Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Dozens of children packed close to the stage at Soldotna Creek Park where the Triumvirate Theatre put on a showing of A Charlie Brown Christmas on Saturday Dec. 6, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Soldotna kicks off Christmas season

For several hundred children at Soldotna Creek Park on Saturday, the night began with a Charlie Brown Christmas and ended with a hug from Santa… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Dozens of children packed close to the stage at Soldotna Creek Park where the Triumvirate Theatre put on a showing of A Charlie Brown Christmas on Saturday Dec. 6, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Jailed Kenai woman indicted on new fraud charges

A Kenai woman already in prison for theft has been subpoenaed to appear for arraignment on 85 new fraud and forgery charges of a Kenai… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

USPS to begin Sunday delivery in parts of AK

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — If you’re looking for a package, you might want to open your door when someone knocks Sunday.Dawn Peppinger, a spokeswoman for… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2014

Radio personality arrested for child pornography

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A radio personality in Anchorage was arrested on child pornography charges after the social networking website Instagram turned him in to… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2014
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  One of several passengers in a group headed to Anchorage talks about obtaining a refund from United Airlines after flight 1425 was diverted to the Kenai Municipal Airport Friday and passengers were stranded for about 18 hours in Kenai, Alaska.  More than 100 passengers, many of whom slept on the floor of the airport, were told their overnight stay was necessary as the pilot and flight crew had exceeded the hours the Federal Aviation Administration allows them to fly.

More than 100 stranded at Kenai Airport after United Airlines flight diversion

Editor's note: This story has been edited to correct the model of airplane that spent the night in the Kenai airport. It is a 737… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2014
  • By KELLY SULLIVAN and RASHAH McCHESNEY
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  One of several passengers in a group headed to Anchorage talks about obtaining a refund from United Airlines after flight 1425 was diverted to the Kenai Municipal Airport Friday and passengers were stranded for about 18 hours in Kenai, Alaska.  More than 100 passengers, many of whom slept on the floor of the airport, were told their overnight stay was necessary as the pilot and flight crew had exceeded the hours the Federal Aviation Administration allows them to fly.

Kenai woman indicted on new fraud charges

A Kenai woman already in prison for theft has been subpoenaed to appear for arraignment on 85 new fraud and forgery charges of a Kenai… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Two Gray Cliffs property owners take off on all-terrain vehicles at the end of the Kenai Spur Highway to access their property Wednesday. The property owners said they cannot get to their land by vehicle because of the rough terrain. Apache Alaska Corporation has proposed a 7.5-mile extension of the Spur Highway to the Gray Cliffs subdivision that would benefit their oil and gas exploration as well as property owners.

Apache unveils north road extension plans

Once the pavement ends past Mile 39 of the Kenai Spur Highway at Captain Cook State Park, an all-terrain vehicle trail continues along the Tyonek… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Two Gray Cliffs property owners take off on all-terrain vehicles at the end of the Kenai Spur Highway to access their property Wednesday. The property owners said they cannot get to their land by vehicle because of the rough terrain. Apache Alaska Corporation has proposed a 7.5-mile extension of the Spur Highway to the Gray Cliffs subdivision that would benefit their oil and gas exploration as well as property owners.
Clarion file photo

Alaska Communications discontinues wireless service

Alaska Communications on Thursday announced a deal to sell its wireless assets to another Alaska-based company, General Communications, Inc (GCI), for $300 million dollars. GCI… Continue reading

Clarion file photo

Kenai airport agreements signed with Soldotna contractor, Hilcorp

Several public-private partnerships using Kenai airport land where discussed during the City of Kenai’s Wednesday meeting. The measures included the terms of an airport land… Continue reading

Former firefighter, wife, plead guilty to theft

Over the course of three years, a former firefighter and his wife stole more than $8,200 from two charities tied to Central Emergency Services. On… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

New attorney general to review Guard issues, gay marriage case

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s new attorney general said he will review issues related to the Alaska National Guard, including ensuring that proper prosecutions were… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer
Photo courtesy AST An unknown man attempted to burglarize the Kasilof Mercantile on the Sterling Highway Sunday at about 3 a.m. Anyone with information on the attempted burglary is encouraged to contact the Soldotna troopers at 907-262-4453.

Kasilof prowler caught on video

Alaska State Troopers are looking for help in identifying an unknown male caught on camera who attempted to break into the Kasilof Mercantile store early… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo courtesy AST An unknown man attempted to burglarize the Kasilof Mercantile on the Sterling Highway Sunday at about 3 a.m. Anyone with information on the attempted burglary is encouraged to contact the Soldotna troopers at 907-262-4453.

Interim superintendent shares progress

Interim Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendant Sean Dusek had mostly positive news about the current state of the school district during a speech on… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2014
  • By IAN FOLEY
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  A dog stands guard over Emerald Road Wednesday Dec. 3, 2014 in Nikiski, Alaska.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  A dog stands guard over Emerald Road Wednesday Dec. 3, 2014 in Nikiski, Alaska.

School pool discussion makes waves

In the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, school-maintained swimming pools could be sapping valuable education resources or saving lives, depending on who is talking about… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

NOAA gives Kachemak Bay special designation

Scientific research in Kachemak Bay could get more federal funding thanks to its recent designation as a Habitat Focus Area by the National Oceanic and… Continue reading

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2008, file photo, former Alaska governors Bill Sheffield, left, Walter J. Hickel, Frank Murkowski, Tony Knowles, Steve Cowper, and Keith Miller, right, with then Gov. Sarah Palin, front left, and Territorial Gov. Mike Stepovich, front right, talk as they wait for a ceremony to honor Alaska governors as part of Alaska's 50th anniversary in Anchorage, Alaska. Bill Walker became the 13th governor of Alaska this week. Or its 11th governor. Or 16th or 17th. It depends on how you count. As it turns out, the state of Alaska doesn't appear to have an official way of counting governors and their terms. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

How do you count Alaska’s governors? It depends

JUNEAU — This week, Bill Walker became the 13th governor of Alaska. Or the 11th. Or 16th. Depends on how you count.As it turns out,… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer
FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2008, file photo, former Alaska governors Bill Sheffield, left, Walter J. Hickel, Frank Murkowski, Tony Knowles, Steve Cowper, and Keith Miller, right, with then Gov. Sarah Palin, front left, and Territorial Gov. Mike Stepovich, front right, talk as they wait for a ceremony to honor Alaska governors as part of Alaska's 50th anniversary in Anchorage, Alaska. Bill Walker became the 13th governor of Alaska this week. Or its 11th governor. Or 16th or 17th. It depends on how you count. As it turns out, the state of Alaska doesn't appear to have an official way of counting governors and their terms. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

USS Anchorage to retrieve Orion capsule at sea

ANCHORAGE (AP) — When NASA’s new state-of-the-art space capsule returns from its first orbit of the Earth, a Navy ship carrying the name of Alaska’s… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2014
Kayaking classes take off at Skyview pool

Kayaking classes take off at Skyview pool

Kayaks were invented by the host cultures of the Kenai Peninsula millenniums ago and were a fundamental means for hunting and fishing that allowed the… Continue reading

Kayaking classes take off at Skyview pool
Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe offers nostalgic items from the past, present & future for the Holidays

Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe offers nostalgic items from the past, present & future for the Holidays

While the Holiday’s for children are a time of excitement and anticipation, wishes and imagination, for adults amongst all the hustle and bustle and shopping… Continue reading

Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe offers nostalgic items from the past, present & future for the Holidays