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Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Protective fencing holds back recently-planted vegetation along the river bank on the south side of the Kenai River and Russian River confluence Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 near Cooper Landing, Alaska. Light-penetrating staircases and vegetation planted along the banks are part of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stabalize erosion and protect habitat.

Work progresses on Kenai, Russian riverbank restoration

Work to restore the riverbank along a section of the confluence of the Kenai and Russian rivers is in full swing. The Kenai National Wildlife… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Protective fencing holds back recently-planted vegetation along the river bank on the south side of the Kenai River and Russian River confluence Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 near Cooper Landing, Alaska. Light-penetrating staircases and vegetation planted along the banks are part of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stabalize erosion and protect habitat.

Unopposed Soldotna council candidates look forward to terms

Soldotna voters have at least four easy decisions to make during the Tuesday, Oct. 4 regular municipal election — candidates running for the open seats… Continue reading

Spay, neuter clinic comes to Kenai

Two area animal lovers are continuing their work to reduce the number of stray cats on the Kenai Peninsula by hosting a spay and neuter… Continue reading

None hurt in four-plex fire

Residents of a four-plex apartment building near Kenai got a rude awakening Friday when one of the apartments caught fire.No one was injured in the… Continue reading

HEA tackles peninsula-wide outages

Members of Homer Electric Association had their work cut out for them this week as high winds sweeping across the Kenai Peninsula caused several power… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Doug Vandergraft, author of 'A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska,' speaks about his research, favorite bars and more Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at the Bow Bar in Kenai, Alaska. Vandergraft researched for the book for 14 year in Alaska and Washington D.C.

Author of Alaska bars book makes stop in Kenai

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the spelling of author Doug Vandegraft's last name. If you ask Doug Vandegraft, it’s impossible to… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Doug Vandergraft, author of 'A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska,' speaks about his research, favorite bars and more Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at the Bow Bar in Kenai, Alaska. Vandergraft researched for the book for 14 year in Alaska and Washington D.C.
Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Irving Roth, an 87-year-old survivor of the Holocaust who speaks around the world, tells his story to a crowd of people Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at the New Life Assembly of God in Kenai, Alaska.

Speaking from experience: Holocaust survivor shares story

Speaker, writer and Holocaust survivor Irving Roth shared his story of survival with a large crowd Tuesday to emphasize the importance of not letting history… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Irving Roth, an 87-year-old survivor of the Holocaust who speaks around the world, tells his story to a crowd of people Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at the New Life Assembly of God in Kenai, Alaska.

High winds, water hit Seward area

Residents of Seward, and to a lesser extent the rest of the Kenai Peninsula, will be pummeled with high winds and rain through Wednesday night.The… Continue reading

Fire protection workshop preps peninsula residents

While it might not seem like a lot can be done in the face of raging wildlife like last summer’s Card Street Fire, Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Bags of basic necessities line the wall during a workshop to address area homelessness Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at the Alaska Army National Guard Armory in Kenai, Alaska. Agencies, church groups and community members gathered to brainstorm ways to help reduce homelessness on the Kenai Peninsula over the course of two nights.

Anyone can experience homelessness

Though it may not be overly visible or accurately recorded, homelessness on the Kenai Peninsula is a pervasive issue. Kenai Peninsula Journey Home, an organization… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Bags of basic necessities line the wall during a workshop to address area homelessness Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at the Alaska Army National Guard Armory in Kenai, Alaska. Agencies, church groups and community members gathered to brainstorm ways to help reduce homelessness on the Kenai Peninsula over the course of two nights.

Kendall Auto Group takes over Stanley dealerships

Kendall Auto Group has bought two central Kenai Peninsula dealerships and will take over their operations.The auto group, which operates dealerships in Alaska, Idaho and… Continue reading

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion Ducks cruise across Engineer Lake on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.

Refuge hosts outdoor activities challenge for anniversary

Those who enjoy the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge have limited time left to complete an outdoors activities challenge created by refuge staff to celebrate the… Continue reading

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion Ducks cruise across Engineer Lake on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.
This photo taken from Facebook with permission from the Troost family shows 22-year-old Garyn Troost, who when missing after taking a walk in the Sterling area the evening of Sunday, Sept 11, 2016. Troopers searched for him until Wednesday, and family members and volunteers are continuing that search.

Missing Sterling man found dead

Searches have come to an end after 22-year-old Garyn Troost, missing in Sterling since Sunday, was found dead.Volunteer searchers found him around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday… Continue reading

This photo taken from Facebook with permission from the Troost family shows 22-year-old Garyn Troost, who when missing after taking a walk in the Sterling area the evening of Sunday, Sept 11, 2016. Troopers searched for him until Wednesday, and family members and volunteers are continuing that search.

Two hurt in Kenai Spur crash

Two people were sent to the hospital after a head-on collision near Kenai Central High School on Thursday.Members of the Kenai Fire Department, Nikiski Fire… Continue reading

Photo courtesy Troost family This photo provided by the Troost family shows 22-year-old Garyn Troost, who when missing after taking a walk in the Sterling area the evening of Sunday, Sept 11, 2016. Troopers searched for him until Wednesday, and family members and volunteers are continuing that search.

Family, volunteers search for missing man in Sterling

Central Kenai Peninsula volunteers are searching for a young man who went missing in the Sterling area Sunday. Garyn Troost, 22, recently moved to the… Continue reading

Photo courtesy Troost family This photo provided by the Troost family shows 22-year-old Garyn Troost, who when missing after taking a walk in the Sterling area the evening of Sunday, Sept 11, 2016. Troopers searched for him until Wednesday, and family members and volunteers are continuing that search.
Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion A fisherman prepares to head out into the water on the north beach of the Kenai River during the personal use dipnet fishery July 10, 2016 in Kenai, Alaska.

Fishing citations up for 2016

More personnel on the ground contributed to more personal-use and other fishing citations being handed out this summer. The Kenai River personal-use dipnet fishery season… Continue reading

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion A fisherman prepares to head out into the water on the north beach of the Kenai River during the personal use dipnet fishery July 10, 2016 in Kenai, Alaska.
Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion A crows of area residents packs into a room, leaving standing room only, to hear Sammy Crawford speak about her travels through six countries along a portion of the Silk Road during a presentation Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 at the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Library in Soldotna, Alaska.

Local talks her trip down the Silk Road

Some central Kenai Peninsula residents got a taste of the ancient Silk Road from right in their back yard when one of their own shared… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion A crows of area residents packs into a room, leaving standing room only, to hear Sammy Crawford speak about her travels through six countries along a portion of the Silk Road during a presentation Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 at the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Library in Soldotna, Alaska.

Flasher removed from Tsalteshi Trails

Tsalteshi Trails Maintenance Manager Bill Holt had to manage more than his usual duties last week when he helped remove a man who had been… Continue reading

VA preps vets for changes in appointment scheduling

Peninsula veterans were briefed on continuing changes to the way their appointments will be scheduled and given a chance to air their concerns to the… Continue reading

Sterling fuel break moves forward

Progress is being made on a fuel break planned for the Sterling area where it meets the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.As previously reported by the… Continue reading