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

1 injured in rollover

Responders extracted a woman from her vehicle Monday afternoon after she rolled down the ditch near Mile 102 of the Sterling Highway.Alaska State Troopers spokesperson… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2014
  • By Staff Report

Legislature misses initiative hearing timeline

JUNEAU — A 2010 state law aimed at providing the public with more information surrounding ballot initiatives called for legislative hearings on certified initiatives within… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Senator proposes striking same-sex marriage ban

JUNEAU — The minority leader of the Alaska Senate on Monday proposed to strike the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in the state, calling it… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Drake Anthony, 4, looks at a cutout of a rodent that he found during a class at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Thursday Feb. 20, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Preschoolers learn about the environment, animals at refuge

Once a month the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center adorned with taxidermy and kids’ artwork fills up with preschoolers and their parents as… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
  • Schools
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Drake Anthony, 4, looks at a cutout of a rodent that he found during a class at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Thursday Feb. 20, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Eleven year-old Gavin Brennan skis to the finish line in the Fuzzy Pretator 10K race Sunday at Tsalteshi Trails. Brennan said the race was hard on his legs, weary from skiing the day before, but was determined to finish and had a lot of fun.

Skiers take on Fuzzy Predator race

Sunshine, clear blue skies and some freshly groomed snow delighted 16 skiers who participated in the Fuzzy Predator 10K ski race Sunday at Tsalteshi Trails.… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Eleven year-old Gavin Brennan skis to the finish line in the Fuzzy Pretator 10K race Sunday at Tsalteshi Trails. Brennan said the race was hard on his legs, weary from skiing the day before, but was determined to finish and had a lot of fun.

UA regents take no stand on Senate gun bill

JUNEAU (AP) — University of Alaska officials have yet to respond to a Senate bill that would allow the legal concealed carry of firearms on… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2014
  • By Associated Press

UAS hopes for recruitment boost from dorm

JUNEAU — With a new 120-bed residence hall under construction, the University of Alaska Southeast hopes to attract and retain more traditional, full-time freshmen and… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2014
  • By KATIE MORITZ

CH2M Hill gives detail to role of VECO in port expansion

ANCHORAGE — A CH2M Hill spokesman issued a statement Feb. 18 in an effort to clarify confusion over the role of VECO Inc. in the… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2014
  • By ELWOOD BREHMER