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Love, INC in Soldotna, Alaska provides homelessness prevention and housing services to people on the Kenai Peninsula.(Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Local agencies fighting homelessness fear immediate impact of budget cuts

Among Dunleavy’s 182 line-item vetoes to the budget is a cut to the Homelessness Assistance Program

Love, INC in Soldotna, Alaska provides homelessness prevention and housing services to people on the Kenai Peninsula.(Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Central Emergency Services respond to the scene of a drowning on the Moose River Monday evening in Sterling . (Photo courtesy Sonya Childs)

Woman drowns in Moose River Monday night

The woman was seen disappearing under the water near the Izaak Walton Campground in Sterling.

Central Emergency Services respond to the scene of a drowning on the Moose River Monday evening in Sterling . (Photo courtesy Sonya Childs)
Flying over western Alaska, home to numerous Yup’ik communities, April 15, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Budget cuts leave Village Public Safety Officer Program on shaky ground

On June 28, the same day U.S. Attorney General William Barr declared a law enforcement emergency in rural Alaska, and made more than $10 million… Continue reading

Flying over western Alaska, home to numerous Yup’ik communities, April 15, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Swan Lake Fire prompts open fire ban in state and national parks on the peninsula

After a brief period of slowed growth, the Swan Lake Fire flared up again on Monday — reaching 99,086 acres, according to an update from… Continue reading

Public safety briefs for July 10, 2019

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Court reports for July 7, 2019

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Brandon Gustafson takes a selfie with third graders from the elementary school in San Cosme Y Damián, Itapuá District, Paraguay after teaching them about water contamination in this undated photo. (Courtesy Brandon Gustafson)

Making a difference abroad

Peace Corps volunteer from Kenai inspired by hometown to fight climate change in Paraguay.

Brandon Gustafson takes a selfie with third graders from the elementary school in San Cosme Y Damián, Itapuá District, Paraguay after teaching them about water contamination in this undated photo. (Courtesy Brandon Gustafson)
A map of the Swan Lake Fire on the Kenai Peninsula as of July 6, 2019. (Courtesy Northwest 13 Incident Management Team)

Heat, dry conditions fuel Swan Lake Fire

The fire reached 92,657 acres Saturday

A map of the Swan Lake Fire on the Kenai Peninsula as of July 6, 2019. (Courtesy Northwest 13 Incident Management Team)
Smoke from the Swan Lake Fire can be seen on the Sterling Highway near the Mystery Hills Thursday, July 4, 2019, on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Swan Lake Fire continues to spread with no rain in sight

A community meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Cooper Landing Elementary School.

Smoke from the Swan Lake Fire can be seen on the Sterling Highway near the Mystery Hills Thursday, July 4, 2019, on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Reagan Reed poses with an American flag at the Kenai Park Strip during the July 4th parade in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Celebrating America, the Alaska way

Residents brave soaring temperatures at July 4th Parade in Kenai

Reagan Reed poses with an American flag at the Kenai Park Strip during the July 4th parade in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from the East Fork Moose River bridge on Thursday, June 27, 2019. (Photo courtesy Robert Kuiper)

Third Swan Lake Fire community meeting scheduled for Friday in Cooper Landing

After nearly a month, the Swan Lake Fire continues to burn through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge east of Sterling. A community meeting has been… Continue reading

The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from the East Fork Moose River bridge on Thursday, June 27, 2019. (Photo courtesy Robert Kuiper)

Swan Lake Fire causes heavy smoke conditions on peninsula

Blaze surpasses 77,000 acres

A man waves during the 2019 Kenai 4th of July Parade in Kenai, Alaska. (Clarion file)

4th of July on the Kenai: where to go and what to expect

The annual 4th of July Parade and festival will take place starting at 11 a.m. on Trading Bay Road

A man waves during the 2019 Kenai 4th of July Parade in Kenai, Alaska. (Clarion file)

Court reports for June 30, 2019

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Tucker Challans, left, and Logan Amaya, right, advertise their lemonade business along the Kenai Spur Highway during Lemonade Day in Soldotna, Alaska on June 29, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Sidewalk entrepreneurs set up shop

Kids turn out for Soldotna’s Lemonade Day

Tucker Challans, left, and Logan Amaya, right, advertise their lemonade business along the Kenai Spur Highway during Lemonade Day in Soldotna, Alaska on June 29, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
A map of the Swan Lake Fire as of June 29,2019. (Courtesy Alaska Incident Management Team)

Swan Lake Fire grows to more than 60,000 acres

The fire continues to spread primarily to the northeast through thick strands of black spruce.

A map of the Swan Lake Fire as of June 29,2019. (Courtesy Alaska Incident Management Team)

Wildwood inmate found dead in cell

The 23-year-old man was found unresponsive in his cell

The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from the East Fork Moose River bridge on Thursday, June 27, 2019. (Photo courtesy Robert Kuiper)

Swan Lake Fire grows to 48,199 acres

Both lanes are open on the Sterling Highway

The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from the East Fork Moose River bridge on Thursday, June 27, 2019. (Photo courtesy Robert Kuiper)