Soldotna man sentenced to 9 years for heroin operation

He was arrested after he sold large quantities of heroin from his Soldotna residence in May of 2018.

The Supreme Court building is seen in Washington on June 17. (J. Scott Applewhite/The Associated Press)

Taking on Citizens United

Assembly members propose resolution supporting amendment to U.S. Constitution.

The Supreme Court building is seen in Washington on June 17. (J. Scott Applewhite/The Associated Press)
The frozen Kenai River can be seen here from the Ciechanski Day Use Area in Kenai, Alaska on Jan. 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Flooding subsides in Big Eddy area

Ice jam on the Kenai River caused flooding earlier this month and shut down several roads.

The frozen Kenai River can be seen here from the Ciechanski Day Use Area in Kenai, Alaska on Jan. 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Cellist Brooks Whitehouse, left, and bassist Paul Sharpe, right, are seen here performing at the Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs, Virginia, on Nov. 3, 2019. (Courtesy Brooks Whitehouse)

Musicians go ‘low’

Spoken word meets classical music in Low and Lower comedy performance

Cellist Brooks Whitehouse, left, and bassist Paul Sharpe, right, are seen here performing at the Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs, Virginia, on Nov. 3, 2019. (Courtesy Brooks Whitehouse)
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                                This image from one of the 2018 Telluride Mountainfilm festival short films shows a woman riding a mountain bike. A condensed version of the film festival will be shown in Homer at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday at Homer Mariner Theatre at Homer High School.

Telluride Mountainfilm festival comes on tour to Homer

The festival will also come to Soldotna next week.

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                                This image from one of the 2018 Telluride Mountainfilm festival short films shows a woman riding a mountain bike. A condensed version of the film festival will be shown in Homer at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday at Homer Mariner Theatre at Homer High School.
The work of Stephanie Cox and Anna Widman is seen here on display at the Kenai Fine Art Center in Kenai, Alaska, on Jan. 2, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Exploring new dimensions

Kenai Fine Art exhibit focuses on texture, shapes

The work of Stephanie Cox and Anna Widman is seen here on display at the Kenai Fine Art Center in Kenai, Alaska, on Jan. 2, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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                                The Alaska Marine Highway System’s Tazlina sits at the Auke Bay Terminal on Dec. 9.

New report recommends corporations, port authorities run Alaska’s ferry system

The governor and lawmakers have been waiting for this report.

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                                The Alaska Marine Highway System’s Tazlina sits at the Auke Bay Terminal on Dec. 9.
In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Alaska Marijuana Control Board chairman Mark Springer, of Bethel, listens during the board’s meeting in Anchorage. The chairman of the board that regulates legal marijuana in Alaska, who also is a critic of Gov. Mike Dunleavy, said Wednesday, he had received no advance warning that Dunleavy was replacing him. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

State pot board chair being replaced

Springer said he had expressed interest in continuing to serve on the board.

  • Jan 15, 2020
In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Alaska Marijuana Control Board chairman Mark Springer, of Bethel, listens during the board’s meeting in Anchorage. The chairman of the board that regulates legal marijuana in Alaska, who also is a critic of Gov. Mike Dunleavy, said Wednesday, he had received no advance warning that Dunleavy was replacing him. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Assembly to vote on anadromous work group appointees

The group was established by the borough assembly in November.

Craig Barnard can be seen here on Graduation Peak near Seldovia, Alaska, in this undated photo. (Courtesy Tony Doyle)

‘Like a church to me’

Backcountry skiers to share tales of wilderness treks at KDLL Adventure Talk.

Craig Barnard can be seen here on Graduation Peak near Seldovia, Alaska, in this undated photo. (Courtesy Tony Doyle)
Gary Thomas in a January 2002 photo after he was promoted to Homer News editor and publisher. (Homer News file photo)

Former Homer News publisher found dead after explosion

Thomas worked at the Homer News from the late 1990s until 2005.

Gary Thomas in a January 2002 photo after he was promoted to Homer News editor and publisher. (Homer News file photo)
Nikiski Fire Station #2 can be seen here on July 15, 2019 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion

Feds fund new emergency equipment

Kenai City Council will vote to approve the purchase of breathing equipment for fire departments.

Nikiski Fire Station #2 can be seen here on July 15, 2019 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion
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                                Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage, speaks to the media in this file photo from 2017.

Legislator proposes adding LGBTQ protections to state hate crime laws

Bill from Anchorage lawmaker follows attack on Sterling woman.

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                                Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage, speaks to the media in this file photo from 2017.

Man sentenced for death threats to judge’s family

The charges stem from a hearing during which a judge denied a request to withdraw a guilty plea.

An ice jam in the Kenai River can be seen here from the Soldotna Bridge in this January 2020 photo. (Courtesy Dan Nelson/Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management)

Flood advisory continues for Big Eddy area

The flooding is due to an ice jam.

An ice jam in the Kenai River can be seen here from the Soldotna Bridge in this January 2020 photo. (Courtesy Dan Nelson/Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management)
Flooding in Safeway can be seen here in Soldotna, Alaska, on Jan. 13, 2020. (Photo courtesy Brooke Dobson/Central Emergency Services)

Soldotna Safeway closed after flooding

Cold air likely caused a sprinkler line to freeze.

Flooding in Safeway can be seen here in Soldotna, Alaska, on Jan. 13, 2020. (Photo courtesy Brooke Dobson/Central Emergency Services)
House chambers at the Alaska State Capitol on Jan. 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Local lawmakers get head start on legislative session

Legislators have prefiled bills on criminal justice, education.

House chambers at the Alaska State Capitol on Jan. 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Former Kenai Peninsula Borough municipal elections candidate John Quick is seen in this undated photo. Quick was ordered to pay a maximum penalty fine of $300 for violating a campaign law. (Courtesy photo)

Quick ordered to pay $300 fine for campaign law violation

The Alaska Public Offices Commission released its staff report and corresponding penalties regarding the 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly campaign of Nikiski’s John Quick. The… Continue reading

Former Kenai Peninsula Borough municipal elections candidate John Quick is seen in this undated photo. Quick was ordered to pay a maximum penalty fine of $300 for violating a campaign law. (Courtesy photo)
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                                Fire Marshals Jeremy Hamilton (left) and Brooke Dobson (center right) meet with members of the Shelter Development Workgroup at the Kenai Public Health Center in Kenai on Jan. 8.

Cold-weather shelter still faces obstacles

Any building serving as an emergency shelter would have to meet certain general requirements.

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                                Fire Marshals Jeremy Hamilton (left) and Brooke Dobson (center right) meet with members of the Shelter Development Workgroup at the Kenai Public Health Center in Kenai on Jan. 8.
In this image made from video released by the Alaska State Troopers, an aerial helicopter view from Jan. 9, 2020, shows a man waving with distress signal “S.O.S.” outside Susitna Valley, Alaska. Alaska State Troopers have rescued Tyson Steele, 30, who survived in a makeshift shelter after his remote cabin burned last month. (Alaska State Troopers via AP)

Fire, SOS, rescue: Man spends weeks in wilderness

He was waving his arms, an SOS signal stamped in the snow that he hoped a passing plane would spot.

  • Jan 13, 2020
In this image made from video released by the Alaska State Troopers, an aerial helicopter view from Jan. 9, 2020, shows a man waving with distress signal “S.O.S.” outside Susitna Valley, Alaska. Alaska State Troopers have rescued Tyson Steele, 30, who survived in a makeshift shelter after his remote cabin burned last month. (Alaska State Troopers via AP)