Kat Sorensen

Peninsula Clarion publisher Jeff Hayden (left) congratulates Greg Harrington on 15 years of work at the newspaper. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Ad salesman Greg Harrington celebrates 15 years at the Clarion

When he’s not working within the community, Greg is enjoying Alaska with his wife and stepdaughter.

Peninsula Clarion publisher Jeff Hayden (left) congratulates Greg Harrington on 15 years of work at the newspaper. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Hallie Bergwall makes a move in a Scrabble game on Thursday at Resurrect Art Coffee House in Seward, Alaska. Bergwall took home the win. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in Blue: Just playin’

I learned how to play a new card game. Pinochle, according to Wikipedia, is a trick-taking, Ace-Ten card game played with a 48-card deck originally… Continue reading

Hallie Bergwall makes a move in a Scrabble game on Thursday at Resurrect Art Coffee House in Seward, Alaska. Bergwall took home the win. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
An angler shows off his early run sockeye on the Kenai River in June 2019 near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo submitted by Jason Foster)

Strong sockeye run moving toward Russian River

“The first run of sockeye is better than I’ve ever seen it.”

An angler shows off his early run sockeye on the Kenai River in June 2019 near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo submitted by Jason Foster)
Kenai Fjords National Park employees and representatives from the Nanwalek tribe cut the ribbon at the newly renovated visitors center on Fourth Avenue. (Photo submitted by NPS Shauna Potocky)

Kenai Fjords celebrates renovated visitor center

Located in the Seward harbor, the visitor center aims to be a hub for visitors and the community

Kenai Fjords National Park employees and representatives from the Nanwalek tribe cut the ribbon at the newly renovated visitors center on Fourth Avenue. (Photo submitted by NPS Shauna Potocky)
Homer News Editor Michael Armstrong, left, is presented with an award from Publisher Jeff Hayden. (Photo provided by the Homer News)

Homer News editor celebrates 20 years

Michael joined the Homer News team in 1999

Homer News Editor Michael Armstrong, left, is presented with an award from Publisher Jeff Hayden. (Photo provided by the Homer News)

Seward runner completes marathon on Mt. Marathon

The mountain goats dotting the face of Mount Marathon had climbing competition last Saturday in Joe Nyholm. The 28-year-old Seward runner spent 18.5 hours straight… Continue reading

Tight Lines: Seward sees start of snagging season

“Fish are coming in thick … People are catching limits daily.”

Circulation Director Randalee Keaton celebrated her 12th year working with the paper in May. (Photo courtesy Randalee Keaton)

Meet the Clarion: Circulation Director Randalee Keaton

“I only have 19 giraffe or giraffe-related items on my desk.”

Circulation Director Randalee Keaton celebrated her 12th year working with the paper in May. (Photo courtesy Randalee Keaton)

Tangled up in Blue: Showing up

The competition is constantly changing, wherever you go. A few weeks ago at the Exit Glacier Race, I came in second during the 5-kilometer race.… Continue reading

King season sees slow holiday start

The Ninilchik River was the best bet for fishing, but was pretty light.

Doug Munn serves as the general manager of Printer’s Ink. (Photo courtesy Doug Munn)

Meet the Clarion: print shop manager Doug Munn

Starting as a carrier in 1990, Doug moved up to assistant circulation manager in 1993

Doug Munn serves as the general manager of Printer’s Ink. (Photo courtesy Doug Munn)
A new sign welcoming people to the City of Soldotna is photographed on May 1, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna receives funds for park, airport upgrades

The project includes the construction of an American Disabilities Act compliant trail

A new sign welcoming people to the City of Soldotna is photographed on May 1, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Man dies during Exit Glacier Race

The man was running a 10-kilometer race along Herman Lehrer Road

Soldotna council to discuss short-term rentals

The ordinance aims to regulate short-term rentals in residential dwellings

Advertising Account Executive Beth Ulrickson is the go-to person at the Peninsula Clarion. (Photo courtesy Beth Ulrickson)

Meet the Clarion: Ad Executive Beth Ulrickson

“I love to know things, and to do a variety of jobs to keep my mind busy”

Advertising Account Executive Beth Ulrickson is the go-to person at the Peninsula Clarion. (Photo courtesy Beth Ulrickson)
Students from Redoubt Elementary pick up trash along the river during the 6th Annual Kids Kenai River Spring Cleanup at Swiftwater Park in Soldotna, Alaska on May 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Spring cleanups scheduled around the Central Peninsula

Spring is in full swing, with cleanups taking place across the central peninsula. Kenai Parks and Recreation is hosting a Kenai Community Clean Up on… Continue reading

Students from Redoubt Elementary pick up trash along the river during the 6th Annual Kids Kenai River Spring Cleanup at Swiftwater Park in Soldotna, Alaska on May 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

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)