Jacob Dye

Ninilchik’s Riley Tucker moves down the court during a basketball game at Ninilchik School in Ninilchik, Alaska, on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Wednesday hoops: Ninilchik sweeps Aniak, prepares to host tournament

The Ninilchik girls and boys basketball teams swept visiting Aniak on Wednesday in nonconference action. The Wolverines girls topped Aniak 49-32 to climb to 9-10… Continue reading

Ninilchik’s Riley Tucker moves down the court during a basketball game at Ninilchik School in Ninilchik, Alaska, on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
In this image provided by the Cooper Landing Emergency Services, emergency personnel respond to reports of an avalanche on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, in Cooper Landing, Alaska. One backcountry skier died and two others were injured in an avalanche on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, as warm weather raises the risk for such events in the state. (Clay Adam/Cooper Landing Emergency Services via AP)

Anchorage man killed in Kenai Peninsula avalanche

The avalanche swept away three backcountry skiers

In this image provided by the Cooper Landing Emergency Services, emergency personnel respond to reports of an avalanche on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, in Cooper Landing, Alaska. One backcountry skier died and two others were injured in an avalanche on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, as warm weather raises the risk for such events in the state. (Clay Adam/Cooper Landing Emergency Services via AP)
Department of Health logo. (Graphic by Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Peninsula resident dies of Alaskapox, 1st documented fatal case

Seven total infections of Alaskapox have been reported to the State’s Section of Epidemiology

Department of Health logo. (Graphic by Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Morgan Aldridge races down the trail during the 20th Annual Ski for Women at Tsalteshi Trails near Soldotna, Alaska, on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Costumes and a cause

Tsalteshi Trails hosts 20th annual Ski for Women

Morgan Aldridge races down the trail during the 20th Annual Ski for Women at Tsalteshi Trails near Soldotna, Alaska, on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Colony's Elliot Sensabaugh leads Soldotna's Ariana Cannava and Tania Boonstra early during the Region III Girls 7.5K Classic Race at Tsalteshi Trails near Soldotna, Alaska, on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi’s Boonstra, Colony’s Marvin lead squads to Region III skiing titles

The Soldotna girls and Colony boys won the Region III skiing championships at Tsalteshi Trails on Friday and Saturday, led by skimeister-earning performances by SoHi’s… Continue reading

Colony's Elliot Sensabaugh leads Soldotna's Ariana Cannava and Tania Boonstra early during the Region III Girls 7.5K Classic Race at Tsalteshi Trails near Soldotna, Alaska, on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Ralph Mills clears the finish line in first place during the Men’s Main Event race as part of Kenai Peninsula Ice Racing at the Decanter Inn in Kasilof, Alaska, on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Engines on ice

Peninsula ice racers continue winter tradition

Ralph Mills clears the finish line in first place during the Men’s Main Event race as part of Kenai Peninsula Ice Racing at the Decanter Inn in Kasilof, Alaska, on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Karl Schmidt readies to loose a dart at the Elks Lodge in Kenai, Alaska, on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Peninsula dart community experiences resurgence

13th Annual Cabin Fever Reliever Dart Tournament was hosted at the Elks Lodge in Kenai last weekend

Karl Schmidt readies to loose a dart at the Elks Lodge in Kenai, Alaska, on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Clouds cover the beach at Lowell Point State Recreation Site on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, near Seward, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Clouds cover the beach at Lowell Point State Recreation Site on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, near Seward, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Jake Dye's pair of second-hand snowshoes rest in a snowberm near Soldotna, Alaska, on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: Frozen by indecision

In video games, there’s often a defined pathway for progression — a direct, prescribed set of challenges meant to be tackled in a certain order… Continue reading

Jake Dye's pair of second-hand snowshoes rest in a snowberm near Soldotna, Alaska, on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Peninsula COVID case rates still elevated

Starting in December, several areas of the state saw significant spikes in COVID activity

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Orion Willis, a student of Soldotna Montessori, holds up a rainbow trout he caught during Salmon in the Classroom ice fishing at Sport Lake in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

‘Fish on!’

Students try ice fishing during Fish and Game’s ‘Salmon in the Classroom’ event

Orion Willis, a student of Soldotna Montessori, holds up a rainbow trout he caught during Salmon in the Classroom ice fishing at Sport Lake in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Alaska State Troopers logo.

Kasilof residents arrested on charges of animal abuse

The person who reported the issue to the police said that several dogs had been rescued, but that one dog was left dead at the home, troopers said

Alaska State Troopers logo.
Sen. Dan Sullivan speaks at the Kenai Classic Roundtable at Kenai Peninsula College on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna student included in military academy nominations by Sen. Dan Sullivan

A third Soldotna student was named a recipient of a congressional nomination to a U.S. Military Service Academy on Monday. Nathan Lattin, of Soldotna, was… Continue reading

Sen. Dan Sullivan speaks at the Kenai Classic Roundtable at Kenai Peninsula College on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Volunteers sit at rows of tables or in curtained off booths during Project Homeless Connect on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Volunteers sit at rows of tables or in curtained off booths during Project Homeless Connect on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
A person peruses packets of seeds in the Soldotna Seed Library at The Goods Sustainable Grocery on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna Seed Library reopens at The Goods

The goal of the library is to share local seeds in order to preserve varieties suited for central peninsula climates

A person peruses packets of seeds in the Soldotna Seed Library at The Goods Sustainable Grocery on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Sam Rockwell portrays Aidan and Bryce Dallas Howard portrays Elly Conway in “Argylle.” (Promotional photo courtesy Apple Original Films)

On the screen: Anticipated spy flick falls flat in unmemorable ‘Argylle’

Overlong and a little jumbled, the film fails to play to its own strengths

Sam Rockwell portrays Aidan and Bryce Dallas Howard portrays Elly Conway in “Argylle.” (Promotional photo courtesy Apple Original Films)
“Will it Work?,” by Chris Jenness, is included as part of the People’s Choice Judged Exhibition at the Kenai Art Center on Wednesday. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

‘People’s Choice’ show makes attendees the judges at Kenai Art Center

A voting box will be present at the center all month, with each person getting one vote

“Will it Work?,” by Chris Jenness, is included as part of the People’s Choice Judged Exhibition at the Kenai Art Center on Wednesday. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Kenai Peninsula sees sharp rise in COVID-19 activity

Weekly cases of COVID-19 by region are reported via the department’s Respiratory Virus Snapshot

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Mersha Tamrat, right, gives free haircuts to attendees at the 13th Annual Project Homeless Connect at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Helping with ‘the step up’

Project Homeless Connect returns for 13th year in Soldotna

Mersha Tamrat, right, gives free haircuts to attendees at the 13th Annual Project Homeless Connect at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Alaska Department of Fish and Game logo. (Graphic by Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Public comment open for Upper Cook Inlet Board of Fisheries meeting

Nearly 200 proposals will be deliberated upon during the meeting

Alaska Department of Fish and Game logo. (Graphic by Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)