House committee advances abortion funding bill

JUNEAU — A divided House Finance Committee advanced an abortion funding bill Thursday over concerns that it did not address expanded family planning services and… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer
Clarion file photo Justin Cramer, left, untangles sockeye salmon from a setnet with the help of Domino, a hired deckhand from California, right, Monday August 1, 2011 in Cook Inlet, near the mouth of the Kenai River. Cook Inlet setnetters have been targeted in a lawsuit by an organization seeking to ban the gear type in what it defines as "urban" parts of the state.

Hearing set for suit over setnet ban initiative

Oral argument in the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance’s appeal of the Lieutenant Governor’s decision not to certify its proposed ballot initiative is scheduled for April… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2014
  • By Molly Dischner
Clarion file photo Justin Cramer, left, untangles sockeye salmon from a setnet with the help of Domino, a hired deckhand from California, right, Monday August 1, 2011 in Cook Inlet, near the mouth of the Kenai River. Cook Inlet setnetters have been targeted in a lawsuit by an organization seeking to ban the gear type in what it defines as "urban" parts of the state.

State to get share of fisheries disaster aid

Alaska is set to receive $20.8 million in federal aid more than a year after three regions of the state were declared fisheries disaster areas… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2014
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Chelsea Springer, freshman, works on a cardboard form for her sculpture class Wednesday Feb. 26, 2014 at Kenai Peninsula College Kenai River Campus in Soldotna, Alaska.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Chelsea Springer, freshman, works on a cardboard form for her sculpture class Wednesday Feb. 26, 2014 at Kenai Peninsula College Kenai River Campus in Soldotna, Alaska.

Assembly votes down advisory vote resolution concerning non-profits, KPC

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting goers were greeted by two people — one of whom was dressed in a green frog costume — asking to… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

High risk to state to go it alone on pipeline

JUNEAU — The state could face some difficult decisions, and tight budgets, as it pursues a major liquefied natural gas project.Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell told… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer
Braille Competitors Maria Maes, Destiny Schmidt, Malikhi Hansen, coaches & supporters of the KPBSD 1st Braille Challenge.

KPBSD holds 1st Braille Challenge at Soldotna Library

The Braille Challenge is a national reading and writing competition for blind and visually impaired school age children, according to Jordana Engebretsen who teaches braille… Continue reading

Braille Competitors Maria Maes, Destiny Schmidt, Malikhi Hansen, coaches & supporters of the KPBSD 1st Braille Challenge.
Colleen McNulty & Clint hall welcome you to the warmth of assisted living at the new Charis Place in Kenai.

Charis Place now open & welcoming Assisted Living residents in Kenai

Just a few years ago Clint Hall of Hall Quality Homes became aware the need for a quality assisted living facility in the Central Peninsula. … Continue reading

Colleen McNulty & Clint hall welcome you to the warmth of assisted living at the new Charis Place in Kenai.
Lee Kuepper of Trout Unlimited shows some fly tying materials at last week's fly tying class at Main St. Tap & Grill in Kenai.

Kenai Peninsula Trout Unlimited & Sportsman’s Warehouse host fly tying session

“Bar Flies!” took on a whole new meaning last week as members of the Kenai Peninsula Trout Unlimited (KPTU) and Sportsmen’s Warehouse teamed up for… Continue reading

Lee Kuepper of Trout Unlimited shows some fly tying materials at last week's fly tying class at Main St. Tap & Grill in Kenai.
Peninsula Clarion file photo The Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack up rig is seen here in early April 2013 at the Cosmopolitan site near Anchor Point. With numerous companies exploring and producing in the region, it is shaping up to be a busy year in the Cook Inlet basin.

Energy players expect Inlet progress to continue

Oil and gas companies have been making waves with developments in Cook Inlet and the Kenai Peninsula during the past year and companies are looking… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Peninsula Clarion file photo The Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack up rig is seen here in early April 2013 at the Cosmopolitan site near Anchor Point. With numerous companies exploring and producing in the region, it is shaping up to be a busy year in the Cook Inlet basin.
Sterling's High Mark Distillery takes people's choice for 2nd straight year.

4th Annual Taste of the Kenai sells out Sterling Community Center

With 300 tickets sold in advance, 19 vendors, 35 silent auction items and 7 live auction items that included exotic trips on the Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

Sterling's High Mark Distillery takes people's choice for 2nd straight year.

Man arrested with stolen truck, $22,000 in drugs

An Anchorage man is behind bars after Soldotna Police found him sleeping in a stolen truck armed with a handgun and carrying $22,000 worth of… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Thom Nelson, of Kenai, walks along the Kenai Spur Highway with his groceries Tuesday Feb. 25, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska. Nelson said he was enjoying the beautiful day.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Thom Nelson, of Kenai, walks along the Kenai Spur Highway with his groceries Tuesday Feb. 25, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska. Nelson said he was enjoying the beautiful day.
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre speaks to attendees at the Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce joint luncheon on Tuesday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion

Borough mayor announces political plans, talks budget

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre announced Tuesday that he plans to run for re-election.“I care very deeply about the Kenai Peninsula Borough,” Navarre said… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre speaks to attendees at the Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce joint luncheon on Tuesday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion

Trial set for Homer brothers charged with sexual assault

A trial date has been set for two Homer brothers both charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year old boy with an object at a teenage… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Record pink harvest creates market glut

JUNEAU (AP) — State officials say Alaska’s record pink salmon harvest in 2013 could create a market glut that will drive prices down for several… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2014

House Finance takes up abortion funding bills

JUNEAU — The House Finance Committee voted Tuesday to remove language from an abortion funding bill that called for the state to provide expanded women’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer
Photo courtesy from Geri Litzen Four members of the Kenai Peninsula horse quiz team known as the North Wind Riders took fourth place in horse bowl at the Western National Roundup Jan. 8-12 in Denver, Colo. From left, Makayla Derkevorkian, Penelope Litzen, Chena Litzen and Emma Osimowicz.

Sharing their horse sense

When it comes to horse knowledge in a national competition, teams from Nebraska, South Dakota and Texas would be expected to place at the top,… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo courtesy from Geri Litzen Four members of the Kenai Peninsula horse quiz team known as the North Wind Riders took fourth place in horse bowl at the Western National Roundup Jan. 8-12 in Denver, Colo. From left, Makayla Derkevorkian, Penelope Litzen, Chena Litzen and Emma Osimowicz.
The setting sun paints the sky pink behind the mountains viewable from Nikiski Beach Road in Nikiski on Monday evening. Photo by Kaylee Osowsk/Peninsula Clarion
The setting sun paints the sky pink behind the mountains viewable from Nikiski Beach Road in Nikiski on Monday evening. Photo by Kaylee Osowsk/Peninsula Clarion

Soldotna to consider synthetic drug ban

An ordinance prohibiting synthetic drugs — spice and bath salts — in the city of Soldotna is up for introduction at this week’s Soldotna City… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI