Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Bill and Judy Oyler participate in the blessing given at the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's Tyotkas Elder Center groundbreaking Monday, June 8, 2015, in Kenai, Alaska. The new building will be 6,500 square feet, 1,500 square feet bigger than the old center. Before the Kenaitze Indian Tribe purchased the building more than ten years ago, it had been used as a general store, restaurant and pharmacy, said the tribe's Executive Director Jaylene Peterson-Nyren. The new center is within walking distance of the Dena'ina Wellness Center and is designed by Kahtnuht'ana Development Corp., a new corporation whose sole shareholder is the tribe, Peterson-Nyren said.

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Bill and Judy Oyler participate in the blessing given at the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's Tyotkas Elder Center groundbreaking Monday, June 8, 2015, in Kenai, Alaska. The new building will be 6,500 square feet, 1,500 square feet bigger than the old center. Before the Kenaitze Indian Tribe purchased the building more than ten years ago, it had been used as a general store, restaurant and pharmacy, said the tribe's Executive Director Jaylene Peterson-Nyren. The new center is within walking distance of the Dena'ina Wellness Center and is designed by Kahtnuht'ana Development Corp., a new corporation whose sole shareholder is the tribe, Peterson-Nyren said.

Breaking ground

  • Monday, June 8, 2015 10:42pm
  • News
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion The Kenaitze Indian Tribe's Elders Committee and Executive Director Jaylene Peterson-Nyren break ground at the new Tyotkas Elder Center groundbreaking Monday, June 8, 2015, in Kenai, Alaska. The center provides services to tribal elders including meals and clinics in health and education, Peterson-Nyren said.  The new building will be 6,500 square feet, which 1,500 square feet bigger than the old center, which was demolished in April because of damages resulting from a gas leak found in the building in June, 2015, said the tribe's Communications Manager Scott Moon. Before the Kenaitze Indian Tribe purchased the building more than ten years ago, it had been used as a general store; restaurant and pharmacy, said the tribe's Executive Director Jaylene Peterson-Nyren. The new center is within walking distance from the Dena'ina Wellness Center and was designed by Kahtnuht'ana Development Corp, a new corporation whose sole shareholder is the tribe, Peterson-Nyren said.

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion The Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s Elders Committee and Executive Director Jaylene Peterson-Nyren break ground at the new Tyotkas Elder Center groundbreaking Monday, June 8, 2015, in Kenai, Alaska. The center provides services to tribal elders including meals and clinics in health and education, Peterson-Nyren said. The new building will be 6,500 square feet, which 1,500 square feet bigger than the old center, which was demolished in April because of damages resulting from a gas leak found in the building in June, 2015, said the tribe’s Communications Manager Scott Moon. Before the Kenaitze Indian Tribe purchased the building more than ten years ago, it had been used as a general store; restaurant and pharmacy, said the tribe’s Executive Director Jaylene Peterson-Nyren. The new center is within walking distance from the Dena’ina Wellness Center and was designed by Kahtnuht’ana Development Corp, a new corporation whose sole shareholder is the tribe, Peterson-Nyren said.

More in News

In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks at a rally in Montgomery, Ala. Palin is on the verge of making new headlines in a legal battle with The New York Times. A defamation lawsuit against the Times, brought by the brash former Alaska governor in 2017, is set to go to trial starting Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 in federal court in Manhattan. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
Palin COVID-19 tests delay libel trial against NY Times

Palin claims the Times damaged her reputation with an opinion piece penned by its editorial board

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19 at all-time high statewide

The state reported 5,759 new cases sequenced from Jan. 21-23

Volunteers serve food during Project Homeless Connect on Jan. 25, 2018, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion file)
Project Homeless Connect to provide services, support on Wednesday

The event will be held at the Soldotna Sports Complex on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The logo for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is displayed inside the George A. Navarre Borough Admin Building on Thursday, July 22, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Schools aim for business as usual as cases reach new highs

On Monday, there were 14 staff members and 69 students self-isolating with the virus

Triumvirate Theatre is seen on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 in Nikiski, Alaska. The building burned in a fire on Feb. 20. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Triumvirate construction on hold as theater seeks additional funding

The new theater is projected to cost around $4.7 million.

The logo for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is displayed inside the George A. Navarre Borough Admin Building on Thursday, July 22, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
KPBSD schools to start 2 hours late Tuesday

Due to weather, all but 4 schools will be delayed

Data from the state of Alaska show a steep increase in COVID-19 cases in January 2022. (Department of Health and Social Services)
Omicron drives COVID spike in Alaska as officials point to decreasing cases in eastern US

On Friday, the seven-day average number of daily cases skyrocketed to 2,234.6 per 100,000 people

Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire
Dan Blanchard, CEO of UnCruise Adventures, stands in front of a ship on May 14, 2021.
Smooth sailing for the 2022 season?

Cautious optimism reigns, but operators say it’s too early to tell.

Former Alaska Assistant Attorney General Elizabeth Bakalar speaks a news conference on Jan. 10, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska, after she sued the state. A federal judge on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, ruled that Bakalar was wrongfully terminated by the then-new administration of Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy for violating her freedom of speech rights. (AP File Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
Judge sides with attorney who alleged wrongful firing

Alaska judge says the firing violated free speech and associational rights under the U.S. and state constitutions.

Most Read