Polish boat sets sail for Northwest Passage

KETCHIKAN — Ryszard Wojnowski slid his finger along the perimeter of the polar ice cap, pausing on the village of Dikson on Russia’s north coast.“In… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2014
  • By NICK BOWMAN

Corps files proposal to justify CD-5 permit

A lawsuit over a key federal permit is still in court, but ConocoPhillips isn’t slowing down on its construction of CD-5, a small satellite oil… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2014
  • By Tim Bradner

Another first for KPC: Residence hall hosts wedding

Venue availability and a limited budget were two rigid factors Kristin Siter could not ignore while planning her wedding. Surprisingly, it led to what Siter’s… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Freezin’ for reason: Local firefighters jump in to national Cold Water Challenge

Brett Bishop, a lieutenant in the Astoria, Oregon fire department, accepted the challenge and passed it along to Jason Dunagen who jumped into the Pacific… Continue reading

  • Jun 27, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Soldotna Proposition asks for localization of financial disclosures

This fall, Soldotna residents will decide if their public officials should move to a more localized filing system for disclosing personal finances. The passage of… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

New ad buys in Senate race

JUNEAU — Two third-party spending groups this week announced dropping more than $900,000 for ads in the Alaska U.S. Senate race.The buys — in addition… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Building sector maintains gains from 2013

Crews are busy across Alaska as the summer building season is in full swing.With the exception of Fairbanks, year-to-date building activity in the state’s largest… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2014
  • By ELWOOD BREHMER Morris News Service-Alaska

Kasilof red salmon at record-breaking levels

An emergency-order opening commercial set and drift gillnet fisheries in the Cook Inlet on Saturday was issued by Alaska Department of Fish and Game managers… Continue reading

  • Jun 27, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Two men rescued from Cook Inlet mud, incoming tide

Central Emergency Services personnel rescued two men from the incoming tide after they had become stuck in the mud along Kalifornsky Beach Thursday night. According… Continue reading

  • Jun 27, 2014

New publisher brings decades of newspaper experience to Clarion

Over the course of 28 years, Vitto Kleinschmidt has risen through the newspaper ranks from a position in home delivery to publisher of the Peninsula… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

AMSEA offers class on common commercial fishing injuries

A common and often-repeated maneuver on commercial fishing boats throughout Alaska involves reaching just below the head of a freshly caught fish into its gill… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Wildfire sparks interest in CERT

The classmates took turns in pairs — a leader with a fire extinguisher at the ready and a buddy with a hand on the leader’s… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Alaska advances suit over federal refuge closures

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Arguments are scheduled for July in Alaska’s ongoing legal fight over the closure of national wildlife refuges during the partial shutdown… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2014

Soldotna reservoir to be built by Blazy

Construction on the 1 million-gallon Kalifornsky Beach Road water reservoir is set to begin immediately. Soldotna based Blazy Construction Inc. was awarded a contract by… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Bacterial monitoring to continue on the Kenai, starts again on the Kasilof

The Kenai Watershed Forum has been awarded a $96,000 grant to continue monitoring bacteria in the Kenai River. The 2014 monitoring program will also include… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Obama seeks $500 million to train, equip Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON — With the conflicts in Syria and Iraq becoming increasingly intertwined against the same Sunni extremist group, President Barack Obama moved on Thursday to… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2014
  • By JULIE PACE

Alaska senators take another crack at J-1 visa program

A few processing plants are finding themselves shorthanded as salmon catches increase around the state, but an item in pending U.S. Senate legislation could make… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2014
  • By Molly Dischner

Bear with sweet tooth crashes children’s party

A black bear with a sweet tooth crashed a little kid’s birthday party on Saturday. Literally.The uninvited guest shimmied its way up onto the roof… Continue reading

Art guild terminates potters lease over insurance issues

After 41 years in the same space, the Kenai Potters Guild is homeless. The guild shared a space with the Peninsula Art Guild at the… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER and RASHAH McCHESNEY

Girl suffers broken leg in truck/motorbike collision

A 16-year-old girl riding a motorbike sustained non-life threatening injuries after a truck hit her when she attempted to cross Kalifornsky Beach Road Wednesday afternoon.… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER