Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission Chairman Blair Martin, Vice Chairman Robert Ruffner and Parliamentarian Rick Foster facilitate discussions on Monday, June 24, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai, Soldotna accepting applications for planning and zoning commission vacancies

Commissioners deliberate land use development requests and make recommendations.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission Chairman Blair Martin, Vice Chairman Robert Ruffner and Parliamentarian Rick Foster facilitate discussions on Monday, June 24, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Nationwide trends show heroin and fentanyl deaths on the rise

Dr. Kelly Olson gives a presentation to the Chambers of Commerce on the opioid crisis

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                                Grand Group members Joe Carlson (left), Nancy Carlson (front center), Sue Gill (back center) and Vicki Fruichantie smile for the camera Oct. 3 at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Kenai.

Parenting through the golden years

Local group provides support to grandparents raising grandchildren

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                                Grand Group members Joe Carlson (left), Nancy Carlson (front center), Sue Gill (back center) and Vicki Fruichantie smile for the camera Oct. 3 at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Kenai.
Representatives from local, state and federal agencies participate in a discussion about the Swan Lake Fire at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers in Soldotna, Alaska on Nov. 13, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

‘Only unprecedented until it’s not’

Official discuss fire management strategies for a changing climate

Representatives from local, state and federal agencies participate in a discussion about the Swan Lake Fire at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers in Soldotna, Alaska on Nov. 13, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Moose Pass work to cause Seward Highway delays, closures

Crews will repair a damaged culvert at Mile 32.9 of the Seward Highway where it crosses Moose Creek.

Soldotna City Council candidates Lisa Parker, Pamela Parker and Dave Carey speak to members of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce at the Soldotna Sports Complex on Sept. 11, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Parker appointed to Soldotna Council

Parker made an unsuccessful run for Seat D during the regular election held on Oct. 1.

Soldotna City Council candidates Lisa Parker, Pamela Parker and Dave Carey speak to members of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce at the Soldotna Sports Complex on Sept. 11, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, Alaska, as seen on Feb. 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Judicial council nominates applicants for Homer, Kenai court vacancies

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has 45 days to choose from nominated applicants and make appointments.

The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, Alaska, as seen on Feb. 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Old Town Kenai woke up to a blanket of snow Thursday morning, and by Thursday afternoon Petersen Way was slushy and wet, shown on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Winter storm brings snow to peninsula

Another storm system is expected to move into the area again late Monday.

Old Town Kenai woke up to a blanket of snow Thursday morning, and by Thursday afternoon Petersen Way was slushy and wet, shown on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Former Director of the state’s combined alcohol and marijuana control office Erika McConnell, left, sits with Marijuana board chairman Mark Springer in Anchorage, Alaska, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. The board that regulates Alaska’s legal marijuana industry voted to fire McConnell following last month’s vote by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to dismiss her. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Top state marijuana regulator fired

The Marijuana Control Board voted 3-2 to fire Erika McConnell.

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Former Director of the state’s combined alcohol and marijuana control office Erika McConnell, left, sits with Marijuana board chairman Mark Springer in Anchorage, Alaska, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. The board that regulates Alaska’s legal marijuana industry voted to fire McConnell following last month’s vote by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to dismiss her. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Evidence argued ahead of Homer murder trial

Lee John Henry is accused of the 2013 killing of Mark Matthews.

Family, friends, police keep up search for missing woman

Anonymous tips can be given to Crimestoppers by calling 907-283-8477.

Kids burst from the start of the Brewery to Bathroom .5K “The race for the rest of us” on Aug. 11 , in Soldotna . (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Alcohol board shoots down proposed brewery regulations

Changes would have barred breweries from hosting festivals, fundraisers and other public gatherings.

Kids burst from the start of the Brewery to Bathroom .5K “The race for the rest of us” on Aug. 11 , in Soldotna . (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
The cast of “Lost in Yonkers” poses before rehearsal Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at the Kenai Performers stage in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

A coming of age tale — with a New York twist

Kenai performers bring to life Neil Simon classic

The cast of “Lost in Yonkers” poses before rehearsal Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at the Kenai Performers stage in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
An image of the poster for the documentary film “Dawnland” is shown here. The film tackles the subject of forced assimilation of Native American children. (Image via IMDB/Upstander Project)

Healing from the past

“Dawnland” documentary delves into treatment of Native American children

An image of the poster for the documentary film “Dawnland” is shown here. The film tackles the subject of forced assimilation of Native American children. (Image via IMDB/Upstander Project)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets to discuss school safety during a work session Monday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School board declares vacant seat, opens applications

The new appointed member will hold the seat until the next regular election, in October 2020

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets to discuss school safety during a work session Monday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Winter storm warning issued for western peninsula

The warning is in effect for areas including Kenai, Soldotna, Homer and Cooper Landing.

Participants in 2018’s Startup Week gather at Kenai River Brewing in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy Pamela Parker)

Startup week to provide tools for local entrepreneurs

“It reminds you why you’re doing the whole entrepreneurship thing in the first place.”

Participants in 2018’s Startup Week gather at Kenai River Brewing in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy Pamela Parker)
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Board of Fish to discuss Lower Cook Inlet proposal in Seward

The meeting will be held from Dec. 10 to 13 at AVTEC.

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People rally outside the Supreme Court as oral arguments are heard in the case of President Trump’s decision to end the Obama-era, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
People rally outside the Supreme Court as oral arguments are heard in the case of President Trump’s decision to end the Obama-era, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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                                Lee John Henry is brought into the Homer courtroom for his arraignment Oct. 17, 2016, in Homer. Henry is charged with first-degree murder in the July 2013 death of Mark Matthew in Homer.

Trial opens in 2013 death of Homer man

Jury selection will begin in the trial for Lee John Henry.

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                                Lee John Henry is brought into the Homer courtroom for his arraignment Oct. 17, 2016, in Homer. Henry is charged with first-degree murder in the July 2013 death of Mark Matthew in Homer.