Soldotna mayoral rivals attend QA

Charlene Tautfest and Pete Sprague are running in a Dec. 17 special election.

 

Soldotna man dies after SUV rollover

The man was driving his SUV northbound when he left the roadway near Mile 53 of the Sterling Highway

 

Frontage Road in Kenai, Alaska can be seen here on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

HEA continues to address outages, 180 still without power

More than 3,000 people were without power on Tuesday.

 

Thirty duffel bags filled by the Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors for children in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Students in Transition Program are photographed in December 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Martin)

Community rallies for Students in Transition

The program supports local youth who are homeless or are facing challenges in their home life.

Thirty duffel bags filled by the Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors for children in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Students in Transition Program are photographed in December 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Martin)
A healthy crowd watches as Santa Claus turns on the lights adorning the Christmas tree Saturday evening at the Christmas in the Park tree lighting ceremony at Soldotna Creek Park. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Santa’s coming to Soldotna

Soldotna’s annual Christmas in the Park Celebration will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4:30 p.m.

A healthy crowd watches as Santa Claus turns on the lights adorning the Christmas tree Saturday evening at the Christmas in the Park tree lighting ceremony at Soldotna Creek Park. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Landsat 8 data showing the head (SE Corner) of the Swan Lake Fire on June 8, 2019. (Photo provided by John Morton)

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  • Dec 5, 2019
Landsat 8 data showing the head (SE Corner) of the Swan Lake Fire on June 8, 2019. (Photo provided by John Morton)
Erik Hansen Scout Park can be seen here in Kenai, Alaska on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

1,000 still without power after heavy snow

The longest running outage is on the Fisherman’s Road area of Nikiski.

Erik Hansen Scout Park can be seen here in Kenai, Alaska on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Pete Kineen, a neighbor of the proposed Beachcomber LLC gravel pit, stands on his deck and points to where the pit could be, on May 2, 2019, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Gravel pit ordinance fails, will be reconsidered next year

Gravel pit owners and homeowners near existing pits both spoke in opposition to the ordinance.

Pete Kineen, a neighbor of the proposed Beachcomber LLC gravel pit, stands on his deck and points to where the pit could be, on May 2, 2019, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
In this file photo, a House district map shows district population numbers as the Alaska Redistricting Board hears testimony at the Capitol on Friday, March 25, 2011. (Juneau Empire File)

Remaking Alaska’s political map

Are you ready to redistrict?

In this file photo, a House district map shows district population numbers as the Alaska Redistricting Board hears testimony at the Capitol on Friday, March 25, 2011. (Juneau Empire File)

Troopers report back on holiday traffic enforcement

Troopers conducted a high-visibility enforcement campaign from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1.

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                                Volunteers staff the kitchen and buffet line for Project Homeless Connect at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Jan. 24, 2018. The annual event gathers service providers, nonprofits and volunteers to support members of the homeless community and those in need.

Organizers ramp up for Project Homeless Connect

The goal is to create more community partnerships and increase resources for homelessness services.

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                                Volunteers staff the kitchen and buffet line for Project Homeless Connect at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Jan. 24, 2018. The annual event gathers service providers, nonprofits and volunteers to support members of the homeless community and those in need.
Community members listen to Alyse Galvin, who is running for the Alaska seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, speak during a meet and greet Sunday. Dec. 1, 2019 at K-Bay Caffee in Homer, Alaska. Galvin first ran to unseat Rep. Don Young in 2018. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

U.S. Congress candidate Alyse Galvin makes stop in Homer

Galvin won the Democratic primary in 2018 before losing to Don Young in the general election.

Community members listen to Alyse Galvin, who is running for the Alaska seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, speak during a meet and greet Sunday. Dec. 1, 2019 at K-Bay Caffee in Homer, Alaska. Galvin first ran to unseat Rep. Don Young in 2018. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Youth members of Forever Dance Alaska take part in rehearsal Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the Renee Hendersen Auditorium at Kenai Central High School, in Kenai, Alaska, for the company’s production of “Best of Broadway.” (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

‘The go-to, must-see Christmas show’

“Forever Christmas 2019” features dancers ranging from elementary school kids to high school.

Youth members of Forever Dance Alaska take part in rehearsal Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the Renee Hendersen Auditorium at Kenai Central High School, in Kenai, Alaska, for the company’s production of “Best of Broadway.” (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Juneau residents march, holding up red dresses to symbolize missing and murdered indigenous women, during the Women’s March on Juneau in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Feds strive to solve cases for missing, murdered indigenous people

There’s a new initiative, a new task force, and a new bill.

Juneau residents march, holding up red dresses to symbolize missing and murdered indigenous women, during the Women’s March on Juneau in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Erik Hansen Scout Park can be seen here in Kenai, Alaska on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Snowfall tops 1 foot in some areas

Alaska DOT has new snowplow safety information and resources on their website.

Erik Hansen Scout Park can be seen here in Kenai, Alaska on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Students from Nikiski/Middle High School participate in a mock trial at the Kenai Courthouse on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A whodunit with a lesson in criminal justice

Nikiski Middle/High School seniors participated in a mock trial at the Kenai Courthouse.

Students from Nikiski/Middle High School participate in a mock trial at the Kenai Courthouse on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska teen hospitalized for vaping related injury

It’s the first case of vaping related injury in Alaska.

Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Virginia Morgan takes the Oath of Office to serve District 6 representing Cooper Landing, Hope, Moose Pass, and Seward schools on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (Photo courtesy Pegge Erkeneff/Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)

Virginia Morgan appointed to vacant school board seat

The District 6 opened when Martha Fleming stepped down last month.

Virginia Morgan takes the Oath of Office to serve District 6 representing Cooper Landing, Hope, Moose Pass, and Seward schools on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (Photo courtesy Pegge Erkeneff/Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)
Walk-on passengers and vehicles load onto the LeConte ferry for a trip to Hoonah and Gustavus at the Alaska Marine Highway System’s Auke Bay Terminal on Friday, July 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

New group forms to advocate for ferries

Their plan’s are ambitious, but vague at this point.

Walk-on passengers and vehicles load onto the LeConte ferry for a trip to Hoonah and Gustavus at the Alaska Marine Highway System’s Auke Bay Terminal on Friday, July 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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Police say Seward homicide victim was lured, beaten

Five people have been charged in the Aug. 25 death of Preston Atwood.

  • Dec 2, 2019
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