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Alaska proposal seeks funding for ocean farming, aquaculture

Dec. 20, 2021 15:47 PM EST

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Ocean farming and aquaculture in Alaska’s coastal regions could get a boost from a federal grant program. The U.S. Economic Development Administration is taking grant applications as part of the American Rescue Plan that provides pandemic relief funding. ...

Kenai Peninsula Borough nixes assembly meetings beyond Kenai

Dec. 09, 2021 14:45 PM EST

Members of the governing body of an Alaska borough roughly the size of West Virginia won’t hold meetings in 2022 outside the governing city, a practice that became a casualty of the coronavirus pandemic. The Kenai Peninsula Borough this week nixed annual one-time, in-person...

Russian River campground, road to close for improvement work

Nov. 24, 2021 12:52 PM EST

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A popular Kenai Peninsula recreation spot near Cooper Landing will be closed for nearly a year to partially rebuild a road and reinforce parts of the hillside along the Kenai River, U.S. Forest Service officials said. The...

Soldotna seeks to create new 'main street' along Kenai River

Oct. 29, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

SOLDOTNA, Alaska (AP) — The city of Soldotna wants to create a new “main street” running parallel to the Kenai River. City officials on Thursday applied for a $360,000 federal grant that they hope would fund planning for the project that is also expected to boost...

Alaskans raise funds for library amid cries of censorship

Oct. 27, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — An impromptu fundraiser to allow an Alaska library to purchase books amid cries of censorship has twice surpassed its goal. The fund was established after the Kenai City Council delayed accepting a grant until the library director provide a list of...

Soldotna cemetery expansion project provides 400 new plots

Oct. 20, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

SOLDOTNA, Alaska (AP) — An expansion project that will provide 400 new plots at the Soldotna city cemetery is nearing completion, officials said. Soldotna Community Memorial Park became the city’s first cemetery when it opened in 2011, the Peninsula Clarion reported....