Alaska to begin counting more than 53,000 ballots

ANCHORAGE — Alaska will begin counting more than 53,000 absentee and questioned ballots on Tuesday in an effort to resolve the state’s unsettled contests for… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2014
  • By Mark Thiessen

First responders rescued in attempt to rescue boater

Editor's Note: This story was updated with new information. In an attempt to rescue a stranded boater Sunday night, four Central Emergency Services responders became… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Around the District

School board to meet The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
  • Schools

Nanwalek’s first quarter success

Nanwalek School is making an impression from across the Cook Inlet, with upgrades to programs and the ways staff are implementing them at the small… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
  • Schools
ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, NOV. 10 - In this photo taken on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, members of the Bravo Company Warrior Transition Unit on Fort Wainwright participate in adaptive sports, including wheelchair basketball, at the post's Physical Fitness Center near Fairbanks, Alaska, as the U.S. Army honors wounded, ill and injured soldiers and their families by commemorating November as Warrior Care Month. (AP Photo/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Eric Engman) MAGS OUT

Soldiers recover in Warrior Transition Units

FAIRBANKS (AP) — The Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Wainwright invited families, friends and community members to the post’s Physical Fitness Center to commemorate national… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2014
  • By WESTON MORROW
ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, NOV. 10 - In this photo taken on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, members of the Bravo Company Warrior Transition Unit on Fort Wainwright participate in adaptive sports, including wheelchair basketball, at the post's Physical Fitness Center near Fairbanks, Alaska, as the U.S. Army honors wounded, ill and injured soldiers and their families by commemorating November as Warrior Care Month. (AP Photo/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Eric Engman) MAGS OUT

Murkowski readies for role as Energy Committee chair

It was tough to find anyone who was more excited than Sen. Lisa Murkowski at Dan Sullivan’s election night party.Warming up the crowd before Sullivan… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2014
  • By Andrew Jensen

Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

Kathy Becher, KRC Student Health Clinic advanced nurse practitioner, has raised the alarm that influenza has risen sharply on the Kenai Peninsula and around the… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2014
  • By Suzie Kendrick
  • Schools

Second man suspected in Kenai burglary arrested

A second man was arrested for the alleged burglary of two Kenai businesses this fall. Jared Hart, 31, of Soldotna, was arrested Wednesday on two… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Three arrested in possession of imprisoned man’s items

Three people were arrested Oct. 31 at the Kenai Courthouse for the alleged burglary and theft of an incarcerated man’s possessions two weeks earlier. Alaska… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Nels Anderson stands on his property on the bank of the Kenai River where  beaver has recently taken up residents, November 8, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska. The beaver has destroyed several trees on his property and a neighboring property in the process of building a dam between the two. Anderson said he plans to have a trapper take care of the problem.

Eager beavers burden ‘burbs

This fall Soldotna mayor Nels Anderson realized he had a beaver problem. The home he shares with his wife Carla Anderson is located on the… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Nels Anderson stands on his property on the bank of the Kenai River where  beaver has recently taken up residents, November 8, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska. The beaver has destroyed several trees on his property and a neighboring property in the process of building a dam between the two. Anderson said he plans to have a trapper take care of the problem.
Chenault named Speaker of the House

Chenault named Speaker of the House

It has been a week of success for Mike Chenault. First, the longtime state representative beat a fellow Nikiski man, Rocky Knudsen, for the right… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Chenault named Speaker of the House

Police catch five escaped juvenile offenders

The Kenai Police Department on Friday announced the five juvenile boys had escaped from the juvenile detention center after reports of a riot at the… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2014
  • By Staff Report

[Photo] Ground Game

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  • Nov 6, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation file photo  An Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation staff member secures a chain to an unearthed 40-foot pipe used at the Arness Septage Site. The pipe was installed on the land previous to a 1979 permit seeking to expand the facility, including a 21-tank system, to hold petroleum products, drilling muds and other sludge. That permit was not approved, but in the late 1980s, DEC excavated more than 4,200 gallons of oily waste at the site in addition to hundreds of barrels containing various oil industry wastes.

Company seeks private wells for Nikiski water testing

Darcy McCaughey and her family live in the middle of an area in Nikiski that will soon be the subject of a groundwater modeling study.… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation file photo  An Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation staff member secures a chain to an unearthed 40-foot pipe used at the Arness Septage Site. The pipe was installed on the land previous to a 1979 permit seeking to expand the facility, including a 21-tank system, to hold petroleum products, drilling muds and other sludge. That permit was not approved, but in the late 1980s, DEC excavated more than 4,200 gallons of oily waste at the site in addition to hundreds of barrels containing various oil industry wastes.

Kenai man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2010 crash

HOMER — More than four years after a 2010 Memorial Day weekend car crash killed a Washington, D.C., woman, a Kenai man last week pleaded… Continue reading

Photo courtesy Soldotna Police Department A razor blade and screw was found in this box of Nerds candy by the parent of a 13-year-old Soldotna teen on Halloween night. Police are investigating how the metal got into the packaging. Police believe the candy was obtained near the 200 and 300 block between Central Peninsula Hospital and Soldotna High School.

Not a treat

Soldotna police are warning parents to pay close attention to their kid’s Halloween candy after a Soldotna teen found a razor blade and small screw… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo courtesy Soldotna Police Department A razor blade and screw was found in this box of Nerds candy by the parent of a 13-year-old Soldotna teen on Halloween night. Police are investigating how the metal got into the packaging. Police believe the candy was obtained near the 200 and 300 block between Central Peninsula Hospital and Soldotna High School.

Parking citation added to clear Kenai streets

Since the beginning of October Kenai police have left warnings to residents who park on the street overnight to make way for plow vehicles.While the… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Kenai man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2010 crash

More than four years after a 2010 Memorial Day weekend car crash killed a Washington, D.C., woman, a Kenai man last week pleaded guilty to… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2014
  • By MICHAEL ARMSTRONG Morris News Service-Alaska
A razor blade and screw was found in this box of Nerds candy by the parent of a 13-year-old Soldotna teen on Halloween night. Police are investigating how the metal got into the packaging. Police believe the candy was obtained near the 200 and 300 block between Central Peninsula Hospital and Soldotna High School.

Not a treat

Soldotna police are warning parents to pay close attention to their kid’s Halloween candy after a Soldotna teen found a razor blade and small screw… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
A razor blade and screw was found in this box of Nerds candy by the parent of a 13-year-old Soldotna teen on Halloween night. Police are investigating how the metal got into the packaging. Police believe the candy was obtained near the 200 and 300 block between Central Peninsula Hospital and Soldotna High School.

Soldotna mulls home rule question as Feb. vote looms

In four months, Soldotna residents will decide how much autonomy they want for their city. A special election is scheduled for Feb. 3, 2015, for… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan