Victoria Petersen

Wild chamomile hangs to dry inside the Ionia Community Center on Tuesday, July 3, near Kasilof, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Ionia: Born and bound by food

On Tuesday at noon, the lunch bell rings in Ionia, a health-conscious community near Kasilof. Over 50 servings of brown rice with pumpkin seeds and… Continue reading

Wild chamomile hangs to dry inside the Ionia Community Center on Tuesday, July 3, near Kasilof, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Memories for sale: Nostalgic game shop opens in Soldotna

Memories for sale: Nostalgic game shop opens in Soldotna

Remember the large Blockbuster banner sign outside of the now-closed shop? The 14-foot by 7-foot sign is now inside of Beetle Boss — a nostalgic… Continue reading

Memories for sale: Nostalgic game shop opens in Soldotna
An American Legion color guard marches in the Fourth of July parade on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion) An American Legion color guard marches in the Fourth of July parade on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Looking for something to do on the Fourth of July? Here are some of the local celebrations

The United States celebrates its 242nd birthday on Wednesday. There are plenty of ways to celebrate it on the central Kenai Peninsula, from parades to… Continue reading

An American Legion color guard marches in the Fourth of July parade on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion) An American Legion color guard marches in the Fourth of July parade on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Peninsula chefs are the spotlight of the Chef at the Market series

Editor's note: The graphic accompanying this story has been corrected to show that Fine Thyme Cafe chef Bobbi Stelljes will be cooking at the Chef… Continue reading

Shanon Davis, executive director of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, unveils a new sign indicating the future site of the proposed Soldotna visitor and community center, Wednesday, June 27 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna Chamber eyes bed tax, donations to support new visitor center

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce is still working on plans for its new visitor center and pitching a bed tax in Soldotna to help support… Continue reading

Shanon Davis, executive director of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, unveils a new sign indicating the future site of the proposed Soldotna visitor and community center, Wednesday, June 27 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A goat nibbles on some vegetation during a goat yoga session hosted by the Yoga Yurt and Liberty Alaska Goat Farms on Saturday, June 23, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Goat yoga comes to the Peninsula

    Amber Harrison had few expectations when she laid down her yoga mat at the Palmer Fairgrounds last year. She came all the way… Continue reading

A goat nibbles on some vegetation during a goat yoga session hosted by the Yoga Yurt and Liberty Alaska Goat Farms on Saturday, June 23, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Dr. Alan Boraas, professor of anthropology at Kenai Peninsula College, leads a tour of Kalifornsky Villagein May 2015. The Native settlement was abandoned in the 1920s but is still home to a rich cultural history. (Photo courtesy of Jenny Neyman/Redoubt Reporter)

100 years ago, Spanish flu devastated Alaska Native villages

At the dawn of the 20th century, 15 people lived in the village of Point Possession on the northern tip of the Kenai Peninsula, according… Continue reading

Dr. Alan Boraas, professor of anthropology at Kenai Peninsula College, leads a tour of Kalifornsky Villagein May 2015. The Native settlement was abandoned in the 1920s but is still home to a rich cultural history. (Photo courtesy of Jenny Neyman/Redoubt Reporter)

Kenai City Council prohibits marijuana cultivation facilities in residential zones

On Wednesday, the Kenai City Council unanimously prohibited marijuana cultivation facilities in residential zones. There were no public comments regarding the ordinance at Wednesday’s city… Continue reading

Triumvirate Theatre hosts 20th annual summer camp

For 20 years, the Triumvirate Theatre has spent part of its summer educating kids about the stage. This week, the Kenai-area drama organization is teaching… Continue reading

Soldotna student awarded national science and technology opportunity

Aspiring robotics engineer Mika Thompson-Brassfield believes the power of robotics could do a lot of good for a lot of people — and for her… Continue reading

Schnitzel Bomber serves up German fare with Peninsula spin

Schnitzel Bomber serves up German fare with Peninsula spin

Over the weekend, Vincent and Jessica Johnson met a woman who grows spinach in high tunnels. They said she had more than she knew what… Continue reading

Schnitzel Bomber serves up German fare with Peninsula spin
Chef Maya Wilson inside the Addie Camp train car on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. The 1913 train car is being refurbished as an intimate dining room for Soldotna’ newest restaurant Addie Camp Dining Car eatery and wine bar, which has plans to open this October. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Upcoming Soldotna restaurant chooses ‘Alaska from Scratch’ author as new chef

For Maya Wilson, anything worth doing has been terrifying at first. Her newest endeavor on Whistle Hill is no exception. Wilson, who launched her first… Continue reading

Chef Maya Wilson inside the Addie Camp train car on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. The 1913 train car is being refurbished as an intimate dining room for Soldotna’ newest restaurant Addie Camp Dining Car eatery and wine bar, which has plans to open this October. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna City Council meeting to discuss annexation

A resolution regarding potential city annexation will be presented at tomorrow’s Soldotna City Council meeting. Residents will be voting whether or not they want the… Continue reading

More than just a bed and breakfast: Glamping offers adventurous, yet comfortable experience for peninsula visitors

More than just a bed and breakfast: Glamping offers adventurous, yet comfortable experience for peninsula visitors

Amy George describes glamping as more than just glamorous-camping. “The way I look at it, is that I still want to go to wild places.… Continue reading

More than just a bed and breakfast: Glamping offers adventurous, yet comfortable experience for peninsula visitors
A bald eagle fends off a speculating magpie from his meal of salmon on the Anchor River on Sunday, June 25, 2017 near Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Fish and Wildlife: Trees with eagles’ nests cut down

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service says someone cut down three trees with bald eagles’ nests in them near Anchor Point. The agency first… Continue reading

A bald eagle fends off a speculating magpie from his meal of salmon on the Anchor River on Sunday, June 25, 2017 near Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)
Anglers try their luck for sockeye salmon on the Kenai River near the Russian River confluence in this June 2016 photo on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. As anglers head for the Kenai Peninsula, they’ll see Stream Watch volunteers on the banks, educating the public on ways to preserve the river bank and prevent bear encounters. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Stream Watch expands to Anchor River

Stream Watch, a volunteer river-stewardship program on the Kenai Peninsula, is expanding its program to the Anchor River this year. The expansion is funded by… Continue reading

Anglers try their luck for sockeye salmon on the Kenai River near the Russian River confluence in this June 2016 photo on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. As anglers head for the Kenai Peninsula, they’ll see Stream Watch volunteers on the banks, educating the public on ways to preserve the river bank and prevent bear encounters. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)
Susan Share dismantles “Trellis Wardrobe” at the Kenai Fine Arts Center on Monday in Kenai. The piece is the largest sculpture in her upcoming exhibition “InFormal Nature.” The sculpture is made entirely of paper, with the exception of many magnets that are used to hold the piece together, and allow the work to open and shut like a closet. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

‘InFormal Nature’ explores the possibility of paper at Kenai Fine Arts Center

  When viewing Susan Share’s latest exhibition at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, it’s hard to believe that the work is almost all made with… Continue reading

Susan Share dismantles “Trellis Wardrobe” at the Kenai Fine Arts Center on Monday in Kenai. The piece is the largest sculpture in her upcoming exhibition “InFormal Nature.” The sculpture is made entirely of paper, with the exception of many magnets that are used to hold the piece together, and allow the work to open and shut like a closet. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Grayson Besse, 5, gives Bensen Besse, 2, a twirl while dancing during the 2017 Kenai River Festival on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska. (Clarion file photo)

Kenai River Festival to open Friday

In its 28th year, the Kenai River Festival will be celebrating all things peninsula this weekend. Beginning Friday at the Soldotna Creek Park, visitors can… Continue reading

Grayson Besse, 5, gives Bensen Besse, 2, a twirl while dancing during the 2017 Kenai River Festival on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska. (Clarion file photo)
Habitat for Humanity chooses Kenai family for newest project

Habitat for Humanity chooses Kenai family for newest project

  Walter and Ashley Gage, a construction worker and stay-at-home mother, said a new home would mean everything to them. For the couple and their… Continue reading

Habitat for Humanity chooses Kenai family for newest project