Weird weather forces
recess habits to change

Weird weather forces recess habits to change

With unusual weather this winter including freezing rain and hardly any snow, some elementary schools around the Kenai Peninsula have had to occasionally adjust their… Continue reading

Weird weather forces
recess habits to change

BlueCrest to partner with WesPac for Anchor Point natural gas

A Texas-based company focused on developing oil resources in the Cook Inlet on Thursday announced plans to partner with California-based WesPac Midstream LLC., to develop… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2015
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Mark Wackler, a guide with Fishology Alaska and Vice President of the Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Trout Unlimited shows an audience how to make a flesh-patterned fly on Tuesday Jan. 6, 2014 at the Main Street Tap & Grill in Kenai, Alaska.

Bar Flies

The evolution of a fly fisherman and the process of learning how to lure a fish invariably seems to include fly tying. For some, that… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2015
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Mark Wackler, a guide with Fishology Alaska and Vice President of the Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Trout Unlimited shows an audience how to make a flesh-patterned fly on Tuesday Jan. 6, 2014 at the Main Street Tap & Grill in Kenai, Alaska.

Judge evicts former TV reporter, pot activist from buildin

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The rules are simple. Get a boat without an engine. And be the first to reach Alaska.Those are the rules for… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2015

Lawmaker’s bill aims to guard Alaska Permanent Fund benefit

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage lawmaker is proposing a constitutional amendment to further protect the Alaska Permanent Fund and the dividend that most Alaskans… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2015
  • By Becky Bohrer
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Research biologist Jim Miller chats with a group about the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's sonar projects on the Kenai River Thursday August 15, 2013 in Kenai, Alaska. Several in the group had questions about the veracity of the department's chinook salmon measuring programs on the Kenai River.

Kenai, Kodiak chinook salmon research a casualty of Walker’s budget cuts

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated. Originally the Kenai River’s juvenile salmon project was scheduled to begin in 2015. After publication the Alaska Department… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2015
  • By DJ SUMMERS
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Research biologist Jim Miller chats with a group about the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's sonar projects on the Kenai River Thursday August 15, 2013 in Kenai, Alaska. Several in the group had questions about the veracity of the department's chinook salmon measuring programs on the Kenai River.

Gas-line group board seeks clarity on confidentiality pacts

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The board of the state corporation expected to be a key player in efforts to advance a major liquefied natural gas… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2015
Derek Stanton A sketch by sculptor Derek Stanton of a wooden animal sculpture to be installed in Kenai's municipal playground. The Kenai city council approved the purchase of the sculptures at their meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 7

Kenai considers animals, wooden and real

Animals, real and figurative, were a recent concern in Kenai. The city will install a series of animal sculptures in its municipal park and continue… Continue reading

Derek Stanton A sketch by sculptor Derek Stanton of a wooden animal sculpture to be installed in Kenai's municipal playground. The Kenai city council approved the purchase of the sculptures at their meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 7
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Alaska LNG project manager Steve Butt talks to a crowd during the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District's Industry Outlook Forum on Wednesday in Kenai, Alaska.

Local politicians speak at Industry Outlook Forum

Speeches from regional politicians opened and closed the 14th annual Kenai Peninsula Industry Outlook forum, held this week in Kenai’s Old Carrs Mall. The forum’s… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Alaska LNG project manager Steve Butt talks to a crowd during the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District's Industry Outlook Forum on Wednesday in Kenai, Alaska.

Gov: Unsustainable for tax breaks to exceed oil tax revenue

JUNEAU — The state is expected to pay about $100 million more in tax credits to oil and gas producers than it receives in production… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2015
  • By Becky Bohrer

Borough economy has pros; cons

The state of the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s economy, with regards to job growth, wages and housing, has both positive and negative aspects, according to the… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2015
  • By IAN FOLEY

Mayor seeks to return borough oil and gas liaision position

With the anticipation of a liquid natural gas pipeline terminus in Nikiski, the Kenai Peninsula has the potential to see its largest economic impact ever.… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2015
  • By DAN BALMER
Miss Alaska Collegiate visits Kenai Seniors New Year's Eve

Miss Alaska Collegiate visits Kenai Seniors New Year’s Eve

The smiles were broad and appreciation sincere as Kenai senior citizens shared their News Year’s Eve luncheon with hometown beauty queen, the new reigning Miss… Continue reading

Miss Alaska Collegiate visits Kenai Seniors New Year's Eve
Skyview grad comes home for Holidays a U.S. Marine

Skyview grad comes home for Holidays a U.S. Marine

Chad Harley was one of the final classmen to graduate from Skyview High School in the spring of 2014. Harley returned to spend the holidays… Continue reading

Skyview grad comes home for Holidays a U.S. Marine
VFW Post #10046 reaches out to more Vets

VFW Post #10046 reaches out to more Vets

Alaska Rep. Don Young once told a gathering in Kenai that we don’t need a Veteran’s Day. We need 365 Veteran’s Days every year so… Continue reading

VFW Post #10046 reaches out to more Vets
New Year's Day brings new owners to Kenai Vision Center

New Year’s Day brings new owners to Kenai Vision Center

While December 31st was the final day in history for the year 2014, it was also the last day that Dennis Swarner, OD and Robert… Continue reading

New Year's Day brings new owners to Kenai Vision Center

Home-rule, finances on Soldotna council docket for 2015

The Soldotna City Council is headed into the 2015 year with financial uncertainties and pending legislative changes. Council members agree their priorities and concentration will… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2015
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Assembly starts health care discussion

For its first meeting of 2015 on Tuesday, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly put into practice new legislative procedures to help improve efficiency and discussed… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2015
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Nearly 100 people gathered for dinner and to hear Alaska LNG project manager Steve Butt speak during the first day of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District's Industry Outlook forum. The second and final day of the forum will feature speakers from area utilities, Alaska's Department of Natural Resources, Cook Inlet gas producers and explorers, local legislators and economists at the Old Carrs Mall in Kenai, Alaska.

Contributing to a healthy economy

The impact that the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s Dena’ina Wellness Center has had on the tribe and the Kenai Peninsula community was described at the Industry… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2015
  • By IAN FOLEY
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Nearly 100 people gathered for dinner and to hear Alaska LNG project manager Steve Butt speak during the first day of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District's Industry Outlook forum. The second and final day of the forum will feature speakers from area utilities, Alaska's Department of Natural Resources, Cook Inlet gas producers and explorers, local legislators and economists at the Old Carrs Mall in Kenai, Alaska.

Three arrested in theft of log splitter

Three men were arrested near Kasilof on Jan. 2, hours after a man reported a theft from his property, which had been witnessed by his… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2015
  • By DAN BALMER