CES Fire Marshall Hale retires with high honors

CES Fire Marshall Hale retires with high honors

After 40 years of responding to “May Day” calls this May 1st was the final day for CES Fire Marshall Gary Hale to answer those… Continue reading

CES Fire Marshall Hale retires with high honors

Forget Me-Not Center hosts Pre-Mother’s Day high tea

On a perfect spring Saturday afternoon before Mother’s Day weekend, the Forget Me-Not Center and Kenai Catering teamed up for a high pre-Mother’s Day tea.… Continue reading

Perfect spring weekend greets 29th Sport Rec & Trade Show

Perfect spring weekend greets 29th Sport Rec & Trade Show

Vendors from all over Alaska and the lower 48 converged at the Central Peninsula Sports Complex the first weekend of May this year for the… Continue reading

Perfect spring weekend greets 29th Sport Rec & Trade Show

Soldotna to help with SoHi track, field costs

The City of Soldotna will be directing $150,000 toward the Soldotna High School Track and Field project. The council approved the funding allocation with five… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Beaver Loop Road improvement meeting slated

A public meeting on the proposed Beaver Loop Road improvement and pedestrian pathway project will take place Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Kenai City Hall.… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Spring is in the air: Pollen has allergy sufferers suffering

With spring coming into bloom, allergy patients have been reporting an increase in symptoms over the last few weeks, according to Dr. Kristina James, allergist… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Angus Burke, 10, takes a drink while looking at the PEEPs art show entries Friday May 2, 2014 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Kenai, Alaska. Burke entered a mixed-media piece depicting a hawk made from broken glass and tin cans. The show will be on display through the end of May.

Birding festival flies into town

It’s the seasons for tweeters, warblers, coo-ers, whistlers, trillers, chirpers, and peepers on the Kenai Peninsula to become the focus of hundreds of birders, amateurs… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Angus Burke, 10, takes a drink while looking at the PEEPs art show entries Friday May 2, 2014 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Kenai, Alaska. Burke entered a mixed-media piece depicting a hawk made from broken glass and tin cans. The show will be on display through the end of May.

June trial for Resetarits brothers could be delayed

A June 2 trial week date for Anthony Resetarits and Joseph Resetarits could be delayed again, Judge Carl Bauman said Monday at a hearing in… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER and MICHAEL ARMSTRONG
Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion John Parker, President and COO of Integrated Robotics Imaging Systems in Kenai, received collision avoidance radar for small unmanned aerial vehicles for which he has exclusive patent rights last week.

Advanced radar for drones arrives in Kenai

The technology has arrived — all 12.5 ounces of it. John Parker, president and COO of Integrated Robotics Imaging Systems in Kenai, received collision avoidance… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion John Parker, President and COO of Integrated Robotics Imaging Systems in Kenai, received collision avoidance radar for small unmanned aerial vehicles for which he has exclusive patent rights last week.

Non-profits seek funding to continue providing community resources

Four non-departmental organizations made pitches to the finance committee for funding allocations in the Kenai Peninsula Borough fiscal year 2015 annual budget. The draft budget… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Cook Inlet Academy principal Mary Rowley congratulates Courtney Snodgress after receiving her diploma Sunday. Snodgress plans to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks and work toward becomming a dental hygienist.

CIA sends off 13 graduates

With his cap transformed into an airplane it seemed fitting Dartanian Aldridge led out the 13 graduates of Cook Inlet Academy during their ceremony Sunday.… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Cook Inlet Academy principal Mary Rowley congratulates Courtney Snodgress after receiving her diploma Sunday. Snodgress plans to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks and work toward becomming a dental hygienist.

Too early to answer: Nikiski residents have questions about proposed LNG plant

As the room filled to capacity, attendees willingly stood to hear updates about the proposed pipeline project to transport North Slope natural gas to a… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion Scott Habermann was a runner at the second annual CARE 2RUN 5k sponsored by the Peninsula Grace Brethren Church, Thursday, May 15, on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Running for well being: Effort raises funds for clean water in Sudan

The second annual CARE 2RUN 5k race raised over $1,000 in donations, extending local awareness for the resources crisis in Sudan, while promoting health and… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion Scott Habermann was a runner at the second annual CARE 2RUN 5k sponsored by the Peninsula Grace Brethren Church, Thursday, May 15, on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Nikiski music teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student

A 36-year-old music teacher has been accused of having sex, repeatedly, with one of his students. Alaska State Troopers have been issued a warrant to… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Red flag fire warning in Kenai Peninsula

The Division of Forestry has issued a red flag warning for high fire danger in the Kenai Peninsula and suspended open burning until 11 p.m.… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2014
This May 6, 2014 photo provided by Bob Armstrong shows a long-billed curlew in flight near Juneau, Alaska. North America's largest shorebird had made an appearance in southeast Alaska, hundreds of miles north of its usual northern breeding area. Martina Kallenberger and her husband, Doug Sanvik, spotted and photographed a long-billed curlew May 3 at the Boy Scout camp north of Alaska's capital. They consulted guidebooks for nearly an hour trying to confirm the identity. (AP Photo/Bob Armstrong)

Rare shorebird spotted near Juneau

JUNEAU (AP) — North America’s largest shorebird made an appearance this month in southeast Alaska, hundreds of miles north of its usual northern breeding area.Martina… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2014
This May 6, 2014 photo provided by Bob Armstrong shows a long-billed curlew in flight near Juneau, Alaska. North America's largest shorebird had made an appearance in southeast Alaska, hundreds of miles north of its usual northern breeding area. Martina Kallenberger and her husband, Doug Sanvik, spotted and photographed a long-billed curlew May 3 at the Boy Scout camp north of Alaska's capital. They consulted guidebooks for nearly an hour trying to confirm the identity. (AP Photo/Bob Armstrong)

Same-sex marriage activists hopeful amid lawsuit

JUNEAU (AP) — Over the years, the Alaska Supreme Court has chipped away at laws deemed discriminatory against gay couples. In 2005, for example, the… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2014

Couples challenge Alaska same-sex marriage ban

JUNEAU (AP) — Five gay couples filed a lawsuit Monday challenging Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. The Alaska lawsuit, filed in federal court… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2014

Kenai man indicted for December assault

One of three men connected to an alleged assault and kidnapping of a Soldotna man last December has been indicted on felony charges. Kenai resident… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Will Morrow/Peninsula Clarion Oliver Larrow laughs as he climbs back onto his bike after not quite landing a stunt at the Karen Street skate and BMX park in Soldotna Monday.
Photo by Will Morrow/Peninsula Clarion Oliver Larrow laughs as he climbs back onto his bike after not quite landing a stunt at the Karen Street skate and BMX park in Soldotna Monday.