Sen. Bill Wielechowski, R-Anchorage, center, and Sen. Mike Shower, R-Wasilla, right, listen members from the Department of Revenue give a state revenue forecast during a Senate Finance Committee meeting at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Volatile oil market prompts conservative forecasts

New Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration is taking a more conservative approach to oil revenue forecasting to help avoid the… Continue reading

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Soldotna High School, pictured on Thursday. (Photo by Victoria Petersen)

SOHI shooting threat unsubstantiated

After rumors of a possible school shooting at Soldotna High School spread via social media Wednesday night, the Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

A contractor plows snow down Forest Drive in Kenai on Jan. 17, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough Mayor defends the Peninsula’s snow plowing efforts at latest borough meeting

Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce defended the maintenance efforts of the Road Service Area at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting… Continue reading

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Hoop Dances are the finale of every Yellow Bird performance. (Courtesy photo)

Kenaitze to host indigenous dance group Saturday

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe will welcome an internationally known indigenous dance group this Saturday as part of the Native Youth… Continue reading

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Democratic Alaska state Rep. Neal Foster, left, smiles after being elected temporary speaker of the House, Thursday, in Juneau. The House has yet to organize a majority and elect a permanent speaker. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Alaska House elects temporary speaker, swears in new member

JUNEAU — The Alaska House elected a temporary speaker and swore in its newest member Thursday, steps legislative leaders saw… Continue reading

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Dunleavy unveils plan for PFD back payments

That mega PFD isn’t happening this year, in his plan.

More panels of the hidden mural were revealed Wednesday, as construction crews work on the remodel at the Kenai Municipal Airport. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Airport remodel uncovers student mural from the 70s

A mural discovered Tuesday by construction crews at the Kenai Municipal Airport is bringing back memories for the former high… Continue reading

Northern lights shine over Diamond Ridge about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Minister’s Message: Darkness and Light

Growing up just 160 miles from the Arctic Circle, it would get very dark in late December. We had as Continue reading...

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The summit of Vista Trail on Skilak Loop Road, seen Nov. 23, 2018, while waiting for skiing to come to the central Kenai Peninsula. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: Power of the Culture of the North

First, a few confessions. On Nov. 10, 2018, I marked the first snowfall of the season by getting off work Continue reading...

Now Playing: Best and Worst of 2018

Well, another year gone, another year’s worth of movies to reflect on. This year I saw 61 new movies, which, Continue reading...

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“Talk to Me” — a devastating, hilarious fall to earth

The view from above was stunning. The cliche says that people look like ants when you’re looking down from a Continue reading...

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Hoops roundup: Kenai sweeps Kodiak at Joe T. Classic

The Kenai Central boys basketball team came back in the fourth quarter for a 52-51 victory over Kodiak on Friday… Continue reading


SoHi girls power way to 1st win over Colony in 5 years

A long drought was quenched Friday night for the Soldotna girls basketball program. The Stars defeated Northern Lights Conference rival… Continue reading