Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion A holographic? quilt at the Kenai Fine Arts Center.

Quilting show opens in Kenai

Before making the trip back from Tucson, Arizona to Kenai in time for the birding festival May 15, Marilyn Kay Johnson went into her arts… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion A holographic? quilt at the Kenai Fine Arts Center.

Soldotna overhauls elections code

The Soldotna Elections Code has received a total overhaul for the first time since 1987. The new code is in effect. Soldotna City Clerk Shellie… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS JUNE 7-8 - In this May 30, 2014 photo, Kellen Priest, right, and Abby Leatherman, both tour brokers for Gastineau Guiding, ride electric-powered tricycles downtown in Juneau, Alaska. in Juneau, Alaska. Bob Janes invented the Access Hybrid, a trike with an assistive electric motor, meant to provide all the fun of a bicycle and all the function of a traditional mobility device. (AP Photo/The Juneau Empire, Michael Penn)

New invention provides mobility for any ability

JUNEAU — Adventure runs in the Janes family, so when Bob Janes found his father’s age affected his ability to be active outdoors, something had… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2014
  • By Melissa Griffiths
ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS JUNE 7-8 - In this May 30, 2014 photo, Kellen Priest, right, and Abby Leatherman, both tour brokers for Gastineau Guiding, ride electric-powered tricycles downtown in Juneau, Alaska. in Juneau, Alaska. Bob Janes invented the Access Hybrid, a trike with an assistive electric motor, meant to provide all the fun of a bicycle and all the function of a traditional mobility device. (AP Photo/The Juneau Empire, Michael Penn)
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Peninsula OIlers starter Sean Mason delivers a pitch in the second inning of the Oilers season opener against the San Francisco Seals Sunday.

Photo: Oilers win opener

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  • Jun 8, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Peninsula OIlers starter Sean Mason delivers a pitch in the second inning of the Oilers season opener against the San Francisco Seals Sunday.

KP fair has big changes

The Kenai Peninsula Fair has made some changes that will delight music and carnival enthusiasts.Brian White, an award winning country music artist from Oklahoma and… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Steve Taylor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation department talks about the new beach as the Tanana Lakes Recreation Area off of South Cushman Street in Fairbanks, Alaska, nears completion Thursday morning, May 29, 2014. The recreation area, which offers a picnic area, sandy beach and both motorized and non-motorized lakes with boat launches, will open this summer. (AP Photo/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Eric Engman)

Fairbanks newest beach to open in June

FAIRBANKS — Standing on Fairbanks’ newest — and only — beach one sunny day in late May, Steve Taylor could envision throngs of beach goers… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2014
  • By Tim Mowry
Steve Taylor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation department talks about the new beach as the Tanana Lakes Recreation Area off of South Cushman Street in Fairbanks, Alaska, nears completion Thursday morning, May 29, 2014. The recreation area, which offers a picnic area, sandy beach and both motorized and non-motorized lakes with boat launches, will open this summer. (AP Photo/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Eric Engman)

Father killed in ATV rollover

A 30-year old Kasilof man was killed after he rolled his all-terrain vehicle while riding with his 3-year-old son Friday night.Alaska State Troopers reported that… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

[Slideshow] baseball camp

Here is a slideshow of images from the last day of the Alaska 907 baseball camp. More than 100 kids played baseball every day at… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Mother, 2 children, boyfriend missing from Kenai home

A family of four has been missing from their Kenai home for more than a week.  Brandon Jividen 37, his girlfriend Rebecca Adams, 22, and… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2014
  • By KELLY SULLIVAN and RASHAH McCHESNEY
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion Nick Calvert makes a bacon, peanut butter, nutella stuffed waffle in the bright, neon green RV converted into the Wook Waffaz Waffle Emporium, Thursday, June 5, in Soldotna.

[Photo] A wook at waffles

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  • Jun 5, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion Nick Calvert makes a bacon, peanut butter, nutella stuffed waffle in the bright, neon green RV converted into the Wook Waffaz Waffle Emporium, Thursday, June 5, in Soldotna.

Project GRAD encourages Cook Inlet students

Eleven years ago, a program called Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula began to encourage students to not only graduate high school, but also to succeed after… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion Summer Lazenby and other children follow the launch of Caleb Wohlers River Rocket at the 24th annual Kenai River Festival, June 7, at Centennial Park.

Kenai River Festival flows through Soldotna

In Centennial Park this weekend the banks of the icy Kenai River hosted many anglers whose fishing lines never touched the water. At the end… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion Summer Lazenby and other children follow the launch of Caleb Wohlers River Rocket at the 24th annual Kenai River Festival, June 7, at Centennial Park.

Judge allows additional briefs in UCIDA lawsuit

A federal judge ruled to allow additional information to be filed in the lawsuit regarding federal oversight of Cook Inlet salmon management. United Cook Inlet… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2014
  • By Molly Dischner

Kenai woman, daughters and boyfriend missing

A family of four has been missing from their Kenai home for more than a week. Brandon Jividen 37, his girlfriend Rebecca Adams, 22, and… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2014
  • By KELLY SULLIVAN and RASHAH MCCHESEY

Former Nikiski music teacher arrested by Alaska State Troopers

Editor's note: This breaking news story will be updated as we receive more information. Check back for updates.  The Alaska State Troopers have arrested former… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

More details released in Buccaneer bankruptcy

Buccaneer Energy, an independent Cook Inlet explorer with high hopes but skimpy resources, saw those hopes come crashing down May 31. The company filed for… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2014
  • By TIM BRADNER and ELWOOD BREHMER

Judge rules for ADFG in lawsuit over 2013 Cook Inlet salmon management

ANCHORAGE — A state judge ruled in favor of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in the lawsuit regarding the 2013 Cook Inlet salmon… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2014
  • By Molly Dischner

Bearup enters brorough mayor race

Tom Bearup, a former Soldotna mayor, announced he is running for Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor.Standing in front of a banner with the slogan “The People’s… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2014
  • By Staff Report

Kenai raises mill rate

After a failed attempt by Kenai City Council member Brian Gabriel to slash more than $300,000 from the budget to avoid a mill rate increase,… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Kenai sockeye and lakes the best options

Editor's note: This fishing report has been corrected to reflect the area in the Kenai River where rainbow trout fishing is legal.  Kings Fishing this… Continue reading