Kenai River king salmon fishing closed for the rest of the season

Alaska Department of Fish and Game managers announced a closure of the Kenai River king salmon fishery Thursday after continued low counts of returning fish… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Fed caps fine for not buying health insurance

MIAMI (AP) — Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don’t buy insurance this year at… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2014
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Anchorage resident Mike Miles attempts a birdie shot during a round of disc golf July 20 at the Kenai Eagle Frisbee Golf Course. The shot clanged off the basket and MIles settled for a par.

Watch for flying objects in area parks

With his target in sight at a distance of about 230 feet, Anchorage resident Mike Miles pulled out his trusty red flying disc and let… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Anchorage resident Mike Miles attempts a birdie shot during a round of disc golf July 20 at the Kenai Eagle Frisbee Golf Course. The shot clanged off the basket and MIles settled for a par.

Fishing report: Still caught on sockeyes

While the strength of incoming schools fluctuates, sometimes hourly, sockeye salmon are still the best bet for anglers on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers. Sockeye… Continue reading

Assembly sends bed tax ordinance to voters, but could reconsider

With a 5-4 vote, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed an ordinance at its Tuesday meeting to ask voters on the Oct. 7 ballot if… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Staff member Susan Myers stops on her way through the lobby to pet Ben, Kathy East's certified therapy animal, Wednesday, July 23, at Central Peninsula Hospital.

Therapy animals in the spotlight at CPH

With chocolate eyes Bandit, a 6-year-old border collie and blue heeler mix stared eagerly up at his owner, Lynn Whitmer, Wednesday in the lobby of… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Staff member Susan Myers stops on her way through the lobby to pet Ben, Kathy East's certified therapy animal, Wednesday, July 23, at Central Peninsula Hospital.
Nikiski Fire Department firefighters continue to work an Aleutian Court home in Nikiski Wednesday after a fire consumed it. When crews arrived at about 6 p.m., Nikiski Fire Department information officer Bud Sexton said the fire had fully involved the home. The sole occupant of the home was out of the structure when crews arrived, and the fire was quickly extinguished, he said. The department responded with one engine, two tankers, one rescue vehicle, one ambulance and about 10 personnel, according to on-scene personnel. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Sexton said he was unable to release the name of the occupant at the time of inquiry. The American Red Cross has been contacted to assist the victim. Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion
Nikiski Fire Department firefighters continue to work an Aleutian Court home in Nikiski Wednesday after a fire consumed it. When crews arrived at about 6 p.m., Nikiski Fire Department information officer Bud Sexton said the fire had fully involved the home. The sole occupant of the home was out of the structure when crews arrived, and the fire was quickly extinguished, he said. The department responded with one engine, two tankers, one rescue vehicle, one ambulance and about 10 personnel, according to on-scene personnel. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Sexton said he was unable to release the name of the occupant at the time of inquiry. The American Red Cross has been contacted to assist the victim. Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion

Voters to advise on by-mail elections

Voters this Oct. 7 will have the opportunity to advise local public servants whether the Kenai Peninsula Borough should hold elections by mail.The borough assembly… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Judge rules setnet ban ballot initiative allowable

ANCHORAGE — Voters could to be asked to decide whether to ban setnets in certain parts of Alaska under a court decision made Wednesday.The Alaska… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2014
  • By Molly Dischner

Soldotna approves contracts, addresses concerns

The Soldotna City Council unanimously approved two contracts totaling $3.8 million for airport improvement projects at its Wednesday night meeting. City Manager Mark Dixson was… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion Summer Ferguson stands in her soon-to-be opened shop on July 17, Iced and Sliced Cakery in the strip mall at 610 Attla Way in Kenai. Ferguson has been making cakes out of her home for weddings, birthdays and other events for about five years. The grand opening of her shop is scheduled for Aug. 9 starting at 10 a.m.

Cakery to open in Kenai

When opening a new business, Summer Ferguson’s recipe for success combines dreams, ambition, hard work and talent.After a few years of making decorative cakes and… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion Summer Ferguson stands in her soon-to-be opened shop on July 17, Iced and Sliced Cakery in the strip mall at 610 Attla Way in Kenai. Ferguson has been making cakes out of her home for weddings, birthdays and other events for about five years. The grand opening of her shop is scheduled for Aug. 9 starting at 10 a.m.
CPH honors volunteers and awards scholarships

CPH honors volunteers and awards scholarships

It’s been said by those who volunteer for a variety of community service organizations that if you do a good job and work hard you’ll… Continue reading

CPH honors volunteers and awards scholarships
"Guys & Dolls" opens to lucky lady reviews

“Guys & Dolls” opens to lucky lady reviews

The latest dinner show by the Triumvirate players, the Broadway smash “Guys & Dolls”, opened last weekend at the Triumvirate Theatre in Nikiski. Ten years… Continue reading

"Guys & Dolls" opens to lucky lady reviews
Canine Showtime for Kenai Kennel Club

Canine Showtime for Kenai Kennel Club

The annual Kenai Kennel Club All Breed dog show at Skyview campus draws canines and their owners/trainers from all over Alaska and the lower 48.… Continue reading

Canine Showtime for Kenai Kennel Club
11th Annual Rotary Unity Run a community affair

11th Annual Rotary Unity Run a community affair

The Annual Rotary Unity Run has established itself not only as a favorite event for runners in Alaska, but has become a meaningful community event… Continue reading

11th Annual Rotary Unity Run a community affair
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Ally Schuetzler glances at her daughter Riley Schuetzler, 5, as the two check out a book at the Kenai Community Library Tuesday July 23, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

Kenai library nominated for national award

  In honor of the 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ Batman, the Kenai Community Library is holding a superhero contest and Comic Con through Saturday.… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Ally Schuetzler glances at her daughter Riley Schuetzler, 5, as the two check out a book at the Kenai Community Library Tuesday July 23, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion   A forestry service helicopter circles the neighborhood near Cannery Beach Road where reports were made of a brush fire Tuesday July 22, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion   A forestry service helicopter circles the neighborhood near Cannery Beach Road where reports were made of a brush fire Tuesday July 22, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

SoHi turf track and field project nears completion

With a few final things left to do, the Soldotna High School turf track and field project is on schedule to be completed before the… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Parnell leads gubernatorial rivals in cash on hand

JUNEAU (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott brought in nearly $300,000 during the latest fundraising period, more than Republican Gov. Sean Parnell.But Parnell had… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2014

Voters take up oil tax debate before August referendum

The public was encouraged to participate in an oil tax discussion last week during a debate between current and former state government officials broadcast across… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2014
  • By ELWOOD BREHMER