CERT volunteers go door to door while simulating a neighborhood evacuation in Kenai, Alaska, during OEM’s Alaska Shield 2019 program on April 13, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough to offer community emergency training

The training includes fire,search and rescue, disaster medical treatment and team organization.

CERT volunteers go door to door while simulating a neighborhood evacuation in Kenai, Alaska, during OEM’s Alaska Shield 2019 program on April 13, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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                                Sienne Lautarette (left) and Emma Glassmaker welcomed Christmas to Kenai at the Christmas Comes to Kenai 2017 celebration at the Kenai Visitor Center.

Christmas makes an early appearance in Kenai

This Friday marks the annual “Christmas Comes to Kenai” celebration

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                                Sienne Lautarette (left) and Emma Glassmaker welcomed Christmas to Kenai at the Christmas Comes to Kenai 2017 celebration at the Kenai Visitor Center.
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Pierce makes appointments to anadromous work group

The work group includes members from the assembly, planning commission and 5 members of the public.

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Cracks in the road at Mile 19 of the Kenai Spur Highway can be seen after the Nov. 30, 2018, earthquake. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tyonek school to receive disaster funds

Tebughna School lost ceiling tiles in the gym after the November 2018 7.1 magnitude earthquake.

Cracks in the road at Mile 19 of the Kenai Spur Highway can be seen after the Nov. 30, 2018, earthquake. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Seawatch: Homer regains ‘halibut capital of the world’ title

Seward came in third with 1.97 million pounds.

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                                An angler shows off his early run sockeye on the Kenai River in June near Kenai. Kenai River early run had a below average outlook this year.
                                An angler shows off his early run sockeye on the Kenai River in June 2019 near Kenai, Alaska. Kenai River early run had a below average outlook this year. (Photo submitted by Jason Foster)

2019 large sockeye return surprises

Fish and Game releases 2019 summary

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                                An angler shows off his early run sockeye on the Kenai River in June near Kenai. Kenai River early run had a below average outlook this year.
                                An angler shows off his early run sockeye on the Kenai River in June 2019 near Kenai, Alaska. Kenai River early run had a below average outlook this year. (Photo submitted by Jason Foster)

Task force on missing American Indians created

Trump called the scourge facing American Indian women and girls “sobering and heartbreaking.”

  • Nov 26, 2019

Troopers to conduct Thanksgiving Enforcement Campaign

Troopers will be watch for speeding, driving impaired, driving aggressively or while distracted.

Lemon Creek Correctional Center. (Juneau Empire File)
Lemon Creek Correctional Center. (Juneau Empire File)
Residents of the Kenai Intentional Neighborhood celebrate the completion of their clubhouse with friends, family and Hope Community Resources board members in Soldotna, Alaska on Nov. 22, 2019. (Photo courtesy Kathy Fitzgerald)

Kenai Intentional Neighborhood celebrates new clubhouse

A year into the project, residents of the neighborhood now have a central gathering place

Residents of the Kenai Intentional Neighborhood celebrate the completion of their clubhouse with friends, family and Hope Community Resources board members in Soldotna, Alaska on Nov. 22, 2019. (Photo courtesy Kathy Fitzgerald)
Tela Bacher holds a sign Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at a vigil for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, a Homer woman missing since Oct. 17, at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. Sinn helped organize the vigil. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Vigil held Saturday for missing Homer woman

Anesha “Duffy” Murnane has been missing since Oct. 17.

Tela Bacher holds a sign Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at a vigil for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, a Homer woman missing since Oct. 17, at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. Sinn helped organize the vigil. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
This Jan. 5, 2010, photo provided by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in Utqiagvik, Alaska, shows a functioning ice cellar, a type of underground food cache dug into the permafrost to provide natural refrigeration used for generations in far-north communities. Naturally cooled underground ice cellars, used in Alaska Native communities for generations, are becoming increasingly unreliable as a warming climate and other factors touch multiple facets of life in the far north. (Mike Brubaker/Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium via AP)

Failing ice cellars signal changes in whaling towns

Scores of the naturally refrigerated food caches lie beneath these largely Inupiat communities.

  • Nov 25, 2019
This Jan. 5, 2010, photo provided by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in Utqiagvik, Alaska, shows a functioning ice cellar, a type of underground food cache dug into the permafrost to provide natural refrigeration used for generations in far-north communities. Naturally cooled underground ice cellars, used in Alaska Native communities for generations, are becoming increasingly unreliable as a warming climate and other factors touch multiple facets of life in the far north. (Mike Brubaker/Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium via AP)
This Sept. 5, 2006, file photo, provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a bearded seal in Kotzebue, Alaska. A federal agency will decide by September how much ocean and coast will be designated as critical habitat for two ice seal species found in Alaska. The Center for Biological Diversity announced Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, it had reached an agreement with the Commerce Department for the Trump administration to issue a critical habitat rule for ringed and bearded seals. The Center for Biological Diversity sued in June because no critical habitat had been designated. (Michael Cameron/NOAA Fisheries Service via AP, file)

Agency agrees to designate habitat for threatened ice seals

Ringed and bearded seals use sea ice in the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas.

  • Nov 25, 2019
This Sept. 5, 2006, file photo, provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a bearded seal in Kotzebue, Alaska. A federal agency will decide by September how much ocean and coast will be designated as critical habitat for two ice seal species found in Alaska. The Center for Biological Diversity announced Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, it had reached an agreement with the Commerce Department for the Trump administration to issue a critical habitat rule for ringed and bearded seals. The Center for Biological Diversity sued in June because no critical habitat had been designated. (Michael Cameron/NOAA Fisheries Service via AP, file)

Potential for heavy snow Wednesday

A frontal system moving over Southcentral may bring moderate to heavy accumulating snow.

Kenaitze to recieve federal grant for bus service

The transit administration is awarding $423 million in transit infrastructure grants nationwide.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets to discuss school safety during a work session Monday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School board to interview applicants for vacant seat

There are four applicants for the District 6 vacancy — which covers the eastern peninsula.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets to discuss school safety during a work session Monday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Drummers perform during a Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes council meeting attended by Attorney General William Barr, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, on the Flathead Reservation in Pablo, Mont. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Attorney general unveils plan on missing Native Americans

1.5 million Native American women have experienced violence in their lifetime.

  • Nov 23, 2019
Drummers perform during a Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes council meeting attended by Attorney General William Barr, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, on the Flathead Reservation in Pablo, Mont. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
John O’Brien was recognized as the Advocate of the Year at a statewide school counselor conference. (Photo courtesy of the Pegge Erkeneff/Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)

Superintendent O’Brien recognized as ‘Advocate of the Year’

‘Perhaps one of the most meaningful awards that I have received’

John O’Brien was recognized as the Advocate of the Year at a statewide school counselor conference. (Photo courtesy of the Pegge Erkeneff/Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)