Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Construction at the new Kenai Visitors Center is moving forward with a new opening date pushed back until late December of this year, or early January of 2015, Friday, September 3, 2014, at the Kenai Wildlife Refuge in Soldotna, Alaska.

Construction moves forward on new refuge visitors center

Construction is still moving forward at the new $6 million Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center in Soldotna, with a new opening date projected for… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Construction at the new Kenai Visitors Center is moving forward with a new opening date pushed back until late December of this year, or early January of 2015, Friday, September 3, 2014, at the Kenai Wildlife Refuge in Soldotna, Alaska.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre talks to a crowd during a borough mayor candidate forum at a Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce joint luncheon Wednesday September 3, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.  Navarre faces two challengers for his position.

Borough Mayor candidates discuss local, state issues

It sounds like the beginning of a joke — a businessman, a pastor and a rancher presented their views on local government to a full… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre talks to a crowd during a borough mayor candidate forum at a Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce joint luncheon Wednesday September 3, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.  Navarre faces two challengers for his position.

Assembly approves nearly $6 million in grants

Service areas and projects throughout the Kenai Peninsula saw millions of state dollars appropriated Tuesday night.The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members unanimously approved nearly $6… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Independence Party candidate withdraws from senate race

JUNEAU — Vic Kohring, who was nominated for U.S. Senate last month by the Alaskan Independence Party, withdrew his candidacy in the interest of getting… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Jury acquits man of sexual assault charges

A Florida man who was extradited to Kenai and served a year in jail while awaiting trial was acquitted Aug. 26 on six counts of… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Old Timers lunch where even the "Kids" are Old Timers

Old Timers lunch where even the “Kids” are Old Timers

Nearly 250 Old Timers turned out for the annual “Old Timers Dinner” August 21st at the Kenai Senior Center including the “kids” who helped serve,… Continue reading

Old Timers lunch where even the "Kids" are Old Timers
Kenai River Classic embarks on 3rd decade... ladies catch the big ones!

Kenai River Classic embarks on 3rd decade… ladies catch the big ones!

Even though the mighty Kenai kings are no longer the target of the Kenai River Sportfishing Assoc. (KRSA) annual Kenai River Classic, the event remains… Continue reading

Kenai River Classic embarks on 3rd decade... ladies catch the big ones!
Sister City Youth Sports Exchange is life changing experience

Sister City Youth Sports Exchange is life changing experience

The first Sister City Youth Sports exchange took place this summer in Akita Japan with a delegation of six Kenai Central High School volleyball team… Continue reading

Sister City Youth Sports Exchange is life changing experience

KPAR selects Realtor of the Year at Annual Membership meeting

The Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors (KPAR) gathered August 21st for their annual General Membership Meeting and Board of Director Election. “We are happy to… Continue reading

Community tips its hat to Industry as thousands attend appreciation celebration

Community tips its hat to Industry as thousands attend appreciation celebration

For the last two decades the Kenai Peninsula community has chosen a Saturday in August to say thank you to the industries that provide the… Continue reading

Community tips its hat to Industry as thousands attend appreciation celebration
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Tom Netschert, Ron McAlpin and Jesse Bjorkman members of the Board of Directors for the Alaska Kenai Peninsula Chapter Safari Club International in collaboration with the Department of Transportation,  installed Moose Crash Area signs along the Kenai Spur Highway and Sterling Highway, Friday, August 29, on the Central Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Each sign costs $1,500, the funds of which were raised by the Safari Club, Netschert said. The signs are meant to raise more public awareness for personal safety, he said. The number of moose killed since last year is over 240, he said.

Moose crossing: Drivers urged to use caution

Laurie Speakman can recall the perfect imprint of a body left on the hood of the car. It was a collision on the list of… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Tom Netschert, Ron McAlpin and Jesse Bjorkman members of the Board of Directors for the Alaska Kenai Peninsula Chapter Safari Club International in collaboration with the Department of Transportation,  installed Moose Crash Area signs along the Kenai Spur Highway and Sterling Highway, Friday, August 29, on the Central Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Each sign costs $1,500, the funds of which were raised by the Safari Club, Netschert said. The signs are meant to raise more public awareness for personal safety, he said. The number of moose killed since last year is over 240, he said.

Senate candidates pull campaign ads

JUNEAU — Television ads in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race have been pulled by the two major party candidates after complaints from the family of two… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer
Alaska gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker, left, talks with his former running mate, Craig Fleener, before a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska. Walker will join with the former Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Byron Mallott, in a unified ticket to face Republican Gov. Sean Parnell in the general election.  Fleener stepped aside to let Mallott be the lieutenant governor candidate. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Walker, Mallott merge campaigns

ANCHORAGE — The independent and Democratic candidates for Alaska governor said Tuesday that they are merging their campaigns to give them a better shot at… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2014
  • By Rachel D'oro
Alaska gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker, left, talks with his former running mate, Craig Fleener, before a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska. Walker will join with the former Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Byron Mallott, in a unified ticket to face Republican Gov. Sean Parnell in the general election.  Fleener stepped aside to let Mallott be the lieutenant governor candidate. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Soldotna resident Linda Jacobsen tells her dog Trace to wait for five seconds before continuing through the agility course Monday at the Kenai Kennel Club agility trials at the Kenai Little League Fields. Jacobsen said having the opportunity to go through the course with her dog despite her limited mobility has been a rewarding experience.

Dogs put agility to the test

The Kenai Little League Fields went to the dogs over Labor Day weekend. Nearly 100 energetic dogs and their enthusiastic owners from all over the… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Soldotna resident Linda Jacobsen tells her dog Trace to wait for five seconds before continuing through the agility course Monday at the Kenai Kennel Club agility trials at the Kenai Little League Fields. Jacobsen said having the opportunity to go through the course with her dog despite her limited mobility has been a rewarding experience.
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Hadessah Parkki and her mother Heather Parkki and sister Leia Parkki stopped at the park off the Kenai Spur Highway after school to pick the variety of wildflowers blooming, Friday, August 29, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

Photo: Smelling the flowers

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  • Sep 1, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Hadessah Parkki and her mother Heather Parkki and sister Leia Parkki stopped at the park off the Kenai Spur Highway after school to pick the variety of wildflowers blooming, Friday, August 29, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

Assembly to consider parcel for CPH

Central Peninsula Hospital is looking to acquire some land adjacent to its current campus. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will decide Tuesday whether to give… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

US trained Alaskans as secret ‘stay-behind agents’

WASHINGTON — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots,… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2014
  • By ROBERT BURNS

Mat-Su officials to meet with feds over $12.3M ferry bill

Matanuska-Susitna Borough officials are prepping for negotiations with the U.S. Transportation Department to resolve $12.3 million the borough owes the feds for its failed ferry… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2014
  • By ELWOOD BREHMER

Fairbanks spent $7k defending mayor’s $37.50 fine

FAIRBANKS (AP) — The city of Fairbanks, Alaska, has so far spent about $7,000 appealing a $37.50 election-law fine leveled on the mayor. The Alaska… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2014
  • By Associated Press
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Shannon Pitt, of Nikiski and Jenna Streiff, of Kenai, play in the mud during low tide in the Cook Inlet Sunday August 31, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

Fun in the mud

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  • Aug 31, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Shannon Pitt, of Nikiski and Jenna Streiff, of Kenai, play in the mud during low tide in the Cook Inlet Sunday August 31, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.