Ben Boettger

Turkey Trotters run post-Thanksgiving race

The 42 runners in Friday’s Tsalteshi Trails Turkey Trot ran a big circle in the rain. Beginning and ending at the Soldotna Sports Center, 14… Continue reading

Writing sessions encourage aspiring novelists

A rough calculation in the Peninsula Clarion newsroom estimated that local reporters publish around 30,000 words per month. Other local writers are attempting to complete… Continue reading

Borough officials hold Nikiski LNG meeting

This story has been changed to correct the amount of land the Alaska LNG project has purchased in Nikiski. Alaska LNG has purchased about 600… Continue reading

Chugach National Forest raises rates for cabin rentals

Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct the cabins in Tongass National Forest and the completion year of the National Forest Service market… Continue reading

Kenai Spur will see summer construction

A quartet of construction efforts will happen in summer 2016 between miles 8 and 12 of the Kenai Spur Highway, according to Alaska Department of… Continue reading

Blindness awareness month held at Soldotna Public Library

River City Academy sophomore Maria Maes is one of three students in the Kenai Peninsula School District who are blind or visually impaired. Although she… Continue reading

Kenai council implements, debates changes

The Kenai City Council experienced changes both of personnel and procedure at its meeting on Wednesday. A successful ordinance introduced by council member Tim Navarre… Continue reading

Kenai Council candidates answer questions at forum

The personal-use fishery, Kenai’s mill rate and purchasing policy, and the improbable unification of Kenai and Soldotna were among the subjects discussed at a Wednesday… Continue reading

Kenai postpones land purchase for South Beach Access Road

Editor’s note: The following story was inadvertently cut in Sunday’s Clarion. It is reprinted here in its entirety.   Kenai has reached a tentative deal… Continue reading

Three candidates vie for two Kenai council seats

Polls close Oct. 6 in the Kenai City Council election, in which two council members will be elected from three candidates — incumbent Bob Molloy,… Continue reading

Molloy, Boyle top ballots in Kenai City Council race

With the absentee ballots remaining to be counted, it appears that incumbent Bob Molloy will retain his seat on the Kenai City Council for the… Continue reading

Kenai chicken ordinance fails again

Kenai city council members Terry Bookey and Ryan Marquis introduced an ordinance allowing up to twelve hens to be kept on Kenai residential properties under… Continue reading

Kenai releases dipnet report

From July 10 to July 31, fee shacks that collected parking and camping fees from dipnetters entering the Kenai River’s north and south beaches and… Continue reading

Kenai council cancels next meeting

The Kenai City Council voted at their Wednesday meeting to cancel their November 18 meeting because it coincides with the upcoming Alaska Municipal League local… Continue reading

Alaska Supreme Court to decide CINGSA versus Kenai case

The Alaska Supreme Court will decide whether Kenai should be compensated for gas stored beneath its land by the Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska,… Continue reading

Kenai bluff erosion study cost almost doubles

The cost of an upcoming Army Corps of Engineers study necessary to proceed with Kenai’s bluff stabilization project has increased from a May 2015 estimate… Continue reading

Law Enforcement Service Area opponent holds meeting in Nikiski

Nikiski resident Ray Southwell, an opponent of the ballot measure to create a Law Enforcement Service Area (LESA) in Nikiski, presented his argument against the… Continue reading

Display of remorse follows display of agony

Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct Massera's plea. He plead guilty to a misdemeanor, not a felony. A man who spray-painted the… Continue reading

Kenai Senior Center receives salmon donation

Fifty pounds of frozen sockeye salmon arrived at the Kenai Senior Center on Wednesday afternoon, the first shipment of what will be 300 pounds of… Continue reading

Raven Plaza, traditional healing dedicated at Dena’ina Wellness Center

Ggugguyni T’uh is the name of the new outdoor ceremonial space dedicated on Saturday by the Kenaitze Indian Tribe at their Dena’ina Wellness Center in… Continue reading