Sport programs end for Russian Old Believer schools

Athletic programming has come to and end for a few different reasons.

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Schools briefs for the week of Sept. 23

What’s happening this week

  • Sep 21, 2019
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A sign directs voters at Soldotna City Hall on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Understanding the ballot: Proposition 2

Voters will decide on whether or not to increase the sales tax cap.

A sign directs voters at Soldotna City Hall on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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                                John Quick speaks with senators after talking to the Senate Finance Committee on Jan. 22. Quick served as the Department of Administration Commissioner Designee for Gov. Mike Dunleavy earlier this year, but resigned after questions were raised about the accuracy of his resume.

Quick ordered to cease and desist

APOC will investigate whether Quick violated contribution-reporting requirements

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                                John Quick speaks with senators after talking to the Senate Finance Committee on Jan. 22. Quick served as the Department of Administration Commissioner Designee for Gov. Mike Dunleavy earlier this year, but resigned after questions were raised about the accuracy of his resume.
Mayor Charlie Pierce speaks at a Kenai Peninsula Borough meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Understanding the ballot: Proposition 1

Voters will decide on whether or not to adopt a manager form of government.

Mayor Charlie Pierce speaks at a Kenai Peninsula Borough meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
From left, eighth grader Avery Ciufo, student council adviser Sheilah Margaret Pothast and eighth grader Derrick Jones show off the food they’ve collected during their snack drive at Skyview Middle School in Soldotna, Alaska on Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula residents take action against hunger

Hunger Action Month highlights what can be done stop Americans from going hungry

From left, eighth grader Avery Ciufo, student council adviser Sheilah Margaret Pothast and eighth grader Derrick Jones show off the food they’ve collected during their snack drive at Skyview Middle School in Soldotna, Alaska on Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Marchers in the Soldotna Climate Strike walk through Soldotna Creek Park toward the Sterling Highway on Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

‘Keep it in the ground’

Community members join Global Climate Strike

Marchers in the Soldotna Climate Strike walk through Soldotna Creek Park toward the Sterling Highway on Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai City Council Members Henry Knackstedt, left, and Bob Molloy, right, listen to public comments during the Kenai City Council Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai City Council considers limiting hours of operation for marijuana retailers

The ordinance would prohibit businesses from operating between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m.

Kenai City Council Members Henry Knackstedt, left, and Bob Molloy, right, listen to public comments during the Kenai City Council Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
A map of the Swan Lake Fire as of Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. (Courtesy of Northern Rockies Incident Management Team)

September rains help suppress Swan Lake Fire

The fire has already seen between 2.25 and 3.05 inches of rain this month.

A map of the Swan Lake Fire as of Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. (Courtesy of Northern Rockies Incident Management Team)

Walking the pup down pathway of poetry

Canine-themed writing contest aims to enhance future dog park.

Nikiski resident John Quick is seeking a seat in District 3, representing in Nikiski, in the 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough municipal elections. Quick has come under scrutiny over potential ties to an independent expenditure group. (Photo courtesy John Quick)

Quick campaign manager resigns

Huber had been communicating with Alaska Yes Inc — a local nonprofit supporting Quick’s campaign.

Nikiski resident John Quick is seeking a seat in District 3, representing in Nikiski, in the 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough municipal elections. Quick has come under scrutiny over potential ties to an independent expenditure group. (Photo courtesy John Quick)
A sign in opposition to Proposition 1 stands along Kalifornsky Beach Road near Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The ads were paid for by AlaskaYes according to the sign. The Alaska Public Offices Commission expedited an investigation into a complaint against Nikiski borough assembly candidate John Quick over his alleged involvement with the group. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Quick under scrutiny over election ads

The Alaska Public Offices Commission decided to expedite an investigation into a complaint.

A sign in opposition to Proposition 1 stands along Kalifornsky Beach Road near Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The ads were paid for by AlaskaYes according to the sign. The Alaska Public Offices Commission expedited an investigation into a complaint against Nikiski borough assembly candidate John Quick over his alleged involvement with the group. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Frtiz Creek area resident Barrett Fletcher gives the invocation before a Tuesday, Sept. 17 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting as a representative of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer hosts lively assembly meeting

The meeting opened with invocation from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Frtiz Creek area resident Barrett Fletcher gives the invocation before a Tuesday, Sept. 17 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting as a representative of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
From left, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly candidates Joseph Ross, Jesse Bjorkman, Tyson Cox and Brent Johnson speak to members of the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce at the Kenai Visitor’s Center on Wednesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Chambers quiz assembly candidates on issues

Candidates spoke on annexation, taxes and the role of an assembly member.

From left, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly candidates Joseph Ross, Jesse Bjorkman, Tyson Cox and Brent Johnson speak to members of the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce at the Kenai Visitor’s Center on Wednesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Nikiski resident John Quick is seeking a seat in District 3, in Nikiski, Alaska, in the 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough municipal elections. (Photo courtesy John Quick)

District 3 assembly candidate — John Quick

The Clarion interviews assembly candidates ahead of Election Day.

Nikiski resident John Quick is seeking a seat in District 3, in Nikiski, Alaska, in the 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough municipal elections. (Photo courtesy John Quick)
Nikiski resident Jesse Bjorkman is seeking a seat in District 3 in Nikiski, Alaska, in the 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough municipal elections. (Photo courtesy Jesse Bjorkman)

District 3 assembly candidate — Jesse Bjorkman

The Clarion interviews assembly candidates ahead of Election Day

Nikiski resident Jesse Bjorkman is seeking a seat in District 3 in Nikiski, Alaska, in the 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough municipal elections. (Photo courtesy Jesse Bjorkman)
In this Feb. 16, 2019, photo, Deidre Levi rests her head for a moment in her grandmother’s house before a basketball game in the Native Village of St. Michael, Alaska. Levi says she spoke up about being sexually assaulted because she wanted to be a role model for girls in Alaska. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

In small Alaska city, Native women say police ignored rapes

Nome wrestles with issues of sexual violence and law enforcement.

  • Sep 17, 2019
In this Feb. 16, 2019, photo, Deidre Levi rests her head for a moment in her grandmother’s house before a basketball game in the Native Village of St. Michael, Alaska. Levi says she spoke up about being sexually assaulted because she wanted to be a role model for girls in Alaska. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Memorabilia belonging to the late Dr. John ‘Nels’ Anderson, who was serving as Soldotna’s Mayor, were on display at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex during a community memorial service, Monday night, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Community gathers to remember Soldotna mayor

John ‘Nels’ Andersondied Tuesday, Sept. 10 from health complications.

Memorabilia belonging to the late Dr. John ‘Nels’ Anderson, who was serving as Soldotna’s Mayor, were on display at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex during a community memorial service, Monday night, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)