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Panel will discuss how food influences climate change

Attendees are invited to bring a dish featuring local ingredients to share

 

Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission Chairman Blair Martin, Vice Chairman Robert Ruffner and Parliamentarian Rick Foster facilitate discussions on Emmitt Trimble’s Beachcomber LLC gravel pit permit application on Monday, June 24, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Controversial Beachcomber gravel pit permit approved

‘If ever a gravel pit should be denied, it would have been this one’

 

After construction workers removed siding from the facade of the Kenai Municipal Airport, a mural with iconic Kenai images like fishing nets, the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox chapel and a dog musher, was revealed on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska.(Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai airport to receive $1.2 million federal grant

The FAA is awarding $495 million in airport infrastructure grants

 

Bunches of fresh greens are displayed at the first Farmers Fresh Market of the season on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank near Soldotna, Alaska. The market is open every 3 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday until Sept. 11. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Food bank hosts Food For Thought lecture series

The series aims to engage residents in learning more about food and nutrition

Bunches of fresh greens are displayed at the first Farmers Fresh Market of the season on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank near Soldotna, Alaska. The market is open every 3 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday until Sept. 11. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign for trail closures can be seen on Skilak Lake Road on Sunday, June 23, 2019. The Kenai Wildlife Refuge closed recreation areas, including Bottenintnin Lake, Watson Lake Campground, Egumen Lake Trail, Petersen Lake Campground, Kelly Campground, Seven Lakes Trail, Skyline Trail and Jean Lake Campground over the weekend. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Swan Lake Fire prompts recreation area shutdowns

The fire grew to 32,000 acres over the weekend

A sign for trail closures can be seen on Skilak Lake Road on Sunday, June 23, 2019. The Kenai Wildlife Refuge closed recreation areas, including Bottenintnin Lake, Watson Lake Campground, Egumen Lake Trail, Petersen Lake Campground, Kelly Campground, Seven Lakes Trail, Skyline Trail and Jean Lake Campground over the weekend. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
Amy George, who used to run a bed and breakfast out of her home, started offering “glamping” experiences last year. She has two luxury tents that can sleep up to four people, as seen on June 12, 2018, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

New borough software seeks compliance with Airbnb, VRBO and other booking sites

A quick search on airbnb.com shows hundreds of home, cabins and even yurts for rent

Amy George, who used to run a bed and breakfast out of her home, started offering “glamping” experiences last year. She has two luxury tents that can sleep up to four people, as seen on June 12, 2018, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Visitor guides await travelers at the Kenai Municipal Airport, Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough defunds tourism marketing council

Pierce vetoed the $100,000 in funding for the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council

Visitor guides await travelers at the Kenai Municipal Airport, Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai Senior Center sits on the bluff overlooking the mouth of the Kenai River, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Seniors stay active all summer

Senior centers offer a variety of activities.

The Kenai Senior Center sits on the bluff overlooking the mouth of the Kenai River, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Bed tax passes assembly

The tax will be on the ballot Oct. 1, and if approved, would go into effect April 1, 2020.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Demonstrators hold signs outside the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in protest of an invocation by a member of the Satanic Temple on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in Soldotna, Alaska. The invocation was the first given by the Satanic Temple since the borough changed its invocation policy following an Alaska Superior Court decision finding the policy unconstitutional and in violation of the state’s constitution’s establishment clause. (Photo courtesy Aud Walaszek)

Satanic Temple invocation prompts protest, walkouts at assembly meeting

The borough lost a lawsuit against plaintiffs represented by the ACLU of Alaska

Demonstrators hold signs outside the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in protest of an invocation by a member of the Satanic Temple on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in Soldotna, Alaska. The invocation was the first given by the Satanic Temple since the borough changed its invocation policy following an Alaska Superior Court decision finding the policy unconstitutional and in violation of the state’s constitution’s establishment clause. (Photo courtesy Aud Walaszek)

Seward, Homer receive federal shipyard grants

The funding is aimed at fostering efficiency and economic growth

The Swan Lake Fire, as seen from the Mystery Hills, burns Wednesday, June 12, 2019, on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Cool, wet conditions allow progress on Swan Lake Fire

Fire lines near the community of Sterling were strengthened over the weekend by fire crews.

The Swan Lake Fire, as seen from the Mystery Hills, burns Wednesday, June 12, 2019, on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly hold a religious invocation during the Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, assembly meeting in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Satanic invocation sparks online petition

The petition urges the assembly to cancel the upcoming Satanic invocation.

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly hold a religious invocation during the Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, assembly meeting in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Rhubarb crumble is photographed on June 1, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska. Rhubarb pairs well with sweet fruit like strawberries, and work well in desserts like strawberry rhubarb crumble. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

What to do with rhubarb?

Rhubarb-Palooza to show how to get creative with the summer favorite

Rhubarb crumble is photographed on June 1, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska. Rhubarb pairs well with sweet fruit like strawberries, and work well in desserts like strawberry rhubarb crumble. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Chef Katherine O’Leary-Cole, the newest chef at Cooper Landing’s Kingfisher Roadhouse, is pictured in Cooper Landing, Alaska, on Monday, May 10. (Photo courtesy of O’Leary-Cole)

New chef brings fresh menu to Cooper Landing

Nearly half of the food is vegetarian, with one whole side of the menu offering plant-based options

Chef Katherine O’Leary-Cole, the newest chef at Cooper Landing’s Kingfisher Roadhouse, is pictured in Cooper Landing, Alaska, on Monday, May 10. (Photo courtesy of O’Leary-Cole)
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Strong sockeye return increases limits on Russian River and Upper Kenai River

The limit will double from three sockeye salmon to six per day starting Friday through July 14

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Kenai peninsula Borough School District administration, members from the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association meet at a collective bargaining session to continue contract negotiations for employees who have been without contracts for a year, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School district, employees continue contract talks

Peninsula educators and staff voted May 22 to strike

Kenai peninsula Borough School District administration, members from the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association meet at a collective bargaining session to continue contract negotiations for employees who have been without contracts for a year, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Residents filled the Kenai Peninsula Borough Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers for a public hearing regarding a controversial gravel pit in Anchor Point at the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Planning commission postpones vote on Beachcomber gravel pit application

The proposed pit has been the center of a yearlong controversy

Residents filled the Kenai Peninsula Borough Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers for a public hearing regarding a controversial gravel pit in Anchor Point at the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Snug Harbor Road closed this weekend

A construction detour will be the only access beyond Mile 5.5 between June 17 and July 16.

A photo of the Tustumena Lake Fire taken at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, illustrates the effect retardant and water drops had on the fire. (Photo by Jason Jordet/Alaska Division of Forestry)

Wildfires sparked by lightning being ‘closely monitored’

Six fires are active on Kenai National Wildlife Refuge lands

A photo of the Tustumena Lake Fire taken at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, illustrates the effect retardant and water drops had on the fire. (Photo by Jason Jordet/Alaska Division of Forestry)