City discusses protection for employee sexual orientation in personnel regs

While an ordinance to amend personnel regulations for the City of Kenai was postponed for the second consecutive meeting, the council voted to include protections… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  The Kasilof River Personal Use permit July 19, 2013 in Kasilof, Alaska.

Fish and Game loosens fishing restrictions to slow Kasilof sockeye run

They’ve tried bringing the drift fleet closer to the Kasilof, the commercial setnet fishery was opened early, and now managers are adding newly liberalized personal-use… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  The Kasilof River Personal Use permit July 19, 2013 in Kasilof, Alaska.

Voters to advise assembly on animal control

Voters on Oct. 7 will be asked to advise the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly whether the borough should exercise animal control practices.At recent meetings, citizens… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Shawn Schooley, one of the designers of the new singletrack mountain bike trail at the Tsalteshi Trails Wednesday July 2, 2014 on the Mosquito Trail in Soldotna, Alaska.

Singletrack minds: New trail takes shape at Tsalteshi

Mountain bikers have a new trail to shred on the central Kenai Peninsula. After three weeks of cutting through moss, roots and fallen trees, volunteers… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Shawn Schooley, one of the designers of the new singletrack mountain bike trail at the Tsalteshi Trails Wednesday July 2, 2014 on the Mosquito Trail in Soldotna, Alaska.
This June 2014 photo released by explore.org shows an owl sitting near the site of the explore.org live camera set up in Barrow, Alaska. A high-definition camera on a burrow near the nation's northernmost city is allowing researchers and any bird viewer with an Internet connection an unfettered view into the nesting den of an Arctic snowy owl. (AP Photo/explore.org, Tiffany Sears)

Live cam shows Arctic snowy owl, chicks in nest

ANCHORAGE — A high-definition camera trained on a burrow near the nation’s northernmost city is allowing researchers and any bird viewer with an Internet connection… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2014
  • By Mark Thiessen
This June 2014 photo released by explore.org shows an owl sitting near the site of the explore.org live camera set up in Barrow, Alaska. A high-definition camera on a burrow near the nation's northernmost city is allowing researchers and any bird viewer with an Internet connection an unfettered view into the nesting den of an Arctic snowy owl. (AP Photo/explore.org, Tiffany Sears)

Landing a Kenai king

It was an exciting king salmon opener on the Kenai River for 10-year-old Gavin Fox, of Anchorage who landed a 30-pounder while fishing with his… Continue reading

Just out of sight, an overlooked set of fishing locations

During the fast paced summer salmon runs, access is everything. Anglers want to know where the fish are and occasionally risk a rogue hook just… Continue reading

All about the salmon

Fishing opportunity is picking up on the Kenai Peninsula as salmon runs to area streams continue. Numerous lake and marine water fishing opportunities are also… Continue reading

Kenai puts grant money to use

The Kenai City Council officially appropriated five state capital grants that totaled $4.6 million dollars through five separate ordinances at Wednesday’s meeting. Legislative grants for… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Kenai man arrested on sex abuse charges

Alaska State Troopers arrested a Kenai man in Anchorage on sex abuse charges Tuesday, culminating a two-week investigation by law enforcement. Keith Roscoe Bartman, 30,… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Water encroaches on a horse barn Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 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.

Proposed bed tax draws comments for and against issue

Lodge, hotel, motel and bed and breakfast owners, representatives of interested organizations as well as general members of the public from throughout the Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Concern raised with direction of regulatory board

JUNEAU — A former director of the agency that regulates Alaska’s liquor industry said interference by the state commerce commissioner’s office limited her ability to… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Parnell: Pipeline agreement signed

JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell says an agreement has been signed that allows for the next stage in pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project.Parnell… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer
Fourth of July in Kenai

Fourth of July in Kenai

For America’s 238th birthday on Friday, the Kenai Chamber of Commerce has a variety of activities in store for all ages at the Kenai Fourth… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Fourth of July in Kenai

Newest U.S. Marine Home Town Heroes make us proud

The latest youth from our community, who have stepped up to serve and protect the United States of America, are U.S. Marine PVC Stony Wall… Continue reading

Summer Solstice on the Peninsula... Fun in the liquid sun

Summer Solstice on the Peninsula… Fun in the liquid sun

The longest day of the year might have also been the wettest, cloudiest day of 2014, as a myriad of community events got washed out… Continue reading

Summer Solstice on the Peninsula... Fun in the liquid sun
Kids flock to Kenai ice to "Skate with Nate" and dream big

Kids flock to Kenai ice to “Skate with Nate” and dream big

When Nate Thompson, co-captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning, was three years old his dad took him to a Sea Wolves hockey game and he… Continue reading

Kids flock to Kenai ice to "Skate with Nate" and dream big
Governor Parnell inducts first Hall of Famers to FCS World Series of Baseball

Governor Parnell inducts first Hall of Famers to FCS World Series of Baseball

Just like major league baseball and many minor teams like the Peninsula Oilers the Frontier Community Services (FCS) World Series of Baseball event has created… Continue reading

Governor Parnell inducts first Hall of Famers to FCS World Series of Baseball
Kenai Fjords National Park Ranger John Anderson is shown with Sadie after her rescue from a ledge near a glacier on Monday, June 30, 2014, at Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. (AP Photo/National Park Service, Mark Thompson)

Dog rescued from cliff in Kenai Fjords park

JUNEAU — A ranger at Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska plucked a dog off a cliff ledge near Exit Glacier. Sadie was brought down… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer
Kenai Fjords National Park Ranger John Anderson is shown with Sadie after her rescue from a ledge near a glacier on Monday, June 30, 2014, at Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. (AP Photo/National Park Service, Mark Thompson)