Tuesday Calendar

Today8 a.m. • Alcoholics Anonymous As Bill Sees It Group, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway Unit 71 (Old Carrs Mall). Call 398-9440.10:30 a.m. • Take Off… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Update: Legislature to address education today

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — After blowing past midnight on what was supposed to be the last day of session Sunday, Alaska lawmakers planned to plow… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Fall semester general registration open now

General public registration opened for the fall 2014 semester at 12:01 a.m. this morning, April 21 and if trends continue, KPC classes will again filling… Continue reading

School briefs

School board to meet The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of John DeVolld Soldotna Montessori Charter School sixth grader Shannon McClure works with students from other countries at the Montessori Model United Nations conference in New York City.

Soldotna Montessori students take part in Model UN

For some of the students it was their first time traveling out of Alaska, flying on an airplane and working with kids from other countries… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
  • Schools
Photo courtesy of John DeVolld Soldotna Montessori Charter School sixth grader Shannon McClure works with students from other countries at the Montessori Model United Nations conference in New York City.

Legislature approves advancing gas line project

JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature has passed a bill setting the state's participation in a major liquefied natural gas project. The House voted 36-4 on… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2014
  • By Associated Press
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Emma Updike, Tonja Updike, Emma Updike and Ellyce Woodward work at a craft table during the Autism Walk, Saturday, April 19, at Soldotna Middle School.

Soldotna autism walk back with a bang

Not much walking actually happened during this year’s Soldotna Walk for Autism fundraiser. Running, bouncing and yoga were more common movements exerted by attendees on… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Emma Updike, Tonja Updike, Emma Updike and Ellyce Woodward work at a craft table during the Autism Walk, Saturday, April 19, at Soldotna Middle School.
Photo courtesy Denise Cox Marguerite and Evangeline Cox pose with Nikiski Fire Chief James Baisden at the Nikiski Fire Board meeting on April 16. The two girls, sophomores at Nikiski High School, donated 12 pet oxygen masks to the Nikiski department and seven to the Kenai Fire Department.

Pet projects

Two separate community service projects in Kenai and Nikiski have a couple things in common; both ideas originated from students and were directed to help… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo courtesy Denise Cox Marguerite and Evangeline Cox pose with Nikiski Fire Chief James Baisden at the Nikiski Fire Board meeting on April 16. The two girls, sophomores at Nikiski High School, donated 12 pet oxygen masks to the Nikiski department and seven to the Kenai Fire Department.

Budget work continues on last day of session

JUNEAU — On the last scheduled day of the legislative session, state lawmakers were still trying to finish writing the capital budget on Sunday.While the… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Sitka Tribe awarded foundation grant

SITKA — Sitka Tribe of Alaska is one of 30 recipients of the 2014 W.K. Kellogg Foundation grants for family engagement projects, the foundation announced… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2014
  • By SHANNON HAUGLAND

Verbatim: Capturing life, blemishes and all

This week while editing pictures of my friends and I from Prom, I used a popular photo editing software called Photoshop. I used settings to… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2014
  • By Claire Kincaid
  • Schools
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Homer high school student Jane Rohr won sixth place at the 24th annual CFK competition Thursday, April 17, at Kenai Central high school.

Caring for the Kenai contest thinks long-term

Even if she didn’t win, Caring for Kenai participant Krysten Maxson said she would continue with her project. The judge’s panel and audience were clapping… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Homer high school student Jane Rohr won sixth place at the 24th annual CFK competition Thursday, April 17, at Kenai Central high school.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Lucy Daniels, an advocate for the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, teaches the Yup'ik alphabet to a group Tuesday April 15, 2014 at Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai River Campus in Soldotna, Alaska.

Sharing language, sharing culture

The rich aroma of beluga whale fat, fish, soup and seal oil floated down the hallway of the Brockel Building Tuesday, where 12 people gathered… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Lucy Daniels, an advocate for the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, teaches the Yup'ik alphabet to a group Tuesday April 15, 2014 at Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai River Campus in Soldotna, Alaska.

Going abroad

Along with school, homework, sports practices and other extra curricular activities six Kenai Central High School girls are studying Japanese language, mannerisms, culture and food… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Senate passes new approach to pension obligation

JUNEAU — The Alaska Senate unanimously passed legislation setting out a new approach for addressing the state’s pension obligation Saturday, less than three hours after… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Senate Finance advances education bill

JUNEAU — The Senate Finance Committee advanced a broad-ranging education bill Saturday that adds more money to public education and raises the required local contribution… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Kenai Central High School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

4.0: 12th grade — Carissa Bible, Kendra Cissell, Makayla George, Christina Glenzel, Josephine Jones, Jake Kirsch, Kathryn Knackstedt, Haiden Perkins, Dallas Pierren, Lydia Power, Alyson… Continue reading

Senate committee releases its version of education bill

The Senate Finance Committee has released its long-awaited version of House Bill 278, Gov. Sean Parnell’s omnibus education bill. The legislation has already passed the… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2014
  • By Tim Bradner
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Students at Mt. View Elementary school dressed up for "Character Day" Wednesday April 17, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Students at Mt. View Elementary school dressed up for "Character Day" Wednesday April 17, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

Council passes no wake zone ordinance in Kenai harbor

As complaints about the effects of the Kenai River’s crowded summer dipnet fishery continue to pour in, the Kenai City Council gave the city manager… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER