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Seward takes step toward more transparency

Seward City Council enacted an ordinance that allows public access to payroll information through public records request. The ordinance was unanimously approved at Monday night’s… Continue reading

The crust skiing in the hills above Seward has been epic lately. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in Blue: Tunnels

I heard there are tunnels just below the streets of Seward, vacant remnants of an Army looking to protect the coast. There are small signs… Continue reading

The crust skiing in the hills above Seward has been epic lately. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Seward chooses city manager

‘It is time to move forward and give this individual a clean slate’

Fish and Game recommends escapement changes

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is recommending some changes in salmon escapement goals for the Cook Inlet. The escapement goals, which have been… Continue reading

Kenai council looks to support funding for KPC, Wildwood

Closing the sentenced facility would cause the loss of about 46 full-time positions at the jail

Soldotna to have outdoor basketball court this summer

The project was approved as part of the city’s Five Year Capital Plan

Terry Umatum of Anchorage takes a deep breath after landing his Anchor River king salmon on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

2019 salmon forecast a mixed bag

This year’s Kenai River outlook is more conservative than 2018’s

Terry Umatum of Anchorage takes a deep breath after landing his Anchor River king salmon on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
Joey Klecka is the Peninsula Clarion’s sports and features reporter. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Interviews with the Clarion: Sports reporter Joey Klecka

When he’s not reporting on or watching sports, Klecka partakes in sports of his own

Joey Klecka is the Peninsula Clarion’s sports and features reporter. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Hannah Lafleur of Seward, Alaska, runs at the top of the cliffs at the Mount Marathon Race on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Seward. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Mount Marathon registration closes Sunday

Registration for the race closes at 11:59 p.m. on March 31, and no late registration is allowed.

Hannah Lafleur of Seward, Alaska, runs at the top of the cliffs at the Mount Marathon Race on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Seward. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Liberty Miller stands at the end of an old Alaska Railroad train car in Seward. The train car will be the home to Miller’s new small business, 13 Ravens Coffee House. (Photo courtesy Liberty Miller)

Small businesses on rise on Peninsula

Kenai Peninsula’s growth in small businesses is boosted by a network of localized resources

Liberty Miller stands at the end of an old Alaska Railroad train car in Seward. The train car will be the home to Miller’s new small business, 13 Ravens Coffee House. (Photo courtesy Liberty Miller)

Seward close to hiring new city manager

The role has been vacant since the resignation of former City Manager Jim Hunt in August of 2018

Erin Thompson is the editor of the Kenai Peninsula Clarion. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Clarion profiles: Editor Erin Thompson

Meet the Clarion news team

Erin Thompson is the editor of the Kenai Peninsula Clarion. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
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Kenai council asks to keep fishing tax funds

Kenai sees about $150,000 to $200,000 in commercial fishing tax revenue

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Seward adopts PERA

Seward voters have opted into Alaska’s Public Employment Relations Act with a vote of 164 to 122. The vote total was confirmed after a canvassing… Continue reading

In this scene from Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1962 film ‘Ivan’s Childhood,’ two characters kiss over a ravine in a birch forest.

Tangled up in Blue: In the birch grove

I’m ready for the snow to melt. I don’t want my fellow winter recreation enthusiasts to hate me for saying this, but as Seward is… Continue reading

In this scene from Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1962 film ‘Ivan’s Childhood,’ two characters kiss over a ravine in a birch forest.

Preliminary results show Seward opting in to PERA

Results won’t be official until the canvass board meets on Thursday

An “I voted” sticker lays abandoned outside Soldotna City Hall during the special Field House election on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna mayor hopes to revisit field house project

“I would like to see this come back as soon as possible, supported by a positive campaign.”

An “I voted” sticker lays abandoned outside Soldotna City Hall during the special Field House election on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Seward to vote on employee relations measure March 19

PERA would dictate union relation policy in the city

A rendering of the proposed Soldotna Regional Sports Complex field house. Voters rejected a proposition to take out a $10 million bond to pay for the project by a narrow margin Tuesday. (City of Soldotna)

Field house ordinance voted down

The election’s certification is currently on the agenda for Wednesday’s Soldotna City Council meeting.

A rendering of the proposed Soldotna Regional Sports Complex field house. Voters rejected a proposition to take out a $10 million bond to pay for the project by a narrow margin Tuesday. (City of Soldotna)
Sustainable Seward members host sewing groups to create repurpose t-shirts into reusable shopping bags. (Photo courtesy of Jennny Nakao).

Sustainable Seward upcycles in preparation for plastic bag ban

As Seward approaches a citywide plastic bag ban later this year, a local environmental awareness group is trying to help the community transition away from… Continue reading

Sustainable Seward members host sewing groups to create repurpose t-shirts into reusable shopping bags. (Photo courtesy of Jennny Nakao).