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Twins sweep North Pole

The American Legion Twins swept North Pole in league play in Anchorage on Friday. The Twins won the first game 11-1 by imposing the mercy… Continue reading

The Bobber Boys strike out

Well, Mother Nature certainly has been bouncing through a few schizoid moods lately. One week she came in styling, all gussied up in a fleecy-clouds… Continue reading

What others say: Alaskans should hope Supreme Court sides with John Sturgeon

The case of John Sturgeon v. the National Park Service is returning to the U.S. Supreme Court, and that’s exceptionally good news. However the high… Continue reading

Poor salmon runs result in low harvests, disaster request

Poor salmon returns across the Gulf of Alaska are putting commercial fishing catches far behind the average and prompting a request for a disaster declaration.… Continue reading

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

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

The Chef at the Market series is like being a part of a live cooking show. “You know how popular cooking videos are on Facebook?”… Continue reading

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

Mead Treadwell joins governor’s race at last minute

Republican voters in Alaska get to choose their gubernatorial candidate from among a former senator, a prominent businessman and a former lieutenant governor who jumped… Continue reading

Participants in the Two Spirit Pride March walk along the Sterling Highway on their way to Soldotna Creek Park Wednesday. About 60 people turned out to the march celebrating LGBTQ Pride. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna shows its Pride: Two Spirit march shows love for LGBTQ community

Carrying signs, flashing smiles and eliciting the occasional friendly smile or honk from passing cars, approximately 60 rainbow-clad marchers made history Wednesday. The group, which… Continue reading

Participants in the Two Spirit Pride March walk along the Sterling Highway on their way to Soldotna Creek Park Wednesday. About 60 people turned out to the march celebrating LGBTQ Pride. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Twins swept in league doubleheader

The American Legion Twins were swept in a Thursday league doubleheader, losing to Service 6-3 before dropping a 3-1 league game to Ketchikan. The double… Continue reading

Peninsula Oilers shortstop Evan Berkey tries to make the throw to first Thursday, June 28, 2018, while spinning in the air after fielding a ball deep in the infield during an 8-7 loss to Mat-Su. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)

Oilers lose to Miners, lose ABL lead

Playing their third of a seven-game road trip, the Oilers entered Thursday’s clash against the Mat-Su Miners with the Alaska Baseball League lead, a half… Continue reading

Peninsula Oilers shortstop Evan Berkey tries to make the throw to first Thursday, June 28, 2018, while spinning in the air after fielding a ball deep in the infield during an 8-7 loss to Mat-Su. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)
The author’s catch is seen here on the bow of a boat in the Kenai River. (Photo provided by Kat Sorensen)

A banana boat

Bananas spoil quickly. One day you’ll have a bright, yellow bunch and the next, each banana will be plagued with its own brown patterns -… Continue reading

The author’s catch is seen here on the bow of a boat in the Kenai River. (Photo provided by Kat Sorensen)
The red stalks and whitish-yellow caps of yellow moosedung moss grow by Headquarters Lake on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on July 28, 2014. (Photo by Matt Bowser/USFWS)

This moss grows in what?

When you think about where moss grows, where do you think of? Perhaps on a tree or a stump or just directly on the ground.… Continue reading

The red stalks and whitish-yellow caps of yellow moosedung moss grow by Headquarters Lake on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on July 28, 2014. (Photo by Matt Bowser/USFWS)

Op-ed: What Trump gets

In the 1950s, the great neo-conservative intellectual Irving Kristol acknowledged Joe McCarthy’s stark failings, but famously refused to take the side of his critics. “For… Continue reading

Oilers snap losing skid, back on top of ABL

The Peninsula Oilers returned to their winning ways Wednesday night at Lee Jordan Field in Eagle River, and it may be just what they need… Continue reading

This photo released by Universal Pictures shows Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” (Photo courtesy Universal Pictures)

“Fallen Kingdom” not as smart as its predecessors, still thrilling

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” As the years go by, the “Jurassic Park” franchise has begun to experience something the real dinosaurs never did: evolution. These… Continue reading

This photo released by Universal Pictures shows Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” (Photo courtesy Universal Pictures)

Thanks to all for TritheKenai success

Thanks to all for TritheKenai success Just want to give a shout out to our community and all who raced on your wonderful support of… Continue reading

Thanks to Scouts for cleanup help at cemetery

Thanks to Scouts for cleanup help at cemetery Lisa Henderson and her scouts came to visit our local cemetery, Spruce Grove in Kasilof, on June… Continue reading

A group of anglers dipnet for sockeye salmon near the mouth of the Kasilof River on Wednesday, June 28, 2018 in Kasilof, Alaska. The personal-use dipnet fishery on the Kasilof River opened Monday, with fish counts significantly behind last year and behind the 10-year average for the same date. Some fishermen were successful Wednesday, though, both from shore and from boats. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Kasilof dipnet opens, fish counts still low

The Kasilof River personal-use dipnet is open, and fishermen are trying out their nets for sockeye with some mixed luck. A few dipnetters dotted the… Continue reading

A group of anglers dipnet for sockeye salmon near the mouth of the Kasilof River on Wednesday, June 28, 2018 in Kasilof, Alaska. The personal-use dipnet fishery on the Kasilof River opened Monday, with fish counts significantly behind last year and behind the 10-year average for the same date. Some fishermen were successful Wednesday, though, both from shore and from boats. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

What others say: Sanders’ removal from restaurant in poor taste

President Donald Trump is our president. He was duly elected in November 2016 through the electoral process. Eighteen months after he took the oath of… Continue reading

Coho salmon and Arctic char aggregate while feeding on sockeye salmon eggs. While coho derive much of their summer growth from invertebrates, char may rely entirely on sockeye salmon eggs, fry, and smolt. (Photo by Jonny Armstrong)

Where the coho go: Study shows river systems behave like financial investments—diverse portfolios get better returns

Turns out finance and salmon survival have something in common: the importance of diversification. As a PhD student with the University of Washington’s Alaska Salmon… Continue reading

Coho salmon and Arctic char aggregate while feeding on sockeye salmon eggs. While coho derive much of their summer growth from invertebrates, char may rely entirely on sockeye salmon eggs, fry, and smolt. (Photo by Jonny Armstrong)
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up outside the Supreme Court, Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Washington. From left are, Liberty Justice Center’s Director of Litigation Jacob Huebert, plaintiff Mark Janus, Rauner, and Liberty Justice Center founder and chairman John Tillman. The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can’t be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor. (AP Photo | Andrew Harnik)

Alaska unions clobbered by Supreme Court decision

Alaska’s public-sector unions warned Wednesday that a new ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court will have significant effects across the state. The 5-4 ruling in… Continue reading

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up outside the Supreme Court, Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Washington. From left are, Liberty Justice Center’s Director of Litigation Jacob Huebert, plaintiff Mark Janus, Rauner, and Liberty Justice Center founder and chairman John Tillman. The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can’t be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor. (AP Photo | Andrew Harnik)