A recently released document has given the thumbs up for companies to take the first step in a potential geothermal energy project on Augustine Island, which hosts the volcano of the same name. A Jan.
During its first regular meeting since former Soldotna Mayor Peter Micciche departed for service in the Legislature, the Soldotna City Council unanimously passed three ordinances, two of which included accepting grant money.
Recent news the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Oil and Gas has approved the lease of land on Augustine Island for geothermal energy exploration is good news, anyway you want...
Due to heavy rainfall and road damage, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation has closed the Pillars boat launch in the Kenai River Special Management area. According to a press...
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management is watching several areas of concern and potential road closures as storm water runoff continues to swamp roadways and cause river flooding. According to a media release residents should avoid flooded areas and roads and watch for traffic diversions. Several areas have either already been closed or are being watched including -Areas of the Kenai River where the bank is eroding faster than normal -Leopold Road in Ninilchik which has yet to be closed but should be avoided
During a tour of the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence, visitors saw several stories. Behind safety tape and blocked off zones, men in coveralls and hard hats worked to get the rig shipshape for the fall drilling season. Pipes and wiring spread around the decks. A technician worked on a satellite communications dish. Notes written on walls like "fire extinguisher here" showed items still to be done. In the galley, weary men filled up on chips, sandwiches and fruit.
Buccaneer Energy's jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence will leave the Homer Deep Water Dock and Kachemak Bay by Oct. 31, said Buccaneer vice president Mark Landt.
For the past two weeks, volunteer mariners have conducted free boat examinations on the Central Peninsula, marking the approach of Memorial Day weekend and boating season. Members of the Kenai Flotilla of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary have examined various personal-use boats to determine if the boats meet federal and state requirements. "We look for valid registration, personal flotation devices, fire extinguisher," said George Leighton, vice flotilla commander. "And depending on the vessel, we check for other requirements."
More than 30 residents crowded the Tustumena Elementary School on Wednesday night to hear an update from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation on the recently funded public drift boat takeout on the Kasilof River. So far, the division has gathered just short of 90 comments on the proposed public takeout facility to be located in the lower portions of the river to address the increasing demand from users of the drift boat-only fishery.
In the first phase of the construction project, the division is asking the public for their input on what they would like to see from the project, said DNR project manager Monica Alvarez.
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