Governor-elect Walker sees tough days ahead

JUNEAU, Alaska — Bill Walker is coming into the governor’s office faced with high expectations for a renewed spirt of bipartisanship in Alaska politics and… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Troopers release more details on Thanksgiving Day plane crash

A Soldotna man and a juvenile from Kenai were identified by Alaska State Troopers as the two people injured in a Thanksgiving Day plane wreck… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Dalton Goodnight serves up mashed potatoes at Charlie's Pizza in Nikiski for free meals the restaurant delivers to residents on Thanksgiving day Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Nikiski Alaska. Owner Steve Chamberlain said Felix Martinez, owner of M & M Supermarket in Nikiski, donates a dozen turkeys every year for the holiday.

Early Thanksgiving dinner brings longtime friends, generations of memories to senior center

The Kenai Senior Center hosted an early Thanksgiving potluck “dinner” Thursday morning. Locals who attended have been celebrating the fall holiday on the central peninsula… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Dalton Goodnight serves up mashed potatoes at Charlie's Pizza in Nikiski for free meals the restaurant delivers to residents on Thanksgiving day Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Nikiski Alaska. Owner Steve Chamberlain said Felix Martinez, owner of M & M Supermarket in Nikiski, donates a dozen turkeys every year for the holiday.

Kenai Senior Center gets extra funding from the state

This year the Kenai city council expected to recieve a state grant of $169,584 for funding the Kenai Senior Center. Instead, the state gave Kenai… Continue reading

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Meal organizers Jeannie Fanning and Paul Canevan at the Salvation Army Community Dinner on Nov. 27

For the 13th year, Salvation Army opens doors, kitchen for Thanksgiving

At 3 a.m on Thursday morning Jeannie Fanning went to the kitchen beneath the Kenai Salvation Army church to began preparing turkey for the Kenai… Continue reading

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Meal organizers Jeannie Fanning and Paul Canevan at the Salvation Army Community Dinner on Nov. 27

Alaska Airlines adds inauguration day flight to Juneau

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Airlines will be adding a flight to Juneau to accommodate the number of travelers who will be attending the upcoming… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2014

Two injured in Thanksgiving Day plane crash near Cook Inlet

A plane went down on the west side of Cook Inlet sometime before noon on Thursday, according to Alaska State Troopers. Two people were rescued… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Department The highlighted property at the corner of Ciechanski Road and Virginia Drive is a gravel pit owned by Sean Cude. Property owners in the Diamond Willow-Fairfield subdivision have petitioned the borough for a local option zoning district that would change the rural district to single-residential that requires all parcels to be subdivided into within 50 percent of the mathmatical mean of each pacel in the district.

Pit burdens neighborhood

After extensive discussion, the Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly postponed an ordinance that delayed the rezoning of a Kalifornsky neighborhood to address a gravel pit that… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Department The highlighted property at the corner of Ciechanski Road and Virginia Drive is a gravel pit owned by Sean Cude. Property owners in the Diamond Willow-Fairfield subdivision have petitioned the borough for a local option zoning district that would change the rural district to single-residential that requires all parcels to be subdivided into within 50 percent of the mathmatical mean of each pacel in the district.
Ian Foley/Peninsula Clarion  Lori Nelson Anchorage  What are you most thankful for? "Family, friends and good health."  What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory? "Probably late elementary. We always had a big gathering with extended family and played bingo with my grandmother."

Giving thanks

With Thanksgiving in mind, Peninsula Clarion staff spent some time asking members of our community what they’re thankful for, and their favorite Thanksgiving memories. Here’s… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2014
Ian Foley/Peninsula Clarion  Lori Nelson Anchorage  What are you most thankful for? "Family, friends and good health."  What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory? "Probably late elementary. We always had a big gathering with extended family and played bingo with my grandmother."

Assembly debuts video streaming

A full house took in Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting in Soldotna that debuted an online video stream. The assembly members were each equipped… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Walmart shooter sentenced

A woman who chased and fired a gun at a car in the parking lot of the Kenai Walmart last year was sentenced to seven… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Students celebrate culture through food

With the rich aromas of fry bread, Indian pudding, ham and moose soup permeating the hallways of Kenai Peninsula College, as so often happens when… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

North Peninsula Recreation wins two state awards

The sounds of children laughing and playing at the Nikiski Community Playground are music to Rachel Parra’s ears. In recognition for her leadership as director… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Students in primary grade teacher Jennifer Hubbard's class listen to a modern version of the folktale "Stone Soup," which the school traditionally cooks ever year before Thanksgiving Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at Soldotna Montessori in Soldotna, Alaska.
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Students in primary grade teacher Jennifer Hubbard's class listen to a modern version of the folktale "Stone Soup," which the school traditionally cooks ever year before Thanksgiving Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at Soldotna Montessori in Soldotna, Alaska.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Jeremy Anderson, former Nikiski Middle-High School student music teacher accused of raping one of his students, walks out of a Kenai courtroom Tuesday Nov. 25, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

Former Nikiski teacher pleads not-guilty in rape case

With a courtroom audience that included representatives from the school district, board of education and family of the alleged victim, accused rapist and former teacher… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Jeremy Anderson, former Nikiski Middle-High School student music teacher accused of raping one of his students, walks out of a Kenai courtroom Tuesday Nov. 25, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

Think safety in the kitchen for Thanksgiving

While Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family and friends, it’s also important to be aware of the dangers that can arise during the… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2014
  • By IAN FOLEY

Gara to file legislation against attack ads

There were two surprises in the state’s general election guide this year: a missing profile for Independent candidate for governor Bill Walker, and an Alaska… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2014
  • By KATIE MORITZ

Walker fills four more positions

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska’s incoming attorney general vows his first order of business will be reviewing both the status of the lawsuit that overturned the… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2014
Photo courtesy/Alaska Governor's Office

Advisory board gives communities the chance to weigh in on Alaska LNG

After months of meetings, a municipal board formed to give Gov. Sean Parnell input on the proposed Alaska LNG Project has been inundated with information… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo courtesy/Alaska Governor's Office
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre talks to a crowd during a borough mayor candidate forum at a Kenai and Soldotna on September 3, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.  Navarre sits on a 12-member Municipal Advisory Group that was created to give mayors and communities across the state an opportunity to weigh-in on the potential effects of the Alaska LNG project.

Advisory Board Q&A

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre, one of 12 members of the Municipal Advisory Gas Project Review Board, sat down to answer a few questions… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2014
  • By Interview by RASHAH McCHESNEY
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre talks to a crowd during a borough mayor candidate forum at a Kenai and Soldotna on September 3, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.  Navarre sits on a 12-member Municipal Advisory Group that was created to give mayors and communities across the state an opportunity to weigh-in on the potential effects of the Alaska LNG project.