This Jan. 20, 2015 photo shows Bryce, a blind harbor seal pup, at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska. The seal, rescued in December, was deemed unfit to be released back into the wild. (AP Photo/Alaska SeaLife Center, Jenna Miller)

Blind harbor seal learns basic skills at SeaLife Center

SEWARD (AP) — A blind harbor seal is learning basic behaviors such as being fed by hand at an Alaska aquarium.Officials at the Alaska Sea-Life… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2015
This Jan. 20, 2015 photo shows Bryce, a blind harbor seal pup, at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska. The seal, rescued in December, was deemed unfit to be released back into the wild. (AP Photo/Alaska SeaLife Center, Jenna Miller)

Revenue officials explain tax credit issue flagged by Walker

JUNEAU — State Revenue department officials told lawmakers Monday that the tax credits that were a source of contention in an opinion piece by Gov.… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2015
  • By Becky Bohrer

Data shows aging borough population

New data shows that Kenai Peninsula Borough residents are both older and younger than average.According to a report released by the Alaska Department of Labor… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2015
  • By IAN FOLEY
Illustration courtesy Krista Schooley An artist rendition of what a tiny home community for the homeless could look like. A community action group organized by homeless advocate Krista Schooley is looking for feedback in hopes of creating a self-sustaining community for people in need.

Tiny homes, big dreams

A new community group has some tiny ideas that aim to make a big impact for the disadvantaged.Soldotna resident Krista Schooley, a homeless advocate, started… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2015
  • By DAN BALMER
Illustration courtesy Krista Schooley An artist rendition of what a tiny home community for the homeless could look like. A community action group organized by homeless advocate Krista Schooley is looking for feedback in hopes of creating a self-sustaining community for people in need.

Lawmakers grapple with marijuana bill

JUNEAU — Alaska lawmakers are grappling with how to decriminalize marijuana after voters in November approved a ballot initiative to legalize the substance.The House and… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2015
  • By Molly Dischner

Legislative Information Office teleconference schedule

Wednesday 1:00 p.m.The House Judiciary Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 79 Marijuana Regulation; Controlled Substance; Crimes; Defenses. Testimony will be taken.Wednesday… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2015
CPH Auxiliary awards $2,500 scholarship for lactation specialization

CPH Auxiliary awards $2,500 scholarship for lactation specialization

Thanks to the Auxiliary at Central Peninsula Hospital (CPH) Laura Williams, an obstetrics technician will be able to become a lactation consultant after receiving specialized… Continue reading

CPH Auxiliary awards $2,500 scholarship for lactation specialization
Soldotna Professional Pharmacy announces "Sync my Meds."

Multiple trips, lines, worries for refills No More! “Sync my Meds” is here!

In an effort that is sure to become a hallmark of your Good Neighbor Soldotna Professional Pharmacy “Sync my Meds” has been launched for the… Continue reading

Soldotna Professional Pharmacy announces "Sync my Meds."

Around the District

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

  • Jan 25, 2015
  • By Kelly Sullivan
  • Schools

Troopers investigate tasing

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers are investigating allegations that a village public safety officer in Kake used a stun gun or Taser on… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2015

Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

The KRC Learning Center will be offering a free, ten week workshop entitled, NETS: Focusing on Success for First Year Experience Students, from 1-4 p.m.,… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2015
  • By Suzie Kendrick
  • Schools
Tina Wegener addresses Soldotna Rotary on Affordable Healthcare Act.

PCHS open enrollment helps to understand Health Care insurance requirements

Now that the New Year is underway and tax season is right around the corner Peninsula Community Health Services of Alaska (PCHS) through their outreach… Continue reading

Tina Wegener addresses Soldotna Rotary on Affordable Healthcare Act.
Herb Stettler of VFW Post

Iron Mike memorial coming to Soldotna Creek Park

The Soldotna City Council at their January 14th meeting unanimously passed a resolution to officially support the implementation of an Iron Mike Statue in the… Continue reading

Herb Stettler of VFW Post
Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Leah English considers a move at the Winter Games Monopoly tournament at the Soldotna Sports Complex on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Monopoly winner uses dollars and sense

From the 52 children who came to the Soldotna Sports Centers on Saturday to participate in this year’s Winter Games Monopoly tournament, Briley Morton emerged… Continue reading

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Leah English considers a move at the Winter Games Monopoly tournament at the Soldotna Sports Complex on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Walker addressing Interior energy needs

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Gov. Bill Walker says he’s working on a plan to reduce energy prices in interior Alaska. Walker told the Golden Valley Electric… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2015

Obama proposes wilderness designation for ANWR

JUNEAU, Alaska — President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2015
  • By BECKY BOHRER and JIM KUHNHENN
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Students at Soldotna High School watch a demonstration of a shooter coming after students, during an ALICE -  Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate - training  on Wednesday Jan. 22, 2015 in Soldotna, Alaska.

ALICE training reaches students

When it comes to dealing with a campus shooting incident, students in Soldotna have all been taught the same things — drop to the floor,… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2015
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Students at Soldotna High School watch a demonstration of a shooter coming after students, during an ALICE -  Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate - training  on Wednesday Jan. 22, 2015 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Verbatim: Friendship is moving beyond first impressions

Have you ever given someone a really bad first impression of you? I have, and I wished that I could do it over. But, as… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2015
  • By Chloe Kincaid
  • Schools

Time to reflect: Soldotna students receive safe winter gear

When many Soldotna area students travel to school, they reflect on their schoolwork. Now their clothes will reflect as well. To better ensure the safety… Continue reading

Gregory Bosick helps haul in a purse seine on the Sea Prince January 11, 2015, while fishing for pollock in Kachemak Bay as part of an experimental fishery.

Upping their groundfish game

Despite more than thirty years of fishing around Alaska, Kasilof fisherman Rob Nelson had never let out a net hoping to catch pollock before December.… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2015
  • By Molly Dischner
Gregory Bosick helps haul in a purse seine on the Sea Prince January 11, 2015, while fishing for pollock in Kachemak Bay as part of an experimental fishery.