A sign supporting the Stand for Salmon ballot initiative lies on the grass near the intersection of Bridge Access Road and Kenai Spur Highway on Tuesday in Kenai. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna introduces resolution opposing “Stand for Salmon”

The Soldotna City Council will introduce a resolution at tonight’s meeting that would express the council’s opposition to the “Stand for Salmon” initiative. The resolution,… Continue reading

 

A new fix-it bike station set up on Monday by the Soldotna Parks and Recreation Department and bike advocacy group, BIK&S, AK, is photographed on Tuesday in Soldotna. The fix it station features a bike stand, tools and a tire pump. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Bike fix-it station installed in Soldotna

Soldotna Parks and Recreation Department set up a bike fix-it station on Monday in front of the Soldotna Sports Center. BIK&S, AK, which stands for… Continue reading

 

Customers pick out plants during the Central Peninsula Garden Club’s annual plant sale at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church on Kalifornsky Beach Road on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. The annual plant sale is always popular — this year, volunteers said that there was a massive crowd gathered even before the sale opened at 10 a.m., nearly clearing out the tables in less than two hours. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Shop Talk: Central Peninsula Garden Club begins new year of monthly programs

Since 2007, the Central Peninsula Garden Club has been educating and connecting gardeners in the area. Renae Wall has been serving as the nonprofit’s president… Continue reading

 

Karen Porter, a member of the Fireweed Fiber Guild, prepares some fibers while spinning yarn with other guild members Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 at the 2017 Kenai Peninsula Fair in Ninilchik, Alaska. The guild will host the Fireweed FiberFest on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 and 30, 2018 at the Soldotna Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Fireweed Guild weaves together festival

Local fiber enthusiasts are getting their shears and crafting tools ready for this weekend’s Fireweed FiberFest at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. On Saturday and… Continue reading

Karen Porter, a member of the Fireweed Fiber Guild, prepares some fibers while spinning yarn with other guild members Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 at the 2017 Kenai Peninsula Fair in Ninilchik, Alaska. The guild will host the Fireweed FiberFest on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 and 30, 2018 at the Soldotna Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

School News for the week of Sept. 24, 2018

Soldotna High School The afterschool tutoring buses will start running on 8/28. There are 2 buses that leave at 4:15. You must be on the… Continue reading

Soldotna Community Schools Program begins this month

The opportunity to learn how to sew fur, master the fundamentals of coffee, swing dance and cha-cha, excel at table tennis and more is now… Continue reading

Road work continues through October

By KAT SORENSEN Peninsula Clarion Summer traffic may be gone, but construction continues on Kenai Peninsula roads. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities… Continue reading

Community rallies around Nikiski firefighter Doss

Nikiski firefighter Levi Doss may still be battling cancer, but his family and friends have shown that he has already come out a winner. An… Continue reading

Heavy showers didn’t keep students at Kenai Central High School from celebrating homecoming on Friday in Kenai. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Heavy showers didn’t keep students at Kenai Central High School from celebrating homecoming on Friday in Kenai. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

A shout-out to Senior Center volunteers

The Soldotna Senior Center held their Fall Roundup on Saturday, Sept. 8. I want to personally thank all our volunteers who helped pull this event… Continue reading

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Kenai Peninsula College Around Campus for the week of Sept. 24, 2018

KPC’s Kachemak Bay Campus Semester by the Bay program participates in federal beluga count According to Debbie Boege-Tobin, KBC Professor of biology and coordinator of… Continue reading

Brian Olson leads a meeting for the Borough Residents Against Annexation group on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2018, near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough Residents Against Annexation meet to address updates, elect new officials

Borough Residents Against Annexation group met Thursday night to update attendees on the current efforts to stop annexation and to elect new leadership to the… Continue reading

Brian Olson leads a meeting for the Borough Residents Against Annexation group on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2018, near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Carrots were harvested and sold at the Soldotna Montessori Charter School Farmers Market on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Students share harvest in school farmers market

Bags of potatoes, bunches of carrots, arms-full of kale and turnips the size of basketballs were harvested by students from the Soldotna Montessori Charter School… Continue reading

Carrots were harvested and sold at the Soldotna Montessori Charter School Farmers Market on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Daubenspeck Family Park, near WalMart, is the chosen location for the Kenai dog park, on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai City Council approves construction of dog park

At Wednesday’s Kenai City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously to approve the construction and presence of a dog park at Daubenspeck Family Park in… Continue reading

Daubenspeck Family Park, near WalMart, is the chosen location for the Kenai dog park, on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai City Council candidates discuss all things Kenai in Chamber forum

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum to get residents better acquainted with the three people running for the two empty seats on the… Continue reading

The open sign for Uncle Herb’s, Homer’s first marijuana retail store, lights up on opening day, Thursday, May 24, 2018 on Ocean Drive in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office responds to cannabis industry meeting

Last Wednesday, members of the cannabis industry gathered to discuss concerns they wanted to raise at the upcoming October Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office meeting,… Continue reading

The open sign for Uncle Herb’s, Homer’s first marijuana retail store, lights up on opening day, Thursday, May 24, 2018 on Ocean Drive in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s greenhouse is photographed on Tuesday near Soldotna. The food bank grows fresh produce and offers it at a weekly farmers market. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Community supports peninsula food bank during Hunger Action Month

Community members have rallied around the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank this month after local municipalities proclaimed September as Hunger Action Month. The food bank has… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s greenhouse is photographed on Tuesday near Soldotna. The food bank grows fresh produce and offers it at a weekly farmers market. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Performers opens season with murder mystery dinner theater

The school year has begun; the leaves are changing colors and every morning’s just a little bit colder than the last. It’s time for the… Continue reading

School district sees rise in homeless students

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has seen a 42-percent increase in their Students in Transition program from this time last year. The 16-year-old program… Continue reading

Borough elections 2018: What you need to know

In between primary elections and general elections, borough residents have the opportunity to elect new leadership next month. Polls will be open for the Kenai… Continue reading