Trunk or treat… a decade of tons of fun & sweets

In keeping with the motto of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula “A Safe Place for Kids,” a decade ago the Kenai… Continue reading

Republican Dan Sullivan wins Senate race in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Dan Sullivan won Alaska's U.S. Senate race, defeating incumbent Democrat Mark Begich. Sullivan led Begich by about 8,100 votes on… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Number of homeless students in school district grows

The number of homeless students in the Kenai Peninsula school system has grown since this time last year. Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Steve… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Veterans salute during the singing of the National Anthem at the Veteran's Day ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.

Celebrating heroes

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, about 160 veterans and community members in Soldotna continued a tradition that began… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Veterans salute during the singing of the National Anthem at the Veteran's Day ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Rob Massengill, fisheries biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, releases arctic char into Stormy Lake Thursday June 13, 2013 near Nikiski, Alaska.  The char were the last fish to be reintroduced after several agencies treated the lake with a fish-killing poison to rid the area of invasive northern pike.

Stormy Lake fishing again restricted

Anglers looking to ice fish for Arctic char and Dolly Varden will again be restricted at Nikiski’s Stormy Lake as the Alaska Department of Fish… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Rob Massengill, fisheries biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, releases arctic char into Stormy Lake Thursday June 13, 2013 near Nikiski, Alaska.  The char were the last fish to be reintroduced after several agencies treated the lake with a fish-killing poison to rid the area of invasive northern pike.
Election workers, from left, Lorraine Derr, David Clover, Deborah Craig and Mel Perkins,  help count ballots cast during the Nov. 4 general election on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Juneau, Alaska. Officials on Tuesday began counting absentee, early-voted and questioned ballots remaining from the election. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Walker continues to lead in governor’s race

ANCHORAGE — Independent candidate Bill Walker widened his slim lead over Republican Gov. Sean Parnell Tuesday in Alaska’s tight gubernatorial race.Alaska elections workers began counting… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2014
  • By Rachel D'oro
Election workers, from left, Lorraine Derr, David Clover, Deborah Craig and Mel Perkins,  help count ballots cast during the Nov. 4 general election on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Juneau, Alaska. Officials on Tuesday began counting absentee, early-voted and questioned ballots remaining from the election. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Inletkeeper testing shows no Fukushima radiation in Cook Inlet

A test on Cook Inlet waters turned up no evidence of radiation emissions from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster having made its way into the… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion A salute to our veterans Kenai resident Betty Osborn, retired from service in the U.S. Air Force, stands for the signing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and posting of the colors Monday at the Kenai Senior Center. The community gathered for an evening of remembrance and celebration of veteran's the day before Veteran's Day.
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion A salute to our veterans Kenai resident Betty Osborn, retired from service in the U.S. Air Force, stands for the signing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and posting of the colors Monday at the Kenai Senior Center. The community gathered for an evening of remembrance and celebration of veteran's the day before Veteran's Day.

Soldotna drivers getting used to roundabouts

Since the end of construction on the Binkley Street improvements, residents have been getting used to the new traffic patterns along Soldotna’s main roadway. “The… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

‘Rare escape’ leads to security review of Kenai youth facility

State officials plan to review the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility security policies after five inmates escaped following a riot that left two guards seriously injured… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Responders rescued in attempt to rescue stranded boater

In an attempt to rescue a stranded boater Sunday night, four Central Emergency Services responders became stranded themselves before the five were rescued hours later.CES… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Alaska to begin counting more than 53,000 ballots

ANCHORAGE — Alaska will begin counting more than 53,000 absentee and questioned ballots on Tuesday in an effort to resolve the state’s unsettled contests for… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2014
  • By Mark Thiessen

First responders rescued in attempt to rescue boater

Editor's Note: This story was updated with new information. In an attempt to rescue a stranded boater Sunday night, four Central Emergency Services responders became… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Around the District

School board to meet The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
  • Schools

Nanwalek’s first quarter success

Nanwalek School is making an impression from across the Cook Inlet, with upgrades to programs and the ways staff are implementing them at the small… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
  • Schools
ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, NOV. 10 - In this photo taken on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, members of the Bravo Company Warrior Transition Unit on Fort Wainwright participate in adaptive sports, including wheelchair basketball, at the post's Physical Fitness Center near Fairbanks, Alaska, as the U.S. Army honors wounded, ill and injured soldiers and their families by commemorating November as Warrior Care Month. (AP Photo/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Eric Engman) MAGS OUT

Soldiers recover in Warrior Transition Units

FAIRBANKS (AP) — The Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Wainwright invited families, friends and community members to the post’s Physical Fitness Center to commemorate national… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2014
  • By WESTON MORROW
ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, NOV. 10 - In this photo taken on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, members of the Bravo Company Warrior Transition Unit on Fort Wainwright participate in adaptive sports, including wheelchair basketball, at the post's Physical Fitness Center near Fairbanks, Alaska, as the U.S. Army honors wounded, ill and injured soldiers and their families by commemorating November as Warrior Care Month. (AP Photo/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Eric Engman) MAGS OUT

Murkowski readies for role as Energy Committee chair

It was tough to find anyone who was more excited than Sen. Lisa Murkowski at Dan Sullivan’s election night party.Warming up the crowd before Sullivan… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2014
  • By Andrew Jensen

Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

Kathy Becher, KRC Student Health Clinic advanced nurse practitioner, has raised the alarm that influenza has risen sharply on the Kenai Peninsula and around the… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2014
  • By Suzie Kendrick
  • Schools

Second man suspected in Kenai burglary arrested

A second man was arrested for the alleged burglary of two Kenai businesses this fall. Jared Hart, 31, of Soldotna, was arrested Wednesday on two… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Three arrested in possession of imprisoned man’s items

Three people were arrested Oct. 31 at the Kenai Courthouse for the alleged burglary and theft of an incarcerated man’s possessions two weeks earlier. Alaska… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER