Alaska Republican U.S. Senate candidates Joe Miller left, Dan Sullivan, middle, and Mead Teadwell greet before a live televised debate Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska. Thousands of miles from the U.S-Mexico border, the major Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Alaska clashed on immigration in a televised debate. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Alaska GOP candidates clash on immigration

ANCHORAGE — Thousands of miles from the U.S-Mexico border, three Republicans vying for their party’s nomination for U.S. Senate in Alaska clashed on immigration Sunday… Continue reading

  • Aug 11, 2014
  • By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and BECKY BOHRER
Alaska Republican U.S. Senate candidates Joe Miller left, Dan Sullivan, middle, and Mead Teadwell greet before a live televised debate Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska. Thousands of miles from the U.S-Mexico border, the major Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Alaska clashed on immigration in a televised debate. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough is re-evaluating its plan to demolish a portion of the Nikiski Community Recreation Center, which has sat vacant for most of the past 10 years. Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion

Demo delayed

The north wing of the old Nikiski Elementary School will stand for at least one more winter.The Kenai Peninsula Borough recently completed additional analysis of… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
The Kenai Peninsula Borough is re-evaluating its plan to demolish a portion of the Nikiski Community Recreation Center, which has sat vacant for most of the past 10 years. Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Mandy Leslie of Anchorage beers with her brother Zack Leslie of Kenai at the Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival Saturday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Mandy Leslie said her favorite beer was the 12 Quadruple beer from the 49th State Brewing Company, which won as the people's choice for top beer. More than 15 breweries from all around the state participated in the festival, a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Soldotna with benefits going to local rotary projects.

Cheers for beer

Hundreds of craft beer enthusiasts came together to sample micro-brews from throughout the state Saturday at the fourth annual Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival in Soldotna.With… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Mandy Leslie of Anchorage beers with her brother Zack Leslie of Kenai at the Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival Saturday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Mandy Leslie said her favorite beer was the 12 Quadruple beer from the 49th State Brewing Company, which won as the people's choice for top beer. More than 15 breweries from all around the state participated in the festival, a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Soldotna with benefits going to local rotary projects.
Restricted from playing outside, displaced Palestinian children play indoors in a high-rise building where their families had rented flats for them to live, after leaving their homes due to the unrest, in Gaza City, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire proposal

CAIRO — Israel and the Hamas militant group accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal Sunday, clearing the way for the resumption of talks on a long-term… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2014
  • By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH
Restricted from playing outside, displaced Palestinian children play indoors in a high-rise building where their families had rented flats for them to live, after leaving their homes due to the unrest, in Gaza City, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Preston Bicknell works on the dishes at mothers house, Saturday, August 9, 2014, in Soldotna, Alaska. His mother Traci Bicknell said it is a chore he is having trouble learning.

Not alone

For parents of kids with special needs, running to various doctor appointments, activities and just completing everyday errands leaves little time for moms and dads… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Preston Bicknell works on the dishes at mothers house, Saturday, August 9, 2014, in Soldotna, Alaska. His mother Traci Bicknell said it is a chore he is having trouble learning.

Board bumps a new schools for K-Selo to No. 1

A new building for Kachemak Selo school has knocked Kenai Middle School asbestos removal and office remodel project out of the No. 1 spot on… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Alaska Supreme Court reverses food-tax referendum decision

In a decision that clarifies the rights of Alaska citizens to change law by initiative and referendum, the Alaska Supreme Court on Friday said the… Continue reading

Artist turns fish ear bones into jewelry

JUNEAU — A local artist’s work allows you to wear fish ears on your ears.Sandy Darnell, a retired commercial fisherwoman, continued her love of fishing… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2014
  • By ALLIE NIELSON
The League of Women Voters of the Central Kenai Peninsula lined up for the Soldotna Progress Days parade on July 26. Photo courtesy League of Women Voters.

League of Women Voters to host forum

The League of Women Voters of the Central Kenai Peninsula’s next endeavor is sponsoring a forum on SB21. The forum will be held Thursday evening… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2014
The League of Women Voters of the Central Kenai Peninsula lined up for the Soldotna Progress Days parade on July 26. Photo courtesy League of Women Voters.

The fishing experience

As a writer of outdoor articles for several years, I’ve dabbled at many different kinds of fishing. While you might suppose that the fishing I… Continue reading

[Photo] Off to the races

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  • Aug 7, 2014
  • By By KELLY SULLIVAN

State salmon harvest surpasses 104 million as season winds down

The statewide commercial salmon catch has topped 100 million fish.Through Aug. 5, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, or ADFG, estimated that commercial fishermen… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2014
  • By Molly Dischner

Judge orders environmental assessment for observer program

A federal judge ordered the National Marine Fisheries Service to prepare a supplemental environmental assessment for the revised marine observer program that was implemented in… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2014
  • By Molly Dischner

Second Binkley Street roundabout now open

The second in the series of three roundabouts constructed on Binkley Street in Soldotna is now open. The intersection of Redoubt Avenue and Binkley has… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

LNG review board holds first meeting

Despite fears that their voices would not be heard, at least one borough mayor returned from the inaugural meeting of the Municipal Advisory Gas Project… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Micciche, Treider face off for Senate District O

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of stories looking at area candidates for the Alaska Legislature. The battle for Senate District O… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER and RASHAH McCHESNEY

Taste and See…

Have you ever read a passage in scripture and wondered what God meant when he wrote it? I love to read from the book of… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2014
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Randy Dayton, of Idaho, pulls his line in to release a pink salmon Wednesday August 6, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska. The pink salmon run has been strong in 2014 and many anglers have reported difficulty in catching other species of fish due to the volume of pinks in the Kenai River.

Whether they like it or not, anglers catch plenty of pink salmon

Randy Dayton landed 33 pink salmon in an hour and a half as he flipped for red salmon at Centennial Park in Soldotna. During the… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Randy Dayton, of Idaho, pulls his line in to release a pink salmon Wednesday August 6, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska. The pink salmon run has been strong in 2014 and many anglers have reported difficulty in catching other species of fish due to the volume of pinks in the Kenai River.

Pinks impossible not to catch

Pinks Pink fishing is excellent right now on both rivers, said assistant area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Jason Pawluk.… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion A firefighter lights a pile of hay with a flare at the beginning of a Central Emergency Services training drill Wednesday August 6, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska. Crews spent the day in training drills in a new CES facility off of Arc Loop Road.

Taking the heat, learning the fire

In a gravel lot on Arc Loop road, four men with nearly a century of firefighting experience among them, stood hunched over in the noon… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion A firefighter lights a pile of hay with a flare at the beginning of a Central Emergency Services training drill Wednesday August 6, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska. Crews spent the day in training drills in a new CES facility off of Arc Loop Road.