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A Kenai Peninsula Borough barricade sits near Eddy Lane off of Big Eddy Road to keep traffic from traveling over flooded areas, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Flood warning extended to Friday due to ice jam

Ongoing cold temperatures could allow the ice jam to grow upstream.

A Kenai Peninsula Borough barricade sits near Eddy Lane off of Big Eddy Road to keep traffic from traveling over flooded areas, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai River ice jam triggers flooding, road closures

Kenai River ice jam triggers flooding, road closures

The flooding was reported near the Big Eddy State Recreation Site.

Kenai River ice jam triggers flooding, road closures
A beach on the eastern side of Cook Inlet is photographed at Clam Gulch in June 2019. (Photo Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Clam digging on east side of Cook Inlet closed

This is the eighth consecutive year Cook Inlet clam digging has been restricted or closed.

A beach on the eastern side of Cook Inlet is photographed at Clam Gulch in June 2019. (Photo Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
This Sept. 7, 2007, file photo shows Royal Caribbean’s “Radiance of the Seas” docked in Seward, Alaska. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz, File)

Report: 2020 job trends modest

The Gulf Coast Region saw a 0.7% increase in jobs between November 2018 and November 2019.

This Sept. 7, 2007, file photo shows Royal Caribbean’s “Radiance of the Seas” docked in Seward, Alaska. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz, File)
Areas closed to snowmachining can be seen in this graphic provided by the Chugach National Forest. (Courtesy image)

Snowmachiners barred from some public lands

The closure order is due to inadequate snow conditions and is an effort to prevent resource damage.

Areas closed to snowmachining can be seen in this graphic provided by the Chugach National Forest. (Courtesy image)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tourism marketing council to make case to borough assembly

$150,000 would be appropriated from the borough general fund balance to the council.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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Fishing regs up for discussion next week

The meeting will be hosted at 6:30 p.m. both Monday and Tuesday.

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State minimum wage increases to $10.19

Last year, minimum wage rose 5 cents, from $9.84 to $9.89.

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Blizzard conditions shut down Seward Highway

Blizzard conditions shut down Seward Highway

Blizzard warning extended for Kachemak Bay area Wednesday.

Blizzard conditions shut down Seward Highway
An old car is parked on the side of the road near the bluff on April 29, 2016 in Clam Gulch, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Borough looks at policy for junk and abandoned car removal

The ordinance seeks to make it more expensive to abandon a vehicle than to properly dispose of it.

An old car is parked on the side of the road near the bluff on April 29, 2016 in Clam Gulch, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)
The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from above on Monday, Aug. 26 on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska Wildland Fire Information)

Soldotna City Council rejects wildfire study

The study would look at mental health and well-being in the context of intensifying Alaska wildfires

The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from above on Monday, Aug. 26 on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska Wildland Fire Information)
Educators rally in front of Kenai Central High School ahead of a strike slated to begin Tuesday, on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Educators rally in front of Kenai Central High School ahead of a strike slated to begin Tuesday, on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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)

Year in Review: Favorite stories of the year

One of my favorite things to write about is food and how it connects people.

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)
New Year to begin with ice and snow

New Year to begin with ice and snow

A wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain will continue causing icy conditions through New Year’s Eve.

New Year to begin with ice and snow
Pete Sprague, who was sworn in as mayor of the Soldotna Monday, Dec. 30, is seen here at Froso’s Restaurant in Soldotna on Dec. 4 . (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Official results: Sprague mayor of Soldotna

The special election had lowest voter turnout in 30 years.

Pete Sprague, who was sworn in as mayor of the Soldotna Monday, Dec. 30, is seen here at Froso’s Restaurant in Soldotna on Dec. 4 . (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Fireworks are displayed during the 2016 Christmas Comes to Kenai celebration. (Kat Sorensen/Clarion file)

City of Kenai allows for New Year’s Eve fireworks

Kenai is the only city in the borough exempt from a borough-wide ban.

Fireworks are displayed during the 2016 Christmas Comes to Kenai celebration. (Kat Sorensen/Clarion file)
A sign opposing the city of Soldotna’s efforts to annex nearby areas sits along the Kenai Spur Highway in an area the city petitioned the state to annex through the legislative process on Dec. 20, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Local Boundary Commission accepts Soldotna annexation petition

The commission will receive written comments on the petition until 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 2020.

A sign opposing the city of Soldotna’s efforts to annex nearby areas sits along the Kenai Spur Highway in an area the city petitioned the state to annex through the legislative process on Dec. 20, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Photo courtesy of Alaska Volcano Observatory                                Redoubt erupting April 27, 1990.

‘Like a nuclear weapon went off’

Starting Dec. 14, 1989, 30 years ago last week, Mount Redoubt erupted.

Photo courtesy of Alaska Volcano Observatory                                Redoubt erupting April 27, 1990.
State posts online unsolved missing persons registry

State posts online unsolved missing persons registry

Missing Persons Clearinghouse compiles data from law enforcement agencies across the state.

State posts online unsolved missing persons registry
Victoria Petersen / Peninsula Clarion                                The entrance to Soldotna Community Memorial Park off Redoubt Avenue.

Soldotna looks to expand cemetery

The city of Soldotna is looking to expand its cemetery, which is reaching maximum capacity. The Soldotna Community Memorial Park on Redoubt Avenue opened to… Continue reading

Victoria Petersen / Peninsula Clarion                                The entrance to Soldotna Community Memorial Park off Redoubt Avenue.