Bird’s eye view: Homer man releases Kenai River aerial photography book

From a Homer man’s passion for flying comes a book for those passionate about the Kenai River. Last weekend, Ian Reid of Eagle Eye Gallery… Continue reading

Ken Miller, President of Denali FSP Fundraising Consultants, spoke at Wednesday’s Soldotna Chamber Luncheon about nonprofit fundraising trends on Wednesday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Chamber forum focuses on Alaska’s decreasing nonprofit fundraising trends

Nonprofit support is up across the country, but in Alaska, it’s down, Ken Miller, president of Denali FSP Fundraising Consultants told the audience at the… Continue reading

Ken Miller, President of Denali FSP Fundraising Consultants, spoke at Wednesday’s Soldotna Chamber Luncheon about nonprofit fundraising trends on Wednesday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Mayor Pierce announces new chief of staff

On Wednesday, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce announced that his new chief of staff is James Baisden, the chief of emergency services and the… Continue reading

The Alaska SeaLife Center first installed a heat pump energy system in 2011 and has been operating with 98 percent renewable heat since about 2016. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska SeaLife Center)

Seward looks to geothermal energy

The city of Seward is looking to emulate the Alaska SeaLife Center and heat city buildings using seawater from Resurrection Bay. With the approval of… Continue reading

The Alaska SeaLife Center first installed a heat pump energy system in 2011 and has been operating with 98 percent renewable heat since about 2016. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska SeaLife Center)
Simon Nissen leads a section of his choir class in vocal warm-ups in preparation for the holiday concert on December 15, 2017 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

December brings student concerts, productions

Looking for a way to get in the holiday spirit? Schools across the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District are gearing up for their annual winter… Continue reading

Simon Nissen leads a section of his choir class in vocal warm-ups in preparation for the holiday concert on December 15, 2017 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

How to stay healthy and safe during the holiday season

The holidays are a time to spend with family, enjoy the company of friends and to be grateful. Get-togethers, traveling, lack of exercise and indulgent… Continue reading

Appeals court ruling mixed on Alaska campaign finance laws

JUNEAU — A divided federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that Alaska’s cap on total contributions that candidates can receive from nonresidents is unconstitutional. However,… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2018
A rendering of the proposed Soldotna Regional Sports Complex field house. The Soldotna City Council will introduce legislation Wednesday to ask the voters if the city should borrow $10 million in the form of a bond to build the field house. (City of Soldotna)

Soldotna looks to bond for field house project

Designs for a field house at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex are nearly complete. Now, the city of Soldotna is looking at how to fund… Continue reading

A rendering of the proposed Soldotna Regional Sports Complex field house. The Soldotna City Council will introduce legislation Wednesday to ask the voters if the city should borrow $10 million in the form of a bond to build the field house. (City of Soldotna)
In this April 13, 2007, file photo, snowmachines gather around the finish chute during the 2007 Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go Classic race in the HooDoo Mountains outside of Summit Lake, Alaska. (Eric Engman/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner via AP

Justices weigh free speech case involving ‘Arctic Man’ event

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday waded into a freedom of speech case resulting from an arrest at Arctic Man, a snowmobile and ski… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2018
In this April 13, 2007, file photo, snowmachines gather around the finish chute during the 2007 Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go Classic race in the HooDoo Mountains outside of Summit Lake, Alaska. (Eric Engman/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner via AP

Alaska Senate majority expanding finance committee

JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska Senate’s Republican majority says it won’t automatically boot from the caucus any members who fail to vote for the budget.… Continue reading

A ballot box logo is seen on election materials from the Alaska Division of Elections in this undated photo. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska Division of Elections)

Uncounted ballot investigated in tied Alaska House race

JUNEAU (AP) — State election officials said Monday they are trying to determine whether a ballot apparently marked for Democrat Kathryn Dodge in a tied… Continue reading

A ballot box logo is seen on election materials from the Alaska Division of Elections in this undated photo. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska Division of Elections)
Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce and Chief of Staff John Quick speak to the attendees at Pierce’s swearing-in ceremony at the George A. Navarre Borough Administration Building on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Borough chief of staff, John Quick, offered position in Dunleavy administration

Alaska Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy has offered Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Mayor’s Office chief of staff, John Quick, the position of commissioner for the Department of Administration.… Continue reading

Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce and Chief of Staff John Quick speak to the attendees at Pierce’s swearing-in ceremony at the George A. Navarre Borough Administration Building on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Borough votes to lease Anchor Point parcels to Hilcorp

At last week’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting, the assembly voted to lease parcels in the Anchor Point area to Hilcorp for oil and gas… Continue reading

NASA weighs in on petroleum development in Arctic Ocean

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The federal agency that oversees offshore petroleum leasing has received comment on Arctic Ocean drilling from a surprise source — NASA. Alaska’s… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2018
University of Alaska Southeast offers a free Off to College event 4-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Glacier View Room of the Egan Classroom Wing. (Nicole Honeywell | Unsplash)

Kenai Peninsula College Around Campus for the week of Nov. 26, 2018

Public registration for spring semester open Although it’s not easy to tell by looking outside, the fall semester is rapidly coming to an end and… Continue reading

University of Alaska Southeast offers a free Off to College event 4-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Glacier View Room of the Egan Classroom Wing. (Nicole Honeywell | Unsplash)

Schools briefs for the week of Nov. 26, 2018

Soldotna High School Soldotna High School’s National Honor Society inducted the following students: Elliana Bruce,Cloe Milbauer, Ashlyn Asp,Spencer Kapp, Oliva Davis, Colton Sorhus, Thomas Hudson,… Continue reading

Alaska sues feds over ownership of land under river

FAIRBANKS (AP) — Alaska has sued the federal government in a bid to get it to recognize the state’s ownership of the land beneath two… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2018
The Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Alaska House control fate remains unsettled with race tied

ANCHORAGE — A Fairbanks race that will decide control of the Alaska House of Representatives could be the subject of a recount after an audit… Continue reading

The Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

In final days, Walker reflects on rocky tenure, legacy

JUNEAU — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker laments the lack of political courage he says some lawmakers showed during the fiscal crisis that marked his term… Continue reading

A workers sits a computer at the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. The center serves as the hub for the federal government’s cyber situational awareness, incident response, and management center for any malicious cyber activity. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Borough bullish on cyber protection

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is bullish on cybersecurity in wake of a massive malware attack affected the Matanuska-Susitna Borough this summer. During Tuesday’s assembly meeting,… Continue reading

A workers sits a computer at the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. The center serves as the hub for the federal government’s cyber situational awareness, incident response, and management center for any malicious cyber activity. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)