Derek Stanton A sketch by sculptor Derek Stanton of a wooden animal sculpture to be installed in Kenai's municipal playground. The Kenai city council approved the purchase of the sculptures at their meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 7

Kenai considers animals, wooden and real

Animals, real and figurative, were a recent concern in Kenai. The city will install a series of animal sculptures in its municipal park and continue… Continue reading

Derek Stanton A sketch by sculptor Derek Stanton of a wooden animal sculpture to be installed in Kenai's municipal playground. The Kenai city council approved the purchase of the sculptures at their meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 7
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Alaska LNG project manager Steve Butt talks to a crowd during the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District's Industry Outlook Forum on Wednesday in Kenai, Alaska.

Local politicians speak at Industry Outlook Forum

Speeches from regional politicians opened and closed the 14th annual Kenai Peninsula Industry Outlook forum, held this week in Kenai’s Old Carrs Mall. The forum’s… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Alaska LNG project manager Steve Butt talks to a crowd during the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District's Industry Outlook Forum on Wednesday in Kenai, Alaska.

Gov: Unsustainable for tax breaks to exceed oil tax revenue

JUNEAU — The state is expected to pay about $100 million more in tax credits to oil and gas producers than it receives in production… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2015
  • By Becky Bohrer

Borough economy has pros; cons

The state of the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s economy, with regards to job growth, wages and housing, has both positive and negative aspects, according to the… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2015
  • By IAN FOLEY

Mayor seeks to return borough oil and gas liaision position

With the anticipation of a liquid natural gas pipeline terminus in Nikiski, the Kenai Peninsula has the potential to see its largest economic impact ever.… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2015
  • By DAN BALMER
Miss Alaska Collegiate visits Kenai Seniors New Year's Eve

Miss Alaska Collegiate visits Kenai Seniors New Year’s Eve

The smiles were broad and appreciation sincere as Kenai senior citizens shared their News Year’s Eve luncheon with hometown beauty queen, the new reigning Miss… Continue reading

Miss Alaska Collegiate visits Kenai Seniors New Year's Eve
Skyview grad comes home for Holidays a U.S. Marine

Skyview grad comes home for Holidays a U.S. Marine

Chad Harley was one of the final classmen to graduate from Skyview High School in the spring of 2014. Harley returned to spend the holidays… Continue reading

Skyview grad comes home for Holidays a U.S. Marine
VFW Post #10046 reaches out to more Vets

VFW Post #10046 reaches out to more Vets

Alaska Rep. Don Young once told a gathering in Kenai that we don’t need a Veteran’s Day. We need 365 Veteran’s Days every year so… Continue reading

VFW Post #10046 reaches out to more Vets
New Year's Day brings new owners to Kenai Vision Center

New Year’s Day brings new owners to Kenai Vision Center

While December 31st was the final day in history for the year 2014, it was also the last day that Dennis Swarner, OD and Robert… Continue reading

New Year's Day brings new owners to Kenai Vision Center

Home-rule, finances on Soldotna council docket for 2015

The Soldotna City Council is headed into the 2015 year with financial uncertainties and pending legislative changes. Council members agree their priorities and concentration will… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2015
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Assembly starts health care discussion

For its first meeting of 2015 on Tuesday, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly put into practice new legislative procedures to help improve efficiency and discussed… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2015
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Nearly 100 people gathered for dinner and to hear Alaska LNG project manager Steve Butt speak during the first day of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District's Industry Outlook forum. The second and final day of the forum will feature speakers from area utilities, Alaska's Department of Natural Resources, Cook Inlet gas producers and explorers, local legislators and economists at the Old Carrs Mall in Kenai, Alaska.

Contributing to a healthy economy

The impact that the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s Dena’ina Wellness Center has had on the tribe and the Kenai Peninsula community was described at the Industry… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2015
  • By IAN FOLEY
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Nearly 100 people gathered for dinner and to hear Alaska LNG project manager Steve Butt speak during the first day of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District's Industry Outlook forum. The second and final day of the forum will feature speakers from area utilities, Alaska's Department of Natural Resources, Cook Inlet gas producers and explorers, local legislators and economists at the Old Carrs Mall in Kenai, Alaska.

Three arrested in theft of log splitter

Three men were arrested near Kasilof on Jan. 2, hours after a man reported a theft from his property, which had been witnessed by his… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2015
  • By DAN BALMER

Lawmakers wonder if AGDC dismissals will delay pipeline work

JUNEAU — Two Republican lawmakers are questioning whether the removal of three board members from an organization expected to play a key role in Alaska… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2015
  • By Becky Bohrer

Uncertain year for mega-projects

How little can the state afford to spend? Gov. Bill Walker halted immediate spending on six of the state’s notable pending mega-projects Dec. 27, part… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2015
  • By ELWOOD BREHMER

School district predicts enrollment growth

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is expecting up to 50 new students to fill seats in district classrooms next year. It would be the… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2015
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  (left)Carl Bauman, Jeremy Sorhus and Rob Meyer play racquetball at the Kenai Recreation Center Tuesday Jan. 6, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska. A group typically meets to play on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  (left)Carl Bauman, Jeremy Sorhus and Rob Meyer play racquetball at the Kenai Recreation Center Tuesday Jan. 6, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska. A group typically meets to play on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Contributed photo/Kenai Fire Department

Unoccupied home burns in Kenai

Kenai firefighters responded to a fire in an unoccupied home on Iowa Street in Kenai Tuesday morning. Firefighters were called to the four-bedroom home at… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2015
  • By Rashah McChesney
Contributed photo/Kenai Fire Department
Vice President Joe Biden administers the Senate oath to Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, left, with wife Julie Sullivan, during a ceremonial re-enactment swearing-in ceremony, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in the Old Senate Chamber of Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Sullivan sworn in as new U.S. senator

JUNEAU — Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan was sworn in at the start of the new Congress on Tuesday, becoming Alaska’s junior senator.An Alaska contingent… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2015
  • By Becky Bohrer
Vice President Joe Biden administers the Senate oath to Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, left, with wife Julie Sullivan, during a ceremonial re-enactment swearing-in ceremony, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in the Old Senate Chamber of Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Senate majority looks to hire ex-military affairs official

JUNEAU — A state military affairs official, who was asked to resign as part of a leadership change following problems within the Alaska National Guard,… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2015
  • By Becky Bohrer