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Kaegan Koski strikes a pose during the 2019 Soldotna Pride Celebration in Soldotna Creek Park on Saturday, June 15, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Celebrating with Pride

2nd annual Soldotna Pride march draws a crowd

Kaegan Koski strikes a pose during the 2019 Soldotna Pride Celebration in Soldotna Creek Park on Saturday, June 15, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

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The Swan Lake Fire, as seen from the Mystery Hills, burns Wednesday, June 12, 2019, on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Swan Lake fire continues to grow

The Swan Lake fire in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge shows no signs of slowing down and reached 12,564 acres in size as of Friday… Continue reading

The Swan Lake Fire, as seen from the Mystery Hills, burns Wednesday, June 12, 2019, on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Jasper Webb from Kenai shows off his Iron Man kite during the first Kenai Kite Festival on the Kenai North Beach in Alaska on Saturday, June 15, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Kite Festival debuts with high-flying fun

Clouds didn’t keep kites from the air

Jasper Webb from Kenai shows off his Iron Man kite during the first Kenai Kite Festival on the Kenai North Beach in Alaska on Saturday, June 15, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Kiters to hit the beach

The first-ever Kenai Kite Festival will be held at the Kenai North Beach from noon to 2 p.m.

Swan Lake fire doubles in size overnight

At its closest point, the fire is 2.7 miles north of the highway and 5.5 miles northeast of Sterling

Ben Wright is the new CEO of Peninsula Community Health Services in Soldotna, Alaska, as seen here in this undated photo. (Courtesy Ben Wright)

PCHS welcomes new CEO

Wright has more than 30 years experience serving at-risk populations

Ben Wright is the new CEO of Peninsula Community Health Services in Soldotna, Alaska, as seen here in this undated photo. (Courtesy Ben Wright)
The Swan Lake Fire, as seen from the Mystery Hills, burns Wednesday, June 12, 2019, on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Swan Lake Fire grows overnight

As of Tuesday night it had reached 3,665 acres in size

The Swan Lake Fire, as seen from the Mystery Hills, burns Wednesday, June 12, 2019, on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Rick Whitbeck, State Director for Power the Future, gives a presentation to the Joint Kenai/Soldotna Chambers of Commerce in Kenai, Alaska on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

National nonprofit pushes for resource extraction in Alaska

Rick Whitbeck, state director for Power the Future, spoke at a joint chamber luncheon last week

Rick Whitbeck, State Director for Power the Future, gives a presentation to the Joint Kenai/Soldotna Chambers of Commerce in Kenai, Alaska on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
A photo of the Tustumena Lake Fire taken at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, illustrates the effect retardant and water drops had on the fire. (Photo by Jason Jordet/Alaska Division of Forestry)

Peninsula fire grows to 2,400 acres

The Swan Lake Fire is about 70% active and spreading

A photo of the Tustumena Lake Fire taken at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, illustrates the effect retardant and water drops had on the fire. (Photo by Jason Jordet/Alaska Division of Forestry)
Blackwater Railroad Company performs at Soldotna Creek Park as part of the Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series in Soldotna, Alaska on June 5, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Soldotna Chamber of Commerce)

Soldotna concert in the park draws crowds

Music series returns tonight with folk group Resonant Rogues

Blackwater Railroad Company performs at Soldotna Creek Park as part of the Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series in Soldotna, Alaska on June 5, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Soldotna Chamber of Commerce)

Celebrating life on the river

Crowds enjoy games, music and eco-education

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From right, Wes Jones, Jake Pritchett, Austin Robinson and Jay Kircher pose for a photo in front of a Eurocopter MH-65 Dolphin at the 19th annual Kenai Peninsula Air Fair in Kenai, on Saturday. The four are part of a U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Team based out of Kodiak. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Pilots take to the skies, show off on the ground

The Kenai and Soldotna Airports hosted the 19th annual Kenai Peninsula Air Fair

From right, Wes Jones, Jake Pritchett, Austin Robinson and Jay Kircher pose for a photo in front of a Eurocopter MH-65 Dolphin at the 19th annual Kenai Peninsula Air Fair in Kenai, on Saturday. The four are part of a U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Team based out of Kodiak. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
A photo of the Tustumena Lake Fire taken at 11 p.m. on Wednesday illustrates the effect retardant and water drops had on the fire. (Photo by Jason Jordet/Alaska Division of Forestry)

Wednesday thunderstorms spark 5 fires on the Peninsula

Suppression efforts continue on a large wildfire near Tustumena Lake that started Wednesday night as a result of thunderstorms and lightning strikes across the Kenai… Continue reading

A photo of the Tustumena Lake Fire taken at 11 p.m. on Wednesday illustrates the effect retardant and water drops had on the fire. (Photo by Jason Jordet/Alaska Division of Forestry)
A pilot signals to the pilots on two nearby planes that he is ready to taxi at the Kenai Air Fair at the Kenai Municipal Airport on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

19th annual Air Fair takes flight

Military and private aircraft will be on display as well, including a World War II-era BT-13 Valiant.

A pilot signals to the pilots on two nearby planes that he is ready to taxi at the Kenai Air Fair at the Kenai Municipal Airport on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
Sgt. 1st Class Gert Bindrich and Capt. Lee Halstead smile for the camera during HAVE-Alaska’s 2019 fishing trip in Soldotna, Alaska, on Wenesday, June 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

HAVE-ing it all

Nonprofit offers veterans an Alaska adventure

Sgt. 1st Class Gert Bindrich and Capt. Lee Halstead smile for the camera during HAVE-Alaska’s 2019 fishing trip in Soldotna, Alaska, on Wenesday, June 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Emergency repairs prompt overnight power outage

The Homer Electric Association will be making emergency repairs to a 115,000 volt transmission line tonight, which will cause power outages for certain areas of… Continue reading