Ben Boettger

Alaska Department of Labor to use $1.2 million grant for opioid response

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development plans to use $1.2 million from the federal government for its first programs specifically to help people… Continue reading

Spur Highway widening underway

A four-year Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities project to widen the Kenai Spur Highway between Kenai and Soldotna is underway now with clearing… Continue reading

Spur Highway widening underway

A four-year Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities project to widen the Kenai Spur Highway between Kenai and Soldotna is underway now with clearing… Continue reading

Lynx trapping remains closed

Lynx trapping will stay closed this year on the Kenai Peninsula as the wild cats and the prey they depend on move through a low… Continue reading

Anchorage power outage kills GCI wireless, local, and long-distance service statewide

Customers of internet and cell service provider GCI lost service around the state after a Monday morning power outage in Anchorage. The loss was caused… Continue reading

Lynx trapping remains closed

Lynx trapping will stay closed this year on the Kenai Peninsula as the wild cats and the prey they depend on move through a low… Continue reading

Anchorage power outage kills GCI wireless, local, and long-distance service statewide

Customers of internet and cell service provider GCI lost service around the state after a Monday morning power outage in Anchorage. The loss was caused… Continue reading

Kenai’s dock will go without an operator this year after CISPRI backs out

Kenai’s city dock will be without an operator this summer after Cook Inlet Spill Response and Prevention, Inc. (CISPRI) backed out of a deal with… Continue reading

This Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 photo shows the Kenai City Dock in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Kenai’s dock will go without an operator this year after CISPRI backs out

Kenai’s city dock will be without an operator this summer after Cook Inlet Spill Response and Prevention, Inc. (CISPRI) backed out of a deal with… Continue reading

This Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 photo shows the Kenai City Dock in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Floating the Kenai

Honestly, what’s left to say about the Kenai River? A commenter at a recent Kenai Planning and Zoning meeting called it “this body of water… Continue reading

Road construction getting out of the way for fishing season

As RVers, dipnetters, anglers, and other recreationalists prepare to drive to the Kenai Peninsula for the peak of tourist season and the personal use dipnet… Continue reading

Road construction getting out of the way for fishing season

As RVers, dipnetters, anglers, and other recreationalists prepare to drive to the Kenai Peninsula for the peak of tourist season and the personal use dipnet… Continue reading

Floating the Kenai

Honestly, what’s left to say about the Kenai River? A commenter at a recent Kenai Planning and Zoning meeting called it “this body of water… Continue reading

Kenai’s American Legion Post 20 drives their truck remodeled as a steam locomotive during Kenai’s Fourth of July parade on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. Aboard are members of the Legion-sponsored Twins baseball team. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion) 
                                 Snare drummers from Kenai Central High School’s drumline perform in the Kenai’s Fourth of July parade on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)
                                 Wildland firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry march in Kenai’s Fourth of July parade on Wednesday, July 4 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

True to the Red, White and Blue

By Ben Boettger Peninsula Clarion… Continue reading

Kenai’s American Legion Post 20 drives their truck remodeled as a steam locomotive during Kenai’s Fourth of July parade on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. Aboard are members of the Legion-sponsored Twins baseball team. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion) 
                                 Snare drummers from Kenai Central High School’s drumline perform in the Kenai’s Fourth of July parade on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)
                                 Wildland firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry march in Kenai’s Fourth of July parade on Wednesday, July 4 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

Bag limits double on Russian River, upper Kenai sockeye

Editor's note: This article has been corrected to show that the Kenai River is only closed to king salmon fishing upstream of Slikok Creek and… Continue reading

Bag limits double on Russian River, upper Kenai sockeye

Sockeye bag limits will double in the Russian River and parts of the upper Kenai River from Tuesday until 11:59 p.m on July 14, the… Continue reading

State reduces fine for NordAq wells

Oil and gas company NordAq Energy will pay less in fines than the state originally proposed for not plugging two Cook Inlet wells before the… Continue reading

State reduces fine for NordAq wells

Oil and gas company NordAq Energy will pay less in fines than the state originally proposed for not plugging two Cook Inlet wells before the… Continue reading

Local governments prepare to tax online sales

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is considering taxing online purchases after the Supreme Court of the United States reversed long-standing precedents protecting retailers from state and… Continue reading