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

 

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

  • Sep 22, 2018

 

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

What others say: A seafood trade war will inevitably cause collateral damage

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines collateral damage as “injury inflicted of something other than an intended target.” In terms of armed conflict, collateral damage is “civilian… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2018

Kenai Peninsula College Around Campus for the week of September 17, 2018

Alaska needs more teachers! The community should be aware there has never been a greater need for teachers in Alaska. Many schools are going outside… Continue reading

The autumn tones of the Mystery Hills sit above the Sterling Highway on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, on an overcast day. The forecast calls for similar cloudy conditions, with highs in the upper 50s and lows in the lower 40s, throughout the rest of the week as autumn colors reach their peak. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Magical mystery tour

By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion… Continue reading

The autumn tones of the Mystery Hills sit above the Sterling Highway on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, on an overcast day. The forecast calls for similar cloudy conditions, with highs in the upper 50s and lows in the lower 40s, throughout the rest of the week as autumn colors reach their peak. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
After buying produce, patrons could bring their vegetables to the Fermentation Station to learn how to preserve the harvest at the Harvest Moon Local Food Festival, on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
After buying produce, patrons could bring their vegetables to the Fermentation Station to learn how to preserve the harvest at the Harvest Moon Local Food Festival, on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
No shirt was clean after Kaliedoscope School’s Color Run on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Rainbow dash: Kids and families turn out for Kaliedoscope School’s Color Run

Runners and walkers got splashed with a bit of color during the Saturday, Sept. 15 Kaleidoscope School of Arts & Science hosted a 5K Color… Continue reading

No shirt was clean after Kaliedoscope School’s Color Run on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Dollynda Phelps discusses current issues in the cannabis industry with local business owners on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Cannabis industry meeting raises concerns over Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office

Editors note: This story was corrected to show that AMCO regulation 3 AAC 306.720(e) requires 40 days of video retention. Cannabis cultivators, retailers, consumers squeezed… Continue reading

Dollynda Phelps discusses current issues in the cannabis industry with local business owners on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Panelists, Patti Berkhahn, Branden Bornemann, Sue Mauger and Marcus Mueller discuss all things salmon at a forum put on by Cook Inletkeeper, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Salmon forum discusses past, present and future of salmon habitat

A forum at the Soldotna Library brought together people who wanted to learn more and discuss salmon habitat. The forum, hosted by Cook Inletkeeper, held… Continue reading

Panelists, Patti Berkhahn, Branden Bornemann, Sue Mauger and Marcus Mueller discuss all things salmon at a forum put on by Cook Inletkeeper, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Schools briefs for the week of September 17, 2018

Kenai Peninsula College Council meeting scheduled The College Council will hold their next meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 at KPC’s Kenai River… Continue reading