Members of a shelter development work group meet at the Independent Living Center in Soldotna, Alaska, to discuss the establishment of an emergency cold-weather shelter on the peninsula on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

‘We want to see this shelter yesterday’

As winter approaches, work group looks to train emergency homeless shelter volunteers


ACLU: State prisons are overcrowded

Wildwood Correctional Center in Kenai was over maximum capacity for more than 200 days.

In this Nov. 14, 2019, photo provided by John Guillote and taken from an aerial drone shows the U.S. research vessel Sikuliaq as it makes its way through sea ice in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska’s north coast. University of Washington scientists onboard the research vessel are studying the changes and how less sea ice will affect coastlines, which already are vulnerable to erosion because increased waves delivered by storms. More erosion would increase the chance of winter flooding in villages and danger to hunters in small boats. (John Guillote via AP)

Warm oceans delay sea ice

Sea ice in the Chukchi Sea every day since mid-October has been the lowest on record.

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Cities back online sales tax initiative

Sales tax revenues help support government services in both Kenai and Soldotna.

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                                Grand Group members Joe Carlson (left), Nancy Carlson (front center), Sue Gill (back center) and Vicki Fruichantie smile for the camera Oct. 3 at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Kenai.

Parenting through the golden years

Local group provides support to grandparents raising grandchildren

Iraq War veteran Robert “R.J.” Carlough stands with a Quilt of Valor presented to him at the Veterans Day lunch held at the Elks Lodge on Nov. 11, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Carlough served in the U.S. Army First Division, 16th Infantry — the Big Red One — from 2002-10, and in Iraq from 2003-04. To his right is Karrie Youngblood, who quilted the work. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Quilters honor those who served on Veterans Day

More than 235,000 quilts have been presented nationally.

Roasted butternut squash tossed green salad offers a new take on traditional Thanksgiving meal flavors, as seen here ion Nov. 12, 2019, in Teri Robl’s kitchen in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Spice up Thanksgiving with butternut squash salad

From year to year, the guests at our table may have changed, but the food served hasn’t much at all.

Remembering old-fashioned Thanksgiving on the farm

The McClure old-fashioned Thanksgiving dinners of the past created wonderful memories for me.

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History Lessons: Coming in for the Landing: An Origin Story

Jim’s Landing honors two close friends: James (“Big Jim”) O’Brien and James (“Little Jim”) Dunmire.

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UAA’s Community Technical College Dean Denise Runge poses in the automotive lab. (Photo courtesy University of Alaska Anchorage)

Alaska Voices: Partnering with industries to build a stronger workforce

University of Alaska Anchorage works closely with local industries to constantly align our programs.

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Outdoors and Recreation

Tangled Up in Blue: Love & Volleyball

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Refuge notebook: Kenai refuge cabins are again open for business

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