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Biennial science symposium this Thursday

The Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership began in 2010 and hosts the symposium every two years.

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Local sourdough enthusiasts Lacy Ledahl, Maria Nolas and Elizabeth Cox taught a class at Maggie’s General Store about the benefits and baking opportunities of sourdough, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Sourdough stories

Local bakers share origins of an Alaskan classic

Local sourdough enthusiasts Lacy Ledahl, Maria Nolas and Elizabeth Cox taught a class at Maggie’s General Store about the benefits and baking opportunities of sourdough, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Sen. David Wilson, R-Wasilla, speaks about his bill to allow residents to donate their Permanent Fund Dividend back to the state’s general fund during a Senate Finance Committee meeting on Monday. Anne Weske, Director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, right, also spoke to the committee. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)
Sen. David Wilson, R-Wasilla, speaks about his bill to allow residents to donate their Permanent Fund Dividend back to the state’s general fund during a Senate Finance Committee meeting on Monday. Anne Weske, Director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, right, also spoke to the committee. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)

Believers in the power of music

Artists to perform music created by man diagnosed with ALS

Community members, parents, staff and students concerned about the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s potential plan to consolidate Soldotna High School and Soldotna Prep School gather in the Soldotna High School Auditorium to get more information about how that consolidation would affect them, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Community discusses consolidation of SoHi, SoPrep

“We’re really here, for the most part, because of the governor’s proposed budget.”

Community members, parents, staff and students concerned about the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s potential plan to consolidate Soldotna High School and Soldotna Prep School gather in the Soldotna High School Auditorium to get more information about how that consolidation would affect them, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
First-year Chapman School teacher Malia Larson speaks to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in support of an ordinance that will appropriate around $2.4 million to the school district in hopes of retaining some non-tenured teachers for the next school year, in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough to vote on district supplemental funding ordinance

The ordinance would appropriate $2,423,955 for the school district’s fiscal year 2019 budget.

First-year Chapman School teacher Malia Larson speaks to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in support of an ordinance that will appropriate around $2.4 million to the school district in hopes of retaining some non-tenured teachers for the next school year, in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

What’s happening this week

  • Apr 14, 2019
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Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, works a calculator as he and Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, listen to public testimony on the state budget in the Senate Finance Committee hearing on Friday, April 12, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Senate not shying away from PFD debate

They dive into the process next week.

Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, works a calculator as he and Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, listen to public testimony on the state budget in the Senate Finance Committee hearing on Friday, April 12, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Board of Fisheries at center of criticism

“The Board of Fisheries is set to be stacked … “

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Escape Route, a road connecting the towns of Kenai and Nikiski on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, is photographed on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough tables state road trade

“Things haven’t been going too well, so we’re going to ask to table it here after the public meeting.”

Escape Route, a road connecting the towns of Kenai and Nikiski on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, is photographed on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
In this March 13, 2019, file photo, Jessie Royer passes icebergs in open water on Norton Sound as she approaches Nome, Alaska, in the Iditarod trail sled dog race. When a Feb. 22 storm pounded Norton Sound, water surged up the Yukon River and into Kotlik, flooding low-lying homes. The Bering Sea last winter saw record-low sea ice. Climate models predicted less ice, but not this soon, said Seth Danielson, a physical oceanographer at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)

Pace of Bering Sea changes startles scientists

“This is the first I experienced in my life, a flood that happened in the winter, in February”

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In this March 13, 2019, file photo, Jessie Royer passes icebergs in open water on Norton Sound as she approaches Nome, Alaska, in the Iditarod trail sled dog race. When a Feb. 22 storm pounded Norton Sound, water surged up the Yukon River and into Kotlik, flooding low-lying homes. The Bering Sea last winter saw record-low sea ice. Climate models predicted less ice, but not this soon, said Seth Danielson, a physical oceanographer at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)
Teachers and support staff from across the Kenai Peninsula fill the Betty J. Glick Borough Assembly Chambers during the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Education Board meeting in Soldotna, Alaska on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough to decide school district contribution

The resolution from the borough is proposing to offer the school district $47,314,477.

Teachers and support staff from across the Kenai Peninsula fill the Betty J. Glick Borough Assembly Chambers during the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Education Board meeting in Soldotna, Alaska on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
CERT volunteers run OEM’s Mobile Command Center during a simulated neighborhood evacuation in Kenai, Alaska on Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Putting responders to the test

Office of Emergency Management simulates disaster response efforts for Alaska Shield 2019

CERT volunteers run OEM’s Mobile Command Center during a simulated neighborhood evacuation in Kenai, Alaska on Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Meet news reporter Brian Mazurek

“Actually I had no idea I’d end up working for the Clarion when I moved here”

Soldotna police searching for man suspected of credit union vandalism

The manager estimated the cost of some of the damages at $1,256.58

Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai, and Rep. Dave Talerico, R-Healy, sit next to each other after Knopp voted not to confirm Talerico as Speaker of the House on Tuesday. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Rep. Knopp talks budget, House plans moving forward

“From day one my priority was getting a budget passed and into the Senate”

Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai, and Rep. Dave Talerico, R-Healy, sit next to each other after Knopp voted not to confirm Talerico as Speaker of the House on Tuesday. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)