Arctic drill ship company pleading to 8 felonies

JUNEAU — A company that operated a drill ship off Alaska’s Arctic coast has agreed to plead guilty to environmental and maritime crimes as part… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Judge clarifies order in Pebble Mine case

JUNEAU — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, while a lawsuit is pending, must stop all work related to a process that could restrict or prohibit… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

KPC’s enrollment for next semester is tracking about the same as last spring. Classes that meet general education requirements, program prerequisites and requirements, as well… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2014
  • By Suzie Kendrick
  • Schools

School news

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

Troopers says skier dead in Alaska avalanche

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a man died after being caught in an avalanche while skiing.Troopers say the victim of the avalanche that… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2014

Regents to mull University of Alaska tobacco ban

FAIRBANKS (AP) — The University of Alaska Board of Regents is set to consider implementing a tobacco ban on all campuses.The issue is scheduled for… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2014

Sobriety brings stability for shelter manager

FAIRBANKS (AP) — Allan Lamprey is a happy man. He may not be rich or live in a mansion, but he has a tidy little… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2014
  • By Dorothy Chomicz

Business outlook positive amid oil price drop

“Slow and steady” was the motto for most of Alaska’s banks and credit unions in the third quarter.Total assets grew 3 percent combined at five… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2014
  • By ELWOOD BREHMER

Survivors gather to remember Pearl Harbor attack

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack that launched the United States into World War II attended Sunday’s 73rd anniversary ceremony… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2014
  • By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER

Students create school lunch menus

KETCHIKAN (AP) — Of all the things to serve for lunch, the kids suggested seaweed.Genevieve Hiatt and Hailey Hubble, fourth-graders at Houghtaling Elementary, won the… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2014
  • By MEGAN PETERSEN
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Dozens of children packed close to the stage at Soldotna Creek Park where the Triumvirate Theatre put on a showing of A Charlie Brown Christmas on Saturday Dec. 6, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Soldotna kicks off Christmas season

For several hundred children at Soldotna Creek Park on Saturday, the night began with a Charlie Brown Christmas and ended with a hug from Santa… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Dozens of children packed close to the stage at Soldotna Creek Park where the Triumvirate Theatre put on a showing of A Charlie Brown Christmas on Saturday Dec. 6, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Jailed Kenai woman indicted on new fraud charges

A Kenai woman already in prison for theft has been subpoenaed to appear for arraignment on 85 new fraud and forgery charges of a Kenai… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

USPS to begin Sunday delivery in parts of AK

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — If you’re looking for a package, you might want to open your door when someone knocks Sunday.Dawn Peppinger, a spokeswoman for… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2014

Radio personality arrested for child pornography

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A radio personality in Anchorage was arrested on child pornography charges after the social networking website Instagram turned him in to… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2014
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  One of several passengers in a group headed to Anchorage talks about obtaining a refund from United Airlines after flight 1425 was diverted to the Kenai Municipal Airport Friday and passengers were stranded for about 18 hours in Kenai, Alaska.  More than 100 passengers, many of whom slept on the floor of the airport, were told their overnight stay was necessary as the pilot and flight crew had exceeded the hours the Federal Aviation Administration allows them to fly.

More than 100 stranded at Kenai Airport after United Airlines flight diversion

Editor's note: This story has been edited to correct the model of airplane that spent the night in the Kenai airport. It is a 737… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2014
  • By KELLY SULLIVAN and RASHAH McCHESNEY
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  One of several passengers in a group headed to Anchorage talks about obtaining a refund from United Airlines after flight 1425 was diverted to the Kenai Municipal Airport Friday and passengers were stranded for about 18 hours in Kenai, Alaska.  More than 100 passengers, many of whom slept on the floor of the airport, were told their overnight stay was necessary as the pilot and flight crew had exceeded the hours the Federal Aviation Administration allows them to fly.

Kenai woman indicted on new fraud charges

A Kenai woman already in prison for theft has been subpoenaed to appear for arraignment on 85 new fraud and forgery charges of a Kenai… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Two Gray Cliffs property owners take off on all-terrain vehicles at the end of the Kenai Spur Highway to access their property Wednesday. The property owners said they cannot get to their land by vehicle because of the rough terrain. Apache Alaska Corporation has proposed a 7.5-mile extension of the Spur Highway to the Gray Cliffs subdivision that would benefit their oil and gas exploration as well as property owners.

Apache unveils north road extension plans

Once the pavement ends past Mile 39 of the Kenai Spur Highway at Captain Cook State Park, an all-terrain vehicle trail continues along the Tyonek… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Two Gray Cliffs property owners take off on all-terrain vehicles at the end of the Kenai Spur Highway to access their property Wednesday. The property owners said they cannot get to their land by vehicle because of the rough terrain. Apache Alaska Corporation has proposed a 7.5-mile extension of the Spur Highway to the Gray Cliffs subdivision that would benefit their oil and gas exploration as well as property owners.
Clarion file photo

Alaska Communications discontinues wireless service

Alaska Communications on Thursday announced a deal to sell its wireless assets to another Alaska-based company, General Communications, Inc (GCI), for $300 million dollars. GCI… Continue reading

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Kenai airport agreements signed with Soldotna contractor, Hilcorp

Several public-private partnerships using Kenai airport land where discussed during the City of Kenai’s Wednesday meeting. The measures included the terms of an airport land… Continue reading

Former firefighter, wife, plead guilty to theft

Over the course of three years, a former firefighter and his wife stole more than $8,200 from two charities tied to Central Emergency Services. On… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney