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A stretch of Kalifornsky Beach Road near East Poppy Lane between Kenai and Soldotna is photographed on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The highly trafficked business corridor is one of seven areas that could potentially be annexed by the city of Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough votes to oppose Soldotna annexation process

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted Tuesday night to oppose the city of Soldotna’s plan to annex surrounding areas without giving residents the ability to… Continue reading

A stretch of Kalifornsky Beach Road near East Poppy Lane between Kenai and Soldotna is photographed on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The highly trafficked business corridor is one of seven areas that could potentially be annexed by the city of Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Kelley Kress and her dog, Kody, pose at Central Peninsula Hospital on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. Kress and Kody volunteer as part of the hospital auxiliary’s pet therapy program. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Volunteers bring a smile and support to Central Peninsula Hospital

Whether patient or visitor, those walking through the doors of Central Peninsula Hospital can count on one thing — a smile from someone seated at… Continue reading

Kelley Kress and her dog, Kody, pose at Central Peninsula Hospital on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. Kress and Kody volunteer as part of the hospital auxiliary’s pet therapy program. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna (right) thanks Maggie Winston, the chair of the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education, for an award the board presented to him for his work on Senate Bill 174 during a signing ceremony for the bill at Hope Community Resources’ building on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Official results: Micciche, Carpenter narrowly win primary elections

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to show the correct difference of votes in the District O race between Sen. Peter Micciche and Ron… Continue reading

Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna (right) thanks Maggie Winston, the chair of the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education, for an award the board presented to him for his work on Senate Bill 174 during a signing ceremony for the bill at Hope Community Resources’ building on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
Kacey Cooper plays with some of the smaller dogs staying at her kennel on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in Kasilof, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Shop Talk: Cooper’s Wounded Bear Farm and Kennels

Kacey Cooper has always worked with dogs, so opening her own dog kennel was a natural fit. “For my first job I would go around… Continue reading

Kacey Cooper plays with some of the smaller dogs staying at her kennel on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in Kasilof, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Roy Beaver drills a hole through a log as part of a reconstruction of a historic cabin near the bluff in Old Town Kenai on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. The cabin, owned by Tim Wisnewski, is one of the original buildings in the Old Town Kenai area and had long since fallen into disrepair before Wisnewski decided to restore it. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Local family restoring historic cabin in Kenai

A bent, broken old cabin with a long history is getting new life after decades of decay. A pair of workers have been carefully taking… Continue reading

Roy Beaver drills a hole through a log as part of a reconstruction of a historic cabin near the bluff in Old Town Kenai on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. The cabin, owned by Tim Wisnewski, is one of the original buildings in the Old Town Kenai area and had long since fallen into disrepair before Wisnewski decided to restore it. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Monthly musings: September, the harvest month

September is the ninth month of the year and is called the Harvest Month. This month is the third of four months with thirty days.… Continue reading

What others say: South Korea, U.S. must maintain ties to counter nuclear threat

Diplomatic maneuvering has been intensifying between the United States, which is calling for denuclearization, and North Korea, which is trying to stall proceedings. To make… Continue reading

Where to get rid of used oil

Where to get rid of used oil Used oil is accepted for recycling by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Department 10 gallons at a… Continue reading

Sample ballots sit on a tabletop at the the Kalifornsky Beach Road Central Emergency Services fire station on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Election results to be certified Tuesday

Candidates and voters will have to wait out the holiday weekend for the final results of the primary election to be certified. The Alaska Division… Continue reading

Sample ballots sit on a tabletop at the the Kalifornsky Beach Road Central Emergency Services fire station on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign marks a type of barley growing in a small field in a vacant gravel pit on Aug. 31, 2018 in Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Experimental planting produces barley in Cooper Landing

Something new is sprouting in Cooper Landing. Perched on a hill in an old gravel pit on Snug Harbor Road, just under an acre of… Continue reading

A sign marks a type of barley growing in a small field in a vacant gravel pit on Aug. 31, 2018 in Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A group of veterans visiting Alaska as part of the Kentucky Wounded Heroes project gather in front of the Salmon Catcher Lodge on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

From Kentucky to Soldotna, veterans come to fish — and heal

When a group of veterans arrived from the Lower 48 to Alaska, some didn’t know each other from strangers. But now, nestled in a lodge… Continue reading

A group of veterans visiting Alaska as part of the Kentucky Wounded Heroes project gather in front of the Salmon Catcher Lodge on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Hands of Peace trains offenders in alternatives to violence

Since 1975, a Homer mother and daughter, Karen and Lisa Cauble, have been working in prisons with a simple and hopeful mission: teach some of… Continue reading

Larry Yazzie, of the Minnesota-based Native Pride Dancers, helps lead Native Youth Olympics participants and members of the crowd in a Circle Dance during the Native Youth Olympics Invitational at Kenai Middle School in January. (M. Scott Moon/Kenaitze Indian Tribe)

Native Pride Dancers return to Kenai to perform

The Native Pride Arts Dance Company is returning to Kenai tomorrow for the second time. The Native Pride Dancers visited in January and performed in… Continue reading

Larry Yazzie, of the Minnesota-based Native Pride Dancers, helps lead Native Youth Olympics participants and members of the crowd in a Circle Dance during the Native Youth Olympics Invitational at Kenai Middle School in January. (M. Scott Moon/Kenaitze Indian Tribe)
A pink salmon fights to escape an angler’s hook Aug. 24, 2016 near the Soldotna Visitor’s Center in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Pink salmon harvest below forecast, slightly up from 2016

Though pink salmon harvests are ahead of what they were in 2016, the last comparable run-size year, they are still significantly below the forecast level.… Continue reading

A pink salmon fights to escape an angler’s hook Aug. 24, 2016 near the Soldotna Visitor’s Center in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)
Karolee Hansen, Elizabeth Appleby and Carol Bannock attended the city’s first TRASHersize event on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at the Kenai Library, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

City of Kenai combats trail trash with lunchtime event

The city of Kenai is sponsoring three lunchtime events that city planner, Elizabeth Appleby, hopes will promote a cleaner, more engaged city. The events, called… Continue reading

Karolee Hansen, Elizabeth Appleby and Carol Bannock attended the city’s first TRASHersize event on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at the Kenai Library, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Minister’s message: How to take a break

A quote that is attributed to Aristotle observes that “nature abhors a vacuum.” He based his conclusion on the observation that nature requires every space… Continue reading

A building used for fox farming, a unique industry in Kasilof between 1920 and 1940, on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in Kasilof, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kasilof Historical Museum open one last weekend before end of season

In Kasilof, everything revolves around the river. A visit to the Kasilof Historical Museum shows that it’s been that way for thousands of years. From… Continue reading

A building used for fox farming, a unique industry in Kasilof between 1920 and 1940, on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in Kasilof, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A pink salmon fights to escape an angler’s hook Aug. 24, 2016 near the Soldotna Visitor’s Center in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Lull between silver salmon runs on the Kenai, plenty of pinks

Kenai Peninsula local’s process for catching pink salmon: —Throw a line out. —Get a tug, catch a glimpse of the prominent dark hump on the… Continue reading

A pink salmon fights to escape an angler’s hook Aug. 24, 2016 near the Soldotna Visitor’s Center in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)
Tracy K. Smith (Courtesy Photo)

Poetry in motion: U.S. Poet Laureate comes to Juneau

If you’ve ever wanted to talk to a poet laureate, your chance is coming up. Wednesday, Aug. 29, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith will… Continue reading

Tracy K. Smith (Courtesy Photo)

Voices of the Peninsula: Don’t be lured by the propaganda

Stand for Alaska, the corporate group spending massively to oppose efforts to protect Alaska’s fish resources, is flooding mailboxes with a mailer urging voters to… Continue reading