Report: Ketchikan ship projects equal revenue

KETCHIKAN — Ketchikan could see significant economic benefits — both in terms of new jobs and money spent in the community — if either the… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2014
  • By MATT ARMSTRONG
In this photo taken Aug. 28, 2014, road work leader Rick Weibel waves to a road grader while making the rounds to the work sites along the Park Road in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve. The workers on the Denali National Park and Preserve road crews spend their time navigating a narrow path between two imposing bodies. The road crew spends each day maintaining the narrow, two-lane road that runs for miles between 6,000-plus foot ridge lines. (AP Photo/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Erin Corneliussen)

Denali road crews juggle access with protection

FAIRBANKS — The workers on the Denali National Park and Preserve road crews spend their time navigating a narrow path between two imposing bodies.In the… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2014
  • By WESTON MORROW
In this photo taken Aug. 28, 2014, road work leader Rick Weibel waves to a road grader while making the rounds to the work sites along the Park Road in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve. The workers on the Denali National Park and Preserve road crews spend their time navigating a narrow path between two imposing bodies. The road crew spends each day maintaining the narrow, two-lane road that runs for miles between 6,000-plus foot ridge lines. (AP Photo/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Erin Corneliussen)

Two men charged with paying for sex

The Kenai Police Department has charged two more men for paying for sex at a Kenai massage business, bringing the total number of alleged “Johns”… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Ryan Peterson, of Anchorage, listens to Ricky Gease, executive director of the Kenai River Sportfishing Association, speak to a group of Russian delegates Wednesday September 10, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska. Peterson acted as an organizer and guide for the group as they travelled around Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula.

Exchanging culture, conserving salmon

Even as political relations between the United States and Russia devolve, scientists, activists, conservationists and fishermen between the two countries push for further protections of… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Ryan Peterson, of Anchorage, listens to Ricky Gease, executive director of the Kenai River Sportfishing Association, speak to a group of Russian delegates Wednesday September 10, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska. Peterson acted as an organizer and guide for the group as they travelled around Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula.
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Glenn Sackett, owner of Sackett Family Farms' Organic Produce located in Sterling, has 800 tomato plants he is in the process of harvesting, Friday, September 12, 2014 in Sterling, Alaska.

Sterling farmer works to open an organic grocery store

Musty warmth carries the sour odor of fresh manure inside Sackett Family Farms Organic Produce second greenhouse. The sharp smell is distracting. Glenn Sackett, owner… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Glenn Sackett, owner of Sackett Family Farms' Organic Produce located in Sterling, has 800 tomato plants he is in the process of harvesting, Friday, September 12, 2014 in Sterling, Alaska.

Assembly seeks advice on animal control and voting

Two propositions on the Oct. 7 regular election ballot will gauge local opinion on two Kenai Peninsula Borough issues.Proposition A asks voters who live outside… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Ferguson video shows witness

FERGUSON, Mo. — A few miles from the street where Michael Brown died is the grave of Dred Scott, a slave who went to the… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2014
  • By By JESSE J. HOLLAND

Pope says world is faced with WWIII

REDIPUGLIA, Italy — Pope Francis urged the world Saturday to shed its apathy in the face of what he characterizes as a third world war,… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2014
  • By By COLLEEN BARRY
[Photo] Selling spuds
[Photo] Selling spuds
Clarion file photo Kelsey Cusack, volunteer Yoga teacher at the Serenity House treatment center, stands near a wall of handprints made by previous graduates of the substance abuse program. The organization is screening a documentary about addiction on Sunday at the Orca Theater in Soldotna.

Serenity House screens documentary on recovery and addiction

Employees of Central Peninsula Hospital’s Serenity House are hoping people will eat popcorn for breakfast Sunday during the morning screening of “The Anonymous People,” a… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Clarion file photo Kelsey Cusack, volunteer Yoga teacher at the Serenity House treatment center, stands near a wall of handprints made by previous graduates of the substance abuse program. The organization is screening a documentary about addiction on Sunday at the Orca Theater in Soldotna.

Soldotna residents to hear more on Prop. 1

The City of Soldotna is providing more information for residents on Proposition 1. A by-mail question and answer flier will be sent to anyone registered… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Firefighter Tom Engel with Ladder 133 plays Taps at the end of memorial observances on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.   Family and friends of those who died read the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed in New York, at the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/The Daily News, Robert Sabo, Pool)

New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

NEW YORK — The nation’s gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2014
  • By RACHELLE BLIDNER and JONATHAN LEMIRE
Firefighter Tom Engel with Ladder 133 plays Taps at the end of memorial observances on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.   Family and friends of those who died read the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed in New York, at the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/The Daily News, Robert Sabo, Pool)

Search suspended for missing Kasilof kayaker

The search for a Kasilof man, who went out kayaking in the Cook Inlet near the Kasilof River Tuesday, was called off Thursday afternoon. Leif… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Kenai City Council candidates Mike Boyle, Henry Knackstedt, Tim Navarre and Holly Spann laugh during a chamber luncheon and forum Wednesday September 10, 2014 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai, Alaska.

Four candidates debate for two Kenai council seats

On Oct. 7, the citizens of Kenai will choose between four candidates for two open city council seats. The four candidates — incumbents Mike Boyle… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Kenai City Council candidates Mike Boyle, Henry Knackstedt, Tim Navarre and Holly Spann laugh during a chamber luncheon and forum Wednesday September 10, 2014 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai, Alaska.

Rent’s due: District charter schools to pay rent as a result of HB 287

Four Kenai Peninsula schools will be paying rent soon. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education approved a rent plan for the four… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Soldotna man identified in rollover fatality

A vehicle rollover on Funny River Road Tuesday resulted in one death.The deceased driver has been identified as Connor Jezorski, 21, of Soldotna.The single-vehicle accident… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Union reps assail settlement touted by Sullivan

JUNEAU — Union representatives said Wednesday that former Alaska attorney general Dan Sullivan dropped the ball in settling a professional malpractice lawsuit against a former… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Buccaneer bankruptcy leaves millions in unpaid bills

Buccaneer Energy Ltd. and its family of subsidiaries filed for bankruptcy in May, leaving millions worth of unpaid bills in Alaska.The Australia-based independent’s debt in… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2014
  • By ELWOOD BREHMER

Soldotna man dies in vehicle rollover

A vehicle rollover on Funny River Road Tuesday resulted in one death. The deceased driver has been identified as Connor Jezorski, 21, of Soldotna. The… Continue reading

  • Sep 9, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion ConocoPhillips employees Dave Knudsen and Dean Hatch work on salvaging building frame boards. The wood will be recycled and used the ABC Pregnancy Care Center's new location on Frontage Road where they will move into in May 2015, Tuesday, September 9, 2014, in Kenai, Alaska.

Tear down to build up

With the help of community volunteers, an empty building in Kenai is being reborn. A crew of 12 volunteers from ConocoPhillips brought their hammers and… Continue reading

  • Sep 9, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion ConocoPhillips employees Dave Knudsen and Dean Hatch work on salvaging building frame boards. The wood will be recycled and used the ABC Pregnancy Care Center's new location on Frontage Road where they will move into in May 2015, Tuesday, September 9, 2014, in Kenai, Alaska.