Brian Mazurek

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

Court reports for June 2, 2019

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Public safety briefs for June 2, 2019

Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement records and includes arrest and citation information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed… Continue reading

Construction crews excavate along the side of the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Long road ahead

Summer road construction on schedule, but just beginning

Construction crews excavate along the side of the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Concertgoers listen during one of the weekly concerts in the park, put on as part of the Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series in Soldotna, Alaska, in the summer of 2017. (Photo courtesy Andrew Heuiser/Soldotna Chamber of Commerce)

Weekly concerts in Soldotna start tonight

Seward band Blackwater Railroad Company will headline the 1st event

Concertgoers listen during one of the weekly concerts in the park, put on as part of the Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series in Soldotna, Alaska, in the summer of 2017. (Photo courtesy Andrew Heuiser/Soldotna Chamber of Commerce)
Vaughn Johnson performs a pogo maneuver outside his home in Nikiski, Alaska on May 29, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Up in the air

Nikiski skateboarder enters the world stage

Vaughn Johnson performs a pogo maneuver outside his home in Nikiski, Alaska on May 29, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Participants at the 2019 Relay for Life of the Kenai Peninsula line up at Soldotna Creek Park on June 1, 2019 to start the survivor’s walk, which is designated for cancer survivors and their caretakers. All those wearing purple shirts are cancer survivors, including Joseph Yourkoski, far left, a 17 year old at Nikiski High School. Eighteen teams raised over $25,000 at this year’s event, which featured live entertainment, face painting and a pancake eating contest. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

The start of a new ‘Life’

Survivors kick off Relay for Life

Participants at the 2019 Relay for Life of the Kenai Peninsula line up at Soldotna Creek Park on June 1, 2019 to start the survivor’s walk, which is designated for cancer survivors and their caretakers. All those wearing purple shirts are cancer survivors, including Joseph Yourkoski, far left, a 17 year old at Nikiski High School. Eighteen teams raised over $25,000 at this year’s event, which featured live entertainment, face painting and a pancake eating contest. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Environmental education intern David Fink answers questions from the hikers during a guided hike on Centennial Trail in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on June 1, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Hitting the trails

What to do at the refuge this summer

Environmental education intern David Fink answers questions from the hikers during a guided hike on Centennial Trail in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on June 1, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
A spruce grouse, colloquially known as a “road chicken,” eyes the camera while perched along the Resurrection Pass Trail in Cooper Landing, Alaska, on April 29, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Bird-watchers flock to the peninsula

Among the 56 species identified were peninsula regulars like cackling geese and sandhill cranes

A spruce grouse, colloquially known as a “road chicken,” eyes the camera while perched along the Resurrection Pass Trail in Cooper Landing, Alaska, on April 29, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Public safety briefs for May 29, 2019

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Crime bill sent to governor for approval

HB 49 effectively repeals and replaces SB 91

Vehicles are backed up along Bridge Access Road as construction crews work to repair bridge expansion joints on Monday, May 20, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Doug Munn)

Repairs underway

Road construction on Bridge Access, Kenai Spur to continue through the week

Vehicles are backed up along Bridge Access Road as construction crews work to repair bridge expansion joints on Monday, May 20, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Doug Munn)
In this undated photo, staff from the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska, feed Saktuliq, a bearded seal pup that was rescued on April 13, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Chloe Rossman/Alaska SeaLife Center)

Bearded seal pup at SeaLife Center gets a name

Children who took the initiative to protect the seal were asked to choose the name

In this undated photo, staff from the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska, feed Saktuliq, a bearded seal pup that was rescued on April 13, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Chloe Rossman/Alaska SeaLife Center)
Hope Hoadley, left, Principal Loren Reese, center, and Collins Fleming, Jr, right, announce the turning of the tassels during the Kenai Alternative High School 2019 graduation in Kenai, Alaska on May 22, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Freedom to learn

Kenai Alternative High School graduates share their stories

Hope Hoadley, left, Principal Loren Reese, center, and Collins Fleming, Jr, right, announce the turning of the tassels during the Kenai Alternative High School 2019 graduation in Kenai, Alaska on May 22, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the office: Ruffled feathers

Life often has a funny way of coming full circle. I like to think I’m a pretty rational person. I also like to think that… Continue reading

Onward and upward

Kenai Central High School grads begin new adventures

Student Body President Alie Minium gives her opening speech during the 2019 Nikiski High School graduation in Nikiski, Alaska on May 20, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

‘Don’t forget the small town of Nikiski’

Nikiski grads say goodbye, look to future

Student Body President Alie Minium gives her opening speech during the 2019 Nikiski High School graduation in Nikiski, Alaska on May 20, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)