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                                Denele McCarthy, of Soldotna, signs the petition Wednesday at Soldotna Creek Park to recall Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Soldotna.

Efforts to recall Knopp about halfway to 1st goal

Peninsula residents have eyes set on removing local Republican representative.

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                                Denele McCarthy, of Soldotna, signs the petition Wednesday at Soldotna Creek Park to recall Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Soldotna.
Rosie Skovron, left, and a Salmonfest attendee smile for the camera at one of the waste disposal stations during Salmonfest 2019 in Ninilchik, Alaska on August 2, 2019. Skovron is a volunteer for the Zero Waste project and an intern at Cook Inletkeeper. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Fish, love and… compost? Ethical consumption at Salmonfest

Cook Inletkeeper volunteers work to eliminate waste at Salmonfest

Rosie Skovron, left, and a Salmonfest attendee smile for the camera at one of the waste disposal stations during Salmonfest 2019 in Ninilchik, Alaska on August 2, 2019. Skovron is a volunteer for the Zero Waste project and an intern at Cook Inletkeeper. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Court reports for August 5, 2019

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Public safety briefs for August 5, 2019

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The east entrance of the Upper Kenai River Trail is photographed on Sunday, June 23, 2019, in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Trails, campgrounds and cabins reopen as Swan Lake Fire dies down

As fire crews wrap up their containment efforts for the Swan Lake Fire, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and the Chugach National Forest have reopened… Continue reading

The east entrance of the Upper Kenai River Trail is photographed on Sunday, June 23, 2019, in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
The Nikiski Fire Department’s dive team poses for a photo at the Nikiski Fire Station #1 in Nikiski, Alaska on July 29, 2019. From left: Angie Smith, TJ Cox, Kassidy Stock, Bryan Crisp, Stephen Robertson, Tyler Smith and Matt Quiner. Not present: Kole McCaughey. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Always ready, proud to dive

The Nikiski Fire Department’s dive team talks training and recent operations

The Nikiski Fire Department’s dive team poses for a photo at the Nikiski Fire Station #1 in Nikiski, Alaska on July 29, 2019. From left: Angie Smith, TJ Cox, Kassidy Stock, Bryan Crisp, Stephen Robertson, Tyler Smith and Matt Quiner. Not present: Kole McCaughey. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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                                Brock Van Eaton lines up his shot on July 24 at the Compass in Nikiski, Alaska.

Empowering kids, teaching life skills

Shop Talk: The Compass Youth Center

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                                Brock Van Eaton lines up his shot on July 24 at the Compass in Nikiski, Alaska.
Joel Isaak’s installation, “Unforgotten,” is photographed at the Kenai Fine Art Center on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska. The exhibit will be on display for the month of August. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

‘Unforgotten’ installation explores history of Native education in Alaska

Rather than dwelling on the darkness of the past, Isaak hopes to bring a healing element.

Joel Isaak’s installation, “Unforgotten,” is photographed at the Kenai Fine Art Center on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska. The exhibit will be on display for the month of August. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Public Health hosts measles clinic Wednesday

The clinic is in response to a recent case of measles that was identified in Soldotna.

As portions of the Swan Lake Fire continue to smolder in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, new forest growth has already started sprouting near Watson Lake as seen here on July 24, 2019. (Courtesy Eastern Area Incident Management Team)

No further growth expected for Swan Lake Fire

Significant drying would have to occur before any increase in fire activity could take place.

As portions of the Swan Lake Fire continue to smolder in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, new forest growth has already started sprouting near Watson Lake as seen here on July 24, 2019. (Courtesy Eastern Area Incident Management Team)
Visitors to the Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series dance to the music at Soldotna Creek Park on July 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Colorado soul band headlining this week’s music in the park

The Burroughs are a nine-person soul group that play classical soul standards with modern flair.

Visitors to the Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series dance to the music at Soldotna Creek Park on July 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Public Health to host measles clinic on July 31

The clinic is in response to a recent case of measles that was identified in Soldotna.

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                                A volunteer from the Soldotna Shriners hands out candy during Soldotna’s Progress Day Parade in Soldotna, Saturday.

Always making progress

Soldotna celebrates its past, present and future

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                                A volunteer from the Soldotna Shriners hands out candy during Soldotna’s Progress Day Parade in Soldotna, Saturday.

Public safety briefs for July 28, 2019

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Court reports for July 28, 2019

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The House of Representatives meets in the Capitol in Juneau at July 25, 2019. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Peninsula residents, legislators weigh in

Second session nears end with state budget and PFD still in the air

The House of Representatives meets in the Capitol in Juneau at July 25, 2019. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Settlement in Equifax lawsuit sees $1 million payout to state of Alaska

In 2017, Equifax announced a data breach affecting more than 147 million consumers.

Campfire ban lifted for national parks on the Kenai Peninsula

Forest Service urges residents and visitors to continue to use caution with campfires.

Kenai man charged in double homicide

Rachelle Armstrong, 60, and Lisa Rutzebeck, 39, were killed early Sunday morning.

Kenai Police arrest suspect in double homicide case

The arrest was made without incident