Troopers nab Nikiski man

After evading police for nearly a month, Aaron “AJ” Duvall, of Nikiski, was arrested Friday by Alaska State Troopers. Duvall, who had a $3,000 warrant… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2014
  • By Staff writer

Nikiski man eludes troopers

A three-hour search for a wanted Nikiski man came up empty Wednesday night. Alaska State Troopers received a tip that Aaron James Duvall, 26, was… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Kenai police reignite search for missing family

Kenai Police reignited their search efforts this week for the Kenai missing family of four last seen in May. A search team was assembled and… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

KPBSD site councils weigh-in on cutting costs

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education began budget development this year by asking individual schools how they think the district can cut costs. The… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  A stream of discharge runs down a dirt hill behind a Baker Hughes facility Thursday October 23, 2014 in Nikiski, Alaska. A company spokesperson said the material is cement, but an adjacent property owner whose land has been affected by the runoff said the pungent odor of material left behind indicates otherwise.

Baker Hughes investigated for dumping in Nikiski

If it hadn’t have been for the legal bull moose walking through his property, Chuck Campbell may not have discovered the deepening piles of ashy… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  A stream of discharge runs down a dirt hill behind a Baker Hughes facility Thursday October 23, 2014 in Nikiski, Alaska. A company spokesperson said the material is cement, but an adjacent property owner whose land has been affected by the runoff said the pungent odor of material left behind indicates otherwise.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre talks to a crowd during a borough mayor candidate forum at a Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce joint luncheon Wednesday September 3, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.  Navarre faces two challengers for his position.

Navarre asks citizens to keep an open mind

With the local election in the rear-view mirror, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre is looking to continue the momentum his administration has made and… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre talks to a crowd during a borough mayor candidate forum at a Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce joint luncheon Wednesday September 3, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.  Navarre faces two challengers for his position.

Report: Alaska has largest voting-age Native population in US

When it comes to the voting power of Native populations in the U.S., Alaska comes out on top.Alaska Natives make up 17 percent of Alaska’s… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2014
  • By KATIE MORITZ

EU reaches deal to cut emissions

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2014
  • By By MIKE CORDER

School board starts budget process with question marks

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education is building its 2016 fiscal year budget without knowing what funding is coming from the state and Kenai… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Aurora, Colorado Fire Department Capt. Siegfried Klein talks about the paraphernalia used to make hash oil, a cannabis product, during a presentation to Central Emergency Services firefighters Wednesday October 22, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Firefighters hear explosive dangers of hash oil

Central Kenai Peninsula firefighters received a crash course on a rising problem seen in Colorado since the legalization of marijuana — butane hash oil explosions.… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Aurora, Colorado Fire Department Capt. Siegfried Klein talks about the paraphernalia used to make hash oil, a cannabis product, during a presentation to Central Emergency Services firefighters Wednesday October 22, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Village mental health, public safety takes center stage at conference

ANCHORAGE — Just a few years ago, Julie Roberts-Hyslop’s nephew was “a normal guy.” Then, in May, he shot two Alaska State Troopers at point-blank… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2014
  • By KATIE MORITZ

Striving for efficient government

One constant focus of the Kenai Peninsula Borough administration has been how departments can be more cost efficient in their daily operations.Last week, the borough… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Don Young apologizes for suicide comment

JUNEAU — U.S. Rep. Don Young has apologized after telling students at a high school where a child recently committed suicide that people kill themselves… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada’s Parliament

OTTAWA, Ontario — A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital was shot to death Wednesday, and heavy gunfire then… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2014
  • By JEREMY HAINSWORTH and ROB GILLIES
Shake Out! Don't Freak Out! Alaskan Earthquake drill

Shake Out! Don’t Freak Out! Alaskan Earthquake drill

On 10/16 at 10:16am a major earthquake did not happen in Alaska, but the Great Alaskan Shake Out did and because of the annual training… Continue reading

Shake Out! Don't Freak Out! Alaskan Earthquake drill
Redoubt Elementary principal proclaims National Mrs. Hale Day

Redoubt Elementary principal proclaims National Mrs. Hale Day

Even though the post office, banks and all state office buildings were open October 1st, nevertheless for parents, students and alumni of Redoubt Elementary School… Continue reading

Redoubt Elementary principal proclaims National Mrs. Hale Day
New owners of Peninsula Family Dental pledge excellence in Dentistry

New owners of Peninsula Family Dental pledge excellence in Dentistry

Todd Christensen D.D.S. & Justin Poulson D.D.S. purchased the practice from John Seldon in July 2014. “We are so excited to be in the Kenai… Continue reading

New owners of Peninsula Family Dental pledge excellence in Dentistry
Great day for CPH Drive-through flu shots

Great day for CPH Drive-through flu shots

On a blustery, dreary Thursday afternoon hundreds of cars lined up along Fireweed Street next to Central Peninsula Hospital (CPH) for a free flu shot… Continue reading

Great day for CPH Drive-through flu shots
United Way celebrates autumn with first Fun Run with Color

United Way celebrates autumn with first Fun Run with Color

On September 12, 2014 History was made on the Kenai Peninsula! “Our first fun run with color took place on the Kenai Park Strip. It… Continue reading

United Way celebrates autumn with first Fun Run with Color
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, Libertarian Mark Fish and Republican Dan Sullivan answered a series of questions during a forum hosted by the Kenai and Soldotna chamber of commerce Tuesday October 21, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

Senate candidates share views

In as much as could be shared in one-minute increments, the three candidates for Alaska’s open U.S. Senate seat expounded issues in Cook Inlet, the… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, Libertarian Mark Fish and Republican Dan Sullivan answered a series of questions during a forum hosted by the Kenai and Soldotna chamber of commerce Tuesday October 21, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.