Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Shawn Hutchings prepares to shoot as volunteer coach Stu Goldstein watches his form at a trap shooting clinic at the Snowshoe Gun Club on April 6. Alice Kerkvliet holds the controller to the clay target machine which releases a clay disc when the shooter yells "Pull."

Gun club offers shooting sport pointers

Since Alice Kerkvliet gave sport shooting a shot three years ago, it has grown into an addiction. She first learned the game at the Snowshoe… Continue reading

Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Shawn Hutchings prepares to shoot as volunteer coach Stu Goldstein watches his form at a trap shooting clinic at the Snowshoe Gun Club on April 6. Alice Kerkvliet holds the controller to the clay target machine which releases a clay disc when the shooter yells "Pull."

Church news

Do your kids think Easter is all about chocolate bunnies and ham dinners? Do they get more excited about cartoon reruns than the Easter story?… Continue reading

Recreation briefs

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. On Earth Day, April 22 the first of the refuge’s “Wilderness” events for this year… Continue reading

Refuge Notebook: Know the regs for black bear baiting season

With bear baiting season just around the corner, I thought I’d take this opportunity to review the rules and regulations for baiting black bears on… Continue reading

Les Palmer: Fish board politics

I get an anxious feeling whenever state legislators talk about fishing, so I’ve been anxious lately.Most recently, it happened during “Fish Week,”when user-groups and state… Continue reading

This March 22, 2014 photo shows a ladybug on a residential property in Langley, Wash. Many gardeners use pesticides - organic or otherwise - only as a last resort. They opt instead for such predatory insects as ladybugs, which individually can consume up to 5,000 aphids during their lifetime, and can be bought commercially and released from containers into the garden. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)

Benign neglect? Garden pest control naturally

Gardeners worried about the safety of synthetic pest-control products sometimes turn to botanically derived compounds instead. But many of those also contain toxic ingredients, such… Continue reading

This March 22, 2014 photo shows a ladybug on a residential property in Langley, Wash. Many gardeners use pesticides - organic or otherwise - only as a last resort. They opt instead for such predatory insects as ladybugs, which individually can consume up to 5,000 aphids during their lifetime, and can be bought commercially and released from containers into the garden. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)

Events and Exhibits

Events and Exhibits ■ The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District High School and Middle School Student Group Show is on display at the Kenai Fine… Continue reading

Business news

Chambers set schedules ■ The Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon on Tuesday at noon at the Soldotna Regional Sports… Continue reading

Artist rendering courtesy of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce Visitor and Cultural Center. On April 2, Fred Braun and Brendyn Shiflea from the Chamber of Commerce presented to the City of Kenai plans for an electronic readerboard sign for the Kenai Chamber of Commerce Visitor and Cultural Center.

Kenai chamber pitches new electronic sign to city

With the Kenai Chamber of Commerce celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, Fred Braun, a director for the chamber, said he could not think of… Continue reading

Artist rendering courtesy of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce Visitor and Cultural Center. On April 2, Fred Braun and Brendyn Shiflea from the Chamber of Commerce presented to the City of Kenai plans for an electronic readerboard sign for the Kenai Chamber of Commerce Visitor and Cultural Center.
Leaf design pottery

Soldotna Friends group to party at the library

For just a few hours Saturday, all of the traditional rules of library etiquette will be suspended as the Soldotna Library Friends throw a party… Continue reading

Leaf design pottery
This image released by Marvel shows George St-Pierre, left, and Chris Evans in a scene from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (AP Photo/Marvel-Disney, Zade Rosenthal)

New ‘Captain America’ a winner

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”Marvel Entertainment2 hours, 16 minutesThe Marvel Studios juggernaut just keeps on rolling. With high quality, high-concept series’ like “Iron Man,” “Thor”… Continue reading

This image released by Marvel shows George St-Pierre, left, and Chris Evans in a scene from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (AP Photo/Marvel-Disney, Zade Rosenthal)
Another delicious Appalachian mountain kiss from Asheville's Tupelo Honey Café

Another delicious Appalachian mountain kiss from Asheville’s Tupelo Honey Café

We’ve just been planted with another kiss from the authors of the newly released “Tupelo Honey Café: New Southern Flavors from the Blue Ridge Mountains.”… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2014
  • By Sue Ade
  • Food
Another delicious Appalachian mountain kiss from Asheville's Tupelo Honey Café

Pioneer Potluck: About Dad, the farmer

Northern Colorado 1936-1955   Have you heard or read the speech that Paul Harvey gave in 1978 at the National FFA Convention? The words “So… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2014
  • By Grannie Annie
  • Food

I like the smell

I spent a couple of weeks this past winter with the Kenai Crud or whatever we called it this year. I don’t usually give in… Continue reading

News and Notes

Jang Hyun Kim, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering at the University of Rochester, has been named to the Dean’s List for academic achievement for… Continue reading

Learning for Life: Raising backyard poultry

There are numerous reasons why we choose to keep small poultry flocks in our backyards with the joy of farm animals and a steady source… Continue reading

Focus on Fitness: Strengthening the legs can help with knee pain

Focus on Fitness: Strengthening the legs can help with knee pain

Most likely you or someone you know suffers from knee pain. Injuries and long-term wear and tear are common causes. In some cases surgery can… Continue reading

Focus on Fitness: Strengthening the legs can help with knee pain

Finding the True treasure

Just last year in the California foothills within the city of Auburn a husband and wife were out walking their dog on their ranch property… Continue reading

Church news

Youth at our Lady of the Angels to perform Stations of the Cross The youth at Our Lady of the Angels, Catholic Church will be… Continue reading

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge photo       Looking to the right of the boat launch across glacially-carved Hidden Lake is 2,890 foot Hideout Hill.

Refuge Notebook: Hidden Lake Campground – a ‘hidden gem’ on the Kenai Refuge

I am often asked thought provoking questions while working in the Kenai Refuge Visitor Center. Recently, I was asked how Hidden Lake Campground received its… Continue reading

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge photo       Looking to the right of the boat launch across glacially-carved Hidden Lake is 2,890 foot Hideout Hill.