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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).
The author stumbles at the rock marking the race point on the Mount Marathon Race trail during one of her many training runs in preparation for the July 4, 2018, race. (Photo provided by Kat Sorensen)

Tangled Up in Blue: A double-edged sword

Registration for the 2019 Mount Marathon Race opened March 1. Within hours of getting the email, I sent my information off into the internet tubes… Continue reading

The author stumbles at the rock marking the race point on the Mount Marathon Race trail during one of her many training runs in preparation for the July 4, 2018, race. (Photo provided by Kat Sorensen)

Early results show no bond for Soldotna field house

Soldotna’s field house bond may have failed at the polls, but with over 150 votes still in question, the narrow defeat is still uncertain. After… Continue reading

October flooding on Assembly agenda

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will introduce a resolution authorizing the borough to seek assistance from the state to fund flood damage repairs in Seward. After… Continue reading

Packages move along a conveyor belt at the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey, on June 7. (Bloomberg/Photo by Bess Adler)

Kenai estimates 6-figure Amazon revenues

Earlier this month, Amazon filed to start collecting and paying sales taxes

Packages move along a conveyor belt at the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey, on June 7. (Bloomberg/Photo by Bess Adler)

Sword-wielding man allegedly threatens woman in Seward

Police traced a late-night 911 call to a house in Seward on Saturday, where they found a 50-year-old Anchorage man wielding a sword and threatening… Continue reading

Soldotna special election absentee ballots now open

The question will officially be put in front of voters on March 5

Tsunami Bowl challenges Alaska students

The Seward Starfish competed in the 22nd annual Alaska Regional National Ocean Bowl competition, known as the Alaska Tsunami Bowl, at Seward High School on… Continue reading