Former Nikiski music teacher arrested by Alaska State Troopers

Editor's note: This breaking news story will be updated as we receive more information. Check back for updates.  The Alaska State Troopers have arrested former… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

More details released in Buccaneer bankruptcy

Buccaneer Energy, an independent Cook Inlet explorer with high hopes but skimpy resources, saw those hopes come crashing down May 31. The company filed for… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2014
  • By TIM BRADNER and ELWOOD BREHMER

Judge rules for ADFG in lawsuit over 2013 Cook Inlet salmon management

ANCHORAGE — A state judge ruled in favor of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in the lawsuit regarding the 2013 Cook Inlet salmon… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2014
  • By Molly Dischner

Bearup enters brorough mayor race

Tom Bearup, a former Soldotna mayor, announced he is running for Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor.Standing in front of a banner with the slogan “The People’s… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2014
  • By Staff Report

Kenai raises mill rate

After a failed attempt by Kenai City Council member Brian Gabriel to slash more than $300,000 from the budget to avoid a mill rate increase,… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Kenai sockeye and lakes the best options

Editor's note: This fishing report has been corrected to reflect the area in the Kenai River where rainbow trout fishing is legal.  Kings Fishing this… Continue reading

Visiting farm worker beaten in East End Road attack

Two apparently drunk men beat up and robbed a New York visitor in an attack Wednesday afternoon near Mile 21 East End Road. The assailants… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2014
  • By MICHAEL ARMSTRONG Morris News Service-Alaska

Assembly tweaks, passes borough budget

The fiscal year 2015 annual budget balancing act finished the season with a unanimous passing vote.But before its passage, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly discussed… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Alaska village sues feds to open road in refuge

ANCHORAGE — An Alaska village sued the U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday after it rejected a road through a national wildlife refuge that could improve… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2014
  • By Dan Joling

Man dies in refrigeration leak on fishing boat

KODIAK — Police in Kodiak say an Everett, Washington, man has died following a refrigeration leak aboard a fishing boat.The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports the… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2014
  • By Associated Press
Brian Duran, 14, of Comayagua, Honduras collects his line-dried laundry at the Senda de Vida migrant shelter in Reynosa, Mexico,  June 3, 2014. Duran traveled alone to the U.S.-Mexico border and hopes to soon become one of the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children to enter the United States since Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Sherman)

Child migrants driven to US by violence, poverty

REYNOSA, Mexico — Before 14-year-old Brian Duran set out from central Honduras in mid-April, he heard that child migrants who turned themselves in to the… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2014
  • By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and ALICIA A. CALDWELL
Brian Duran, 14, of Comayagua, Honduras collects his line-dried laundry at the Senda de Vida migrant shelter in Reynosa, Mexico,  June 3, 2014. Duran traveled alone to the U.S.-Mexico border and hopes to soon become one of the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children to enter the United States since Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Sherman)
Roping, Riding & Racing at Soldotna Rodeo Grounds

Roping, Riding & Racing at Soldotna Rodeo Grounds

The Soldotna Equestrian Association (SEA) was one of the first organizations to step up and offer an evacuation plan for Funny River livestock. While preparing… Continue reading

Roping, Riding & Racing at Soldotna Rodeo Grounds
KVCC Summer Art show features Homesteader James Evenson

KVCC Summer Art show features Homesteader James Evenson

The 2014 Summer Art Show at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center had its well-attended gala opening May 23rd. The solo artist exhibit… Continue reading

KVCC Summer Art show features Homesteader James Evenson
A memorable Memorial Day

A memorable Memorial Day

As over 700 firefighters put themselves in harm’s way to stay off one of the largest wild fires on the Kenai Peninsula in recent history,… Continue reading

A memorable Memorial Day
Photo by Brian Smith/Peninsula Clarion The Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack up rig, seen here in early April at the Cosmopolitan site near Anchor Point, has spudded its first well nine months after it arrived in Cook Inlet from Singapore in mid-August 2012. Buccaneer said it would drill to a depth of 8,000 feet to test for oil and gas on the site. Drilling is expected to take 45 days.

Buccaneer files for bankruptcy

Buccaneer Energy, an independent Cook Inlet explorer with high hopes but skimpy resources, saw those hopes come crashing down May 31. The company filed for… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2014
  • By Tim Bradner
Photo by Brian Smith/Peninsula Clarion The Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack up rig, seen here in early April at the Cosmopolitan site near Anchor Point, has spudded its first well nine months after it arrived in Cook Inlet from Singapore in mid-August 2012. Buccaneer said it would drill to a depth of 8,000 feet to test for oil and gas on the site. Drilling is expected to take 45 days.

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  • Jun 3, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Active Alaskan volcano has low-level eruption

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Volcano Observatory spokesmen say a low-level eruption of a volcano about 625 miles southwest of Anchorage is escalating, with pilots… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2014
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion   (left) Megan Kramer and Lauren Bauder laugh while posing as king salmon during the Kenai Watershed Forum's 23rd Annual Kenai River Festival Saturday June 8, 2013 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Firsts for the Kenai River Festival

It will be a year of firsts for the 2014 Kenai River Festival, June 6-8, between the trees at Centennial Park in Soldotna. Centennial Park… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion   (left) Megan Kramer and Lauren Bauder laugh while posing as king salmon during the Kenai Watershed Forum's 23rd Annual Kenai River Festival Saturday June 8, 2013 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Schoolhouse rent

Rent is a common expense for tenants and businesses. Soon some local schools could also be budgeting for it.At a Monday afternoon workshop, the Kenai… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

August primary ballot set

Now that the deadline to file for state office passed Monday, 11 Kenai Peninsula residents will be on the August primary ballot.Kenai Peninsula Borough Assemblyman… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER