Three local businesses face liquor license protests over unpaid taxes

Three central Kenai Peninsula businesses are delinquent in paying taxes to the Kenai Peninsula Borough and the assembly on Tuesday approved an ordinance protesting a… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2015
  • By DAN BALMER
President Barack Obama is greeted on  Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, before his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama in State of the Union: Tax wealthy, help middle class

WASHINGTON — Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2015
  • By JULIE PACE
President Barack Obama is greeted on  Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, before his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Ransom Hayes, 9, competes against William Wilson, 9, as the two practice for the Native Youth Olympics event the arm pull on Wednesday Jan. 14, 2015 at the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's Yaghanen Youth Center in Soldotna, Alaska.

Native Youth Olympics kick off Peninsula Winter Games

Since October, the Kenai Peninsula’s Ggugguyni team has been gearing up for the Peninsula Winter Games and an annual showcase of talent, athleticism, culture and… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2015
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Ransom Hayes, 9, competes against William Wilson, 9, as the two practice for the Native Youth Olympics event the arm pull on Wednesday Jan. 14, 2015 at the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's Yaghanen Youth Center in Soldotna, Alaska.

Native Youth Olympics, Peninsula Winter Games schedules

Friday■ 5:45 p.m. Opening Ceremony■ 6 p.m. Scissor broad jump (juniors) and one-hand reach (seniors)■ 7:30 p.m. Alaskan high kickSaturday■ 8 a.m. Coaches meeting■ 8:30… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2015

ALICE training reaches school parents, staff

Training for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s new intruder response procedure has now reached parents and educators.Kenai police Sgt. Jay Sjogren presented on ALICE… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2015
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Soldotna’s Davis ready for X Games competition

To be the best means to train with the best.For the last four years Soldotna professional snowmachiner Cory Davis has lived by that motto as… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2015
  • By DAN BALMER

Walker: Nothing off the table in Alaska budget talks

JUNEAU — Nothing will be off the table as the state cuts spending to reduce projected multibillion-dollar budget deficits, Gov. Bill Walker said.In an interview… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2015
  • By Becky Bohrer

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

Around Campus: Traditional Irish music comes to KPC

The public is invited to come and enjoy an evening of traditional Irish music and folklore at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan.22 at KPC’s Kenai… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2015
  • By Suzie Kendrick
  • Schools

Kenai Peninsula Borough to consider potential ban on marijuana cultivation

Marijuana advocates are planning to fill Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting for the introduction of an ordinance that, if enacted, would be put to… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2015
  • By DAN BALMER

4 Nikiski staff members put on administrative leave

Two administrators and two teachers have been placed on paid administrative leave from Nikiski Middle-High School following allegations from a group of parents of inappropriate… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2015
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Alaska lawmakers will scrutinize budget, pot and Medicaid

JUNEAU, Alaska — There’s big question as the Legislature convenes Tuesday: How low will oil prices go?Plunging prices have contributed to massive budget deficits that… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2015
  • By Becky Bohrer

Alaska faces lean budget times as oil prices fall

JUNEAU, Alaska — After years of being flush with oil money, Alaska now faces drastic budget cuts and having to dip into well-stocked savings to… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2015
  • By Becky Bohrer

Cooper Landing squatter gets a year on firearms violations

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A squatter described by prosecutors as a “parasitic presence” in his Kenai Peninsula community will serve a year in a federal prison… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2015

Assembly to request trooper post in Nikiski

In response to the rise of property crime in Nikiski last fall, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will vote on a resolution Tuesday to ask… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2015
  • By DAN BALMER

Legislator seeks delay in marijuana-concentrates regulations

JUNEAU — A Homer legislator has proposed delaying regulations for marijuana concentrates to allow officials to focus this year on rules for the sale and… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2015
  • By Becky Bohrer

Chenault questions the process for Fish and Game finalists

JUNEAU — House Speaker Mike Chenault on Friday questioned the nominating process for Fish and Game commissioner and the treatment of finalist Roland Maw by… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2015
  • By Becky Bohrer
Contributed photo by Jack Blackwell This aerial photo of the River Ranch property, the large cleared area near the center of the frame, shows the area being considered for changes and a potential access area to the Kenai River along Funny River Road.

River Ranch in Funny River considered for upgrades

Editor's note: A previous version of this story listed the River Ranch property as being homesteaded by Eugene and Della Hansen. It was not. Glen… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2015
  • By Rashah McChesney
Contributed photo by Jack Blackwell This aerial photo of the River Ranch property, the large cleared area near the center of the frame, shows the area being considered for changes and a potential access area to the Kenai River along Funny River Road.

Soldotna man caught on camera in theft, pleads guilty

Four months after two people, on two consecutive days, broke into Kalifornsky resident Michael Stinnet’s shop off Gas Well Road, he still hasn’t gotten most… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2015
  • By DAN BALMER

Thomas, Cashen named deputy state labor commissioners

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Joe Thomas, a former Democratic state senator from Fairbanks, has been named a deputy commissioner of the state labor department. Thomas’… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2015