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.

Lawmakers want bill to decriminalize marijuana fast tracked

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska lawmakers hope to fast track a bill that would decriminalize marijuana, but legalization advocates disagree with the way legislators propose going… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2015
  • By Molly Dischner

Gov. Walker says he’s haunted by savings draw-down rate

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Even with the budget cuts proposed by Gov. Bill Walker for next year, the state will still face the potential of… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2015
  • By Becky Bohrer

Kenai considers ending library commission

After the success of the Kenai Public Library’s 2011 expansion project, during which the library moved into the building it currently occupies, the seven members… Continue reading

Coupon prompts Alaska appeals court to toss theft conviction

Editor's note: This story has been updated as it contained incorrect information. The conviction was reversed not because of a store promotion that would have… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2015
Local Special Olympic bowlers claim the "Gold" at State tournament

Local Special Olympic bowlers claim the “Gold” at State tournament

It’s been five years since local Special Olympic bowlers have gone on to the State Tournament and returned with the first place trophy. Special Olympic… Continue reading

Local Special Olympic bowlers claim the "Gold" at State tournament
The Flats Bistro hosts local artist solo show

The Flats Bistro hosts local artist solo show

As the old year passed and the new one arrived, the art on the walls of The Flats Bistro on K-Beach Rd. remained and shall… Continue reading

The Flats Bistro hosts local artist solo show
Soldotna Chamber holds 56th Annual Awards Celebration

Soldotna Chamber holds 56th Annual Awards Celebration

Before a record crowd of 215 the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce (SCC) honored local individuals and businesses last week at their 56th Awards Celebration. “The… Continue reading

Soldotna Chamber holds 56th Annual Awards Celebration

Assembly approves new special assistant for oil & gas

Despite concerns about the state’s fiscal situation, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday approved the addition of a new special assistant to the mayor,… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2015
  • By DAN BALMER

Soldotna to vote on charter commission

During a special election on Feb. 3, Soldotna voters will determine if the process for developing a home rule law charter will begin. If the… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2015
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Tyonek man arrested for threatening post

A Tyonek man was arrested Tuesday over a threatening Facebook post that left village residents concerned for their welfare. He told Alaska State Troopers he… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2015
  • By DAN BALMER

Collins named special investigator for National Guard claims

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Attorney General Craig Richards has hired a retired state court judge to serve as a special investigator to look into allegations… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2015