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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)

Andeavor lets Nikiski LNG export license lapse

In the near future Andeavor won’t be exporting natural gas from the liquefaction plant and terminal in Nikiski it acquired on Feb. 1 from ConocoPhillips.… Continue reading

This Feb. 2, 2008 file photo shows the ConocoPhillips LNG facility in Nikiski. (Clarion file photo)

Andeavor buys Kenai LNG Facility

Andeavor has acquired the Kenai Liquefied Natural Gas facility, located in Nikiski, from ConocoPhillips. The company announced Thursday the LNG facility will be a natural… Continue reading

This Feb. 2, 2008 file photo shows the ConocoPhillips LNG facility in Nikiski. (Clarion file photo)

AGDC to choose Kenai Spur Highway route by June

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) plans to choose by June between two possible ways to move the Kenai Spur Highway around the natural gas… Continue reading

This map shows in red the two possible reroutes of the Kenai Spur Highway that the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation is considering around its planned natural gas liquefaction and export terminal in Nikiski. (Courtesy of Alaska Gasline Development Corporation, modified by Peninsula Clarion to show LNG facility area)

AGDC narrows Spur Highway relocation to two routes

  Editor's note: This story has been updated to mention AGDC's Feb. 19 meeting with the Nikiski Community Council. The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation has… Continue reading

This map shows in red the two possible reroutes of the Kenai Spur Highway that the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation is considering around its planned natural gas liquefaction and export terminal in Nikiski. (Courtesy of Alaska Gasline Development Corporation, modified by Peninsula Clarion to show LNG facility area)

AGDC shares new plans for LNG pipeline

Editor's note: This story has been changed to clarify that realtor Katie Uei has based her sales price estimates on conversation with Nikiski residents and… Continue reading

Teachers and students at Nikiski North Star Elementary in Nikiski, Alaska filled the library on Thursday, Nov. 9 morning at the first Stories with Style, a weekly event that transforms the library into a hair salon. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Stories with style

Ribbons, combs and hair gel lined the counter of Nikiski North Star’s library on Thursday while a group of volunteers waited for their first clients… Continue reading

Teachers and students at Nikiski North Star Elementary in Nikiski, Alaska filled the library on Thursday, Nov. 9 morning at the first Stories with Style, a weekly event that transforms the library into a hair salon. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
Travis Burnett (right) takes a shot with a dart at The Place Bar and Motel on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 near Nikiski, Alaska. Burnett is part of a team that shoots darts at various bars around the central Kenai Peninsula, with his team headquartered at the Main Street Tap and Grill in Kenai. They rotate around other bars on an every-other-week basis. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

New owners take over at Nikiski’s The Place Bar

Bears peek out from various corners of the inside of the bar at The Place Bar and Motel — a wooden one from near a… Continue reading

Travis Burnett (right) takes a shot with a dart at The Place Bar and Motel on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 near Nikiski, Alaska. Burnett is part of a team that shoots darts at various bars around the central Kenai Peninsula, with his team headquartered at the Main Street Tap and Grill in Kenai. They rotate around other bars on an every-other-week basis. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
The road to Gray Cliff and Moose Point is a narrow, muddy path, shown on Monday, April 11, 2016 near Nikiski, Alaska. The Kenai Peninsula Borough is working on plans to extend a gravel road toward the subdivisions north of Nikiski. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

North Road extension project hits delay

A regulatory hangup will delay the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Kenai Spur Highway extension project for a few months. The project, known commonly as the North… Continue reading

The road to Gray Cliff and Moose Point is a narrow, muddy path, shown on Monday, April 11, 2016 near Nikiski, Alaska. The Kenai Peninsula Borough is working on plans to extend a gravel road toward the subdivisions north of Nikiski. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Nikiski incorporation effort pauses for thought

Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct inaccuracies about effects on the Kenai Peninsula Borough's tax base if Nikiski incorporated with the proposed… Continue reading

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

Preliminary report points out issues with Nikiski incorporation effort

A preliminary report to the state’s Local Boundary Commission cites a number of aspects in Nikiski’s petition to incorporate into a home-rule city that don’t… Continue reading

This Nov. 21, 2015 shows the sign designating the unofficial border of Nikiski, Alaska. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)
This map shows the proposed boundaries for the City of Nikiski, as the petitioners submitted them to the state Local Boundary Commission. The boundaries would follow the same lines as the current Nikiski Fire and Emergency Service Area. (Courtesy the Local Boundary Commission)

Challenges remain in making patchwork into a city

Nikiski residents are rolling onward in their bid to become a city. A group of citizens has successfully filed a petition with the Local Boundary… Continue reading

This map shows the proposed boundaries for the City of Nikiski, as the petitioners submitted them to the state Local Boundary Commission. The boundaries would follow the same lines as the current Nikiski Fire and Emergency Service Area. (Courtesy the Local Boundary Commission)