Photo courtesy Jim Landess Sterling resident Jim Landess kneels next to the 9-foot brown bear he killed after it attempted to break into his house on July 7.

Brown bear killed at Sterling residence

A Sterling man killed a 9-foot brown bear with a pistol after the bear attempted to break into his home multiple times in the early… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo courtesy Jim Landess Sterling resident Jim Landess kneels next to the 9-foot brown bear he killed after it attempted to break into his house on July 7.

States told to find way to clear Medicaid backlog

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A half-dozen states with backlogs for Medicaid enrollees were facing a federal deadline Monday to create plans for getting those low-income residents… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2014
  • By JUDY LIN

First oil spill response drill planned near Nome

NOME (AP) — An oil spill response drill is set to take place at Port Clarence northwest of Nome on Wednesday in a region where… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2014
  • By Associated Press
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Melody Newberry shows off her minature poodle Shadow's teeth as she waits to show him during the Kenai Kennel Club's annual dog show Friday July 11, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Weekend dog show draws competitors from Alaska, Lower 48

A little drizzle didn’t seem to dampen any of the dogs’ spirits Thursday morning as they, lead by their handlers, took turns jumping, weaving, scooting… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Melody Newberry shows off her minature poodle Shadow's teeth as she waits to show him during the Kenai Kennel Club's annual dog show Friday July 11, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Kodiak High works with NASA on temblor project

KODIAK, Alaska — A global initiative led by NASA to develop ways to better predict earthquakes will soon get legs in Kodiak. And some of… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2014
  • By PETER J MLADINEO

Juneau E-cigarette users face new but familiar rule

JUNEAU, Alaska — Juneau resident Todd Mace picked up electronic cigarette use about a year ago as a healthier option while he tried to kick… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2014
  • By KATIE MORITZ

Alaska State Archives temporarily closed

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Beginning Monday and lasting through Aug. 25, the Alaska State Archives Research Room will be closed and research services limited to… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2014
  • By Associated Press

Former Alaskan accused in Texas murders

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife’s family, including four children, in Texas this week is a graduate… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2014
  • By Associated Press

House chairman: $3.7B border request ‘too much’

WASHINGTON — A key Republican said Friday that President Barack Obama’s multibillion-dollar emergency request for the border is too big to get through the House,… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2014
  • By ERICA WERNER

Kenai looks to align e-cigarettes with smoking regulations

Steven Mapes used to smoke three packs of cigarettes a day. But, he hasn’t had one since he switched to vaporized nicotine about a year… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

State to share cost in North Pole water contamination fix

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska is agreeing to share the preliminary costs to explore a water-system expansion in North Pole, where a… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2014

Strong, early sockeye returns highlight salmon season

The Bristol Bay sockeye run continues to exceed expectations. Prior to the season, the Alaska Department Fish and Game forecast was for a sockeye run… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2014
  • By ELWOOD BREHMER
Photo: Fish on!

Photo: Fish on!

Monet Barbee talks to Joe Henn who is filleting her first fish of the season. The two came from Wasilla and caught four Red salmon… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo: Fish on!

Soldotna’s airport continues to expand

After strong years of expansion, rehabilitation and construction projects the Soldotna is planning to devise a new list of improvements for its airport. This summer,… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Water encroaches on a horse barn Wedneday July 2, 2014 on Buoy Avenue near the Kalifonsky Meadow Subdivision in Kenai, Alaska. Several homes in the neighborhood have been struggling with groundwater flooding issues since October 2013. ,Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Water encroaches on a horse barn Wedneday July 2, 2014 on Buoy Avenue near the Kalifonsky Meadow Subdivision in Kenai, Alaska. Several homes in the neighborhood have been struggling with groundwater flooding issues since October 2013.

Borough threatened with lawsuit due to K-Beach Flood

An Anchorage-based attorney sent a letter dated June 27 on behalf of his Kalifornsky Beach Road area client threatening a lawsuit if the Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Water encroaches on a horse barn Wedneday July 2, 2014 on Buoy Avenue near the Kalifonsky Meadow Subdivision in Kenai, Alaska. Several homes in the neighborhood have been struggling with groundwater flooding issues since October 2013. ,Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Water encroaches on a horse barn Wedneday July 2, 2014 on Buoy Avenue near the Kalifonsky Meadow Subdivision in Kenai, Alaska. Several homes in the neighborhood have been struggling with groundwater flooding issues since October 2013.
Family holding out hope as search continues

Family holding out hope as search continues

Lanell Adams misses her best friend. She misses making funny faces with her two nieces when they talked via Skype and would do anything to… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Family holding out hope as search continues

State wants mediation over Medicaid billing system

JUNEAU — The state of Alaska has requested mediation over what it considers a failure by the vendor Xerox Corp. to address problems with Alaska’s… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Alaska lawmakers approve $500K furniture budget

ANCHORAGE (AP) — An Alaska state House-Senate committee has approved a $500,000 budget for new furniture at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office that is being… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2014
  • By Associated Press

Kenai’s personal use dip-net fishery officially open

Since the opening of the Kenai River king salmon fishery eight days ago, fishing has been consistently slow, said assistant area management biologist for the… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Dawson Herrick, 19, weaves line onto a dipnet at Mike's Welding Wednesday July 9, in Sterling, Alaska.

Get your dipnet in the water

With the opening of the Kenai River personal-use fishery today, for the next three weeks thousands of Alaskans armed with dipnets will be looking to… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Dawson Herrick, 19, weaves line onto a dipnet at Mike's Welding Wednesday July 9, in Sterling, Alaska.