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The High Pets headline this week’s concert in the park

The series is set for four more weeks of bringing free music and entertainment to the community.

Kenai MediCenter searched as part of Medicaid fraud investigation

The offices of the MediCenter Medical Group in Kenai were subjected to a search by a joint state and federal investigative team on Thursday, according… Continue reading

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                                A participant in the 2019 Disability Pride Celebration in Soldotna Creek Park tries his hand at the dunk tank Saturday.

Disability Pride Celebration draws a big crowd

Organizers said that attendance in just the first hour had tripled from the previous year.

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                                A participant in the 2019 Disability Pride Celebration in Soldotna Creek Park tries his hand at the dunk tank Saturday.
Courtesy Eastern Area Incident Management Team
                                A map of the Swan Lake Fire as of Monday.

Swan Lake Fire growth stalls, crews near containment goals

The fire is approximately 102,027 acres.

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                                A map of the Swan Lake Fire as of Monday.

Police release names of victims in apparent double homicide

The victims were a mother and daughter

Shooting in Kenai leaves two women dead

Police now say there is a connection between a suspect and the victims.

Sterling man sentenced in drug, money-laundering operation

Mark Norman Hanes, 52, was sentenced to eight years in prison.

Local firefighters and law enforcement pose for a group photo after the third annual Guns and Hoses charity baseball game at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska on July 19, 2019. The firefighters mounted an inspiring comeback in the last inning, but law enforcement won the game 6-5 and remain undefeated in the series. Bailey Epperheimer, front center, is the executive director of the Nikiski Children’s Fund and said that the game raised over $1800 for the fund, which is the most the nonprofit has raised at a single event. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Police best firefighters on the field

Firefighters from Nikiskiand Kenai put up a valiant effort.

Local firefighters and law enforcement pose for a group photo after the third annual Guns and Hoses charity baseball game at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska on July 19, 2019. The firefighters mounted an inspiring comeback in the last inning, but law enforcement won the game 6-5 and remain undefeated in the series. Bailey Epperheimer, front center, is the executive director of the Nikiski Children’s Fund and said that the game raised over $1800 for the fund, which is the most the nonprofit has raised at a single event. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Court reports for July 21, 2019

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Participants in last year’s Disability Pride Celebration smile for the camera at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska, Saturday, July 21, 2018. (Courtesy Nikki Marcano)

2nd annual Disability Pride Celebration kicks off Saturday

The event aims to connect the community with those who live with disabilities during a day of fun

Participants in last year’s Disability Pride Celebration smile for the camera at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska, Saturday, July 21, 2018. (Courtesy Nikki Marcano)

No-cost measles vaccines available Saturday

Health and Social Services offers vaccinations in response to measles case.

Courtesy Joe Rizzo 
                                Firefighters and law enforcement officials pose during the first Guns and Hoses charity baseball game at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai in this undated photo.

Can-do crew takes on the boys in blue

3rd annual charity baseball game pits Nikiski firefighters against local law enforcement

Courtesy Joe Rizzo 
                                Firefighters and law enforcement officials pose during the first Guns and Hoses charity baseball game at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai in this undated photo.
The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from the East Fork Moose River bridge on Thursday, June 27, 2019. (Photo courtesy Robert Kuiper)

Southcentral campfire ban lifted for some areas

Applies to campfires on state, private and municipal lands; ban remains on federal lands

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

Measles case confirmed in Soldotna

A single case of measles in Soldotna was confirmed by Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services on Tuesday, according to an announcement from DHSS.… Continue reading

Kati Capozzi, president and CEO of the Alaska Chamber of Commerce, gives a presentation to the Kenai Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Public opinion divided on state economy, policy

Annual survey questioned residents on Alaska issues

Kati Capozzi, president and CEO of the Alaska Chamber of Commerce, gives a presentation to the Kenai Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
A view of the back burning operations being conducted on the Swan Lake Fire as seen from Watson Lake in June 2019. (Courtesy Jessica St. Laurent/BLM Alaska Fire Medic)

Swan Lake Fire growth stalled

The latest measurement of the fire puts it at 100,812 acres.

A view of the back burning operations being conducted on the Swan Lake Fire as seen from Watson Lake in June 2019. (Courtesy Jessica St. Laurent/BLM Alaska Fire Medic)
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                                From left, Terry Carter, Dave Unruh, and Dan Gregory smile for the camera at Fire Station #2 during the Nikiski Fire Department’s 50th anniversary celebration Monday in Nikiski. Carter has been the front desk receptionist for the department for 30 years. Unruh is a retired captain and was the second person employed by the department, and Gregory was fire chief from 2000 to 2005.

‘Always ready, proud to serve’

Nikiski Fire Department celebrates 50 years

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                                From left, Terry Carter, Dave Unruh, and Dan Gregory smile for the camera at Fire Station #2 during the Nikiski Fire Department’s 50th anniversary celebration Monday in Nikiski. Carter has been the front desk receptionist for the department for 30 years. Unruh is a retired captain and was the second person employed by the department, and Gregory was fire chief from 2000 to 2005.
Localz owner Angel Stanton, right, shows Heidi Vann, left, and Denali Jackson, center, some of the products featured in her store on July 11, 2019 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Shop Talk: Localz of Nikiski

Nikiski boutique features products by peninsula artisans

Localz owner Angel Stanton, right, shows Heidi Vann, left, and Denali Jackson, center, some of the products featured in her store on July 11, 2019 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Smoke from the Swan Lake Fire can be seen over the Kenai River valley from Cecil Rhode mountain in Cooper Landing, Alaska, on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak)

Swan Lake Fire growth slows

The latest measurement of the Swan Lake Fire puts it at 100,516 total acres.

Smoke from the Swan Lake Fire can be seen over the Kenai River valley from Cecil Rhode mountain in Cooper Landing, Alaska, on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak)