Jacob Dye

Kenai’s Samuel Anderson swims in the 50-yard breaststroke at the SoHi Pentathlon on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

State swimming to include 25 from peninsula

The 2022 high school swimming season will come to a close this weekend with the 2022 Alaska School Activities Association/First National Bank Alaska Swim &… Continue reading

Kenai’s Samuel Anderson swims in the 50-yard breaststroke at the SoHi Pentathlon on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Snow is cleared from a parking lot at the Kenai Municipal Airport on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022 in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Central peninsula again walloped by snowstorm

6 to 20 inches were reported in areas from Ninilchik to Nikiski

Snow is cleared from a parking lot at the Kenai Municipal Airport on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022 in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19: Cases rising; hospitalizations steady

The state reported no new resident deaths from COVID-19 this week

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Dwayne Johnson stars as Black Adam in “Black Adam.” (Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)
Dwayne Johnson stars as Black Adam in “Black Adam.” (Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)
Truly Hondel portrays Anne Shirley in a rehearsal of “Anne of Green Gables” at the Kenai Performers Black Box Theatre in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Stumbling through youth at ‘Green Gables’

Kenai Performers brings classic coming-of-age tale to the stage

Truly Hondel portrays Anne Shirley in a rehearsal of “Anne of Green Gables” at the Kenai Performers Black Box Theatre in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
A program for “Lame Ducks & Dark Horses is photographed on a table on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
A program for “Lame Ducks & Dark Horses is photographed on a table on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
A new train car is hooked to a massive crane in preparation for placement on Whistle Hill in Soldotna, Alaska, on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Whistle Hill adds 5th rail car in effort to expand as tourist ‘destination’

“The only thing I’m missing is a caboose.”

A new train car is hooked to a massive crane in preparation for placement on Whistle Hill in Soldotna, Alaska, on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
A plow truck clears snow as it moves down the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, Alaska on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
A plow truck clears snow as it moves down the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, Alaska on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

More snow forecast for central peninsula

The snow was expected to start Tuesday night

A plow truck clears snow as it moves down the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, Alaska on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
A plow truck clears snow as it moves down the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, Alaska on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Peninsula residents eat inside Kenai River Brewing Company in Soldotna, Alaska. on May 8, 2020. (Peninsula Clarion file)

Fossils focus of upcoming fireside chat

Kenai Watershed Forum is hosting the talks through November

Kenai Peninsula residents eat inside Kenai River Brewing Company in Soldotna, Alaska. on May 8, 2020. (Peninsula Clarion file)
A girl dressed as Snow White takes candy from a witch at the Orca Theater’s Trunk or Treat in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Candy and costumes

Kids get dressed up and peninsula trick-or-treating

A girl dressed as Snow White takes candy from a witch at the Orca Theater’s Trunk or Treat in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Patrick Simpson speaks about his recycled plastic lumber project while holding a sample of the finished product at a Kenai Peninsula College Showcase on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Recovery effort turns plastic into lumber

Entrepreneur Patrick Simpson, of Alaska Plastic Recovery, has worked for much of the year with local advocacy groups like Cook Inletkeeper, Regroup, and Sustainable Seward… Continue reading

Patrick Simpson speaks about his recycled plastic lumber project while holding a sample of the finished product at a Kenai Peninsula College Showcase on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Consular Masaru Aniya bestows Yasuko Lehtinen with the Foreign Minister Commendation on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Friendship, goodwill and cultural understanding

KPC professor honored for fostering relationship between Kenai Peninsula and Japan

Consular Masaru Aniya bestows Yasuko Lehtinen with the Foreign Minister Commendation on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Foliage surrounds the Soldotna Police Department sign on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. The building will be the Central Peninsula site for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Drug Take Back Day to take place Saturday

The purpose is to“safely dispose of unneeded medications to prevent misuse and addiction

Foliage surrounds the Soldotna Police Department sign on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. The building will be the Central Peninsula site for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Qilak the otter pup looks at the camera after a feeding session at the Alaska SeaLife Center. The otter pup was admitted as a patient on Sept. 7, 2022, after being found on top of his moribund mother. (Photo Credit: Alaska SeaLife Center)

Rescued otter pup finds new home in Chicago

Qilak was rescued by the Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response program in early September

Qilak the otter pup looks at the camera after a feeding session at the Alaska SeaLife Center. The otter pup was admitted as a patient on Sept. 7, 2022, after being found on top of his moribund mother. (Photo Credit: Alaska SeaLife Center)
Graehm LeFevre watches the ball soar through the air during SoHi’s Rocket League match against Thunder Mountain High School on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022 at Skyview Middle School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Esports Week 5: Weather and parent-teacher conferences cancel all games

No Kenai Peninsula esports teams participated in competition this week. SoHi coach Jonus Kaponus Angleton said that the Stars matches were rescheduled because of both… Continue reading

Graehm LeFevre watches the ball soar through the air during SoHi’s Rocket League match against Thunder Mountain High School on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022 at Skyview Middle School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Snow is cleared from the parking lot at Kenai Cinema in Kenai, Alaska on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Winter storm brings heavier, more snow than expected

Heavy snowfall hit the Central Peninsula on Tuesday, following a weather advisory by the National Weather Service that warned of up to 5 inches of… Continue reading

Snow is cleared from the parking lot at Kenai Cinema in Kenai, Alaska on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
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A sign at the South Peninsula Hospital COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinic provides information and hours for testing and vaccines at the Bartlett Street building in Homer.

Hospitalizations continue to fall; COVID cases see uptick

According to the Alaska COVID-19 Data Hub, updated Wednesday, 19 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19. No patients are on ventilators. This is down from last… Continue reading

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A sign at the South Peninsula Hospital COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinic provides information and hours for testing and vaccines at the Bartlett Street building in Homer.
A Homer Youth Orchestra Club rehearsal is conducted by Abimael Melendez. (Photo Courtesy Kim Fine)

Youth orchestra to bring the sounds of Halloween to costume concert

Homer OPUS’s Homer Youth String Orchestra Club will bring seasonal sounds and storytelling to the city on Sunday with Spooky Strings, a costume concert at… Continue reading

A Homer Youth Orchestra Club rehearsal is conducted by Abimael Melendez. (Photo Courtesy Kim Fine)
Alaska State Troopers logo.

Anchorage man dies in Sterling Highway crash

Troopers say they’re still investigating the cause and circumstances

Alaska State Troopers logo.
The Kenai Peninsula College Main Entrance on Aug. 18, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Roadshow to offer workshops and info for local businesses

Alaska Manufacturing Extension Partnership aims to advance industry and business as broader concepts within the state

The Kenai Peninsula College Main Entrance on Aug. 18, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)