UAF Catholic Priest arrested on drugs, weapons charges

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest who serves the University of Alaska Fairbanks was spotted driving into the oncoming lane of the Parks… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2014
  • By Associated Press

Lawmakers consider adding grizzlies to license plate options

JUNEAU, Alaska — The House State Affairs Committee Thursday moved a bill adding the grizzly bear to the list of options people can choose for… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2014
  • By MIKE COPPOCK
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion

More than 100 turn out for annual Choose Respect walk

Alaska has the highest rate of domestic violence in the country, said Kenai resident Liisa Blizzard, a statistic she described as embarrassing and needing to… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion

Mobile mammogram screening headed to Soldotna

Providence Imaging Center is bringing mammography screening to Soldotna on Saturday. The Mobile Mammography Program — the “mamm van” — will be parked at PIC’s… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Soldotna hears from residents on Birch Ridge golf course

Soldotna City Council postponed voting on an ordinance that would prohibit synthetic drugs, including spice and bath salts, at the public meeting on Wednesday. Since… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Legislative Information Office schedule for March 28-31

Friday 3:15 p.m.The House Labor & Commerce Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 302 Public Accountants, HB 203 Reimbursement of Health Insurance… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2014
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Nina Kovac talks to Charlie Breitenstein about the electrician apprentice program, the product of a partnership between the National Electrical Contractor's Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, during the Kenai Peninsula Job Fair Wednesday March 26, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

Job center sees increase interest in fair

Last year the Peninsula Job Fair saw about 600 attendees. On Wednesday just before 2 p.m. the fair at the Peninsula Job Center in Kenai… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Nina Kovac talks to Charlie Breitenstein about the electrician apprentice program, the product of a partnership between the National Electrical Contractor's Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, during the Kenai Peninsula Job Fair Wednesday March 26, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.
Courtesy photo Debbie Harris  Duncan Harris, of Kenai, gets sworn in as he reenlists in the Alaska Air National Guard as a search and rescue airman with the 176th rescue wing Wednesday March 26, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

Airman touches down for re-enlistment in Kenai

A Kenai resident currently serving in the Alaska Air National Guard briefly returned home to give his family a rare opportunity to see him be… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Courtesy photo Debbie Harris  Duncan Harris, of Kenai, gets sworn in as he reenlists in the Alaska Air National Guard as a search and rescue airman with the 176th rescue wing Wednesday March 26, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

Fairbanks man arrested after disturbances all over Soldotna

Soldotna Police arrested a Fairbanks man after law enforcement allege he broke into a residence, assaulted three people, resisted arrest and tried to start a… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

House Education puts hold on standards resolution

JUNEAU — A measure intended to delay implementing new education standards suffered a serious setback Wednesday when the House Education Committee held it with only… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2014
  • By MIKE COPPOCK

Senate committee hears second day of testimony from Cook Inlet fishers

Testimony continued Wednesday before the Senate Resources committee as representatives from several Upper Cook Inlet and statewide fishing-related organizations testified on perspectives and issues involved… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Soldotna City Council has busy night

Soldotna City Council postponed voting on an ordinance that would prohibit synthetic drugs, including spice and bath salts, at the meeting on Wednesday. Since it… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Community service prodigy gets recognized by Rotary

Community service prodigy gets recognized by Rotary

At a recent district workshop in Anchorage Soldotna Rotary past President Marcus Mueller was a speaker at a training workshop. Due to a scheduling conflict… Continue reading

Community service prodigy gets recognized by Rotary
Skyview Interact sponsors Zumbathon benefit for Cystic Fibrosis

Skyview Interact sponsors Zumbathon benefit for Cystic Fibrosis

Rotary Kenai River Interact Club hosted their first Zumbathon last week to raise funds to fight Cystic Fibrosis. The Interact Club at Skyview High School… Continue reading

Skyview Interact sponsors Zumbathon benefit for Cystic Fibrosis
Dancers rehearse for Sky-High's last Mass Dance Concert

Dancers rehearse for Sky-High’s last Mass Dance Concert

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s (KPBSD) Mass Dance concert April 4th & 5th will be an historic one for alumni, students and faculty of… Continue reading

Dancers rehearse for Sky-High's last Mass Dance Concert
Snow Squall holds as 23rd St. Patrick's Day parade passes by

Snow Squall holds as 23rd St. Patrick’s Day parade passes by

Over the last 23 years Alaska’s only St. Patrick’s Day parade has experienced everything the weatherman has to offer, from bitter cold, sleet, snow and… Continue reading

Snow Squall holds as 23rd St. Patrick's Day parade passes by
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Peter Quinn works on a sculpture as an apprentice with Derrick Stanton Log Works Tuesday March 25, 2014 at a temporary shop set up along the Sterling Highway in Soldotna.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Peter Quinn works on a sculpture as an apprentice with Derrick Stanton Log Works Tuesday March 25, 2014 at a temporary shop set up along the Sterling Highway in Soldotna.

LeeShore conducts community survey

For the first time the triennial LeeShore Center’s Community Survey will include questions directed at gauging awareness of the Green Dot Violence Prevention Strategy on… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Kim McMilin coaxes Andrew Thompson, 5, into putting his face into the water and blowing bubbles Tuesday Feb. 5, 2013 at the Skyview High School pool in Soldotna, Alaska. Thompson and about 20 other children were in the water during the February session of their Swim America swimming lessons.

School district turns to city, hospital for financial support for pool

As the month of April approaches, so does the next Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meeting where members will have to approve… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Kim McMilin coaxes Andrew Thompson, 5, into putting his face into the water and blowing bubbles Tuesday Feb. 5, 2013 at the Skyview High School pool in Soldotna, Alaska. Thompson and about 20 other children were in the water during the February session of their Swim America swimming lessons.

House passes bill to end high school exit exam

JUNEAU — The Alaska House on Tuesday approved a repeal of the state high school graduation exam.The vote was 32-5. The measure now goes to… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2014
  • By MIKE COPPOCK