Woman accused of threatening couple with gun

A Kasilof woman is out on bail after Alaska State Troopers allege she held a couple at gunpoint and shot one round in their direction… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Soldotna woman indicted after wild ride

A Soldotna woman, who is alleged to have crashed a stolen truck and who Alaska State Troopers say attempted to bring drugs into Wildwood Pretrial… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Drone access to US skies faces significant hurdles

WASHINGTON — The federal effort to provide civilian drones regular access to U.S. skies faces significant hurdles and won’t meet a September 2015 deadline set… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2014
  • By JOAN LOWY

Personal use, commercial and sport fisheries restricted for July

In a flurry of emergency orders and news releases Thursday the Alaska Deparment of Fish and Game announced efforts to conserve king salmon by putting… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Early run of Kenai king salmon makes escapement goal by 12 fish

With several days of dwindling counts of king salmon passing the DIDSON sonar on the Kenai River, the chances that the run of fish would… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Kenai resident Dan Sexton takes a lap during a free skating time at the ConocoPhillips Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility Monday. Sexton said he speed skates three times a week in the summer for exercise. A resolution to allocate funds for the design of permanent locker rooms for the facility is on the city council agenda for Wednesday's meeting.

Kenai eyes ice rink upgrades

Kenai resident Dan Sexton laced up his skates and stepped onto the ice for a Monday afternoon glide at the ConocoPhillips Kenai Multipurpose Facility in… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Kenai resident Dan Sexton takes a lap during a free skating time at the ConocoPhillips Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility Monday. Sexton said he speed skates three times a week in the summer for exercise. A resolution to allocate funds for the design of permanent locker rooms for the facility is on the city council agenda for Wednesday's meeting.
Pictured is a mounted pacific lamprey owned by Myke Bon, a fisheries biologist, who is studying the effects of lampreys on fish stocks on the Kenai Peninsula. The above lamprey was mounted in 2001. Bon has been studying lampreys for 15 years. Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion

Biologist studies effects of lampreys on salmon species

King salmon, large fish swimming in small schools, look like a delicious dinner to lampreys waiting near the bottom of the Kenai River. The lamprey,… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Pictured is a mounted pacific lamprey owned by Myke Bon, a fisheries biologist, who is studying the effects of lampreys on fish stocks on the Kenai Peninsula. The above lamprey was mounted in 2001. Bon has been studying lampreys for 15 years. Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion Nathan Byrd held his first community benefit boot camp, Saturday, June 28, at the Kenai Recreation Center. The camp will be held once a month. The cost to participate is three cans of food to be donated to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank.
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion Nathan Byrd held his first community benefit boot camp, Saturday, June 28, at the Kenai Recreation Center. The camp will be held once a month. The cost to participate is three cans of food to be donated to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank.

Begich, Young split over Hobby Lobby decision

JUNEAU (AP) — Sen. Mark Begich says he disagrees with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that found that some companies with religious objections can avoid… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2014

Tea Party Express may not endorse in Alaska race

JUNEAU — A national tea party group that heavily backed Republican Joe Miller’s campaign four years ago has not decided whether to endorse anyone in… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Bill to simplify vehicle registrations signed into law

WASILLA — Gov. Sean Parnell signed legislation June 20 aimed at simplifying vehicle registration for Alaskans with older cars. House Bill 19 gives individuals the… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2014
  • By ELWOOD BREHMER

Dead inmate identified

An altercation between two inmates resulted in the death of one man Sunday night. Elihu Gillespie, 29, suffered fatal injuries from a fight with his… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Nikolaevsk man dies in vehicle rollover

A 59-year-old man from Nikolaevsk died in a single-vehicle rollover accident in Anchor Point Friday. Ivola Usoltseff was driving eastbound on North Fork Road near… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2014
  • By Staff Report
John Pfeifer, a ham radio operator, works to reach 300 connections in 24 hours on one station communicating through Morse code. In the background George Van Lone, who has been a ham since 1993, tries to verbally connect with other hams across the nation. The two are members of the Moosehorn Amateur Radio Club, which set up its trailer and mobile equipment and participated in the American Radio Relay League's Field Day on Saturday and Sunday at Skyview High School. Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion

Transmitting and Receiving

At 9 a.m. on Sunday it was time to pack up. The Moosehorn Amateur Radio Club successfully completed another “Field Day” — 24 hours and… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
John Pfeifer, a ham radio operator, works to reach 300 connections in 24 hours on one station communicating through Morse code. In the background George Van Lone, who has been a ham since 1993, tries to verbally connect with other hams across the nation. The two are members of the Moosehorn Amateur Radio Club, which set up its trailer and mobile equipment and participated in the American Radio Relay League's Field Day on Saturday and Sunday at Skyview High School. Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion
Ryszard Wojnowski stands at the helm of his 47-foot steel hulled sailboat, Lady Dana 44, at Bar Harbor in Ketchikan, Alaska on June 19, 2014. The boat has a reinforced hull for its trip around the North Pole and navigational hazards with ice floes. The Polish engineer and recreational sailor is on a year-long voyage around the arctic. (AP Photo/Ketchikan Daily News, Hall Anderson)

Polish boat sets sail for Northwest Passage

KETCHIKAN — Ryszard Wojnowski slid his finger along the perimeter of the polar ice cap, pausing on the village of Dikson on Russia’s north coast.“In… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2014
  • By NICK BOWMAN
Ryszard Wojnowski stands at the helm of his 47-foot steel hulled sailboat, Lady Dana 44, at Bar Harbor in Ketchikan, Alaska on June 19, 2014. The boat has a reinforced hull for its trip around the North Pole and navigational hazards with ice floes. The Polish engineer and recreational sailor is on a year-long voyage around the arctic. (AP Photo/Ketchikan Daily News, Hall Anderson)

Corps files proposal to justify CD-5 permit

A lawsuit over a key federal permit is still in court, but ConocoPhillips isn’t slowing down on its construction of CD-5, a small satellite oil… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2014
  • By Tim Bradner
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Jamie Moorhead, photographer for Kristin Siter's wedding, takes pictures of Siter's daughter Angel Sisneros helping strap her mother's on high heels, Saturday, June 28, at the Kenai Peninsula College Residence Hall.

Another first for KPC: Residence hall hosts wedding

Venue availability and a limited budget were two rigid factors Kristin Siter could not ignore while planning her wedding. Surprisingly, it led to what Siter’s… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Jamie Moorhead, photographer for Kristin Siter's wedding, takes pictures of Siter's daughter Angel Sisneros helping strap her mother's on high heels, Saturday, June 28, at the Kenai Peninsula College Residence Hall.
Jessica Bookey films her firefighter husband Terry Bookey as he prepares to jump off of the Kenai City Dock as part of a Cold Water Challenge for charity in Kenai, Alaska.

Freezin’ for reason: Local firefighters jump in to national Cold Water Challenge

Brett Bishop, a lieutenant in the Astoria, Oregon fire department, accepted the challenge and passed it along to Jason Dunagen who jumped into the Pacific… Continue reading

  • Jun 27, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Jessica Bookey films her firefighter husband Terry Bookey as he prepares to jump off of the Kenai City Dock as part of a Cold Water Challenge for charity in Kenai, Alaska.

Soldotna Proposition asks for localization of financial disclosures

This fall, Soldotna residents will decide if their public officials should move to a more localized filing system for disclosing personal finances. The passage of… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

New ad buys in Senate race

JUNEAU — Two third-party spending groups this week announced dropping more than $900,000 for ads in the Alaska U.S. Senate race.The buys — in addition… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer