Steve Walli speaks Dec. 12, 2019, at “Homestead Kids 3,” at the annual meeting of the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

‘Homestead Kids’ remember early days

“We called her ‘hillbillies’ and we were fishermen, but she called us ‘beach rats.’”

Steve Walli speaks Dec. 12, 2019, at “Homestead Kids 3,” at the annual meeting of the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

State posts online unsolved missing persons registry

Missing Persons Clearinghouse compiles data from law enforcement agencies across the state.

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                                In this file photo from June 25, 2019, Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Juneau office.

Final impact statement for Pebble Mine delayed for three months

Army Corps of Engineers says it will take the time to review public comments.

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                                In this file photo from June 25, 2019, Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Juneau office.
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                                The front of the Kenai Police Department as seen on Dec. 10, 2019.

Kenai police to get raises

City council made several changes to the pay structure for Kenai Police Officers.

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                                The front of the Kenai Police Department as seen on Dec. 10, 2019.
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                                The entrance to Soldotna Community Memorial Park off Redoubt Avenue.

Soldotna looks to expand cemetery

The city of Soldotna is looking to expand its cemetery, which is reaching maximum capacity. The Soldotna Community Memorial Park on Redoubt Avenue opened to… Continue reading

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                                The entrance to Soldotna Community Memorial Park off Redoubt Avenue.
Bunny Swan performs at Soldotna Creek Park on July 3, 2019 as part of the Levitt Amp Soldotna Music Series. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna gets concert series again

Kenai Peninsula residents can expect another slate of free concerts at Soldotna Creek Park this summer. On Friday morning, the Levitt Foundation announced the winners… Continue reading

Bunny Swan performs at Soldotna Creek Park on July 3, 2019 as part of the Levitt Amp Soldotna Music Series. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

All ages use imagination for Kenai gingerbread house contest

Some of the sweetest ideas featured at the annual gingerbread house contest hosted by the Kenai Chamber of Commerce prove that age is not a… Continue reading

Resurrection Bay is photographed from Seward, Alaska, in March, 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Board of Fisheries discusses aquatic plants

Two proposals were on the docket.

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Resurrection Bay is photographed from Seward, Alaska, in March, 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
Smoke can be seen rising from areas scarred by the Swan Lake Fire on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 at Mile 10 of Skilak Loop Road, on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Transmission line damaged by Swan Lake Fire repaired, re-energized

The line had been out of commission since August.

Smoke can be seen rising from areas scarred by the Swan Lake Fire on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 at Mile 10 of Skilak Loop Road, on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Salli Sterrett receives race bibs from her daughter, Sheilah-Margaret Pothast, in Arizona in late October. Pothast is doing 50 races in her 50th year for her mother. (Photo provided by Sheilah-Margaret Pothast)

Inspired to run

Driven by her ‘Miracle Mom,’ Sheilah-Margaret Pothast nears goal of 50 races in 50th year

Salli Sterrett receives race bibs from her daughter, Sheilah-Margaret Pothast, in Arizona in late October. Pothast is doing 50 races in her 50th year for her mother. (Photo provided by Sheilah-Margaret Pothast)
Pete Sprague, who is running to be the mayor of Soldotna, is seen here at Froso’s Restaurant in Soldotna on Dec. 4, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Mayoral election to be certified Dec. 30

Unofficial results show former Soldotna Mayor Pete Sprague holds almost 70% of the vote.

Pete Sprague, who is running to be the mayor of Soldotna, is seen here at Froso’s Restaurant in Soldotna on Dec. 4, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Carla (left) and Chris Jenness act out a scene Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, at a rehearsal of “A Christmas Story” by the Triumvirate Theatre North in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Holiday classic comes to Triumvirate

The story follows young Ralphie Parker and his efforts to get a Red Ryder air rifle as a present.

Carla (left) and Chris Jenness act out a scene Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, at a rehearsal of “A Christmas Story” by the Triumvirate Theatre North in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
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                                Santa Claus gives a young fan a high five Nov. 29 at the Christmas Comes to Kenai celebration at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center.

Plenty of ways to keep kids entertained during break

Libraries, rec center offer a number of events.

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                                Santa Claus gives a young fan a high five Nov. 29 at the Christmas Comes to Kenai celebration at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center.
Alaska Waste team in Kenai builds more than 60 bikes to give to area children this holiday season. (Photo by Alaska Waste Kenai operations manager Josue Rivera-Cruz/provided by Alaska Waste)
                                Alaska Waste team in Kenai builds more than 60 bikes to give to area children this holiday season. (Photo by Alaska Waste Kenai operations manager Josue Rivera-Cruz/provided by Alaska Waste)

Bicycles built for 62

The waste services company held its Christmas Promise Bike Build for the second year in a row.

Alaska Waste team in Kenai builds more than 60 bikes to give to area children this holiday season. (Photo by Alaska Waste Kenai operations manager Josue Rivera-Cruz/provided by Alaska Waste)
                                Alaska Waste team in Kenai builds more than 60 bikes to give to area children this holiday season. (Photo by Alaska Waste Kenai operations manager Josue Rivera-Cruz/provided by Alaska Waste)
Longshore workers picket on the Homer Spit by Freight Dock Road on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. They were part of a group of about 20 Alaska International Longshore and Warehouse Union members or supporters holding an “area standards” picket in response to Chumley’s Inc. use of workers to load a sulfur hauler ship the ILWU alleges are paid substandard wages. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Longshore workers picket sulfur-ship loading

The “area standards” picket called for comparable wages and benefits for workers.

Longshore workers picket on the Homer Spit by Freight Dock Road on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. They were part of a group of about 20 Alaska International Longshore and Warehouse Union members or supporters holding an “area standards” picket in response to Chumley’s Inc. use of workers to load a sulfur hauler ship the ILWU alleges are paid substandard wages. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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                                Capt. Maurice Hughes (left), Amanda Millay and retired Lt. Dane Gilmore celebrate Millay’s completion of the Alaska State Trooper Citizen Academy in this undated photo.

Deadline approaching for 2020 State Trooper Citizen Academy

The series of weekly classes provides citizens a look at the life of an Alaska State Trooper.

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                                Capt. Maurice Hughes (left), Amanda Millay and retired Lt. Dane Gilmore celebrate Millay’s completion of the Alaska State Trooper Citizen Academy in this undated photo.
Voters took to Soldotna City Hall to cast their ballots for the city’s next mayor, who will serve until October 2020, Dec. 17, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Unofficial results: Sprague wins Soldotna mayors race

The mayor’s seat was left vacant after the Sept. 10 death of Mayor John Nels Anderson.

Voters took to Soldotna City Hall to cast their ballots for the city’s next mayor, who will serve until October 2020, Dec. 17, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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                                Members of the Emergency Cold-Weather Shelter Workgroup meet Tuesday at the Independent Living Center in Kalifornsky.

Zoning and building codes next step in shelter project

Any shelter, regardless of location, needs to meet a few general guidelines.

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                                Members of the Emergency Cold-Weather Shelter Workgroup meet Tuesday at the Independent Living Center in Kalifornsky.

Flu season in full swing

38 cases of Influenza B were confirmed by the Alaska State Virology Laboratory last week.