The 2014 Hospice of the Central Peninsula board of directors take a bow at annual winter wine tasting event.

18th Annual Hospice Wine Tasting & Auction great success

February 22nd was a weekend for fun and sell out fund raising events on the Central Peninsula.  It was the 18th Annual Hospice of the… Continue reading

The 2014 Hospice of the Central Peninsula board of directors take a bow at annual winter wine tasting event.
Brown Bears' Den opens inside K-Beach Short Stop

Brown Bears’ Den opens inside K-Beach Short Stop

While the Kenai River Brown Bears play their hearts out on the road to make it into this year’s playoffs, a new “Brown Bears Den”… Continue reading

Brown Bears' Den opens inside K-Beach Short Stop
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Shane D.  Heiman, 39, was arraigned in Kenai Superior Court Tuesday March 4, 2014 on further charges stemming from November and December sexual assaults of two Soldotna women. Heiman currently faces eight felony charges and one misdemeanor from the two attacks.

Soldotna man arraigned on sexual assault, kidnapping charges

A Soldotna man already facing attempted sexual assault and burglary charges in connection with a December home invasion and attack on a 23-year-old woman in… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Shane D.  Heiman, 39, was arraigned in Kenai Superior Court Tuesday March 4, 2014 on further charges stemming from November and December sexual assaults of two Soldotna women. Heiman currently faces eight felony charges and one misdemeanor from the two attacks.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Jason Daniels takes a shot during a city league seven team single elimination tournament Tuesday March 3, 2014 at the Kenai Recreation Center in Kenai, Alaska.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Jason Daniels takes a shot during a city league seven team single elimination tournament Tuesday March 3, 2014 at the Kenai Recreation Center in Kenai, Alaska.

Elementary school students located after leaving campus

School officials at Tustumena Elementary called state troopers after two students were reported missing from their classroom. District spokesperson Pegge Erkeneff called the incident a… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

KPBSD adopts six-year project plan

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education unanimously approved a six-year plan for improvement projects for fiscal years 2015 to 2021 at its… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Begich says he doesn’t support carbon tax

JUNEAU (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Begich’s campaign is running radio ads taking aim at Charles Koch and David Koch, the billionaire backers of the… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2014

Funding for federal pipeline not in budget

JUNEAU — President Barack Obama has proposed cutting the funding for the federal coordinator’s office for Alaska gas line projects.Federal coordinator Larry Persily said Tuesday… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Wolf killings upset National Park Service

FAIRBANKS (AP) — Alaska Fish and Game officials killed an Eastern Interior wolf pack last week, and the National Park Service — which had been… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2014
  • By The Associated Press

Kenai city council holds dipnet work session Tuesday

The Kenai City Council will hold another work session to discuss the dipnet fishery at 6 p.m. tonight at City Hall. City Manager Rick Koch… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Two kids played Saturday March 1, 2014 while an Aqua Zumba class was taught at the Nikiski Pool.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Two kids played Saturday March 1, 2014 while an Aqua Zumba class was taught at the Nikiski Pool.
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, addresses reporters during a news conference after he spoke to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Monday, March 3, 2014, in Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Begich: Public money for public schools

JUNEAU — U.S. Sen. Mark Begich said Monday that Alaskans should never amend the state constitution as a “fix” for education.Proposed constitutional amendments pending before… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, addresses reporters during a news conference after he spoke to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Monday, March 3, 2014, in Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

House Finance proposes $9.1 billion operating budget

JUNEAU — The House Finance Committee on Monday proposed a $9.1 billion state operating budget, about $1.3 billion less than the authorized level of spending… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

School briefs

School board to meet The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Students listen to a presentation while eating lunch during a career day Tuesday Feb. 25, 2014 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, Alaska.

Students learn about hospital careers

Ninety-one Kenai Peninsula Borough School District high school students explored the world of hospital careers on Tuesday at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. Prior to… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
  • Schools
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Students listen to a presentation while eating lunch during a career day Tuesday Feb. 25, 2014 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, Alaska.
Training day

Training day

Kenai resident Tyler Taplin, 23, walks down the Kenai Spur Highway dragging a truck tire on a rope tied to his backpack Sunday. Taplin said… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Training day
Kari Mohn (left) and Loretta Mattson, Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society members, practice on Wednesday for their "Your Family Tree - Getting Started" presentation to be held at 1 p.m. on March 8 at the Kenai Community Library. Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion

Finding family

Technological advancements may have changed genealogical research methods since Kari Mohn and Loretta Mattson first began tracing their family trees years ago but the duo… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Kari Mohn (left) and Loretta Mattson, Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society members, practice on Wednesday for their "Your Family Tree - Getting Started" presentation to be held at 1 p.m. on March 8 at the Kenai Community Library. Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion

Alaska rental laws could change under Republican proposal

A North Pole Republican is trying to change the Alaska Landlord and Tenant Act for the first time since the early 1990s.HB282, sponsored by Rep.… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2014
  • By MATT WOOLBRIGHT

Refinery closing will likely cost railroad $11M per year

The impending closure of the Flint Hills Resources North Pole refinery could cut $11 million in annual revenue to the Alaska Railroad, adding to the… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2014
  • By ELWOOD BREHMER

State Democrats unveil another oil tax plan

Minority Democrats in the Legislature unveiled their vision of an oil tax system should voters this summer roll back the tax structure lawmakers approved last… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2014
  • By Tim Bradner