Assembly lowers threshold for voters to change sales tax rate, postpones vote on by-mail elections

Discussion of voters and taxes dominated a nearly four-hour meeting Tuesday night.While the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly postponed its vote on an ordinance that would… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

No search for missing family Wednesday

For the first time since the hunt for the missing Kenai family of four began, no police-coordinated ground search took place Wednesday.After five days, the… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Heat lamp starts fire in chicken coop

A structure used as a chicken coop caught fire in Sterling Tuesday night after a heating lamp was knocked over, according to a Central Emergency… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Military identifies 17 killed in ’52 Alaska crash

ANCHORAGE — The remains of about a third of the service members who died when their military transport plane crashed into an Alaska mountain and… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2014
  • By Mark Thiessen

No search efforts for missing family Wednesday

For the first time since the hunt for the missing Kenai family of four began, no police-coordinated ground search took place Wednesday. After five days,… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Soldotna Friends of the Library present the City with a check for $21k

Soldotna Friends of the Library present the City with a check for $21k

People support what they invest in and that feeling of ownership is certainly the case with the Friends of the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Soldotna… Continue reading

Soldotna Friends of the Library present the City with a check for $21k
Pye' Wackets moves magical place to historic location

Pye’ Wackets moves magical place to historic location

A house originally built in 1952 by the Kenai River in Soldotna is the new location of Rondell’s “Magickal Place” known as Pye’ Wackets in… Continue reading

Pye' Wackets moves magical place to historic location
Little Munchkins get head start on school; parents get summer break

Little Munchkins get head start on school; parents get summer break

For Little Munchkin’s school starts June 30th at the new Little Munchkin Pre-School on K-Beach Rd. next to “The Bean” coffee stop. Karen Burger and… Continue reading

Little Munchkins get head start on school; parents get summer break
Wind, Rain & Sunny days! Kenai River Festival had it all

Wind, Rain & Sunny days! Kenai River Festival had it all

While the Kenai River Festival has always been a lot of fun, the purpose of the event since its inception in 1990 has been education… Continue reading

Wind, Rain & Sunny days! Kenai River Festival had it all
Photo courtesy Matt Parker Because of the low altitude of the deployment site for the Insitu ScanEagle, the teams hoisted the remote for the GPS onto a Hydraulic Crane for better leverage outside of the Funny River Fire in Funny River.

Eyes in the sky: Funny River Fire hightlights potential for unmanned aircraft

As the Funny River Horse Trail wildfire inched closer to town, Matt Parker spent his nights in an open field battling mosquitoes and hugging a… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo courtesy Matt Parker Because of the low altitude of the deployment site for the Insitu ScanEagle, the teams hoisted the remote for the GPS onto a Hydraulic Crane for better leverage outside of the Funny River Fire in Funny River.

Possible shellfish poisoning reported in Clam Gulch

An individual in Clam Gulch may have suffered paralytic shellfish poisoning from clams the person harvested Sunday, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

No new leads in missing persons case

It has been three weeks since anyone last saw Rebecca Adams, her children Michelle and Jaracca Hundley and her boyfriend Brandon Jividen, all missing from… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Alaska, TransCanada starting new partnership

JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell announced Tuesday that the state and TransCanada Corp. have formally ended their relationship under terms of the Alaska Gasline Inducement… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion An employee with Endries Company stands on a new culvert being installed beneath Beaver Loop Road Monday. The Kenai Watershed Forum is overseeing the project that will allow juvenile fish to migrate from Beaver Creek to the Kenai River. Groundwater has delayed the completion of the project for three more weeks but expected to be done the second week in July. A section of the road has been closed, cutting residents off from the Kenai Spur Highway intersection.

Beaver Loop Road culvert project delayed three weeks

For the past three weeks, Kenai residents Andrew and Sara Smith have had to drive 30 miles out of their way every day to get… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion An employee with Endries Company stands on a new culvert being installed beneath Beaver Loop Road Monday. The Kenai Watershed Forum is overseeing the project that will allow juvenile fish to migrate from Beaver Creek to the Kenai River. Groundwater has delayed the completion of the project for three more weeks but expected to be done the second week in July. A section of the road has been closed, cutting residents off from the Kenai Spur Highway intersection.

Assembly to vote on vote-by-mail elections

Originally, it was thought that holding Kenai Peninsula Borough elections by mail would be more cost effective, but according to a fiscal note, it would… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Outage affects central Kenai Peninsula

A system wide power outage blacked out the central and southern Kenai Peninsula Monday. Homer Electric Association spokesperson Joe Gallagher said the power outage began… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

KPTMC encourages bed tax for Peninsula

A Kenai Peninsula Borough-wide bed tax may be headed to the October municipal election ballot. But first the borough assembly has to consider whether or… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Swarm of earthquakes in Alaska puzzles scientists

ANCHORAGE — A moderate earthquake shook northwest Alaska on Monday, the fifth temblor of the same magnitude since April in an area with otherwise little… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2014
  • By Rachel D'oro
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion This walrus ivory harpoon wielding carving is part of James Kunkles 90-piece art collection housed at the Soldonta Visitor's Center.

State history preserved in Soldotna Visitor Center

What started as curiosity in 1978, progressed into James Kunkle’s 90-piece collection of ivory, baleen, bone and tooth carvings on display at the Soldotna Visitor… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion This walrus ivory harpoon wielding carving is part of James Kunkles 90-piece art collection housed at the Soldonta Visitor's Center.
Photo by Will Morrow/Peninsula Clarion A pair of aircrafts from the Alaska Wing of the Commemorative Air Force taxi on the tarmac at the Kenai Municipal Airport during the Kenai Peninsula Air Fair Saturday afternoon. The planes were among a number of vintage aircraft taking part in the event.

Photo: Taking flight

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  • Jun 15, 2014
  • By Will Morrow
Photo by Will Morrow/Peninsula Clarion A pair of aircrafts from the Alaska Wing of the Commemorative Air Force taxi on the tarmac at the Kenai Municipal Airport during the Kenai Peninsula Air Fair Saturday afternoon. The planes were among a number of vintage aircraft taking part in the event.