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Mark Hamilton, vice president of external affairs for the Pebble Limited Partnership, speaks to members of the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska on March 11, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Pebble representative pushes mine project at chamber luncheon

The Pebble Mine Project seeks to develop an open-pit mine in an area north of Iliamna Lake.

Mark Hamilton, vice president of external affairs for the Pebble Limited Partnership, speaks to members of the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska on March 11, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Candidates announced for HEA board elections

Completed mail-in ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on May 6, 2020 in order to be counted.

Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, hosts a town hall at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center in Nikiski, Alaska, on March 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Carpenter takes new tack on state budget

Carpenter suggests making the permanent fund large enough that returns can fund state services.

Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, hosts a town hall at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center in Nikiski, Alaska, on March 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Dave Stieren, community outreach director for Gov. Mike Dunleavy, holds his phone up to the microphone as Dunleavy gives a remote speech to the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on March 9, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Governor gives chambers virus update

Dunleavy canceled peninsula appearances, spoke to chambers via cell.

Dave Stieren, community outreach director for Gov. Mike Dunleavy, holds his phone up to the microphone as Dunleavy gives a remote speech to the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on March 9, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives a presentation about his proposed budget at the Cannery Lodge in Kenai, Alaska, on March 25, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Dunleavy headed to the Kenai

The governor will host a series of town halls regarding Alaska’s fiscal future.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives a presentation about his proposed budget at the Cannery Lodge in Kenai, Alaska, on March 25, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Court reports for March 6, 2020

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Public safety briefs for March 6, 2020

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Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, speaks to constituents during a town hall at the Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in Soldotna, Alaska on Jan. 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Micciche releases results of annual survey

Locals weigh in on budget, taxes and state spending

Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, speaks to constituents during a town hall at the Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in Soldotna, Alaska on Jan. 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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                                Wildwood Correctional Officer Amy Fisher listens as the Nikiski Fire Department honors the first responders who played a part in saving her life last October during the Nikiski Fire Department’s 2019 Award Ceremony at the Nikiski Senior Center on Feb. 28.
                                Wildwood Correctional Officer Amy Fisher listens as the Nikiski Fire Department honors the individuals who played a part in saving her life last October during the Nikiski Fire Department’s 2019 Award Ceremony in the Nikiski Senior Center on Feb. 28, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Emergency responders honored for lifesaving efforts

‘That’s when I died’

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                                Wildwood Correctional Officer Amy Fisher listens as the Nikiski Fire Department honors the first responders who played a part in saving her life last October during the Nikiski Fire Department’s 2019 Award Ceremony at the Nikiski Senior Center on Feb. 28.
                                Wildwood Correctional Officer Amy Fisher listens as the Nikiski Fire Department honors the individuals who played a part in saving her life last October during the Nikiski Fire Department’s 2019 Award Ceremony in the Nikiski Senior Center on Feb. 28, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: Dropping a line

In my ongoing quest to shake off my Florida roots and achieve the illustrious title of “Real Alaskan,” I recently managed to cross an important… Continue reading

New report shows felony sex offenses on the rise in Alaska

The report indicates an increase in number of incidents and victims from 2017 to 2018.

Riley Little, left, and Jessica Hyatt, right, give a presentation on Guardian Flight Alaska to the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce at the Soldotna Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Little is the Membership Sales Manager and Hyatt is the Business Development Specialist for Guardian Flight Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Private medevac company stations new hangar on peninsula

Guardian Flight Alaska offers medevac and air ambulance services.

Riley Little, left, and Jessica Hyatt, right, give a presentation on Guardian Flight Alaska to the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce at the Soldotna Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Little is the Membership Sales Manager and Hyatt is the Business Development Specialist for Guardian Flight Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
A member of the Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Team holds the newest addition to the SeaLife Center, a male otter pup, in this undated photo. (Courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

SeaLife Center welcomes rescued otter pup

The 2-week-old otter pup was found on a beach surrounded by birds with snowballs embedded in his fur

A member of the Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Team holds the newest addition to the SeaLife Center, a male otter pup, in this undated photo. (Courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

Starting on a journey through recovery

Nonprofit visits Kenai to discuss strategies for tackling addiction.

Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion
                                From left, Rep. Bryce Edgmon (I-Dillingham), Rep. Neal Foster (D-Nome), Rep. Gary Knopp (R-Kenai), and Rep. Louise Stutes (R-Kodiak), discuss the state’s budget with residents of the Kenai Peninsula at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers in Soldotna on Saturday.

Knopp: We should have PFD we can afford

Lawmakers say PFD earnings will be critical to state’s long-term financial stability

Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion
                                From left, Rep. Bryce Edgmon (I-Dillingham), Rep. Neal Foster (D-Nome), Rep. Gary Knopp (R-Kenai), and Rep. Louise Stutes (R-Kodiak), discuss the state’s budget with residents of the Kenai Peninsula at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers in Soldotna on Saturday.

Elderly couple dies in collision on Sterling Highway

The crash took place near Mile 90.5 of the Sterling Highway near Walker Street in Sterling.

Details emerge in Kenai homicide

Several witnesses reportedly saw the suspect fleeing the scene

An extravagant ride

Kenai Performers stage ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’

Winter weather advisory issued for southern Kenai peninsula

The advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. on Saturday