Kat Sorensen

Tangled up in Blue: Plastic is not my bag

My car’s rear window is full of stickers. I have a few inspired by the Grateful Dead, a Settlers of Catan one, a 3022 ft.… Continue reading

Kenai to vote on budget, borough bed tax

The budget appropriates over $16 million in general fund spending.

Diane Somers works the front desk, answers phones, dummies the day’s issue and helps with special projects at the Peninsula Clarion. (Photo courtesy Diane Somers)

Meet the Clarion: Diane Somers

Diane Somers sees a lot of variety throughout her eight-hour days at the Peninsula Clarion. She is the first face you see when you walk… Continue reading

Diane Somers works the front desk, answers phones, dummies the day’s issue and helps with special projects at the Peninsula Clarion. (Photo courtesy Diane Somers)
A new sign welcoming people to the City of Soldotna stands near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Kenai River on May 1, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna Council meetings to be held Thursdays

Soldotna City Council members will be able to rock out at Music in the Park, or other Wednesday events, this summer. The council approved a… Continue reading

A new sign welcoming people to the City of Soldotna stands near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Kenai River on May 1, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Moose kills and bear season ramp up

‘Tis the season for being especially cautious in the out of doors

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Kenai approves funding for river bacteria testing

The Kenai City Council appropriated grant funds for summer water quality testing in the Kenai River at their meeting Wednesday. Kenai received about $56,000 from… Continue reading

Kenai City Council votes down onsite marijuana use

Kenai City Council voted down an ordinance that would allow onsite marijuana consumption in retail stores at their council meeting Wednesday night. Alaska recently became… Continue reading

Tangled up in Blue: Alley Cats

Wednesday night, all the cats of Seward took over the alleys. The second annual Alley Cats Run brought all of the felines in town away… Continue reading

Electronics recycling day Saturday

Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Kenai to look at onsite marijuana consumption

The ordinance permits the activity through a conditional use permit process.

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Seward to welcome new city manager

Seward City Council approved a three-year contract with Scott Mezaros.

Meet the Clarion: Designer Tim Millings

“I spend most of my summers waiting for winter to come.”

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Soldotna library receives donation

The donation will be split up for several different uses.

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Meet Clarion sports editor Jeff Helminiak

Helminiak is the longest standing employee at the Peninsula Clarion

Nikki Aufiero practices a handstand at Fourth of July Beach near Seward, Alaska, in April 2019. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in Blue: The other ocean

I got confused looking out at Resurrection Bay recently. The horizon was clouded, none of the mountains that typically line the coast were visible from… Continue reading

Nikki Aufiero practices a handstand at Fourth of July Beach near Seward, Alaska, in April 2019. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
Audience members stand to show their support of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District during the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday, April 16 at Seward High School in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly approves additional district funding

The assembly approved a resolution to increase the district’s FY19 budget by $2,423,955

Audience members stand to show their support of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District during the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday, April 16 at Seward High School in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
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Biennial science symposium this Thursday

The Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership began in 2010 and hosts the symposium every two years.

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Board of Fisheries at center of criticism

“The Board of Fisheries is set to be stacked … “

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Meet news reporter Brian Mazurek

“Actually I had no idea I’d end up working for the Clarion when I moved here”

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Warming weather means bears

“This time of year there’s not a lot of food for them”

A bear sits at a picnic table in this undated file photo. (File)