Dale Vaughn, is one of the first graduates of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s Henu’ Community Wellness Court program, on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Kenai, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Henu’ Community Wellness Court honors first graduates

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe Henu’ Community Wellness Court celebrated the program’s first graduates Friday afternoon at the Tyotkas Elder Center.… Continue reading

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker abandons election

Incumbent independent throws support behind Democratic candidate Mark Begich.

Teachers, support staff and community members, many of them wearing red, prepare to listen to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education’s Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Negotiations continue between school district and unions

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District met last week with the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Educational… Continue reading

A sign opposing the Stand for Salmon ballot initiative in photographed on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

City of Kenai takes stand against Ballot Measure 1

The Kenai City Council voted to oppose Alaska Ballot Measure 1 at Wednesday’s meeting. All members of the council besides… Continue reading

A gull inspects a discarded fish head on Kenai Beach on July 10, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai asks the state to declare this year’s upper Cook Inlet fishery an economic disaster

Wednesday night, the Kenai City Council unanimously voted to request that Gov. Bill Walker declare an economic disaster for the… Continue reading

A king salmon during the 67th annual Golden North Salmon Derby at the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in August 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska scientists pen letter backing salmon measure

Former scientists and fisheries managers are taking sides over Ballot Measure 1.

Marge Mullen shows a third-grade class how the residents of the Howard Lee Homestead heated their home, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Students get firsthand account of Soldotna’s homesteading history

Third graders at Soldotna Elementary are learning all about their community. Marge Mullen, one of the city’s first homesteaders, it… Continue reading

Students file out of busses on the first day of school on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Mountain View Elementary in Kenai. The children were welcomed by bubble machines, jazz music and Principal Kircher. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School Briefs for Oct. 22 – Oct. 28

Soldotna High School Monday, October 22nd SoHi Staff Lounge: After Prom Parents of Juniors meeting at 5:30pm. After Grad Parents Continue reading...

The Kenai River flows into Skilak Lake, as seen on a traverse from Fuller Lakes Trail to Skyline Trail on Sunday, July 1, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Opinion: Ballot Measure 1 will be disastrous for outdoor enthusiasts

Alaskans love to hunt and fish. A quick glance at any Alaskans’ social media feed in the fall, with all Continue reading...

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