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Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai, and Rep. Dave Talerico, R-Healy, sit next to each other after Knopp voted not to confirm Talerico as Speaker of the House on Tuesday. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Knopp censured by Alaska Republican Party

Knopp will no longer receive any official support from the Alaska Republican Party

Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai, and Rep. Dave Talerico, R-Healy, sit next to each other after Knopp voted not to confirm Talerico as Speaker of the House on Tuesday. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

State troopers begin high-visibility enforcement campaign

Troopers have begun their Annual Click It or Ticket high-visibility enforcement efforts

Local athletes and volunteers line up outside the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex to start the annual Special Olympics Torch Run in Soldotna, Alaska on May 18, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Racing for a good cause

Annual Torch Run fundraiser marks 50th anniversary of Special Olympics

Local athletes and volunteers line up outside the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex to start the annual Special Olympics Torch Run in Soldotna, Alaska on May 18, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, listens to testimony in Juneau in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Peter Micciche)

Peninsula lawmakers weigh in on crime bill

‘It’s a slam dunk’

Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, listens to testimony in Juneau in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Peter Micciche)
Artist Christina Demetro, left, and Shimai Toshi Garden Trails President Sarah Pyhala show off a rough model of Demetro’s 6-foot crane statue at Coffee Roasters in Soldotna on May Wednesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Artist invites community to collaborate on crane sculpture

Anyone interested can collaborate on the sculpture by adding clay to the wings and head of the bird

Artist Christina Demetro, left, and Shimai Toshi Garden Trails President Sarah Pyhala show off a rough model of Demetro’s 6-foot crane statue at Coffee Roasters in Soldotna on May Wednesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Drew Hamilton with the Friends of McNeil River gives a presentation to the Joint Kenai/Soldotna Chambers of Commerce in Kenai, Alaska on May 15, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

What about the bears?

Chamber discusses Pebble Mine’s impact on bear habitats

Drew Hamilton with the Friends of McNeil River gives a presentation to the Joint Kenai/Soldotna Chambers of Commerce in Kenai, Alaska on May 15, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The Hotel Mod Housing Unit at Spring Creek Correctional Facility as seen after an overnight riot took place on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (Photo courtesy Sarah Gallagher/DOC)

Spring Creek Riot investigation ongoing

Inmates in the Hotel Mod housing unit barricaded the entryway and began damaging property

The Hotel Mod Housing Unit at Spring Creek Correctional Facility as seen after an overnight riot took place on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (Photo courtesy Sarah Gallagher/DOC)
Alaska Food Hub customer Roger Clyne picks up his order at one of the Food Hub’s designated locations in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Robbi Mixon/Alaska Food Hub)

Alaska Food Hub celebrates 4th year with open house and new location

Alaska Food Hub is an online marketplace that connects local producers with customers

Alaska Food Hub customer Roger Clyne picks up his order at one of the Food Hub’s designated locations in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Robbi Mixon/Alaska Food Hub)

Kenai man charged with burglary and assault following reports of break-ins

Soldotna Police received separate reports of overnight break-ins

Tiffany Brand identifies some low bush cranberries along the vista trail at the Upper Skilak Lake Campground in Alaska on Saturday, May 11, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

In the business of adventure

Shop Talk: A Way in the Woods

Tiffany Brand identifies some low bush cranberries along the vista trail at the Upper Skilak Lake Campground in Alaska on Saturday, May 11, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Court reports for May 10, 2019

The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: Charles Glenn Dupuis, 36, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to improper use of registration, title… Continue reading

Public safety briefs for May 10, 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

A newborn bearded seal pup that was rescued on April 13, 2019 is seen here at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Chloe Rossman/Alaska SeaLife Center)

SeaLife Center welcomes seal pup

The bearded seal pup was rescued from the shores of Shaktoolik.

A newborn bearded seal pup that was rescued on April 13, 2019 is seen here at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Chloe Rossman/Alaska SeaLife Center)
Cindy Harris, right, receives the Advocate of the Year Award from the Alzheimer’s Association during its annual forum in Washington, D.C. on April 1. (Photo courtesy of Cindy Harris)

Soldotna advocate fights for Alzheimer’s awareness

Cindy Harris was named Advocate of the Year

Cindy Harris, right, receives the Advocate of the Year Award from the Alzheimer’s Association during its annual forum in Washington, D.C. on April 1. (Photo courtesy of Cindy Harris)

Overnight prison riot at Spring Creek contained

Officers at Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward have regained control after 62 prisoners barricaded entry to their housing unit and began destroying property, according… Continue reading

HEA Director of Power, Fuels and Dispatch Larry Jorgensen explains how the air-cooled condenser at the Nikiski Power Plant operates during a tour in Nikiski, Alaska on May 2, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Behind the scenes at Nikiski’s power plant

HEA offered a rare opportunity for the public to tour its Nikiski power plant

HEA Director of Power, Fuels and Dispatch Larry Jorgensen explains how the air-cooled condenser at the Nikiski Power Plant operates during a tour in Nikiski, Alaska on May 2, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Court reports for May 8, 2019

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