Members and staff of the Alaska Board of Fisheries meet in Soldotna Feb. 16, 1999. The 1999 meeting was the last time the full board met on the central Kenai Peninsula to address upper Cook Inlet fisheries. (Clarion file photo)

Kenai Peninsula hopes to host Board of Fish meetings

Municipalities across the Kenai Peninsula are slated to consider asking the Alaska Board of Fisheries hold the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meetings on the… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Members and staff of the Alaska Board of Fisheries meet in Soldotna Feb. 16, 1999. The 1999 meeting was the last time the full board met on the central Kenai Peninsula to address upper Cook Inlet fisheries. (Clarion file photo)

APOC complaints filed over Kenai River Classic participation, gifts

Complaints have been filed against three state officials for taking gifts for themselves or their families in relation to an annual Kenai River fishing event.The… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2014
  • By Molly Dischner

Alaska voters reject repeal of 2013 petroleum tax

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska voters have retained a new petroleum production tax system that offers hope of increased investment and jobs but drew criticism… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2014
  • By Dan Joling
Candlelight vigil holds hope for Adam's family

Candlelight vigil holds hope for Adam’s family

With almost three months having passed since Rebecca Adam’s family of four mysteriously disappeared from their home in Kenai a candlelight vigil was held last… Continue reading

Candlelight vigil holds hope for Adam's family

Sow it! Grow it! Show it! Another Great Kenai Peninsula Fair

Once again wet weather plagued the Kenai Peninsula Fair in Ninilchik, but it didn’t hinder bidders from paying record prices at the 4-H Junior Market… Continue reading

Military and local kids go fishing thanks to KRS and Kenai River Foundation

Military and local kids go fishing thanks to KRS and Kenai River Foundation

Back to back events August 13th & 14th saw over 150 kids fishing with professional guides on the Kenai River. First was the 8th Annual… Continue reading

Military and local kids go fishing thanks to KRS and Kenai River Foundation
Golden Anniversaries for KP Borough School District & Kenai Peninsula College

Golden Anniversaries for KP Borough School District & Kenai Peninsula College

Three very important community institutions celebrated collectively their golden anniversaries Thursday, August 14th at the Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) Kenai River campus. The Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

Golden Anniversaries for KP Borough School District & Kenai Peninsula College
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Nikiski resident Rocky Knudsen, a Democrat, listens to a question from the audience at the State Legislature candidate forum Tuesday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Knudsen is running for the District 29 House of Representatives seat in the Nov. 4 general election.

House candidates discuss issues

Jobs for Alaskans, funding for education and improving health care were topics that resonated with five candidates vying for three seats in the state House… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Nikiski resident Rocky Knudsen, a Democrat, listens to a question from the audience at the State Legislature candidate forum Tuesday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Knudsen is running for the District 29 House of Representatives seat in the Nov. 4 general election.

Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

Three conservation groups filed a lawsuit Friday against the U.S. Forest Service in another attempt to stop the controversial Big Thorne timber sale.The Big Thorne… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2014
  • By KATIE MORITZ

Soldotna purchases police vehicles for long-term fleet plan

The city of Soldotna purchased two police interceptors for its fleet. The Ford Explorer Police Vehicles were purchased in alignment with a long-term plan to… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Seafood industry, delegation seek Russian import ban

The United States seafood industry is pushing for Russia to end its import ban on food from several countries including the U.S., but if it… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2014
  • By Molly Dischner

Almanac predicts a nasty winter

LEWISTON, Maine — The folks at the Farmers’ Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2014
  • By By DAVID SHARP
Steve Attleson and Natasha Huestis christen the Sanoah, a 56-foot landing craft, Sunday in Homer. The Sanoah was named for Huestis' 4-month-old daughter who died in a mudslide near Oso, Washington on March 22.

Sanoah: Vessel christening in Homer honors Washington mudslide victims, rescuers

A few months ago, a major event changed Natasha Huestis’ life. On March 22, a mudslide near Oso, Washington, claimed the lives of Huestis’ daughter… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Steve Attleson and Natasha Huestis christen the Sanoah, a 56-foot landing craft, Sunday in Homer. The Sanoah was named for Huestis' 4-month-old daughter who died in a mudslide near Oso, Washington on March 22.
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Fish On Wasilla resident Tina Clifford pulls up a pink salmon from the Kenai River at Swiftwater Creek Campground Sunday. Clifford, who is on a 10-day camping trip with friends, said she has also caught and released a couple silver salmon.
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Fish On Wasilla resident Tina Clifford pulls up a pink salmon from the Kenai River at Swiftwater Creek Campground Sunday. Clifford, who is on a 10-day camping trip with friends, said she has also caught and released a couple silver salmon.

Public meeting to discuss brown bear hunting closure scheduled

The United States Fish & Wildlife Service will hold a public meeting on Wednesday at the Soldotna Sports Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road from 6-9… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2014
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Wood and ceramic bowls donated to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank for the Soup Supper and Auction on Aug. 23 at Kenai Central High School. Members of the Kenai Potter's Guild made 230 bowls for attendees of the fundraiser, which brings in nearly one-fifth of the food banks revenue for the year.

Potter’s guild renews sublease with art guild

The Kenai Potter’s Guild has renewed a sublease with the Peninsula Art Guild that will keep the potter’s group in the Kenai Fine Arts Center… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Wood and ceramic bowls donated to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank for the Soup Supper and Auction on Aug. 23 at Kenai Central High School. Members of the Kenai Potter's Guild made 230 bowls for attendees of the fundraiser, which brings in nearly one-fifth of the food banks revenue for the year.

Soldotna woman awakes to house fire

A Soldotna woman who fell asleep while cooking woke up to her house on fire shortly after midnight Monday.Central Emergency Services responded to a residential… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Board of Fish 2014-15 agenda to include Cook Inlet clams, felt-sole boots

Cook Inlet razor clams are among the items on the Board of Fisheries menu this year.Fishermen and other stakeholders are asking the board to consider… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2014
  • By Molly Dischner

Soldotna woman awakes to house fire

A Soldotna woman who fell asleep while cooking woke up to her house on fire shortly after midnight Monday. Central Emergency Services responded to a… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Rocket with Army weapon explodes after launch

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A rocket carrying an experimental Army strike weapon exploded early Monday after taking off from a launch pad in Alaska, the… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2014