VA partners with Anchorage clinic

ANCHORAGE — Veterans began filtering into the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center this month as part of a recent deal with the U.S. Department of Veterans… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2014
  • By TEGAN HANLON
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Dr. Paul Landen claps for the final speaker at the Alaska Native Oratory Society, Friday, March 28, at Kenai Peninsula College

Alaska Native Oratory Society a venue for budding storytellers

There’s an innate power in storytelling — especially when the narrative wraps culture, struggle, tragedy and triumph into the tale. For the sixth year, the… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Dr. Paul Landen claps for the final speaker at the Alaska Native Oratory Society, Friday, March 28, at Kenai Peninsula College

New skating paths on the horizon for Soldotna

This upcoming winter season the City of Soldotna is moving forward with it’s plans to turn areas of Soldotna Creek Park walking trails into skating… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
File photo/Peninsula Clarion  In this August 10, 2008 two observers watch a young brown bear fishing for red salmon near the Russian River falls.

Bear awareness key during the spring season

Around the Kenai Peninsula, thawing layers of ice, snow can read like a fossil record. The emerging preserved trash, excrement and occasional carcasses are sending… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
File photo/Peninsula Clarion  In this August 10, 2008 two observers watch a young brown bear fishing for red salmon near the Russian River falls.

Kenai Council tables contentious veteran’s monument resolution

A contentious resolution surrounding a Latin cross embedded in a veteran’s memorial on public land has been tabled indefinitely by the Kenai City Council. After… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Mt. Marathon race organizers sued over missing man

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The wife of a 65-year-old Anchorage man who disappeared while participating in the 2012 Mount Marathon extreme mountain race in Seward… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2014
  • By Associated Press
Clarion file photoIn this March 12, 2009 file photo Dan Dwight, lightsa cigarette at the Maverick Saloon. Dwight said he was against any proposal that would ban smoking in bars. At the time, the City of Soldotna was considering a ban on smoking in public buildings - now a statewide ban on smoking in the work place has some Kenai Peninsula residents worried about potential effects on their businesses.

Soldotna tobacco shop goes viral in smoking ban debate

With a smoking ban bill in both the Alaska Senate and House of Representatives, Lucky Raven Tobacco owner Patricia Patterson took a different approach to… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Clarion file photoIn this March 12, 2009 file photo Dan Dwight, lightsa cigarette at the Maverick Saloon. Dwight said he was against any proposal that would ban smoking in bars. At the time, the City of Soldotna was considering a ban on smoking in public buildings - now a statewide ban on smoking in the work place has some Kenai Peninsula residents worried about potential effects on their businesses.

Setnet petition fails

A petition to separate management of the Kenai, East Forelands and Kasilof sections of the commercial setnet fishery in Cook Inlet was failed unanimously by… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Homer resident dies from injuries sustained in car crash

Homer resident, Mark Shufelt, 51, died from injuries sustained Thursday, after his car collided with another vehicle, on the Sterling Highway near Anchor Point. The… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2014
Capt. Burn-ee & Edith plan May retirement

Capt. Burn-ee & Edith plan May retirement

After a career that has spanned four decade,s Central Emergency Services (CES) Fire Marshall Gary Gale will be hanging up his boots come the first… Continue reading

Capt. Burn-ee & Edith plan May retirement
Community wishes Tom & Lynn Hodel a Happy Retirement

Community wishes Tom & Lynn Hodel a Happy Retirement

Tom and Lynn Hodel left their Soldotna Pharmacy as owners for the last time Friday, March 21st after a parade of friends and customers came… Continue reading

Community wishes Tom & Lynn Hodel a Happy Retirement
Why did the Waterworks rubber ducky cross the road?

Why did the Waterworks rubber ducky cross the road?

To soak it up on the other side at the new Waterworks location of course! For years the Peninsula’s largest rubber ducky has been located… Continue reading

Why did the Waterworks rubber ducky cross the road?
Annual Job Fair sets record attendance

Annual Job Fair sets record attendance

With extended hours this year the Annual Peninsula Job Fair not only set an all-time record but exceeded last year’s attendance by nearly 35%, according… Continue reading

Annual Job Fair sets record attendance

K-Beach flood exact cause and fix unknown

It has been about six months since the Kalifornsky Beach area saw rising groundwater creep into basements and crawlspaces and infiltrate septic systems and drinking… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Photo courtesy by Bonnie Pierce/ Project GRAD Trinity Standifer working with her Native Youth Olympics team on a fundraiser, in Tyonek.

Tyonek girl wins Spirit of Youth award

Eight years ago, Bonnie Pierce noticed one of the second-graders staying regularly after school at Tebughna School, a kindergarten through 12th grade school in Tyonek.… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo courtesy by Bonnie Pierce/ Project GRAD Trinity Standifer working with her Native Youth Olympics team on a fundraiser, in Tyonek.
Photo courtesy Shannan Cunningham. Trevor and Shannan Cunningham take a family portrait with their four children last fall. From top, Shelby, Shannan, Trevor, Dillan, Gage and Austin. Following the death of Trevor Cunningham in a Jan. 22 accident in Homer, a fundraiser has been organized to help support the family. A spagetti feed will be held from 5-9 p.m. Saturday at Kenai Central High School cafeteria.

Coming together for the Cunningham’s

While looking for a civics project to help give back in the community, Kenai Central High School seniors Dacia Shier and Justice English could not… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo courtesy Shannan Cunningham. Trevor and Shannan Cunningham take a family portrait with their four children last fall. From top, Shelby, Shannan, Trevor, Dillan, Gage and Austin. Following the death of Trevor Cunningham in a Jan. 22 accident in Homer, a fundraiser has been organized to help support the family. A spagetti feed will be held from 5-9 p.m. Saturday at Kenai Central High School cafeteria.

Homer man kills himself with trooper’s gun

Alaska State Troopers said a Homer man fatally shot himself with a trooper’s handgun after a struggle following a domestic violence assault call Wednesday night.A… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Report: Poor management led to Shell grounding

ANCHORAGE — Poor risk assessment and management were among factors that led to the grounding of a Shell oil drilling rig in the Gulf of… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2014
  • By Rachel D'oro

Homer man kills himself with trooper’s gun

Alaska State Troopers said a Homer man fatally shot himself with a trooper’s handgun after a struggle following a domestic violence assault call Wednesday night.… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Llamas spend time in the sun at Diamond M Ranch on Kalifornsky Beach Road Tuesday. Forecasters are calling for a few clouds to move into the area in the next few days.

Photo: Dining alfresco

Llamas spend time in the sun at Diamond M Ranch on Kalifornsky Beach Road Tuesday. Forecasters are calling for a few clouds to move into… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Llamas spend time in the sun at Diamond M Ranch on Kalifornsky Beach Road Tuesday. Forecasters are calling for a few clouds to move into the area in the next few days.