Clarion file photo The Arctic Sun takes on a load of liquified natural gas bound for Japan in 1998. The shipment was ConocoPhillip's 1,000th to leave the Nikiski dock. On Monday, the company announced plans to resume shipments of LNG from its Nikiski facility.

ConocoPhillips to resume LNG exports

ConocoPhillips is restarting its liquefied natural gas plant on the Kenai Peninsula and will resume shipments of LNG in May, the company announced Monday. Five… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2014
  • By TIM BRADNER Morris News Service-Alaska
Clarion file photo The Arctic Sun takes on a load of liquified natural gas bound for Japan in 1998. The shipment was ConocoPhillip's 1,000th to leave the Nikiski dock. On Monday, the company announced plans to resume shipments of LNG from its Nikiski facility.

ConocoPhillips to reopen Kenai LNG plant, resume exports

ConocoPhillips is restarting its liquefied natural gas plant on the Kenai Peninsula and will resume shipments of LNG in May, the company announced April 14.… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2014
  • By Tim Bradner

School Briefs

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

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Hundreds of people gathered for the 35th annual Home Show Sunday April 13, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.  More than 111 vendors were on hand to showcase their wares.

Annual Home Show draws hundreds to Soldotna

A mish-mash of vendors selling jacuzzis, wooden sheds and off-road vehicles sat near a Central Emergency Services fire truck on display in the parking lot… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Hundreds of people gathered for the 35th annual Home Show Sunday April 13, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.  More than 111 vendors were on hand to showcase their wares.
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Cristiana Moyer, 11, warms her takes a moment to warm her hands, one of many 4H's struggling with the cold at the AH Horse Contest, Friday, April 11, at the Solid Rock Bible Camp.

4-H state horse competition wraps up

With a prom dress in one hand and cowboy boots in another, Chena Litzen, 17, was ready to take on her hectic Saturday. During the… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Cristiana Moyer, 11, warms her takes a moment to warm her hands, one of many 4H's struggling with the cold at the AH Horse Contest, Friday, April 11, at the Solid Rock Bible Camp.

Department of Energy calls for methane proposals

ANCHORAGE — The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for research proposals that could advance what’s known about methane hydrates. They are considering it a… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2014
  • By Dan Joling

Group wants to export crude oil using Skagway’s port

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaskans know Valdez as the state’s oil port of choice, but an independent Yukon oil producer is planning to make Skagway No.… Continue reading

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2013 pool file photo reviewed by the U.S. Department of Defense, one of Guantanamo Bay's two courthouses is seen through a broken window at Camp Justice at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. On Monday, April 14, 2014 a judge in Guantanamo will open a hearing into the sanity of prisoner Ramzi Binalshibh, whose courtroom outbursts about alleged mistreatment in Camp 7 have halted the effort to try five men in the Sept. 11 attacks, all of whom are held there. (AP Photo/Toronto Star, Michelle Shephard, Pool, File)

Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once,… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2014
  • By BEN FOX
FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2013 pool file photo reviewed by the U.S. Department of Defense, one of Guantanamo Bay's two courthouses is seen through a broken window at Camp Justice at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. On Monday, April 14, 2014 a judge in Guantanamo will open a hearing into the sanity of prisoner Ramzi Binalshibh, whose courtroom outbursts about alleged mistreatment in Camp 7 have halted the effort to try five men in the Sept. 11 attacks, all of whom are held there. (AP Photo/Toronto Star, Michelle Shephard, Pool, File)

Around Campus: KPC, KPBSD partner to expand JumpStart program

Kenai Peninsula College and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District announced expansion of the Kenai Peninsula Borough sponsored program that offers high school seniors discounted… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2014
  • By Suzie Kendrick
  • Schools

Small Nebraska library takes innovative approach

OXFORD, Neb. — The kids come in their PJ’s. They curl up with stuffed toys and munch on popcorn. And, while their parents are watching… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2014
  • By CONNIE JO DISCOE
  • Schools
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Marlin, Dale and Rita Eicher had two barbecues making steaming chicken to fend off the cold at the Kenai Peninsula Home Show, Saturday, April 12, at the Soldotna Sports Center. The Home Show continues today from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Marlin, Dale and Rita Eicher had two barbecues making steaming chicken to fend off the cold at the Kenai Peninsula Home Show, Saturday, April 12, at the Soldotna Sports Center. The Home Show continues today from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Petie, Tatianna and Doug Clary talk to Bettina Kipp Lavea during the Advice and a Slice event, Friday, April 11, at KPC.

Students get taste of college life

“I love to dance,” Iris Snow Mustang said. “They must have known I was coming!” Across the room a resident flashes his phone through a… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Petie, Tatianna and Doug Clary talk to Bettina Kipp Lavea during the Advice and a Slice event, Friday, April 11, at KPC.
Saved for the bells

Saved for the bells

Even a 120-year old building needs a bit of sprucing up once in awhile. Alaska’s Historical Commission has announced a $12,000 grant that will essentially… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Saved for the bells

Senate passes capital budget

JUNEAU — The state Senate passed a $2.2 billion state capital budget Friday, along with a bill to raise the borrowing limit of the Alaska… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Tourism expected to hold the line in 2014

It’s almost time for the rush of family and friends from the Lower 48, and Alaska’s tourism industry leaders are expecting a good, but not… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2014
  • By ELWOOD BREHMER Morris News Service-Alaska
Photo by Wren Norwood/ Peninsula Clarion Bella Fiore and Alyssa Herr stretch with Pako Whannell after working with her on Job Shadow Day, Wednesday, April 9, at New Beginnings in Kenai.

On-the-job training

More than a hundred Kenai Central High School students join the workforce for the day Wednesday, as part of the annual Job Shadow Day. Job… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2014
  • By WREN NORWOOD and KENDRICK O'ROURKE
Photo by Wren Norwood/ Peninsula Clarion Bella Fiore and Alyssa Herr stretch with Pako Whannell after working with her on Job Shadow Day, Wednesday, April 9, at New Beginnings in Kenai.

Funding restored for Skyview Pool

After months of debate, public comment and one municipality pledging funds to keep it open, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School district on Friday announced it… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2014
  • By By Rashah McChesney

School board budget to be approved, far from complete

Few things are certain about the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s budget, but what is clear is that the board of education will approve one… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Spring Cleaning

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  • Apr 10, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

State tackles definition of “medically necessary” abortions

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska House on Thursday began debating legislation that would further define medically necessary abortions for purposes of Medicaid funding. SB49 is… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer