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Kinley Ferguson tells Santa Claus what she wants for Christmas during Christmas in the Park festivities on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Creating a winter wonderland

Christmas in the Park to bring Santa, sleigh rides, fireworks on Saturday

Kinley Ferguson tells Santa Claus what she wants for Christmas during Christmas in the Park festivities on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Jesse Lamm, Coltin Yancey and Chef Stephen Lamm plate and serve the Thanksgiving meal at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank in Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

‘A day to be thankful’

Thanksgiving at the food bank is a community celebration

Jesse Lamm, Coltin Yancey and Chef Stephen Lamm plate and serve the Thanksgiving meal at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank in Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai Peninsula College Main Entrance on Aug. 18, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Fueling a better understanding of natural gas

KPC Showcase “Gasonomics” with Larry Persily set for Thursday

The Kenai Peninsula College Main Entrance on Aug. 18, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
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72-year-old Soldotna resident dead in Sunday house fire

The origin and cause of the fire are currently under investigation

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Cars travel over the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, Alaska, after snow and rain fell Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Freezing rain forecast through Thanksgiving morning

Periods of light freezing rain are expected from 4 p.m. Wednesday through 11 a.m. on Thursday

Cars travel over the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, Alaska, after snow and rain fell Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Cook Inlet is seen from Clam Gulch State Recreation Area on Feb. 7, 2020, in Clam Gulch, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion file)
Cook Inlet is seen from Clam Gulch State Recreation Area on Feb. 7, 2020, in Clam Gulch, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion file)
Members of the Kenai/Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee raise hands to vote in favor of a proposal during a meeting at Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association in Kenai, Alaska, on Monday, Nov. 20, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Lower Cook Inlet fishing regs discussed at committee meeting

The proposals to the State Board of Fisheries were considered during a meeting of the Kenai/Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee on Monday

Members of the Kenai/Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee raise hands to vote in favor of a proposal during a meeting at Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association in Kenai, Alaska, on Monday, Nov. 20, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Spruce trees are dusted with snow on Dec. 22, 2020, in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge near Soldotna, Alaska. Some areas of the refuge are open to harvest of holiday trees for non-commercial uses beginning Thanksgiving. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Spruce trees are dusted with snow on Dec. 22, 2020, in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge near Soldotna, Alaska. Some areas of the refuge are open to harvest of holiday trees for non-commercial uses beginning Thanksgiving. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Betty Hatch wades out into the mouth of the Kenai River with a dipnet in hand on Monday, July 10, 2023, at the Kenai Beach in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Report: Kenai dipnetting participation was about average in 2023

Kenai collected around $483,000 in revenue from the fishery

Betty Hatch wades out into the mouth of the Kenai River with a dipnet in hand on Monday, July 10, 2023, at the Kenai Beach in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Santa Claus waves from the top of a Kenai Fire Department fire engine during the “Christmas Comes to Kenai” parade on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Santa, fireworks to return for Christmas Comes to Kenai

Festivities will kick off Friday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m., then run through the day with the parade at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 7 p.m.

Santa Claus waves from the top of a Kenai Fire Department fire engine during the “Christmas Comes to Kenai” parade on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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Troopers: Reaction team dispatched after assault suspect refuses to leave residence

Troopers responded shortly after midnight to reports of a disturbance at a Soldotna home

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Trees and mountains are seen from Hidden Creek Trail near Cooper Landing, Alaska, on July 8, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

72-year-old man hospitalized after hiking trail bear attack

The man had accidentally gotten between a sow brown bear and her cub, which led the mother to attack, troopers said

Trees and mountains are seen from Hidden Creek Trail near Cooper Landing, Alaska, on July 8, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
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Kenai man accused of threatening US senator indicted

Arther Charles Graham is charged with using interstate communications with a threat to kidnap and injure

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Thanksgiving dinners are assembled at the Kenai Senior Center in Kenai, Alaska, on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Thanksgiving luncheon draws a crowd at Kenai Senior Center

The Hilcorp-sponsored annual event is an opportunity to gather and eat in celebration of the holidays

Thanksgiving dinners are assembled at the Kenai Senior Center in Kenai, Alaska, on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Jax Nash pushes the ball into the goal for Soldotna High School during a Rocket League match played against Rutland Senior Secondary School at Skyview Middle School in Soldotna, Alaska, on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Esports: SoHi, Kenai, Nikiski secure spots in playoffs

The regular season for fall esports in Alaska came to a close this week, and teams from Kenai, Nikiski and Soldotna will be competing when… Continue reading

Jax Nash pushes the ball into the goal for Soldotna High School during a Rocket League match played against Rutland Senior Secondary School at Skyview Middle School in Soldotna, Alaska, on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
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On the Screen: ‘Marvels’ messy but very fun

Where the film shines is in the stellar performances of its three leads

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Forever Dance performs “Snow” during “Forever Christmas 2022.” (Photo courtesy Forever Dance)

Forever Dance ushers in Christmas season with annual variety show

“Forever Christmas” will bring the sounds and movements of the season to the Kenai Central High School auditorium

Forever Dance performs “Snow” during “Forever Christmas 2022.” (Photo courtesy Forever Dance)
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Snapshot: Flu cases down statewide, growing on peninsula

The State Department of Health’s respiratory virus snapshot tracks the activity of influenza, respiratory syncytial virus and COVID-19

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Gingerbread houses constructed by 4-year-old Izzy and 5-year-old Judah are displayed as part of the 11th Annual Gingerbread House Contest at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center in Kenai, Alaska, on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Candied community

Gingerbread artists construct more than houses

Gingerbread houses constructed by 4-year-old Izzy and 5-year-old Judah are displayed as part of the 11th Annual Gingerbread House Contest at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center in Kenai, Alaska, on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
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Troopers make arrests in 2 Wednesday burglaries

Troopers responded to reports of burglaries in Soldotna and Nikiski

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