Wood burns during a Kenai National Wildlife Refuge prescribed burning in February 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Refuge continues slash pile burning

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is conducting slash pile along the Refuge boundary near Sterling. The burning began Tuesday and will continue to Wednesday, Dec.… Continue reading

Wood burns during a Kenai National Wildlife Refuge prescribed burning in February 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Fishing vessel sinks in Seward Harbor

A fishing vessel in the Seward Harbor has leaked an unknown amount of marine diesel and other petroleum products after sinking Sunday. The F/V Nordic… Continue reading

In this March 9 file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the aurora borealis displays above Ice Camp Skate in the Beaufort Sea during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. Scientists are seeing surprising melting in Earth’s polar regions at times they don’t expect, like winter, and in places they don’t expect, like eastern Antarctica. (MC 2nd Class Micheal H. Lee/U.S. Navy via AP, File)

Scary warming at poles showing up at weird times, places

WASHINGTON — Scientists are seeing surprising melting in Earth’s polar regions at times they don’t expect, like winter, and in places they don’t expect, like… Continue reading

In this March 9 file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the aurora borealis displays above Ice Camp Skate in the Beaufort Sea during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. Scientists are seeing surprising melting in Earth’s polar regions at times they don’t expect, like winter, and in places they don’t expect, like eastern Antarctica. (MC 2nd Class Micheal H. Lee/U.S. Navy via AP, File)
In this Jan. 22, 2010 file photo, a cow moose walks through the brush in Noorvik, Alaska. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Alaska moose poacher fined $100,000, sentenced to jail

ANCHORAGE — An Alaska man who poached three moose and left most of the meat to rot has been sentenced to nine months in jail… Continue reading

In this Jan. 22, 2010 file photo, a cow moose walks through the brush in Noorvik, Alaska. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

‘Evening of Christmas’ concert continues to grow

In 2003, the Redoubt Chamber Orchestra held its first “Evening of Christmas” concert at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna in front of an audience of… Continue reading

Freedom House founder Jennifer Waller is photographed at the women’s recovery home in March 2018. Waller is hoping to open a men’s recovery facility in early 2019. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Work begins on Freedom House for men

Jennifer Waller and a team of volunteers have begun the renovations to the Soldotna home that will be used as the men’s Freedom House location.… Continue reading

Freedom House founder Jennifer Waller is photographed at the women’s recovery home in March 2018. Waller is hoping to open a men’s recovery facility in early 2019. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
Seat C, Jordan Chilson, unopposed for Soldotna City Council

Soldotna to consider school zone cellphone ban 

Soldotna City Council member Jordan Chilson is looking to amend the Soldotna Municipal Code to prohibit the use of hand-held electronic devices, like cellphones, while… Continue reading

Seat C, Jordan Chilson, unopposed for Soldotna City Council
In this Jan. 16, 2017, file photo, then Rep.-elect Gary Knopp sits in his office at the Alaska Capitol in Juneau, Alaska. Republican state lawmaker Knopp is seeking to create a bipartisan majority coalition in the House after leaving a fragile GOP caucus that he said was “doomed to fail.” Knopp says he wanted to start talks on the potential creation of a bipartisan coalition, with just weeks before the start of the new legislative session. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

Republican leaves GOP caucus

JUNEAU — A Republican state lawmaker is seeking to create a bipartisan majority coalition in the House after leaving a fragile GOP caucus that he… Continue reading

In this Jan. 16, 2017, file photo, then Rep.-elect Gary Knopp sits in his office at the Alaska Capitol in Juneau, Alaska. Republican state lawmaker Knopp is seeking to create a bipartisan majority coalition in the House after leaving a fragile GOP caucus that he said was “doomed to fail.” Knopp says he wanted to start talks on the potential creation of a bipartisan coalition, with just weeks before the start of the new legislative session. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)
In this Dec. 1 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to media at the G20 summit, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

WASHINGTON — Top House Democrats on Sunday raised the prospect of impeachment or almost-certain prison time for President Donald Trump if it’s proved that he… Continue reading

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In this Dec. 1 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to media at the G20 summit, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

School Briefs 12/10-12/16

Soldotna High School The Winter Concert will be on Tuesday, December 18, at 7:00 pm. This is a free concert with music performed by the… Continue reading

A student in April Kaufman’s K-Beach Elementary kindergartner class practices introducing himself to residents at Heritage Place on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Students work on dignity, kindness with Heritage Place residents

On Friday, kindergartners from K-Beach Elementary School visited residents at Heritage Place, a continuing care facility for seniors and the disabled, for a Dignity Mission.… Continue reading

A student in April Kaufman’s K-Beach Elementary kindergartner class practices introducing himself to residents at Heritage Place on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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Recycling Bin: Getting butts out of the ecosystem

Around the world, 5 trillion filter cigarettes are smoked annually. Over 287 billion cigarettes are sold in the U.S. and two out of three smoked… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2018
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Laurie Daniel, left, and Alaska State Parks specialist Eric Clarke, right, discuss the Diamond Creek trails portion of the Kachemak Bay State Park and State Wilderness Park draft management plan at an open house on the plan on Oct. 29, 2018, at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

DNR commissioner rescinds adoption of new Kachemak Bay parks management plan

The new Department of Natural Resources commissioner on Friday rescinded a last-minute adoption of the Kachemak Bay State Park and Kachemak Bay State Park Management… Continue reading

Laurie Daniel, left, and Alaska State Parks specialist Eric Clarke, right, discuss the Diamond Creek trails portion of the Kachemak Bay State Park and State Wilderness Park draft management plan at an open house on the plan on Oct. 29, 2018, at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Kenai Fire Department is photographed earlier this year. Kenai City Council has authorized the purchase of a new fire engine for the department. (Photo by Erin Thompson)

Kenai approves fire engine purchase

The Kenai City Council has authorized the purchase of a new fire engine for the Kenai Fire Department, to be built by Hughes Fire Equipment,… Continue reading

Kenai Fire Department is photographed earlier this year. Kenai City Council has authorized the purchase of a new fire engine for the department. (Photo by Erin Thompson)
Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus in the snow, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

KPC Campus Corner

Give a gift that keeps on giving: The gift of education! For some families, part of the upcoming the holiday involves exchanging gifts. KPC invites… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus in the snow, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A building stands close to the edge of the Kenai River bluffs in February 2017. The bluffs are eroding at roughly 3 feet per year. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Kenai bluff stabilization project moves forward

A project seeking to stabilize Kenai’s bluff has seen development in the last month. On Nov. 16, a director’s report was finalized by the Alaska… Continue reading

A building stands close to the edge of the Kenai River bluffs in February 2017. The bluffs are eroding at roughly 3 feet per year. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion file photo)
A drill rig works in the Colville Delta operations in 2014. (Photo/Courtesy/Repsol)

Hilcorp contractor employee dies on North Slope

An employee of Hilcorp Alaska drilling contractor, Kuukpik Drilling, was fatally injured at Milne Point on Alaska’s North Slope on Thursday night, Lori Nelson, manager… Continue reading

A drill rig works in the Colville Delta operations in 2014. (Photo/Courtesy/Repsol)
A beer from St. Elias Brewing Company is photographed on Friday in Soldotna. St. Elias has several seasonal beers this winter, including a chocolate raspberry porter and a currant flavored lambic. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Local brewers roll out holiday specials

Doug Hogue, the owner of Kenai River Brewing Company, said he has always hated pumpkin beers. Two local home brewers recently changed his mind with… Continue reading

A beer from St. Elias Brewing Company is photographed on Friday in Soldotna. St. Elias has several seasonal beers this winter, including a chocolate raspberry porter and a currant flavored lambic. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
FILE – In this Dec. 2, 2010, file photo, a child pays for a lunch consisting of fruits and vegetables during a school lunch program at Fairmeadow Elementary School in Palo Alto, Calif. California and Pennsylvania both passed laws in 2017 to outlaw "lunch shaming" of children for unpaid meals, with the Pennsylvania measure that became law in November requiring communication about money owed on meal accounts to be done between school officials and parents, and not involve the student. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

School board introduces wellness policy at Monday’s meeting

In an effort to reduce childhood obesity, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Education Board’s Wellness Committee introduced an updated nutrition and physical activity policy… Continue reading

FILE – In this Dec. 2, 2010, file photo, a child pays for a lunch consisting of fruits and vegetables during a school lunch program at Fairmeadow Elementary School in Palo Alto, Calif. California and Pennsylvania both passed laws in 2017 to outlaw "lunch shaming" of children for unpaid meals, with the Pennsylvania measure that became law in November requiring communication about money owed on meal accounts to be done between school officials and parents, and not involve the student. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
Workers obtain a soil sample near Autumn Road on Oct. 9, 2014, in Nikiski, where the Alaska LNG Project would locate a facility to cool natural gas into a liquid form for export. Alaska Gasline Development Corp. staff told federal regulators it plans to begin work to relocate a stretch of highway near the proposed site next year, although it still lacks funds for land acquisition or construction. (Photo/File/Rashah McChesney)

Kenai Council unanimously supports Alaska LNG in Nikiski

The City of Kenai has joined the Kenai Peninsula Borough in supporting Nikiski as the location for Alaska Gasline Development Corporation’s (AGDC) liquefaction plant and… Continue reading

Workers obtain a soil sample near Autumn Road on Oct. 9, 2014, in Nikiski, where the Alaska LNG Project would locate a facility to cool natural gas into a liquid form for export. Alaska Gasline Development Corp. staff told federal regulators it plans to begin work to relocate a stretch of highway near the proposed site next year, although it still lacks funds for land acquisition or construction. (Photo/File/Rashah McChesney)