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? The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce's annual community awards celebration is at noon today at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. RSVP to 262-9814. Chamber members receive two complimentary tickets; additional tickets are $20.
HEA debuts Nikiski energy facility

"It's humming!" Rick Roeske, shouted over the deep vibrations emitting from the maze of whirring turbines and endless pipes crisscrossing within the new Nikiski Combined Cycle facility, where the majority of the Kenai Peninsula's power is now produced.
Study to seek answers if large Cook Inlet oil or gas discovery made

What needs to be done if there is a large oil or gas discovery in Cook Inlet? What can be done to monetize it? What infrastructure will be needed? These are all questions John Torgerson, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, and his organization has been tasked with answering. He contends the questions must be asked to prepare the local area and industry in the event one of the many new companies exploring Cook Inlet finds what they are looking for - big pockets of previously undiscovered hydrocarbons.
Around the Peninsula

Respite services available Economic development to be discussed Caregiver workshop set Soccer registration begins Boot camp slated Recycling fund-raiser set Lip sync contest slated
Everyone shares wealth of peninsula wilderness

They just aren't making any new mountains, rivers or seashores. Wilderness, by any definition, is in limited supply.
Offices work off each other

In an economic development forum at Wednesday's Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Jack Brown, business development manager for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Community and Economic Division, and John Parker, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, said each of their offices each serve a distinct purpose in spurring economic development in the borough.
EDD director switches gears for Boys and Girls Club post

After serving 18 months as the executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, Betsy Arbelovsky is going back to what she loves most: working with children.


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