House Finance takes up charter school education bill

JUNEAU — The House Finance Committee on Tuesday continued its discussion of Gov. Sean Parnell’s omnibus education bill, focusing on the charter schools.Many committee members… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2014
  • By MIKE COPPOCK

Marijuana legalization could cost millions

ANCHORAGE, (AP) — A regulatory system and enforcement involving legalized marijuana could cost Alaska $3.7 million to $7 million, according to a report by eight… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2014

Ski guide dead after Kicking Horse Valley avalanche

ANCHORAGE, (AP) — A ski guide who was critically injured after being buried by an avalanche in Alaska has died.Alaska State Troopers say they were… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2014

Final 12 selected for 24th Annual Caring for the Kenai competition

With high schools from Homer to Seward participating in this year’s Caring for the Kenai (CFK) environmental and disaster preparedness contest, a panel of eight… Continue reading

Town Hall meetings popular on the Peninsula

In the day of light speed communication, social media, e-mail, texting and hand held communication devices, residents of the Kenai Peninsula have shown that they… Continue reading

KPHA U-16 Girls Tier II Ice Hawks head to national competition

After taking the regional title the KPHA U-16 Girls Tier II Ice Hawks will compete for their first national championship in Amherst, N. Y., a… Continue reading

Valerie Hartzell’s performance makes “string theory” reality

The first ever classical guitar concert in Soldotna gave credence to the theory that multi-universes may be connected at the primary level of creation by… Continue reading

Kenai council to discuss south beach changes

Editor's Note: This story has been edited to correct an attribution error.   The Kenai City Council is taking steps to address the concerns of… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Buccaneer CEO suspended

Buccaneer Energy, an Australia-based independent company exploring for oil and gas in Cook Inlet, has suspended its CEO Curtis Burton and asked that trading of… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2014
  • By Tim Bradner

USDA high tunnel program expands

It smells of wet soil, tender green plants, chickens and several other layers of agricultural production inside Abby Ala’s polyculture building at Ridgeway Farms in… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

[+Slideshow] Parade March

Follow the link to a Peninsula Clarion slideshow from Soldotna's St. Patrick's Day parade.  … Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2014

Kenai Peninsula U16 girls Ice Hawks headed to national championship game

Eyes glinting, voice low, Taylor Shelden, 15, glances around a small sitting room tucked into a back hallway Friday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.“16… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Missing: A foreign policy

What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may eventually be discovered, but there is something else that has been missing for much longer and its… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

‘Heads should roll’

THERE’S A FASCINATING — AND HISTORIC — dynamic playing out right now in Washington, where U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has accused the CIA of… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2014

ACS outage affects Kenai Peninsula residents

Update: ACS has announced that all wireless services are back up and running as of 10:50 a.m. Monday.    --- An Alaska Communications wireless outage… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Tucson students have play headed for off-Broadway

TUCSON, Ariz. — Some playwrights write a lifetime and never see their work on stage. It took high school seniors Peter Chipman and Victoria Stiely… Continue reading

Take a fly fishing course this spring

The public is invited to enroll in KPC’s popular course, CED A133: Beginning Fly Fishing, which will be taught by Dave Atcheson, experienced instructor and… Continue reading

School briefs

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

Current administration consistently denies Freedom of Information Act requests

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2014
  • By JACK GILLUM

Legislative Information Office Schedule

Monday 3:15 p.m. The House Labor & Commerce Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss SB 159 Air Ambulance Services, HB 288 AIDEA: Arctic… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI