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Kenai, Alaska is located in Kenai Peninsula County. Zip codes in Kenai, AK include 99611, and 99635. The median home price in Kenai is $237,500. More Kenai information.

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6 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Refinery closure leads to higher asphalt expense

Road construction costs north of the Alaska Range have increased because of the higher cost of asphalt, a consequence predicted when the North Pole refinery stopped producing asphalt oil June 1. Asphalt oil for projects in Fairbanks and points north now has to be shipped from the Tesoro refinery in Nikiski on the Kenai Peninsula, the Alaska Journal of Commerce reported. The change has increased the cost of asphalt oil by about 20 percent, or $150 per ton, said Travis Cline , general manager for Exclusive Paving.

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10 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

AK Beat: Decline in Canada caribou herds threatens subsistence hunts

Canadian caribou herds decline, threatening subsistence hunt: A sharp decline among caribou herds in the Canadian Arctic will mean difficult choices for First Nations who rely on the animals for subsistence, reports the Northern Journal . Caribou populations in the Bathurst and Bluenose herds have declined steeply in recent years, prompting discussions among First nations about limiting hunting or curtailing it altogether: "We have a choice between limited hunting and no hunting," told Northern Journal.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Peninsula Clarion

The beard is back

Jerry Terp, 59, of Kenai, won the Colonist category at this year's Alaska State Fair's Great Alaska Beard Contest in Palmer. Terp was severely burned in a house fire in October 2010.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Petroleum News

What is the solution?

The limitations and risks associated with the Railbelt power grid, the aging electricity artery that connects Alaska communities from Homer in the southern Kenai Peninsula north to Fairbanks in the Interior, have for several years formed the subject of lively debates and not too many decisions. And on Sept.

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Petroleum News

Love leaves legacy on and off the Slope

When oil was discovered in Alaska, first at Swanson River on the Kenai Peninsula in 1957 and later in 1967 at Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope, the companies that made the discoveries attracted scores of talented geologists, engineers and other workers to the Last Frontier to assist in bringing the ne....

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Buccaneer bankruptcy leaves millions in unpaid Alaska bills

The Endeavour jack-up rig, once operated by the now-bankrupt Buccaneer Energy, is seen on an overcast day working at the Cosmopolitan prospect in summer 2013. The company bankruptcy has left millions in unpaid bills in Alaska, putting the pinch on some local Peninsula businesses.

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Homer News

Dusek selected as district's interim superintendent

At its once-a-year meeting in Homer on Monday, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board unanimously approved authorizing Board President Joe Arness to offer Sean Dusek the position of interim superintendent and to negotiate the terms of Dusek's employment. "The KPBSD school board is proud and happy to be offering the position of interim superintendent to Mr. Sean Dusek," said Joe Arness, board president, in a press release issued by the district.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

AK Beat: Russia erecting military base on Wrangel Island

New Russian military bases going up on Wrangel Island: Russia has started constructing new military bases on Wrangel Island northwest of Alaska and on Cape Schmidt on Russia's Arctic coast with two sets of 34 prefabricated modules, The Moscow Times reported Monday, quoting a spokesman for the Defense Ministry. Island and Cape Schmidt, block-modules have been unloaded for the construction of military camps.

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APRN

Tropical Storm Headed Toward Prince William Sound, Kenai Peninsula

A tropical storm is making its way from Asia to Alaska. It's expected to reach the Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound later this week.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Homer Tribune

FYI - News briefs & announcements - Sept. 10

Albertson's Grocery Stores is under the process of purchasing Safeway Grocery Stores country-wide, Safeway announced in a press release. The merger will create a network of more than 2,400 stores, including those in Alaska, said Teena Massinghill, spokesperson.

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Homer Tribune

Lead, follow - or get out of the way

Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way; the inspiring words of Gen. George Patton.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Tim Bradner: Things are looking rosy in Cook Inlet

Lost in the furor over Ballot Measure 1, the failed North Slope oil tax repeal, is that things are really going well in Cook Inlet, Alaska's other oil patch. Oil production has increased smartly in the last year in the Inlet's aging oil and gas fields, in fact almost doubling in the last five years.

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Peninsula Clarion

Flint Hills refinery closure makes for higher-priced asphalt

As paving season peaks, getting asphalt to construction sites across Alaska has become more complicated and expensive since Flint Hills Resources closed its North Pole oil refinery. The real price of asphalt oil has spiked about 20 percent over last year - about $150 per ton - for construction projects in Fairbanks and more remote locations, Exclusive Paving General Manager Travis Cline said.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

TrekEarth

Cook Inlet

Alaska's Cook Inlet stretches 290 km between the Kenai Peninsula and the mainland. It provides access by ocean shipping to Anchorage.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Officials urge driver caution in high moose areas

In this photo taken Aug. 29, 2014, Tom Netschert, Ron McAlpin and Jesse Bjorkman, members of the Board of Directors for the Alaska Kenai Peninsula Chapter Safari Club International in collaboration with the Department of Transportation, install Moose Crash Area signs along the Kenai Spur Highway and Sterling Highway on the Central Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. According to Alaska Fish and Game, known road kills account for about one-third of all moose killed by humans.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage woman pleads guilty to profiting off tax-free cigarettes obtained illegally

Fifty-two-year-old Anchorage woman Sun Sims has pleaded guilty in federal court to evading the city's tax on cigarettes. Sims entered guilty pleas to charges of mail fraud, conspiracy to launder money and "conspiracy to make false statements regarding the distribution of cigarettes," according to the U.S. Attorney's Office District of Alaska.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Flint Hills refinery closure makes for higher-priced asphalt

Prices for asphalt have spiked this construction season following the closure of the Flint Hills Resources refinery in North Pole. A 20 percent increase for projects around Fairbanks and remote areas is being driven by the additional costs of transporting asphalt oil from the Tesoro refinery in Nikiski.

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APRN

Invasive Elodea Found In Valley

According to Brianne Blackburn, with the state Plant Materials Center in Palmer, the aquatic plant has been found in remote Alexander Lake, which is accessible only by floatplane or by boat. Blackburn says a team has been sent to the lake to determine the extent of the infestation.

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Homer News

Adjustments to Cook Inlet fishery regs sought

Fishery participants have submitted nine agenda change requests, or ACRs, which would open up certain aspects of Cook Inlet management plans during the 2014-2015 meeting year, rather than waiting until the next regularly scheduled Cook Inlet meetings in 2016-2017. The majority were proposed by setnetters, who are asking the board to change fishery regulations in part based on how major management plan changes passed at the February 2014 Upper Cook Inlet meeting have played out this summer, although one would also limit participation and harvest in the personal use fishery.

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Homer News

Cook Inlet oil production up 25 percent

Cook Inlet oil producers have boosted output 25 percent in the last year, data from the state Department of Natural Resources indicates. Production averaged 16,288 barrels per day in the first half of 2014 compared with 13,087 barrels per day in the same period of 2013.

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