Soldotna troopers welcome new canine officer

Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna have a new partner ready to sniff out crime. Since the middle of July, the Alaska State Trooper post on… Continue reading

 

New Slikok system offers multiuse, ‘swoopy’ singletrack

In preparation for the arrival of the Arctic Winter Games to the Kenai Peninsula in 2006, Dale Bagley, then the borough mayor, and Tsalteshi Trails… Continue reading

 

Alaska Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy, left, poses with Corri Feige, whom Dunleavy named Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, during a speech in Anchorage, Alaska, as his commissioner of Natural Resources. Feige has spent her career working in the energy sector, including as a geophysicist and consultant and in management-level positions. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Dunleavy taps Feige to be Alaska Natural Resources head

JUNEAU (AP) — Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday named a former director of Alaska’s Division of Oil and Gas to be his Natural Resources commissioner.… Continue reading

 

A group of Alaska SeaLife Center Volunteers and members of the Wildlife Rescue Team release a male harbor seal into the wild on Bishop’s Beach in Homer, Alaska on Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

Rehabilitated seal released in Homer

The Alaska SeaLife Center released a male harbor seal named Hubbard back into the wild from Bishop’s Beach in Homer last Thursday. The seal was… Continue reading

A group of Alaska SeaLife Center Volunteers and members of the Wildlife Rescue Team release a male harbor seal into the wild on Bishop’s Beach in Homer, Alaska on Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

Kenai works to attract new business

Kenai is open for business. Several entrepreneurs have chosen to set up shop in Kenai, like the new Brothers’ Cafe, Puffin Chiropractor, and Magical Gardens.… Continue reading

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce hosted a small business panel to discuss entrepreneurship in Soldotna as part of Startup week, in Soldotna, Alaska, on Nov. 14, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Entrepreneurs discuss small business in Soldotna

As part of Startup Week, the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce held a special small business panel discussion about owning and running a small business in… Continue reading

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce hosted a small business panel to discuss entrepreneurship in Soldotna as part of Startup week, in Soldotna, Alaska, on Nov. 14, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly stands in silence while Assembly President Wayne Ogle offers an invocation before the meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

KPB Assembly to consider invocation issue

At its Nov. 20 meeting, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will consider two questions for its invocation policy: • Should the assembly authorize the borough… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly stands in silence while Assembly President Wayne Ogle offers an invocation before the meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi Arts and Crafts Fair set for this weekend

There will be plenty of seasonal and year-round gifts on sale this weekend at the 23rd Annual SoHi Arts and Crafts Fair. With more than… Continue reading

This photo, courtesy of the Alaska Department of Corrections, shows the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, Alaska. (Courtesy Alaska Department of Corrections)
                                This photo, courtesy of the Alaska Department of Corrections, shows the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward. (Courtesy Alaska Department of Corrections)

Spring Creek holds town hall

On Monday night, the Spring Creek Correctional Center opened its doors to the public, inviting them to the maximum security prison for an open discussion… Continue reading

This photo, courtesy of the Alaska Department of Corrections, shows the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, Alaska. (Courtesy Alaska Department of Corrections)
                                This photo, courtesy of the Alaska Department of Corrections, shows the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward. (Courtesy Alaska Department of Corrections)

‘The Ballad of Kenai’ makes comeback for 50th anniversary

Kenai Performers are reviving “The Ballad of Kenai” for the play’s 50th anniversary. The historic play explores Kenai’s change and progress through the years, beginning… Continue reading

These undated images released by the Ohio Attorney General’s office, show from left, George “Billy” Wagner III, Angela Wagner, George Wagner IV and Edward “Jake” Wagner. Authorities announced Tuesday that the family of four has been arrested in the slayings of eight members of one family in rural Ohio two years ago. (Ohio Attorney General’s office via AP)

Former Kenai Peninsula residents arrested in slaying of 8 family members in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A family of four was arrested Tuesday in the gruesome slayings of eight people from another family in rural southern Ohio two… Continue reading

These undated images released by the Ohio Attorney General’s office, show from left, George “Billy” Wagner III, Angela Wagner, George Wagner IV and Edward “Jake” Wagner. Authorities announced Tuesday that the family of four has been arrested in the slayings of eight members of one family in rural Ohio two years ago. (Ohio Attorney General’s office via AP)
Magical Gardens, located off of the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, AK, specializes in CBD and hemp products for pets and people. Photographed on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Shop Talk: Magical Gardens talks CBD

Deniece and Ron Isaacs opened their specialty hemp and CBD, or cannabidiol, shop, Magical Gardens, earlier this year in Kenai off the Kenai Spur Highway.… Continue reading

Magical Gardens, located off of the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, AK, specializes in CBD and hemp products for pets and people. Photographed on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

KPC Campus Corner

2019 spring semester public registration opens Nov. 26 Registration for the 2019 spring semester for currently admitted, degree-seeking Veteran students opened on Nov. 9. Priority… Continue reading

Kenai Central High School is photographed on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Grant funding helps buoy Kenai Peninsula Borough School District learning programs

Throughout the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, several programs and activities are offered through the use of grant money. According to board documents, in the… Continue reading

Kenai Central High School is photographed on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Everything Bagels co-owner Pamela Parker is photographed on Dec. 18. Parker is helping coordinate the Kenai/Soldotna Startup Week, a national event that celebrates and encourages entrepreneurs and business owners. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Startup Week comes to Kenai, Soldotna for the first time

For the first time, Kenai and Soldotna will be participating in Startup Week, a national event that brings together local entrepreneurs. Pam Parker, owner of… Continue reading

Everything Bagels co-owner Pamela Parker is photographed on Dec. 18. Parker is helping coordinate the Kenai/Soldotna Startup Week, a national event that celebrates and encourages entrepreneurs and business owners. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
Travelers check baggage with airline Ravn Alaska at the Kenai Muncipal Airport on May 31. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion file)

Kenai starts airport remodel

The Kenai Municipal Airport remodel is underway. Construction began in mid-October, according to Kenai City Manager Paul Ostrander, and will modernize the terminal building, which… Continue reading

Travelers check baggage with airline Ravn Alaska at the Kenai Muncipal Airport on May 31. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion file)

Alaska Judicial Council nominates four for Kenai Superior Court

The Alaska Judicial Council nominated four candidates for the Kenai Superior Court’s vacant seat. The governor will have 45 days to appoint Roberta Erwin, Jason… Continue reading

Schools briefs for the week of Nov. 12-18

Soldotna High School Soldotna High School will be hosting a College Goal Alaska FAFSA completion workshop for seniors and their parents on November 27th at… Continue reading

The question is on more than a few minds now. Did Beto O’Rourke prove the once-unthinkable — that the near future of Texas is as… Continue reading

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Senator Dan Sullivan spoke at a joint Soldotna, Kenai Chamber Luncheon, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska, at the Kenai Visitor’s Center. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Sen. Sullivan visits Kenai

Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan spoke about his recent accomplishments, goals for improving the Alaska economy, and future challenges in Washington, D.C., during a presentation at… Continue reading

Senator Dan Sullivan spoke at a joint Soldotna, Kenai Chamber Luncheon, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska, at the Kenai Visitor’s Center. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)