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Candidates for Soldotna City Council, Paul Whitney, Jordan Chilson and Justin Ruffridge discuss issues Soldotna is facing on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in the Soldotna Chamber Luncheon in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna confirms new council members, new student representative

The Soldotna City Council confirmed their new council members as well as a new student representative at Wednesday’s meeting. Jordan Chilson, Justin Ruffridge and Paul… Continue reading

Candidates for Soldotna City Council, Paul Whitney, Jordan Chilson and Justin Ruffridge discuss issues Soldotna is facing on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in the Soldotna Chamber Luncheon in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Internationally renowned pianist to play in Soldotna

Internationally renowned pianist to play in Soldotna

At first blush, it’s a tad unbelievable that a pianist of international renown will be playing Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.… Continue reading

Internationally renowned pianist to play in Soldotna
A unique way to spend your PFD: Native Arts and Crafts show slated for Friday

A unique way to spend your PFD: Native Arts and Crafts show slated for Friday

It’s once again time for the annual injection of oil profits into the Alaska economy, colloquially known around the state as PFD Day. On Oct.… Continue reading

A unique way to spend your PFD: Native Arts and Crafts show slated for Friday
Kenai Peninsula unemployment rate at 9 percent

Kenai Peninsula unemployment rate at 9 percent

An update to the peninsula’s unemployment rate was announced at Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. Tim Dillon, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula unemployment rate at 9 percent
A full house came out to the joint chamber luncheon to listen to what the gubernatorial candidates had to say on Wednesday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Governor hopefuls visit Soldotna

Alaska’s three candidates for governor met at Wednesday’s joint chamber luncheon to discuss issues affecting Alaska and the peninsula. The conference room at the Soldotna… Continue reading

A full house came out to the joint chamber luncheon to listen to what the gubernatorial candidates had to say on Wednesday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Superior Court finds borough’s invocation policy unconstitutional

Superior Court finds borough’s invocation policy unconstitutional

The Alaska Superior Court has ruled against the Kenai Peninsula Borough in a fight over its controversial invocation policy, finding that the policy violates the… Continue reading

Superior Court finds borough’s invocation policy unconstitutional
Landon Lightfoot jumps into the Nikiski pool during a training scenario, June 30, 2014, at the Nikiski Pool, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion)

Nikiski Pool closed due to failed septic system

The Nikiski Pool is closed until further notice due to a failing septic system. It could be a while before programs and open swim are… Continue reading

Landon Lightfoot jumps into the Nikiski pool during a training scenario, June 30, 2014, at the Nikiski Pool, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion)
Official municipal election results in, to be certified tonight

Official municipal election results in, to be certified tonight

Official election results from the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s municipal election will be certified at Tuesday’s Borough Assembly meeting. There were no new upsets or victories… Continue reading

Official municipal election results in, to be certified tonight
Sen. Peter Micciche and his daughter stopped by to talk with Sean Dusek at the Coffee with the Superintendant event on Friday morning, Oct. 5, at Veronica’s Cafe in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Coffee with the Superintendent

Tucked away in the back room of Veronica’s Cafe in Kenai, superintendent for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Sean Dusek, met with a handful… Continue reading

Sen. Peter Micciche and his daughter stopped by to talk with Sean Dusek at the Coffee with the Superintendant event on Friday morning, Oct. 5, at Veronica’s Cafe in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
East Rip, a new marijuana retailer, is photographed on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. The new business is situated in a busy, central part of Kenai. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

East Rip: The peninsula’s newest cannabis shop opens in Kenai

East Rip is the peninsula’s newest recreational marijuana retailer, and the first cannabis business located in Kenai’s compact commercial center. Ryan Tunseth has been working… Continue reading

East Rip, a new marijuana retailer, is photographed on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. The new business is situated in a busy, central part of Kenai. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
K-Beach construction nearing an end

K-Beach construction nearing an end

Be prepared to make two new stops on Kalifornsky Beach Road. By the end of the week, two new traffic lights will go live at… Continue reading

K-Beach construction nearing an end
Schools briefs for the week of Oct. 8, 2018

Schools briefs for the week of Oct. 8, 2018

Kenai Central High A big congratulation to the Kenai Girls Cross Country team who recently won the Division II State Championship! Jaycie Calvert led the… Continue reading

Schools briefs for the week of Oct. 8, 2018
Troopers and others stand near the spot where a black SUV crashed into the front of the Anchor Point Post Office on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 in Anchor Point, Alaska. In this photo, the vehicle has been moved out of the building, leaving behind a large hole in the front of the post office. (Photo by Yvonne Prucha)

Motorist drives into Anchor Point Post Office

The Anchor Point Post Office got an unanticipated remodel when a motorist drove through the front of the building Friday afternoon. An employee and someone… Continue reading

Troopers and others stand near the spot where a black SUV crashed into the front of the Anchor Point Post Office on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 in Anchor Point, Alaska. In this photo, the vehicle has been moved out of the building, leaving behind a large hole in the front of the post office. (Photo by Yvonne Prucha)
The Kachemak Selo Middle-High School building sits against a backdrop of the ridge separating the village from the Kenai Peninsula Borough road system Thursday, Aug. 30 in Kachemak Selo. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

What’s next for K-Selo?

Bonds to build a new school in the Old Believer village of Kachemak Selo, east of Homer, were voted down last week, but the effort… Continue reading

The Kachemak Selo Middle-High School building sits against a backdrop of the ridge separating the village from the Kenai Peninsula Borough road system Thursday, Aug. 30 in Kachemak Selo. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Clay on Display exhibit showcases fine art

Clay on Display exhibit showcases fine art

Featuring work by the Kenai Potters Guild, Thursday’s “Clay on Display” art show opening provided both newcomers and experienced ceramic artists an opportunity to connect… Continue reading

Clay on Display exhibit showcases fine art
Silas Firth and Michael Miller help shoot a promo video about the Nikiski Children’s Fund with the founder, Carlee Rizzo, in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Joseph Rizzo).

Local highschooler’s nonprofit looks to expand

The Nikiski Children’s Fund, a nonprofit set up by Nikiski High School student Carlee Rizzo, is looking to expand its reach to Homer, Kenai, Soldotna… Continue reading

Silas Firth and Michael Miller help shoot a promo video about the Nikiski Children’s Fund with the founder, Carlee Rizzo, in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Joseph Rizzo).
The St. Nicholas Memorial Chapel sits on the bluff in Old Town, Kenai overlooking Cook Inlet on Thursday, in Kenai. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai chapel is getting a face-lift

The Saint Nicholas Memorial Chapel, one of the most recognized Kenai landmarks, is about to receive some much-needed repairs. Sunlight shines through holes in the… Continue reading

The St. Nicholas Memorial Chapel sits on the bluff in Old Town, Kenai overlooking Cook Inlet on Thursday, in Kenai. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Municipal election results will be made official Tuesday

Municipal election results will be made official Tuesday

Official results from the Regular Municipal Election will be finalized next Tuesday. At Wednesday’s Kenai City Council meeting, the clerk reported to the council that… Continue reading

Municipal election results will be made official Tuesday
Dixon, a male sea otter pup, is pictured in this undated photo provided by the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska. Dixon was found dehydrated, malnourished and barely responsive in Homer in August. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

Dixon the sea otter continues recovery

Dixon the male sea otter pup is continuing his recovery at the Alaska SeaLife Center two months after he was found in Homer — dehydrated,… Continue reading

Dixon, a male sea otter pup, is pictured in this undated photo provided by the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska. Dixon was found dehydrated, malnourished and barely responsive in Homer in August. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)
Tsalteshi gains support for new grants

Tsalteshi gains support for new grants

The Tsalteshi Trails Association is hoping to add 4 miles to the trail system and has applied for a two-year Recreational Trails Program grant to… Continue reading

Tsalteshi gains support for new grants