Andrea Ramos Cortes

Community News and Notes

Alexi Nicole Beeson graduated Summa Cum Laude from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, with majors in Business Administration and Spanish and a minor in Exercise… Continue reading

Andrea Ramos Cortes

Kenai Central High School 2nd Semester Honor Roll

4.0 — 12th Grade: Carissa Bible, Kendra Cissell, Makayla George, Bradley Hamilton, Kathryn Knackstedt, Haiden Perkins, Lydia Power, Alyson Quartly, Caitlin Steinbeck, Courtney Stroh. 11th… Continue reading

Sterling Judo Club participates in tournament

Sterling Judo Club participates in tournament

The Sterling Judo Club participated in the 55th Annual Alaska State Judo Championships on May 24. The state-wide competition involves clubs from around Alaska as… Continue reading

Sterling Judo Club participates in tournament
Fire-adapted plants thrive after wildfire

Fire-adapted plants thrive after wildfire

The massive wildfire that recently engulfed a good chunk of the local landscape may look like a bleak, uninviting place for some time, but regenerative… Continue reading

Fire-adapted plants thrive after wildfire

The crick

One of the nice features of my neighborhood in Sterling is an unnamed crick. In case you’re wondering, I call any running water that you… Continue reading

Answered prayers

Two weeks ago, my wife Maryna and I were watching along with about twenty other Sterling residents, the five Canadian tanker planes dumping water on… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion Elan Krull and Daniel Rozak run through a rehearsal for the Kenai Performers production of Leading Ladies, May 28, on Kalifornsky Beach.

A look into Leading Ladies

A quick glance into the unmarked building behind Subway on Kalifornsky Beach Road reveals a suspended construction project camouflaging a cavernous adjoining room filled with… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion Elan Krull and Daniel Rozak run through a rehearsal for the Kenai Performers production of Leading Ladies, May 28, on Kalifornsky Beach.

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibits ■ Local nature photographer Laurie Johnson is showing her work at Kaladi Brothers Coffee on Kobuk in Soldotna. More than 20 pieces… Continue reading

Mystical, magical Maleficent, now appearing

Maleficent June 3, 2014 97 minutes Walt Disney Pictures     I’ve always enjoyed the storytelling technique of literary revisionism. That is, looking at a… Continue reading

You just got bitten again

You just got bitten again

You just got bit. And bitten again. Every time you go outside, it’s like you’re a walking feast for a zillion biting, whining, creepy-crawling bugs… Continue reading

You just got bitten again
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  In this July 2, 2013 file photo - halibut of all sizes are lined up after a trip with Alaska Gulf Coast Expeditions in the Cook Inlet.

Hunting for halibut a good option for early season anglers

As the calm and unseasonably warm weather continues in the Cook Inlet, many anglers are looking to the sea to start their fishing seasons. Charter… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  In this July 2, 2013 file photo - halibut of all sizes are lined up after a trip with Alaska Gulf Coast Expeditions in the Cook Inlet.

Get your soup on

Cold vegetable and fruit soups are refreshing on warm days and make a terrific accompaniment or first course at lunch. Vichyssoise (pronounced vee-shee-swahz), a creamy… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2014
  • By Sue Ade
  • Food

Pioneer Potluck: About Alaskan Forest Fires Past and Present

SWANSON RIVER FIRE 1969 FUNNY RIVER FIRE 2014 The recent Funny River fire puts my memory in full motion of the 1969 Swanson River fire… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2014
  • By Grannie Annie
  • Food

New bistro opening in Kenai Flats

While he despises the word, “foodie,” Luke Thibodeau appreciates delicious cuisine and has a vision to bring an elevated dining experience to Kenai. After 18… Continue reading

Monday, Monday…

It’s Sunday, June first. Not too many years ago (at least like I count time) we would be coming home from a long weekend. We’d… Continue reading

Church Briefs

Randall Pippin to Speak Randall Pippin will be bringing the message to the congregation of the Kenai United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 1 at… Continue reading

Why does God ask questions

Hmm. God knows everything. God asks questions. Doesn’t this seem rather strange? If God does know everything, why does He ask questions? Asking questions is… Continue reading

Bookworm Sez: You wish you’d never done it

You wish you’d never done it. If only you could hit “reset,” take it all back, call do-overs, and you wouldn’t make the same choices.… Continue reading

This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Michael Fassbender in the film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Alan Markfield)

Box-office hit with $111 million

“X-Men: Days of Future Past.” 20th Century Fox 1 hour, 44 minutes   For the layperson, it’s enough to say “I like ‘Spider-Man’ comics,” or… Continue reading

This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Michael Fassbender in the film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Alan Markfield)

Events and Exhibits

■ Local nature photographer Laurie Johnson is showing her work at Kaladi Brothers Coffee on Kobuk in Soldotna. More than 20 pieces will be on… Continue reading