Parnell won’t study pot measure ahead of vote

FAIRBANKS (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell said he will not use state resources to study the implications of legalizing marijuana unless voters approve a pot… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2014

Board approves proposed Kachemak Selo School site

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education approved a site for a proposed new Kachemak Selo School at its Monday meeting. Selecting a… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2014
  • By Staff Report
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Dan Nelson, Daniell Stynsberg, and Brad Nelson met Monday July 7, 2014 as Stynsberg presented the two with a check for $2500 in proceeds from a t-shirt commemorating the Funny River Horse Trail Wildfire fighting efforts  at the Central Emergency Services administration building in Soldotna.

Keep calm: T-shirts net $2,500 for emergency services charities

Brad Nelson knows social media and as the Funny River Horse Trail wildfire spread, his name became synonymous with frequent, rapid updates spreading on Facebook.… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Dan Nelson, Daniell Stynsberg, and Brad Nelson met Monday July 7, 2014 as Stynsberg presented the two with a check for $2500 in proceeds from a t-shirt commemorating the Funny River Horse Trail Wildfire fighting efforts  at the Central Emergency Services administration building in Soldotna.

Fatalities mar holiday weekend

Two separate accidental deaths on the Kenai Peninsula put a damper on the Fourth of July weekend.A Wasilla woman died in an all-terrain vehicle accident… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Woman mauled by bear

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A jogger who came upon two bear cubs on a trail south of Anchorage said she was attacked by the mother bear… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2014
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Kenai resident John Lindgren takes aim with his traditional longbow at the Independence Day Marked 3-D Archery Tournament Sunday at the Kenai Peninsula Archery Range in Soldotna. Lindgren won the traditional division with 670 points accumulated from 45 targets over the two-day tournament.

Taking aim

With a traditional longbow in hand, Kenai resident John Lindgren felt like a kid again walking through the woods target shooting during a two-day archery… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Kenai resident John Lindgren takes aim with his traditional longbow at the Independence Day Marked 3-D Archery Tournament Sunday at the Kenai Peninsula Archery Range in Soldotna. Lindgren won the traditional division with 670 points accumulated from 45 targets over the two-day tournament.

Increasing energy costs make saving a challenge

With rising energy costs, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District continues to try to reduce energy consumption to save money.While utilities make up slightly more… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
John Perkins, pictured with his drum, educates tourists on the uses of Sitka spruce trees, hemlock trees, and red alder trees, June 26, 2014. Perkins is a Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tram conductor. (AP Photo/Capital City Weekly, Mary Catharine Martin)

Tram conductor gives Tlingit lessons on ride

JUNEAU — John Perkins starts his daily journeys up Mount Roberts with a few lessons in basic Tlingit.Then he gets out his drum and breaks… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2014
  • By MARY CATHARINE MARTIN
John Perkins, pictured with his drum, educates tourists on the uses of Sitka spruce trees, hemlock trees, and red alder trees, June 26, 2014. Perkins is a Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tram conductor. (AP Photo/Capital City Weekly, Mary Catharine Martin)
In this June 18, 2014, photo, volunteer workers, from left, Brant Brantman, Bridger Williams, Xaver Clarke and Jesse Brantman hold up some of the iron balls they found mixed in the rocks they were removing from the Hames Center roof in Sitka, Alaska. The balls likely came from the same place as the rocks --the Indian River area, the site of battles between Tlingit Natives and Russians in 1804. They may be Russian canister shot fired from ship's cannons. (AP Photo/Daily Sitka Sentinel, James Poulson)

Sitka roof project raises echo of 1804 battle

SITKA — Roofing volunteers or amateur archaeologists?The workers on the Hames Center reroofing project thought of themselves as both last week after finding about 20… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2014
  • By SHANNON HAUGLAND
In this June 18, 2014, photo, volunteer workers, from left, Brant Brantman, Bridger Williams, Xaver Clarke and Jesse Brantman hold up some of the iron balls they found mixed in the rocks they were removing from the Hames Center roof in Sitka, Alaska. The balls likely came from the same place as the rocks --the Indian River area, the site of battles between Tlingit Natives and Russians in 1804. They may be Russian canister shot fired from ship's cannons. (AP Photo/Daily Sitka Sentinel, James Poulson)

Tribes seek to intervene in Pebble lawsuit

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A consortium of tribes is seeking to intervene in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a lawsuit challenging EPA’s… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2014

Kenai Peninsula Peony industry a growing one

Peony growers on the Kenai Peninsula are preparing for a future of internationally competitive production and cultivating a new population of growers. At the annual… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

[+Slideshow] Thousands turn out for Independence Day

Before the Independence Day parade began in Kenai, Trading Bay Drive was a loudly chaotic jumble of star-spangled puppies, sugar and sun-soaked kids and last-minute… Continue reading

  • Jul 4, 2014
  • By KELLY SULLIVAN and RASHAH McCHESNEY

Binkley Street improvements on schedule

Less than one month after the opening of the first roundabout at the intersection of Binkley Street and Wilson Lane, the downtown improvement plan is… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Cody Slemp uses a shovel to keep a pre-asphalt leveling material pouring out of a dump truck as a NorthStar Paving and Construction crew works on a new portion of a bicycle trail running along Kalifornsky Beach Road Thursday July 3, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

[Photo] A smooth ride

Bicycle path crew standalone… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2014
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Cody Slemp uses a shovel to keep a pre-asphalt leveling material pouring out of a dump truck as a NorthStar Paving and Construction crew works on a new portion of a bicycle trail running along Kalifornsky Beach Road Thursday July 3, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

Fort Wainright fined for EPA violation

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Army garrison in Fairbanks will pay nearly $160,000 to government regulators after being found in violation of an act designed… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2014
  • By Associated Press

Alaska VA has difficult recruiting, staffer says

JUNEAU, Alaska — The chief of staff for the Alaska Veterans Affairs Health Care System said Thursday that recruitment of doctors and nurses is one… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Gulls killed to clear Kenai runway

After 16 years of living 700 feet away from the Kenai Municipal Airport runway, Les and Susan Bradley have become accustomed to the sound of… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

City discusses protection for employee sexual orientation in personnel regs

While an ordinance to amend personnel regulations for the City of Kenai was postponed for the second consecutive meeting, the council voted to include protections… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  The Kasilof River Personal Use permit July 19, 2013 in Kasilof, Alaska.

Fish and Game loosens fishing restrictions to slow Kasilof sockeye run

They’ve tried bringing the drift fleet closer to the Kasilof, the commercial setnet fishery was opened early, and now managers are adding newly liberalized personal-use… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  The Kasilof River Personal Use permit July 19, 2013 in Kasilof, Alaska.

Voters to advise assembly on animal control

Voters on Oct. 7 will be asked to advise the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly whether the borough should exercise animal control practices.At recent meetings, citizens… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI