Highway Administration).
Matt Quiner of the Nikiski Fire Department checks his gear before dropping through a hole in the ice covering Island Lake as part of a training drill Friday, March 9, 2018 in Nikiski, Alaska. The Nikiski Fire Department is working on bringing all the members of its ice diving team up to proper certifications. To attain full certifications, divers have to clock a number of hours in the water, including practicing beneath the ice. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikiski Fire trains up on ice diving

The old saying goes that there’s no bad conditions, only bad gear. The Nikiski Fire Department is testing exactly how far that goes with some… Continue reading

Matt Quiner of the Nikiski Fire Department checks his gear before dropping through a hole in the ice covering Island Lake as part of a training drill Friday, March 9, 2018 in Nikiski, Alaska. The Nikiski Fire Department is working on bringing all the members of its ice diving team up to proper certifications. To attain full certifications, divers have to clock a number of hours in the water, including practicing beneath the ice. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
File photo contributed by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation The Arness Septage Site in Nikiski, shown here from the air in September 1985. The site was contaminated with thousands of gallons of oil and other industry wastes.

Nikiski water study underway

In addition to Alaska LNG project managers, and planners from Trans-Foreland Pipeline Company, Nikiski landowners will soon have another group of surveyors knocking on their… Continue reading

File photo contributed by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation The Arness Septage Site in Nikiski, shown here from the air in September 1985. The site was contaminated with thousands of gallons of oil and other industry wastes.

LNG project to use Kenai city water

If the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation builds its planned liquefaction plant and export terminal in Nikiski, its water will come from the city of Kenai,… Continue reading

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion Dozens of Nikiski residents gathered at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Thursday, April 14, 2016 for an update from the Alaska LNG Project team about updates to the project designs and the planned field work for the summer.

Alaska LNG plans water testing, drilling for summer work

The managers of the Alaska LNG Project are moving forward on field work planned for this summer, including water tests, offshore work and borehole drilling… Continue reading

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion Dozens of Nikiski residents gathered at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Thursday, April 14, 2016 for an update from the Alaska LNG Project team about updates to the project designs and the planned field work for the summer.

Alaska LNG Project water testing to occur in August

The Alaska LNG Project is moving forward with an aquifer pump test on its land in Nikiski this summer. The project, a collaborative effort between… Continue reading

This November 21, 2015 shows the sign designating the unofficial border of Nikiski, Alaska. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Borough establishes advisory board for Nikiski residents on LNG project

Nikiski residents now have a direct line to the Kenai Peninsula Borough government and the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation to voice their concerns about the… Continue reading

This November 21, 2015 shows the sign designating the unofficial border of Nikiski, Alaska. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)