Around Campus: KPC, KPBSD partner to expand JumpStart program

Kenai Peninsula College and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District announced expansion of the Kenai Peninsula Borough sponsored program that offers high school seniors discounted… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2014
  • By Suzie Kendrick
  • Schools

Small Nebraska library takes innovative approach

OXFORD, Neb. — The kids come in their PJ’s. They curl up with stuffed toys and munch on popcorn. And, while their parents are watching… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2014
  • By CONNIE JO DISCOE
  • Schools
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Marlin, Dale and Rita Eicher had two barbecues making steaming chicken to fend off the cold at the Kenai Peninsula Home Show, Saturday, April 12, at the Soldotna Sports Center. The Home Show continues today from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Marlin, Dale and Rita Eicher had two barbecues making steaming chicken to fend off the cold at the Kenai Peninsula Home Show, Saturday, April 12, at the Soldotna Sports Center. The Home Show continues today from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Petie, Tatianna and Doug Clary talk to Bettina Kipp Lavea during the Advice and a Slice event, Friday, April 11, at KPC.

Students get taste of college life

“I love to dance,” Iris Snow Mustang said. “They must have known I was coming!” Across the room a resident flashes his phone through a… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Petie, Tatianna and Doug Clary talk to Bettina Kipp Lavea during the Advice and a Slice event, Friday, April 11, at KPC.
Saved for the bells

Saved for the bells

Even a 120-year old building needs a bit of sprucing up once in awhile. Alaska’s Historical Commission has announced a $12,000 grant that will essentially… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Saved for the bells

Senate passes capital budget

JUNEAU — The state Senate passed a $2.2 billion state capital budget Friday, along with a bill to raise the borrowing limit of the Alaska… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Tourism expected to hold the line in 2014

It’s almost time for the rush of family and friends from the Lower 48, and Alaska’s tourism industry leaders are expecting a good, but not… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2014
  • By ELWOOD BREHMER Morris News Service-Alaska
Photo by Wren Norwood/ Peninsula Clarion Bella Fiore and Alyssa Herr stretch with Pako Whannell after working with her on Job Shadow Day, Wednesday, April 9, at New Beginnings in Kenai.

On-the-job training

More than a hundred Kenai Central High School students join the workforce for the day Wednesday, as part of the annual Job Shadow Day. Job… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2014
  • By WREN NORWOOD and KENDRICK O'ROURKE
Photo by Wren Norwood/ Peninsula Clarion Bella Fiore and Alyssa Herr stretch with Pako Whannell after working with her on Job Shadow Day, Wednesday, April 9, at New Beginnings in Kenai.

Funding restored for Skyview Pool

After months of debate, public comment and one municipality pledging funds to keep it open, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School district on Friday announced it… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2014
  • By By Rashah McChesney

School board budget to be approved, far from complete

Few things are certain about the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s budget, but what is clear is that the board of education will approve one… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Spring Cleaning

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  • Apr 10, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

State tackles definition of “medically necessary” abortions

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska House on Thursday began debating legislation that would further define medically necessary abortions for purposes of Medicaid funding. SB49 is… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer
Photo Courtesy of Alaska Ocean Observing System The new portla launched by AOOS, Monday, April 7, provideds interactive maps, which can be layered to show corresponding data sets.

New portal provides digital look at Alaska’s coast

Planning for the weather forecast, tidal movements and a look at the resident wildlife on a new kayak route just became possible — before even… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo Courtesy of Alaska Ocean Observing System The new portla launched by AOOS, Monday, April 7, provideds interactive maps, which can be layered to show corresponding data sets.

Soldotna contributes $50,000 to Skyview Pool

With a handful of community supporters watching, the Soldotna City Council voted to pay $50,000 toward keeping the Skyview swimming pool open. Although all council… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Lloyd Spitalnik This photo provided by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game shows a female rusty blackbird.

Search for the Rusty Blackbird begins

Beginning Saturday, wildlife biologists statewide will be watching the skies in search of a bird in dramatic decline. They are hoping to get more help… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Lloyd Spitalnik This photo provided by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game shows a female rusty blackbird.

House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill

JUNEAU — House Speaker Mike Chenault on Thursday said legislative passage of a bill to raise Alaska’s minimum wage would guarantee that wages go up,… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Soldotna Council chips in for Skyview pool

With a handfull of community supporters watching, the Soldotna City Council voted to allocate $50,000 of the city budget toward keeping the Skyview pool open.… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

KPC JumpStart program opens to juniors

This fall Kenai Peninsula Borough School District juniors will be able to get a jump on college at a reduced rate.Kenai Peninsula College and KPBSD… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Soldotna man indicted on tax charges

A Soldotna man was indicted for allegedly filing false tax returns and failing to file a return from 2006 to 2012, according to a release… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

House Resources advances gas line bill

JUNEAU — Following an intensive amendment process that began last week, the House Resources Committee on Wednesday passed out its rewrite of a bill aimed… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer