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.
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Greg Crane, who co-founded the ALICE Training Institute with his wife LIsa Crane, address Friday's group of Kenai Peninsula municipal officers and Alaska State Troopers, Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai, Alaska.

KPBSD staff, law officers receive intruder training

Uniformed officers from law enforcement agencies throughout the Kenai Peninsula joined with Kenai Peninsula Borough School District administrators to learn about ALICE. “Everybody’s here,” said… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI and KELLY SULLIVAN
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Greg Crane, who co-founded the ALICE Training Institute with his wife LIsa Crane, address Friday's group of Kenai Peninsula municipal officers and Alaska State Troopers, Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai, Alaska.

Setnetters, others ask for adjustments to Cook Inlet fishery regulations

Cook Inlet stakeholders are asking the state Board of Fisheries to consider more changes to area fisheries this winter.Fishery participants have submitted nine agenda change… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2014
  • By Molly Dischner

Later school day start good for teens

Teenagers need more sleep. They also need more time in school. A national push is now underway to address the first problem, which is encouraging… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2014

Warren Buffett betrays America

It must have been a bitter moment for President Barack Obama when he got the news that his favorite economic guru not only doesn’t like… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry