School board to interview superintendent candidates

The school board worked with the Association of Alaska School Boards to facilitate the search

Peninsula residents attend the annual KPBA Home Show at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex as seen here in this undated photo. (Courtesy of Kirsten Raye)

40th annual KPBA Home Show will showcase Kenai’s past and present

This year’s theme fits with the 40th anniversary of the event

Peninsula residents attend the annual KPBA Home Show at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex as seen here in this undated photo. (Courtesy of Kirsten Raye)

Alaska human rights commission makes no decision on director over rifle sticker

“Our concern was with the connotation of the statement to the Black Lives Matter movement”

  • Apr 2, 2019
Lance Twitchell, Associate Professor of Alaska Native Languages at the University of Alaska Southeast, testifies in front of the House Education Committee in favor of House Bill 24 on Monday, April 1, 2019.

Bill would help immersion school teachers

Professor says it will help preserve Alaska Native languages.

Lance Twitchell, Associate Professor of Alaska Native Languages at the University of Alaska Southeast, testifies in front of the House Education Committee in favor of House Bill 24 on Monday, April 1, 2019.

Alaska hospitals have critical need for blood

Donate at the Blood Bank of Alaska center.

Office of Budget and Management Director Donna Arduin, right, weighs in on a discussion of the Kenai Peninsula and state economies during an interview with Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Monday, in Kenai.

The governor gets down to business

Dunleavy talks local and state economy

Office of Budget and Management Director Donna Arduin, right, weighs in on a discussion of the Kenai Peninsula and state economies during an interview with Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Monday, in Kenai.
Terry Umatum of Anchorage takes a deep breath after landing his Anchor River king salmon on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

2019 salmon forecast a mixed bag

This year’s Kenai River outlook is more conservative than 2018’s

Terry Umatum of Anchorage takes a deep breath after landing his Anchor River king salmon on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
Joey Klecka is the Peninsula Clarion’s sports and features reporter. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Interviews with the Clarion: Sports reporter Joey Klecka

When he’s not reporting on or watching sports, Klecka partakes in sports of his own

Joey Klecka is the Peninsula Clarion’s sports and features reporter. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
The industrial area of Nikiski, featuring a refinery and currently mothballed LNG and fertilizer plants, was selected by the producer-led consortium of the Alaska LNG Project before the state took over in 2017. (Photo/File/AJOC)

LNG Project is MIA

Fate of long-awaited project still unclear

The industrial area of Nikiski, featuring a refinery and currently mothballed LNG and fertilizer plants, was selected by the producer-led consortium of the Alaska LNG Project before the state took over in 2017. (Photo/File/AJOC)
Robert Gibson of Cooper Landing picks barley by hand at a small barley field planted by the Kenai Peninsula Borough in a vacant gravel pit on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Cooper Landing, Alaska. Gibson uses three different methods to pick the barley, including using a scythe and a hand sickle. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Agriculture flourishing on peninsula

The ability to purchase local food could also boost Alaska and the peninsula’s local economy

Robert Gibson of Cooper Landing picks barley by hand at a small barley field planted by the Kenai Peninsula Borough in a vacant gravel pit on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Cooper Landing, Alaska. Gibson uses three different methods to pick the barley, including using a scythe and a hand sickle. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The words “Trump 2020” are spray painted onto a wall at Wasabi’s Bistro, shown here Thursday, March 21, 2019 just outside of Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Community rallies around Wasabi’s Bistro after racist vandalism

When Wasabi’s Bistro just outside of Homer was vandalized with a racist message sometime between last Wednesday night and Thursday morning, some in the Homer… Continue reading

The words “Trump 2020” are spray painted onto a wall at Wasabi’s Bistro, shown here Thursday, March 21, 2019 just outside of Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Hannah Lafleur of Seward, Alaska, runs at the top of the cliffs at the Mount Marathon Race on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Seward. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Mount Marathon registration closes Sunday

Registration for the race closes at 11:59 p.m. on March 31, and no late registration is allowed.

Hannah Lafleur of Seward, Alaska, runs at the top of the cliffs at the Mount Marathon Race on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Seward. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
In this Feb. 15, 2018 file photo, Judith Enck, center, former regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency addresses those gathered at a protest against President Trump’s plan to expand offshore drilling for oil and gas in Albany, N.Y. A U.S. judge in Alaska says President Donald Trump exceeded his authority when he reversed a ban on offshore drilling in vast parts of the Arctic Ocean and dozens of canyons in the Atlantic Ocean. Judge Sharon Gleason in a ruling late Friday, March 29, 2019 threw out Trump‚Äôs executive order that overturned the ban implemented by President Barack Obama.(AP Photo/David Klepper, File)

Judge restores Obama-era drilling ban in Arctic

The wording of President Obama’s withdrawals indicates that he intended them to extend indefinitely

  • Mar 30, 2019
In this Feb. 15, 2018 file photo, Judith Enck, center, former regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency addresses those gathered at a protest against President Trump’s plan to expand offshore drilling for oil and gas in Albany, N.Y. A U.S. judge in Alaska says President Donald Trump exceeded his authority when he reversed a ban on offshore drilling in vast parts of the Arctic Ocean and dozens of canyons in the Atlantic Ocean. Judge Sharon Gleason in a ruling late Friday, March 29, 2019 threw out Trump‚Äôs executive order that overturned the ban implemented by President Barack Obama.(AP Photo/David Klepper, File)
In this Sept. 23, 2013, file photo, a driver passes a small boat harbor in King Cove, Alaska. A federal court judge says Trump administration plans for a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska violates federal law. The order Friday, March 29, 2019 by U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason halts plans for a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge near the tip of the Alaska Peninsula. The refuge encompasses internationally recognized habitat for migrating waterfowl. (James Brooks/Kodiak Daily Mirror via AP, File)

Judge rejects Trump plan for road in Alaska wildlife refuge

Zinke was required to acknowledge that the road was a reversal of previous policy

  • Mar 30, 2019
In this Sept. 23, 2013, file photo, a driver passes a small boat harbor in King Cove, Alaska. A federal court judge says Trump administration plans for a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska violates federal law. The order Friday, March 29, 2019 by U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason halts plans for a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge near the tip of the Alaska Peninsula. The refuge encompasses internationally recognized habitat for migrating waterfowl. (James Brooks/Kodiak Daily Mirror via AP, File)

Tourism steady on the Kenai Peninsula

‘I believe it will be a good and successful visitation season this year’

Kenai man charged with stealing snowmachine in Nikiski

Brewer was wanted on prior charges of stealing cellphones from the Nikiski Pool.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy, center, speaks about education with Clarion reporters Brian Mazurek and Victoria Petersen (not pictured) on Monday, March 25, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. The governor answered questions on a wide range of topics, including public safety, education, industry and his proposed budget. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Dunleavy talks education

The second part in the Clarion’s sit-down with the governor

Gov. Mike Dunleavy, center, speaks about education with Clarion reporters Brian Mazurek and Victoria Petersen (not pictured) on Monday, March 25, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. The governor answered questions on a wide range of topics, including public safety, education, industry and his proposed budget. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
Liberty Miller stands at the end of an old Alaska Railroad train car in Seward. The train car will be the home to Miller’s new small business, 13 Ravens Coffee House. (Photo courtesy Liberty Miller)

Small businesses on rise on Peninsula

Kenai Peninsula’s growth in small businesses is boosted by a network of localized resources

Liberty Miller stands at the end of an old Alaska Railroad train car in Seward. The train car will be the home to Miller’s new small business, 13 Ravens Coffee House. (Photo courtesy Liberty Miller)