Pioneer Potluck: About picking berries, canning fish and making gooseberry and rhubarb pies

High bush cranberry catsup, sour cream gooseberry pie, rhubard custard pie

  • Jul 23, 2019

The High Pets headline this week’s concert in the park

The series is set for four more weeks of bringing free music and entertainment to the community.

Kenai MediCenter searched as part of Medicaid fraud investigation

The offices of the MediCenter Medical Group in Kenai were subjected to a search by a joint state and federal investigative team on Thursday, according… Continue reading

About 2.5 ounces of dried marijuana in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Juneau Assembly OKs onsite pot smoking

If you want to smoke, take it outside.

About 2.5 ounces of dried marijuana in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Brian Mazurek / Peninsula Clarion
                                A participant in the 2019 Disability Pride Celebration in Soldotna Creek Park tries his hand at the dunk tank Saturday.

Disability Pride Celebration draws a big crowd

Organizers said that attendance in just the first hour had tripled from the previous year.

Brian Mazurek / Peninsula Clarion
                                A participant in the 2019 Disability Pride Celebration in Soldotna Creek Park tries his hand at the dunk tank Saturday.
University of Alaska Southeast administrators and staff watch University President Jim Johnsen during an online meeting being held at UA campuses around the state on Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget cuts on Monday, July 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
                                University of Alaska Southeast administrators and staff watch University President Jim Johnsen during an online meeting being held at UA campuses around the state on Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget cuts on Monday, July 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Financial crisis opens University of Alaska to layoffs

ANCHORAGE — The University of Alaska Board of Regents decided Monday they could no longer wait to see if the Alaska Legislature will bail them… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2019
University of Alaska Southeast administrators and staff watch University President Jim Johnsen during an online meeting being held at UA campuses around the state on Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget cuts on Monday, July 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
                                University of Alaska Southeast administrators and staff watch University President Jim Johnsen during an online meeting being held at UA campuses around the state on Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget cuts on Monday, July 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Courtesy Eastern Area Incident Management Team
                                A map of the Swan Lake Fire as of Monday.

Swan Lake Fire growth stalls, crews near containment goals

The fire is approximately 102,027 acres.

Courtesy Eastern Area Incident Management Team
                                A map of the Swan Lake Fire as of Monday.
Fishermen took to the mouth of the Kasilof River for opening day of dipnetting, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Kasilof, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Fish and Game amends dipnet guidelines

Kasilof River dipnetting area expanded, bag and possession limit increased

Fishermen took to the mouth of the Kasilof River for opening day of dipnetting, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Kasilof, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Police release names of victims in apparent double homicide

The victims were a mother and daughter

Shooting in Kenai leaves two women dead

Police now say there is a connection between a suspect and the victims.

A de Havilland Beaver aircraft floats upside down near the mouth of Tutka Bay, across Kachemak Bay from Homer, Alaska, on Friday, July 19, 2019. The plane had an accident during takeoff with seven people on board. (Photo courtesy Robert Williams)

Anchorage flying service suspends operations after fatal floatplane accident near Homer

A Maryland man is dead and his child is in critical condition

A de Havilland Beaver aircraft floats upside down near the mouth of Tutka Bay, across Kachemak Bay from Homer, Alaska, on Friday, July 19, 2019. The plane had an accident during takeoff with seven people on board. (Photo courtesy Robert Williams)
Rep. Kelly Merrick, R-Eagle River, speaks during a House Finance Committee meeting Saturday, July 20, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Senate approves ‘reverse sweep’ and capital budget bill

Accounting concern is sweeping the state.

Rep. Kelly Merrick, R-Eagle River, speaks during a House Finance Committee meeting Saturday, July 20, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
The front facade of the relocated River City Books and Lucy’s Market in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

New location sits well for River City Books, Lucy’s Market

When the store’s lease at its previous location went unrenewed, it was time to look for a new home.

The front facade of the relocated River City Books and Lucy’s Market in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Sterling man sentenced in drug, money-laundering operation

Mark Norman Hanes, 52, was sentenced to eight years in prison.

Local firefighters and law enforcement pose for a group photo after the third annual Guns and Hoses charity baseball game at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska on July 19, 2019. The firefighters mounted an inspiring comeback in the last inning, but law enforcement won the game 6-5 and remain undefeated in the series. Bailey Epperheimer, front center, is the executive director of the Nikiski Children’s Fund and said that the game raised over $1800 for the fund, which is the most the nonprofit has raised at a single event. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Police best firefighters on the field

Firefighters from Nikiskiand Kenai put up a valiant effort.

Local firefighters and law enforcement pose for a group photo after the third annual Guns and Hoses charity baseball game at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska on July 19, 2019. The firefighters mounted an inspiring comeback in the last inning, but law enforcement won the game 6-5 and remain undefeated in the series. Bailey Epperheimer, front center, is the executive director of the Nikiski Children’s Fund and said that the game raised over $1800 for the fund, which is the most the nonprofit has raised at a single event. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Participants in last year’s Disability Pride Celebration smile for the camera at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska, Saturday, July 21, 2018. (Courtesy Nikki Marcano)

2nd annual Disability Pride Celebration kicks off Saturday

The event aims to connect the community with those who live with disabilities during a day of fun

Participants in last year’s Disability Pride Celebration smile for the camera at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska, Saturday, July 21, 2018. (Courtesy Nikki Marcano)

No-cost measles vaccines available Saturday

Health and Social Services offers vaccinations in response to measles case.