Acclaimed musician Zilberkant returns to Soldotna

The Russian-born Zilberkant is a classically trained pianist and orchestra conductor

State health care director is out

She’s been in that position since 2012.

In this Jan. 15, 2019 photo, House Republicians huddle for a decision on the opening day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this Jan. 15, 2019 photo, House Republicians huddle for a decision on the opening day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Kenai Peninsula Disaster Action Team Coordinator Dave LaForest assists with sheltering displaced Anchorage residents following the magnitude 7.1 earthquake. (Photo courtesy of Abby Charles/American Red Cross)

Red Cross celebrating new Kenai office with open house

The Kenai office is located at 450 Marathon Road in the Beacon Fire Training Building

Kenai Peninsula Disaster Action Team Coordinator Dave LaForest assists with sheltering displaced Anchorage residents following the magnitude 7.1 earthquake. (Photo courtesy of Abby Charles/American Red Cross)

State’s top public defender resigns

He’ll stay on until the state finds a replacement.

Native women hold up red dresses to symbolize missing and murdered indigenous women during the Women’s March on Juneau in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Native women hold up red dresses to symbolize missing and murdered indigenous women during the Women’s March on Juneau in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Seward chooses city manager

‘It is time to move forward and give this individual a clean slate’

Collision on K-Beach Road stalls morning traffic

Both drivers were injured and transported to Central Peninsula Hospital

In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, from left, Zachary Scott Carothers, John Gourley, Eric Howk, Zoe Manville, Jason Wade Sechrist and Kyle O’Quin of Portugal. The Man arrive at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. The state of Alaska’s new hold music is on hold. A project to replace the sleepy hold music for state office lines with music by Alaska artists drew widespread attention when it was announced in November, touting Portugal. The Man and four other artists with Alaska ties. A spokesman for Gov. Mike Dunleavy says it was muted shortly thereafter after concerns with some of the music were raised by the public.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

State hold music project put on hold

Lyrics of the initial five songs were being reviewed and new tracks weren’t being added

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In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, from left, Zachary Scott Carothers, John Gourley, Eric Howk, Zoe Manville, Jason Wade Sechrist and Kyle O’Quin of Portugal. The Man arrive at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. The state of Alaska’s new hold music is on hold. A project to replace the sleepy hold music for state office lines with music by Alaska artists drew widespread attention when it was announced in November, touting Portugal. The Man and four other artists with Alaska ties. A spokesman for Gov. Mike Dunleavy says it was muted shortly thereafter after concerns with some of the music were raised by the public.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Fish and Game recommends escapement changes

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is recommending some changes in salmon escapement goals for the Cook Inlet. The escapement goals, which have been… Continue reading

A Soldotna Silver Salmon Swim Team member listens to testimony in support of keeping the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s pools open, in light of potential budget cuts, on Monday, April 1, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Swimmers flood school board meeting

Swimmers seek more information on potential school pool closures

A Soldotna Silver Salmon Swim Team member listens to testimony in support of keeping the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s pools open, in light of potential budget cuts, on Monday, April 1, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Rebecca Carnell, Director of Nursing and Clinical Services at 1st Choice Home Health Care, gives a presentation to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on April 2, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Medical hospice could be coming to the peninsula soon

Carnell gave a presentation at the Borough Assembly Meeting Tuesday night

Rebecca Carnell, Director of Nursing and Clinical Services at 1st Choice Home Health Care, gives a presentation to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on April 2, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Rep. Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, introduces his bill, House Bill 105, to the House Fisheries Committee on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. The bill relates to claims against protection and indemnity insurance policies of vessel owners. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rep. Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, introduces his bill, House Bill 105, to the House Fisheries Committee on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. The bill relates to claims against protection and indemnity insurance policies of vessel owners. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Leslie Rohr from Love INC speaks to the House Finance Committee members in opposition to cuts that help vulnerable Alaskans on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula residents pack House Finance meeting

“We are now to the bone … More cuts will cut to the marrow and we’re going to start losing limbs”

Leslie Rohr from Love INC speaks to the House Finance Committee members in opposition to cuts that help vulnerable Alaskans on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai council looks to support funding for KPC, Wildwood

Closing the sentenced facility would cause the loss of about 46 full-time positions at the jail

Soldotna to have outdoor basketball court this summer

The project was approved as part of the city’s Five Year Capital Plan

Members of the community attend the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board meeting on Monday in Soldotna. The board passed a $145 million budget during the meeting. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School district passes budget

The school district passed a total general fund revenue budget of $145,387,469

Members of the community attend the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board meeting on Monday in Soldotna. The board passed a $145 million budget during the meeting. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Gayla Hoseth, 2nd Chief of Curyung Tribal Council and Director of Natural Resources at Bristol Bay Native Association, left, Norman Van Vactor, CEO of the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation, center, and former Alaska legislator Rick Halford, present at a press conference against the	Pebble Mine project on Monday, April 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gayla Hoseth, 2nd Chief of Curyung Tribal Council and Director of Natural Resources at Bristol Bay Native Association, left, Norman Van Vactor, CEO of the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation, center, and former Alaska legislator Rick Halford, present at a press conference against the	Pebble Mine project on Monday, April 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)