Onward and upward

Kenai Central High School grads begin new adventures

River City Academy valedictorian Steven Hunter Smith (front) awaits the presentation of diplomas Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

A close-knit class bids farewell to school

River City Academy graduates class of 12

Isabella Koch helps Garrett Koch perfect the finishing touches before they walk in their graduation ceremony Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Ninilchik School in Ninilchik, Alaska. They are two of four total Ninilchik graduates this year. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Four Ninilchik graduates reflect on time in small school

‘I liked how it was small and you got one-on-one contact with the teachers’

Kenai peninsula Borough School District administration, members from the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association meet at a collective bargaining session to continue contract negotiations for employees who have been without contracts for a year, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School district employees vote to strike

75% of certified staff voted “yes” on a walkout

Kenai Peninsula College supporters hold a sign in the back of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers at Tuesday’s meeting, May 21, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough Assembly moves to boost KPC funding

‘Your dollars help us fund a place rich with education for these students so they don’t have to leave’

Student Body President Alie Minium gives her opening speech during the 2019 Nikiski High School graduation in Nikiski, Alaska on May 20, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

‘Don’t forget the small town of Nikiski’

Nikiski grads say goodbye, look to future

John Wachtel, a former National Parks Service employee, places new cedar shingles on the roof of the Saint Nicholas Memorial Chapel as part of new restorative efforts, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Old Town Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai’s historic chapel gets makeover

Restoration efforts underway at Saint Nicholas chapel

A spruce tree showing heavy damage from spruce bark beetles stands on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ben Boetttger/Peninsula Clarion file)

Opinion: Spruce beetle outbreak will require all hands, all lands solutions

This time, the beetle’s rate of spread appears to be outpacing the last outbreak

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The cast of “An Ideal Husband” pose for a photo during a rehearsal on May 19, 2019, at Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Pier One season opens with Wilde play

First performed in 1893, ‘An Ideal Husband’ takes place at a London dinner party.

The Berkeley Pit abuts the City of Butte on Silver Bow Creek in southwestern Montana. (Courtesy Photo)

Opinion: As Alaskans consider Pebble Mine, a cautionary tale from Montana

In our state, we live with mining’s other legacy: permanent pollution.

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Pioneer Potluck: About bears and more bears

Mexicali goulash, Mexican hot dish, Southwestern potato pepper jack cheese soup, Mexican moose steak

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