Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe offers nostalgic items from the past, present & future for the Holidays

Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe offers nostalgic items from the past, present & future for the Holidays

While the Holiday’s for children are a time of excitement and anticipation, wishes and imagination, for adults amongst all the hustle and bustle and shopping… Continue reading

Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe offers nostalgic items from the past, present & future for the Holidays
Shopping locally pays dividends to Boys & Girls Clubs

Shopping locally pays dividends to Boys & Girls Clubs

On the heels of a very successful Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula fund raising gala, Stanley Ford marketing director John Wade, last… Continue reading

Shopping locally pays dividends to Boys & Girls Clubs
Hilcorp employees treat Kenai Seniors to pre-Thanksgiving dinner

Hilcorp employees treat Kenai Seniors to pre-Thanksgiving dinner

Over two decades ago Unocal began a tradition of honoring Kenai seniors and retirees with a Pre-Thanksgiving dinner at the Kenai Senior Center. When Unocal… Continue reading

Hilcorp employees treat Kenai Seniors to pre-Thanksgiving dinner

Man indicted for burglary of Nikiski home

An Anchorage man was indicted Monday on 10 charges of alleged theft and burglary of a Nikiski home last month. Michael Stanford, 38, was arraigned… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Ryan Buchanan, 7, gets a tow from Soldotna Parks and Recreation employee Trevor Baldwin during a power hockey class on Tuesday Dec. 2, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska. Buchanan was the only student who attended the class and got a private lesson for the evening.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Ryan Buchanan, 7, gets a tow from Soldotna Parks and Recreation employee Trevor Baldwin during a power hockey class on Tuesday Dec. 2, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska. Buchanan was the only student who attended the class and got a private lesson for the evening.

KPBSD board members quizz Chenault over next session

Kenai Peninsula Board of Education members sat down with Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, to ask him about the upcoming legislative session — set to convene… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Changes on the horizon for school district healthcare plans

As structural changes to health care insurance delivery continue to roll out under the Affordable Health Care Act implementation, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Concerns raised about marijuana law

FAIRBANKS (AP) — Alaska Native municipal leaders are worried that a state law legalizing recreational use of marijuana could lead to more substance abuse and… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2014

Another year of halibut quota cuts on the table

Pacific halibut fishermen could have a reduced catch next year if the International Pacific Halibut Commission opts to go with the “blue-line” projection released Dec.… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2014
  • By Molly Dischner
AP Photo/Peninsula Clarion, Rashah McChesney  Central Emergency Services firefighter Terry Bookey laughs as his crew are showered with foam while fighting the Funny River Horse Trail wildfire Sunday May 25, 2014 in the Funny River community in Soldotna, Alaska. Several firefighting crews have been working to keep the 156,041 acre wildfire from encroaching into the more than 1,000 homes  in Funny River which was evacuated Sunday afternoon.

Leaving Funny River

 With just a few minutes notice, families in Funny River were evacuated Sunday afternoon as firefighters fought to contain the 156,041 acre wildfire that lit… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI and RASHAH MCCHESNEY
AP Photo/Peninsula Clarion, Rashah McChesney  Central Emergency Services firefighter Terry Bookey laughs as his crew are showered with foam while fighting the Funny River Horse Trail wildfire Sunday May 25, 2014 in the Funny River community in Soldotna, Alaska. Several firefighting crews have been working to keep the 156,041 acre wildfire from encroaching into the more than 1,000 homes  in Funny River which was evacuated Sunday afternoon.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Josh Thompson, firefighter with Central Emergency Services on the Kenai Peninsula, throws brush into a fire along Funny River Road Thursday May 22, 2014 as the group works to control the burning Funny River wildfire which has consumed more than 63,000 acres of Kenai National Wildlife Refuge land.

Residents prepare to leave as Funny River fire grows swiftly

One by one, planes arrived Thursday to fight the Funny River Horse Trail wildfire that inched closer to homes in Kasilof. As the threat looms,… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2014
  • By RASHAH MCCHESNEY and DAN BALMER
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Josh Thompson, firefighter with Central Emergency Services on the Kenai Peninsula, throws brush into a fire along Funny River Road Thursday May 22, 2014 as the group works to control the burning Funny River wildfire which has consumed more than 63,000 acres of Kenai National Wildlife Refuge land.
This Division of Forestry photo shows smoke from the Funny River Horse Trail fire Monday evening.

Fire grows near Funny River Road

Updated at 9:35 a.m. on Tuesday A fire that began Monday on Funny River Road has burned more than seven miles of wildland south to… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2014
This Division of Forestry photo shows smoke from the Funny River Horse Trail fire Monday evening.
Alexandra West

Skyview grad earns patent for fish waste disposal system

Fishing has always been a favorite pastime of Alaskans, and now, thanks to a former Kenai Peninsula resident, it can be done more safely. Alexandra… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2014
  • By IAN FOLEY
Alexandra West

Walker names health, acting Fish and Game commissioners

JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker on Monday announced Valerie Davidson as the new state health commissioner, calling her knowledgeable and passionate about expanding Medicaid in… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion This culvert that drains retention water into the Cook Inlet (pictured Monday) is located on the 1.84-acre borough owned property at Mile 12.1 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The borough assembly postponed an ordinance that would have deeded the property to Paula and Timothy Keohane in exchange for 4.3-acres on Karluk Avenue to be used for drainage purposes.

Borough postpones K-beach land swap to address flooding

Efforts to mitigate flooding in the Kalifornsky Beach area have been put on hold while the Kenai Peninsula Borough re-evaluates a proposed land exchange with… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion This culvert that drains retention water into the Cook Inlet (pictured Monday) is located on the 1.84-acre borough owned property at Mile 12.1 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The borough assembly postponed an ordinance that would have deeded the property to Paula and Timothy Keohane in exchange for 4.3-acres on Karluk Avenue to be used for drainage purposes.

Pregnant woman involved in car crash

Snowy conditions attributed to a car crash on the Kenai Spur Highway Monday that sent a pregnant woman in the hospital.Kenai Police and Fire departments… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Bill Walker, center, is sworn in as Alaska's new governor as Alaska Supreme Court Justice Daniel Winfree, left, administers the oath of office on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in Juneau, Alaska. Also pictured at right is Walker's wife, Donna. The Bible on which Walker took his oath has been in his family since the 1800s, according to his spokeswoman. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Walker takes office

JUNEAU — In his first speech after taking office, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said his administration would begin work immediately to expand Medicaid in the… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer
Bill Walker, center, is sworn in as Alaska's new governor as Alaska Supreme Court Justice Daniel Winfree, left, administers the oath of office on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in Juneau, Alaska. Also pictured at right is Walker's wife, Donna. The Bible on which Walker took his oath has been in his family since the 1800s, according to his spokeswoman. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

First day for Dusek as interim superintendent

Monday’s Board of Education meeting marked the start of Sean Dusek’s role as Interim School District Superintendent. “I have talked more (tonight) than I have… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Business news

■ The Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will host a joint meeting at noon on Wednesday at the Kenai Visitor Center. Superintendent Sean Dusek… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2014

Pregnant woman involved in car crash

Snowy conditions contributed to a car crash on the Kenai Spur Highway Monday that landed a pregnant woman in the hospital. Kenai Police and Fire… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER