Jeff Helminiak

Anglers practice social distancing on the upper Kenai River in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in late June 2020. (Photo provided by Nick Longobardi/Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Exploring the Kenai’s backyard

Refuge to start open air ranger station

 

Alaska 20.

Alaska 20 splits with Eagle River

Alaska 20 picked up a league victory and took a nonleague loss on the road against Eagle River on Wednesday. Alaska 20 is now 2-2… Continue reading

 

Chad Anderson of Kasilof and Allie Ostrander guide Everett Anderson, 3, to the finish line Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the Salmon Run Series at Tsalteshi Trails. Getting the free ride on Chad’s shoulders is Ben Anderson, 2. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Salmon Run Series announces race details

The Salmon Run Series announced details for the 2020 event Wednesday. The series will take place this season in Soldotna, instead of at Tsalteshi Trails.… Continue reading

 

Soldotna’s Chase Gable, a customer service agent with Grant Aviation, prepares to load and unload baggage from a plane at Kenai Municipal Airport on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Airport sees decline in traffic in wake of pandemic, Ravn exit

Passengers leaving Kenai this year through May are down 18,000.

Soldotna’s Chase Gable, a customer service agent with Grant Aviation, prepares to load and unload baggage from a plane at Kenai Municipal Airport on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Alaska 20.

South sweeps Alaska 20

South notched a Sunday sweep of the Alaska 20, notching a 4-1 Alliance Baseball League victory and an 11-1 nonleague victory. Alaska 20 falls to… Continue reading

Alaska 20.
Ted and Valerie McKenney in Santa Cruz, California, in April 2020. (Photo by Courtney Procter)

‘He made friends everywhere he went’

Longtime Solid Rock director, XC coach dies at 64

Ted and Valerie McKenney in Santa Cruz, California, in April 2020. (Photo by Courtney Procter)

Tsalteshi summer racing won’t be the same

Mountain bikes, Salmon Run Series get new formats

Marge Mullen is seen on her original homestead in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, June 22, 2020. Mullen turns 100 on Thursday, June 25, 2020. (Photo provided by Debbie Smith)

Homesteader at heart

Soldotna pioneer Marge Mullen turns 100

Marge Mullen is seen on her original homestead in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, June 22, 2020. Mullen turns 100 on Thursday, June 25, 2020. (Photo provided by Debbie Smith)

Wasilla sweeps Alaska 20

Alaska 20 dropped 15-0 and 18-5 decisions to Wasilla on Wednesday at the Kenai Little League fields. The Twins fell to 1-1 in the Alliance… Continue reading

Back in the game

Alaska 20 takes home opener

Spokesman: Great summer for Alaskans to visit national parks

“It’s a great summer in Alaska to see the great, big, beautiful national parks in your backyard.”

Alaska 20 shortstop Mose Hayes throws to first base during practice Monday, June 8, 2020, at the Soldotna baseball fields in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska 20 notches 1st win of season

The Alaska 20 picked up its first victory of the Alliance Baseball League season Saturday, topping Palmer 5-4 in Anchorage. The Twins then lost to… Continue reading

Alaska 20 shortstop Mose Hayes throws to first base during practice Monday, June 8, 2020, at the Soldotna baseball fields in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Playing safety

Activities return to district facilities

Kenai Peninsula College Director Gary Turner speaks to the House Finance Committee members in against cuts to the University of Alaska on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Soldotna Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

KPC faces deficit, declining enrollment

Classes will be mostly remote in fall semester

Kenai Peninsula College Director Gary Turner speaks to the House Finance Committee members in against cuts to the University of Alaska on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Soldotna Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Judy Wroe of Soldotna bats during senior softball at the Steve Shearer Memorial Ball Park in Kenai, Alaska, on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

‘In it for the fun’

Seniors hit the field for friendly games of softball

Judy Wroe of Soldotna bats during senior softball at the Steve Shearer Memorial Ball Park in Kenai, Alaska, on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

‘This has to stop’

Black Lives Matter draws 500 protesters

Kenai Peninsula College is photographed on March 26, 2020. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

‘It’s a blip’

KPC professor says long-term outlook for process technology grads is still positive

Kenai Peninsula College is photographed on March 26, 2020. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Bear activity closes portion of Iditarod Trail

The aggressive bear activity is a sow with a cub, possibly on an animal kill.

Alaska 20 shortstop Mose Hayes throws to first base during practice Monday, June 8, 2020, at the Soldotna baseball fields in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska 20 drops 2 in Anchorage

Alaska 20 lost games to South and East on Sunday in Anchorage to see its record drop to 0-4 in nonleague play. Alaska 20 is… Continue reading

Alaska 20 shortstop Mose Hayes throws to first base during practice Monday, June 8, 2020, at the Soldotna baseball fields in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)