John O’Brien, superintendent for the Kenai Peninsula School District, gives a presentation to the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Superintendent: Schools to get counselors, promote emotional learning

The development of personalized learning programs in the peninsula schools is ongoing.

A sign directs voters at Soldotna City Hall during the special Field House election on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna to mark centennial of women’s vote

Marge Mullen will be the featured speaker at the event.

Tammie Willis speaks at the LGTBQ Town Hall at the Soldotna Public Library in Soldotna, Alaska, on Jan. 4, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna passes resolution in support of hate crime legislation

The resolution would add “sexual orientation and gender identity” as a factor considered at sentencing

Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives his State of the State speech to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature in January 2019 at the Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Dunleavy expected to give State of the State address next week

The governor will likely address the Legislature Monday.

From left, musicians John Walsh, Rose Flanagan and Pat Broaders perform at the annual Winter Concert of Traditional Irish Music at Kenai Peninsula College in Kenai, Alaska on Feb. 1, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Irish Music Concert returns to Kenai Peninsula College

The concert will feature three Irish musicians, John Walsh, Pat Broaders and John Skelton.

Members of the community give public testimony about a Homer City Council resolution dealing with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s proposal to repeal the ban on personal watercraft in critical habitat areas of Kachemak Bay during the Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Council weighs in on proposed jet ski ban repeal, again

The council originally passed a resolution asking Fish and Game to extend its comment period.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough looks to manage facilities in more efficent way

The borough assembly appropriated funds to cover costs of facility management strategic planning.

Bear Lake. Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/For the Clarion)

Tangled Up in Blue: A Bear Lake Loop

All summer long, you can find rowers, kayakers and more on Bear Lake just outside of Seward. Somewhere hidden on Continue reading...

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Refuge Notebook: Wildfire in Kenai Mountains tundra

Late last summer, as I waited in a line of traffic on the Sterling Highway to get through the Swan Continue reading...

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Ann Berg

Pioneer Potluck: Fond memories of bonfires

We would spend all night in the middle of the summer around the bonfire.

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Hal Shepherd. (Photo courtesy of Hal Shepherd)

Point of View: This is a bad time to harass Kachemak Bay wildlife

In 2019 several thousand common murres starved to death in the Kachemak Bay.

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Sports

Hockey roundup: Homer, Soldotna net wins

Staff report Alden Ross used a hat trick to help Division II Homer score a nonconference road win over Division… Continue reading

 

Thursday hoops roundup

Mt. Edgecumbe topped visiting Kenai Central 41-28 in nonconference action Thursday. Lisa Strom had eight for the Braves, while Kailey… Continue reading

 

Opinion

Oil tax changes require more careful consideration

We all know Alaska remains at a crossroads.

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