Shoppers make book purchases during the busy holiday shopping season at River City Books in Soldotna on Friday. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

A reader’s guide to local holiday gift shopping

Whether it be poetry, adventure, nonfiction or cookbooks, local writers cover a variety of genres. The gift of books and… Continue reading

Kenai police offer security checks on unattended homes

Kenai Police Department is offering free vacation checks to city residents leaving their homes vacant for the holiday season. Lt.… Continue reading

Community to celebrate winter solstice

Friday marks the winter equinox — the shortest day and longest night of the year. The sun will rise at… Continue reading

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Earthquake dominates Dunleavy’s talks with Trump, cabinet

He wants Alaska on administration’s radar.

Trevor Davis skates on Bottenintnin Lake on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Hit the ice

Some central Kenai Peninsula outdoors enthusiasts have found a silver lining to the slow snow start to winter. And it… Continue reading

Clouds and smoke curl around the top of Augustine Volcano on Sunday, June 4, 2017 on Augustine Island, Alaska. The remote island in Cook Inlet is composed of little more than the volcano and its surrounding debris. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai’s tsunami risk is low, but not impossible

On the morning of Nov. 30, many residents on the Kenai Peninsula received automated tsunami warnings on their cell phones… Continue reading

Unhinged Alaska: A different kind of gift

Dec. 11, 2018 nearly slowed my Christmas spirit roll to a complete stop when Old Man Winter suddenly showed up Continue reading...

Recycling Bin: Walk green

Walk green Allbirds aims to pioneer greener ways to make shoes with high-quality and minimalist design. As a certified B Continue reading...

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This undated photo provided by America’s Test Kitchen in September 2018 shows a deep dish apple pie in Brookline, Mass. (Carl Tremblay/America’s Test Kitchen via AP)

Healthier Holidays

Healthier Holidays The holidays are a wonderful time of year, full of joyous celebrations and time with loved ones. However, Continue reading...

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Now Playing: ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ — for when blockbusters and indies don’t appeal

You would think with streaming video being the norm and the fact that there are a million different options of Continue reading...

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Sports

State wrestling sees final Hutchison appearance; Homer boys capture state title

More than two decades after the first Hutchison stepped onto an Alaska state wrestling mat, the last one walked off… Continue reading

 

Saturday hoops: Area teams claim titles

The Nikiski girls defeated Houston 55-11 to roll to the Craig Jung Kenai River Challenge championship on Saturday, while the… Continue reading