Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion A commercial set gillnetting skiff runs out of the mouth of the Kasilof River as a crewmember lights the way with a flashlight during an overnight fishing period Thursday July 17, 2014 in Kasilof, Alaska.

[+Photo] Fishing in the dark

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  • Jul 17, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion A commercial set gillnetting skiff runs out of the mouth of the Kasilof River as a crewmember lights the way with a flashlight during an overnight fishing period Thursday July 17, 2014 in Kasilof, Alaska.

Lawmaker fined $14k for mismanaging campaign funds

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The minority leader of the Alaska House has agreed to a fine of $14,000 for mismanaging campaign funds.Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage,… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2014

11 dogs, 2 cats killed in Sterling fire

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Fire officials say 11 boxer puppies and two cats were killed in a residential fire in Sterling that apparently started while… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2014

Soldotna website to be overhauled

Soldotna is in the process of re-designing it’s city website, slated to launch this fall. The overhaul will result in a more dynamic, interactive online… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Three saved, dog lost as boat capsizes in Kenai River

A boat capsized on the Kenai River sending three people and a dog overboard Wednesday night.Nearby boats pulled all three people out of the water… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

2 injured in ATV crash

Two people were injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident shortly after midnight Thursday in Kenai.A man and woman riding an ATV crashed into a large… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Kenai River king salmon restricted to catch-and-release

After a slow start and declining return projections, the Kenai River king salmon fishery will move to catch-and-release fishing beginning Saturday through the season’s July… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Commercial set gillnetters push their skiff further into the Cook Inlet as they race to pick salmon from their nets Wednesday July 9, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

Area management biologists juggle competing interests during 2014 season

A scenario that area management biologists were hoping to avoid is playing out between the Kenai king and Kasilof sockeye salmon fisheries this week as… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Commercial set gillnetters push their skiff further into the Cook Inlet as they race to pick salmon from their nets Wednesday July 9, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

Sockeye still the fish to follow

As the fishing season heats progresses the Kenai Peninsula — sockeye salmon are still the species to target, but efforts have shifted from the Russian… Continue reading

Dipnetters talk favorite ways to prepare salmon

Dipnetters talk favorite ways to prepare salmon

Salmon recipes range from hours-long preparation time to simple standbys with only a couple ingredients that at-home chefs have perfected over time to everything in… Continue reading

Dipnetters talk favorite ways to prepare salmon
Dipnetters fish for sockeye salmon from boats near the mouth of the Kenai River Monday.

Wildlife troopers increase fishery enforcement

With thousands of dipnetters on the water in anticipation of the peak sockeye salmon runs on the Kenai River, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers have increased… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Dipnetters fish for sockeye salmon from boats near the mouth of the Kenai River Monday.

Pets lost in house fire

Several pets died in a house fire in Sterling Wednesday morning.Central Emergency Services responded to a residential fire at 10:35 a.m. on Barbara Street off… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Former Coast Guard chief tapped as Arctic diplomat

WASHINGTON — A retired Coast Guard admiral was named Wednesday as the first U.S. special representative for Arctic issues, overseeing American policy in the icy… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2014
  • By LARA JAKES
This August 2013 image provided by the Alutiiq Museum volunteers working alongside Alutiiq Museum staff to uncover a sod house occupied 400 years ago by an Alutiiq family on Kodiak Island, Alaska.  The Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak is preparing for its 17th annual community archaeology dig, where nonprofessionals can participate in real research at an actual excavation site.(AP Photo/Alutiiq Museum)

Kodiak museum prepares for archaeological dig

KODIAK (AP) — The Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak is preparing for its 17th annual community archaeology dig, where nonprofessionals can participate in real research at… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2014
This August 2013 image provided by the Alutiiq Museum volunteers working alongside Alutiiq Museum staff to uncover a sod house occupied 400 years ago by an Alutiiq family on Kodiak Island, Alaska.  The Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak is preparing for its 17th annual community archaeology dig, where nonprofessionals can participate in real research at an actual excavation site.(AP Photo/Alutiiq Museum)

CERT trainees rescue victims during mock earthquake drill

The classrooms and hallways of Soldotna High School were dark, lit only by the occasional emergency light and the jagged, shaky beams emitting from Community… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Governor Parnell says recent wildfire has made the Peninsula a national model for cooperation

Governor Parnell says recent wildfire has made the Peninsula a national model for cooperation

The Governor of Alaska Sean Parnell has been on the Kenai Peninsula a lot this summer and it hasn’t been the fishing that has brought… Continue reading

Governor Parnell says recent wildfire has made the Peninsula a national model for cooperation
Lemonade Day on the Kenai... "Empowering today's youth to become tomorrow's entrepreneurs!"

Lemonade Day on the Kenai… “Empowering today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs!”

Lemonade Day was June 14th in Kenai and Soldotna, and event that is all about “Empowering today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs,” according to January… Continue reading

Lemonade Day on the Kenai... "Empowering today's youth to become tomorrow's entrepreneurs!"
Big Daddy's Pizza gets a new Big Daddy

Big Daddy’s Pizza gets a new Big Daddy

Actually he has been working at “Big Daddy’s” for a long time but now Tony Dunbar and his wife Kayla are the owners of the… Continue reading

Big Daddy's Pizza gets a new Big Daddy
Chefs at Central Peninsula Farmers Market... as fresh as it gets!

Chefs at Central Peninsula Farmers Market… as fresh as it gets!

It’s the best time of the year to get healthy and make a fresh start on eating habits, thanks to the efforts of long time… Continue reading

Chefs at Central Peninsula Farmers Market... as fresh as it gets!
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion The existing culvert under Beaver Loop Road sits half a foot above the stream, which has made it near impossible for juvenile fish to swim through and reach their spawning habitat. High groundwater seen her in a Clarion file photo in June, has been part of the reason for a six-week delay in the completion of a Kenai Watershed Forum project contracted by Endries Company.

Beaver Loop culvert nearing completion

Kenai Watershed Forum officials said Beaver Loop Road is expected to be open to two-lane traffic July 26, six weeks after the original target date… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion The existing culvert under Beaver Loop Road sits half a foot above the stream, which has made it near impossible for juvenile fish to swim through and reach their spawning habitat. High groundwater seen her in a Clarion file photo in June, has been part of the reason for a six-week delay in the completion of a Kenai Watershed Forum project contracted by Endries Company.