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Troopers report back on holiday traffic enforcement

Troopers conducted a high-visibility enforcement campaign from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1.

 

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                                Volunteers staff the kitchen and buffet line for Project Homeless Connect at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Jan. 24, 2018. The annual event gathers service providers, nonprofits and volunteers to support members of the homeless community and those in need.

Organizers ramp up for Project Homeless Connect

The goal is to create more community partnerships and increase resources for homelessness services.

 

Students from Nikiski/Middle High School participate in a mock trial at the Kenai Courthouse on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A whodunit with a lesson in criminal justice

Nikiski Middle/High School seniors participated in a mock trial at the Kenai Courthouse.

 

From left, Priscilla Tapangco, Carol Kvasnikoff, Annaleah Karron, Mike Karron, Charlie Karron and Allison Karron smile for the camera during the Thanksgiving community potluck at College Heights Baptist Church in Soldotna, Alaska, on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Church opens doors for community Thanksgiving

Many of the guests went around their tables and shared what they were thankful for this year.

From left, Priscilla Tapangco, Carol Kvasnikoff, Annaleah Karron, Mike Karron, Charlie Karron and Allison Karron smile for the camera during the Thanksgiving community potluck at College Heights Baptist Church in Soldotna, Alaska, on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
CERT volunteers go door to door while simulating a neighborhood evacuation in Kenai, Alaska, during OEM’s Alaska Shield 2019 program on April 13, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough to offer community emergency training

The training includes fire,search and rescue, disaster medical treatment and team organization.

CERT volunteers go door to door while simulating a neighborhood evacuation in Kenai, Alaska, during OEM’s Alaska Shield 2019 program on April 13, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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                                Sienne Lautarette (left) and Emma Glassmaker welcomed Christmas to Kenai at the Christmas Comes to Kenai 2017 celebration at the Kenai Visitor Center.

Christmas makes an early appearance in Kenai

This Friday marks the annual “Christmas Comes to Kenai” celebration

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                                Sienne Lautarette (left) and Emma Glassmaker welcomed Christmas to Kenai at the Christmas Comes to Kenai 2017 celebration at the Kenai Visitor Center.

Troopers to conduct Thanksgiving Enforcement Campaign

Troopers will be watch for speeding, driving impaired, driving aggressively or while distracted.

Residents of the Kenai Intentional Neighborhood celebrate the completion of their clubhouse with friends, family and Hope Community Resources board members in Soldotna, Alaska on Nov. 22, 2019. (Photo courtesy Kathy Fitzgerald)

Kenai Intentional Neighborhood celebrates new clubhouse

A year into the project, residents of the neighborhood now have a central gathering place

Residents of the Kenai Intentional Neighborhood celebrate the completion of their clubhouse with friends, family and Hope Community Resources board members in Soldotna, Alaska on Nov. 22, 2019. (Photo courtesy Kathy Fitzgerald)
Food to be donated to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank can be seen here at the Soldotna Public Library on Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the community

Local organizations offer meals, support food drives

Food to be donated to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank can be seen here at the Soldotna Public Library on Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Devon and Brian Gonzalez smile with their check for $4,000 after being declared the winners of the Spark Soldotna competition at the Catch Restaurant in Soldotna, Alaska, on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Local entrepreneurs enter the ‘Shark Tank’

A kombucha-brewing couple from Kenai walked away with an extra $4,000 for their business Friday night after being declared the winners of the first Spark… Continue reading

Devon and Brian Gonzalez smile with their check for $4,000 after being declared the winners of the Spark Soldotna competition at the Catch Restaurant in Soldotna, Alaska, on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Local business owners Aaron Swanson, Darcy Swanson and Alex Douthit discuss their experiences as entrepreneurs in the community during the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce Luncheon at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Nov. 20, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Starting on the path to success

Local entrepreneurs offer insight on running a business during Alaska Startup Week.

Local business owners Aaron Swanson, Darcy Swanson and Alex Douthit discuss their experiences as entrepreneurs in the community during the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce Luncheon at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Nov. 20, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce, left, and Central Peninsula Hospital CEO Rick Davis, right, cut the ribbon leading to the new wing of the hospital in Soldotna, Alaska on Nov. 20, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Central Peninsula Hospital celebrates new wing, expanded services

New wing features a new cardiac catheterization lab, expands respiratory care and obstetrics areas.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce, left, and Central Peninsula Hospital CEO Rick Davis, right, cut the ribbon leading to the new wing of the hospital in Soldotna, Alaska on Nov. 20, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Court reports for Nov. 20, 2019

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Members of a shelter development work group meet at the Independent Living Center in Soldotna, Alaska, to discuss the establishment of an emergency cold-weather shelter on the peninsula on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

‘We want to see this shelter yesterday’

As winter approaches, work group looks to train emergency homeless shelter volunteers

Members of a shelter development work group meet at the Independent Living Center in Soldotna, Alaska, to discuss the establishment of an emergency cold-weather shelter on the peninsula on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Nationwide trends show heroin and fentanyl deaths on the rise

Dr. Kelly Olson gives a presentation to the Chambers of Commerce on the opioid crisis

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                                Grand Group members Joe Carlson (left), Nancy Carlson (front center), Sue Gill (back center) and Vicki Fruichantie smile for the camera Oct. 3 at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Kenai.

Parenting through the golden years

Local group provides support to grandparents raising grandchildren

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                                Grand Group members Joe Carlson (left), Nancy Carlson (front center), Sue Gill (back center) and Vicki Fruichantie smile for the camera Oct. 3 at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Kenai.
Representatives from local, state and federal agencies participate in a discussion about the Swan Lake Fire at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers in Soldotna, Alaska on Nov. 13, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

‘Only unprecedented until it’s not’

Official discuss fire management strategies for a changing climate

Representatives from local, state and federal agencies participate in a discussion about the Swan Lake Fire at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers in Soldotna, Alaska on Nov. 13, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Moose Pass work to cause Seward Highway delays, closures

Crews will repair a damaged culvert at Mile 32.9 of the Seward Highway where it crosses Moose Creek.