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Signs welcome travelers to the Kenai Municipal Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Federal funds coming to peninsula airports

The money was made available under the American Rescue Plan Act.

 

A stretch of Kenai Spur Highway can be seen in this August 2019 photo in Soldotna, Alaska. (Clarion file)

ATVs, other all-purpose vehicles, to be OK on some peninsula roads

The regulations drew safety concerns when first proposed earlier this year.

 

A spruce bark beetle is seen on the underside of a piece of bark taken from logs stacked near Central Peninsula Landfill on Thursday, July 1, 2021 near Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Feds fund beetle kill mitigation efforts

The funds were part of $2 million in beetle kill mitigation funds obtained by Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

 

Cars wait on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 while debris is cleared on a section of the Sterling Highway that was blocked by a landslide that took place on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, near Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Both lanes open after landslide blocks Sterling Highway in Cooper Landing

The slide was about 250-feet wide and 6- to 8-feet thick with mud and debris.

Cars wait on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 while debris is cleared on a section of the Sterling Highway that was blocked by a landslide that took place on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, near Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Debris is cleared on a section of the Sterling Highway on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 near Cooper Landing, Alaska. A landslide on Sunday morning blocked both lanes of the highway, which had partially reopened Monday. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Traffic moving with delays in Cooper Landing after landslide

The landslide happened on a section of road between Mileposts 49 and 51 on the Sterling Highway.

Debris is cleared on a section of the Sterling Highway on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 near Cooper Landing, Alaska. A landslide on Sunday morning blocked both lanes of the highway, which had partially reopened Monday. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Kyle Kornelis speaks at a public meeting about the Runway 7-25 Rehabilitation Project on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna airport unveils revamped runway

Runway 7-25 was temporarily closed earlier this year while it underwent renovations.

Kyle Kornelis speaks at a public meeting about the Runway 7-25 Rehabilitation Project on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
A map shows the location of a safety corridor project along the Sterling Highway between Sterling and Soldotna. (Photo courtesy of DOT&PF)

State seeks business input for safety corridor

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities said Monday it is working with business owners along the Sterling Highway to minimize the impact proposed… Continue reading

A map shows the location of a safety corridor project along the Sterling Highway between Sterling and Soldotna. (Photo courtesy of DOT&PF)
Traffic moves north along the Sterling Highway shortly after a fatal crash closed the highway for several hours Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. The state is seeking federal funding for a project aimed at improving safety along the Sterling Highway between mileposts 82.5 to 94, or between Sterling and Soldotna. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

State looks to federal funding for Sterling Highway project

The project is aimed at improving highway safety between Sterling and Soldotna.

Traffic moves north along the Sterling Highway shortly after a fatal crash closed the highway for several hours Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. The state is seeking federal funding for a project aimed at improving safety along the Sterling Highway between mileposts 82.5 to 94, or between Sterling and Soldotna. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
Alaska Native leaders say racial discrimination still affects communities
Alaska Native leaders say racial discrimination still affects communities
Lawmakers: Ferries will struggle even with small cash infusion
Lawmakers: Ferries will struggle even with small cash infusion

Ninilchik launches Homer-Kenai bus service

Western Kenai Peninsula residents can now get to Homer, Kenai or Ninilchik by shuttle, courtesy of the Ninilchik Traditional Council. The tribal government, based in… Continue reading

There are four different options to relocate a 15-mile stretch of the Sterling Highway in order to avoid Cooper Landing including the Juneau Creek Alternative, which Governor Bill Walker and the Alaska congressional delegation prefer, and the G-South Alternative, which is the federal governments choice route. (Photo courtesy of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities)

Walker, congressional delegation advocate for northern Cooper Landing bypass route

Gov. Bill Walker and Alaska’s congressional delegation are asking for a resolution in the long-running dispute on how to build a 15-mile bypass of a… Continue reading

There are four different options to relocate a 15-mile stretch of the Sterling Highway in order to avoid Cooper Landing including the Juneau Creek Alternative, which Governor Bill Walker and the Alaska congressional delegation prefer, and the G-South Alternative, which is the federal governments choice route. (Photo courtesy of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities)

Snow slows traffic, though few accidents reported in Kenai, Soldotna

With a measurable amount of snow on the roadways this morning, it’s time to slow down and bust out the four-wheel drive. Drivers in Kenai,… Continue reading

Two dead in crash near Hope junction

Two people were killed after a crash on an icy Seward Highway near Hope junction on Saturday morning, according to Alaska State Troopers The crash,… Continue reading