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Spruce cones harvested for Alaska reforestation

...sent last winter to a nursery in Alberta, Canada. About 44,000 seedlings sent back to Alaska were recently planted on more than 176 acres in the Fairbanks area.Officials say the Kenai Peninsula received another 60,000 seedlings.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-17/spruce-cones-harvested-alaska-reforesta
State
Refinery closure leads to higher asphalt expense

...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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/refinery-closure-leads-higher-asphalt-e
State
New Audubon study reveals climate change effects on many bird species

...only hummingbird species to regularly nest in Alaska. These feisty birds nest in Southeast Alaska up through the Kenai Peninsula with small numbers in Anchorage. The climate model projects that Rufous Hummingbirds will lose their current wintering...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-12/new-audubon-study-reveals-climate-ch
Outdoors
Tails of endearment

...money for kids in need on the Kenai Peninsula.At the Alaska State Fair...number of homeless students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, she wanted to do something...raised more than $600 at the Kenai Peninsula Fair for homeless kids in the community...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-11/tails-endearment
State
Anchorage store owner pleads guilty to tobacco fraud

...and said they would be sold at the two stores on the Kenai Peninsula, avoided the excise tax, and instead sold them at...money into cashier's checks in the name of the two Kenai Peninsula stores, prosecutors said, and then use the cashier's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-09/anchorage-store-owner-pleads-guilty-tob
State
Construction continues on Kenai visitors center

...windows are essential not only for visitors and staff in the extreme low temperatures that can be experienced on the Kenai Peninsula during the winter, but for the construction itself, Eskelin said."Because this building is being built to LEED...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-09/construction-continues-kenai-visitors-c
State
Officials urge drivers to be cautious in high moose areas

...clear carcasses in the central Kenai Peninsula area, including Speakman, who...Netschert, president of the Alaska Kenai Peninsula Chapter Safari Club International...crash kill" signs on central Kenai Peninsula Highways in areas that have high...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-08/officials-urge-drivers-be-cautious-high
State
Anchor Point's assistant chief home on peninsula

...After 13 years away from the Kenai Peninsula, former Homer News and Peninsula...Soldotna is contracted with the Kenai Peninsula Borough to supervise borough-run...response personnel on the southern Kenai Peninsula, Loshbaugh said, "Unless you're...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-08/anchor-points-assistant-chief-home-peni
State
Store owner pleads guilty to tobacco fraud

...and said they would be sold at the two stores on the Kenai Peninsula, avoided the excise tax, and instead sold them at...money into cashier's checks in the name of the two Kenai Peninsula stores, prosecutors said, and then use the cashier's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-08/store-owner-pleads-guilty-tobacco-fraud
State
Governor names Jensen to Alaska Historical Commission

...since 1982. He is currently the associate professor of history and political science at the University of Alaska Kenai Peninsula College. Hawfield is appointed to a seat nominated by the Alaska Historical Society. Cole is the director of the...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-09-04/governor-names-jensen-alaska-historical-c
Art

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