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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)

Public health campaign promotes importance of adolescent vaccinations

Alaska youth will be getting a friendly health reminder in the mail this summer. The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services’ Immunization Program will… 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)
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce’s weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

Alaska cities, boroughs see more cash from Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior will send more than $32.3 million to local governments across Alaska as part of this year’s Payment in Lieu of… Continue reading

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce’s weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

Miners score 17 on Oilers

The Peninsula Oilers went down in one of their biggest losses in three years Tuesday night at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer, the first of… Continue reading

A spruce tree showing damage from spruce bark beetles stands on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. Soldotna’s Parks and Recreation Department felled nearly 100 beetle-damaged trees earlier this month. That’s more than the city expects to sell as firewood in its campgrounds, so volunteers from Soldotna Bible Chapel took the remainder to distribute to needy families this winter — after curing the logs to kill beetles that may still be inside the bark. (Ben Boetttger/Peninsula Clarion)                                A spruce tree showing damage from spruce bark beetles stands on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. Soldotna’s Parks and Recreation Department felled nearly 100 beetle-damaged trees earlier this month. That’s more than the city expects to sell as firewood in its campgrounds, so volunteers from Soldotna Bible Chapel took the remainder to distribute to needy families this winter — after curing the logs to kill beetles that may still be inside the bark. (Ben Boetttger/Peninsula Clarion)

Church group clears beetle-killed trees, gives back to those in need

Community members are finding a charitable way to take care of the Peninsula’s ever-increasing spruce bark beetle problem. The Soldotna Parks and Recreation Department felled… Continue reading

A spruce tree showing damage from spruce bark beetles stands on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. Soldotna’s Parks and Recreation Department felled nearly 100 beetle-damaged trees earlier this month. That’s more than the city expects to sell as firewood in its campgrounds, so volunteers from Soldotna Bible Chapel took the remainder to distribute to needy families this winter — after curing the logs to kill beetles that may still be inside the bark. (Ben Boetttger/Peninsula Clarion)                                A spruce tree showing damage from spruce bark beetles stands on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. Soldotna’s Parks and Recreation Department felled nearly 100 beetle-damaged trees earlier this month. That’s more than the city expects to sell as firewood in its campgrounds, so volunteers from Soldotna Bible Chapel took the remainder to distribute to needy families this winter — after curing the logs to kill beetles that may still be inside the bark. (Ben Boetttger/Peninsula Clarion)
A spruce tree showing damage from spruce bark beetles stands on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. Soldotna’s Parks and Recreation Department felled nearly 100 beetle-damaged trees earlier this month. That’s more than the city expects to sell as firewood in its campgrounds, so volunteers from Soldotna Bible Chapel took the remainder to distribute to needy families this winter — after curing the logs to kill beetles that may still be inside the bark. (Ben Boetttger/Peninsula Clarion)                                A spruce tree showing damage from spruce bark beetles stands on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. Soldotna’s Parks and Recreation Department felled nearly 100 beetle-damaged trees earlier this month. That’s more than the city expects to sell as firewood in its campgrounds, so volunteers from Soldotna Bible Chapel took the remainder to distribute to needy families this winter — after curing the logs to kill beetles that may still be inside the bark. (Ben Boetttger/Peninsula Clarion)

Church group clears beetle-killed trees, gives back to those in need

Community members are finding a charitable way to take care of the Peninsula’s ever-increasing spruce bark beetle problem. The Soldotna Parks and Recreation Department felled… Continue reading

A spruce tree showing damage from spruce bark beetles stands on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. Soldotna’s Parks and Recreation Department felled nearly 100 beetle-damaged trees earlier this month. That’s more than the city expects to sell as firewood in its campgrounds, so volunteers from Soldotna Bible Chapel took the remainder to distribute to needy families this winter — after curing the logs to kill beetles that may still be inside the bark. (Ben Boetttger/Peninsula Clarion)                                A spruce tree showing damage from spruce bark beetles stands on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. Soldotna’s Parks and Recreation Department felled nearly 100 beetle-damaged trees earlier this month. That’s more than the city expects to sell as firewood in its campgrounds, so volunteers from Soldotna Bible Chapel took the remainder to distribute to needy families this winter — after curing the logs to kill beetles that may still be inside the bark. (Ben Boetttger/Peninsula Clarion)

About Kiddie Days and how it got started

North Kenai AKA North Road, Nikiski, Alaska, 1968 to 1975 With great helpful suggestions from Linda Laughridge, Nadine Gabbett, Susan Jordan, Dolores Wik, Jeri Wik… Continue reading

Applications open for seat on Kenai Superior Court

The body responsible for nominating Alaska judges is taking applications from potential replacements for retiring Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles T. Huguelet. The Alaska Judicial… Continue reading

Sockeye salmon caught in a set gillnet wait to be set to the a processor on July 11, 2016 near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Tariffs ding commercial fishing industry

Fishermen and seafood harvesters may take a major trade hit with the announcement of new tariffs from China, though the details still aren’t clear. The… Continue reading

Sockeye salmon caught in a set gillnet wait to be set to the a processor on July 11, 2016 near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

What others say: Rather than clashing on causes, let’s find solutions for climate change

It seems few topics bring up more divisive arguments than climate change. For whatever reason, what should be a rational and scientific discussion about changes… Continue reading

Man arrested for fleeing troopers faces charges in new case

A man arrested with his father earlier this month after the two allegedly fled from Alaska State Troopers was charged with assault last week. Lance… Continue reading

The Housing First Project in September 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Juneau program makes strides in helping homeless population

Emergency services use has decreased since housing project went up.

The Housing First Project in September 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Jeremy Kupferschmid of the Twins scores in the fourth inning Monday, June 25, 2018, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai after Kodiak pitcher Shaun Walton dropped the ball on the tag. Kodiak catcher Nathan James looks on. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Twins get back on winning track by sweeping Kodiak

The working man and the military man helped the American Legion Twins snap a three-game losing streak Monday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.… Continue reading

Jeremy Kupferschmid of the Twins scores in the fourth inning Monday, June 25, 2018, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai after Kodiak pitcher Shaun Walton dropped the ball on the tag. Kodiak catcher Nathan James looks on. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)