Sitka Tribe awarded foundation grant

SITKA — Sitka Tribe of Alaska is one of 30 recipients of the 2014 W.K. Kellogg Foundation grants for family engagement projects, the foundation announced… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2014
  • By SHANNON HAUGLAND

Verbatim: Capturing life, blemishes and all

This week while editing pictures of my friends and I from Prom, I used a popular photo editing software called Photoshop. I used settings to… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2014
  • By Claire Kincaid
  • Schools
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Homer high school student Jane Rohr won sixth place at the 24th annual CFK competition Thursday, April 17, at Kenai Central high school.

Caring for the Kenai contest thinks long-term

Even if she didn’t win, Caring for Kenai participant Krysten Maxson said she would continue with her project. The judge’s panel and audience were clapping… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Homer high school student Jane Rohr won sixth place at the 24th annual CFK competition Thursday, April 17, at Kenai Central high school.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Lucy Daniels, an advocate for the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, teaches the Yup'ik alphabet to a group Tuesday April 15, 2014 at Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai River Campus in Soldotna, Alaska.

Sharing language, sharing culture

The rich aroma of beluga whale fat, fish, soup and seal oil floated down the hallway of the Brockel Building Tuesday, where 12 people gathered… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Lucy Daniels, an advocate for the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, teaches the Yup'ik alphabet to a group Tuesday April 15, 2014 at Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai River Campus in Soldotna, Alaska.

Going abroad

Along with school, homework, sports practices and other extra curricular activities six Kenai Central High School girls are studying Japanese language, mannerisms, culture and food… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Senate passes new approach to pension obligation

JUNEAU — The Alaska Senate unanimously passed legislation setting out a new approach for addressing the state’s pension obligation Saturday, less than three hours after… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Senate Finance advances education bill

JUNEAU — The Senate Finance Committee advanced a broad-ranging education bill Saturday that adds more money to public education and raises the required local contribution… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Kenai Central High School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

4.0: 12th grade — Carissa Bible, Kendra Cissell, Makayla George, Christina Glenzel, Josephine Jones, Jake Kirsch, Kathryn Knackstedt, Haiden Perkins, Dallas Pierren, Lydia Power, Alyson… Continue reading

Senate committee releases its version of education bill

The Senate Finance Committee has released its long-awaited version of House Bill 278, Gov. Sean Parnell’s omnibus education bill. The legislation has already passed the… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2014
  • By Tim Bradner
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Students at Mt. View Elementary school dressed up for "Character Day" Wednesday April 17, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Students at Mt. View Elementary school dressed up for "Character Day" Wednesday April 17, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

Council passes no wake zone ordinance in Kenai harbor

As complaints about the effects of the Kenai River’s crowded summer dipnet fishery continue to pour in, the Kenai City Council gave the city manager… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Legislature confirms Board of Fisheries incumbents

Legislature confirms Board of Fisheries incumbents

Editor's note: This story has been edited to correct a spelling error.  Three incumbent members of Alaska’s Board of Fisheries were unanimously confirmed, after a… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Legislature confirms Board of Fisheries incumbents

Bethel woman to compete in Miss Indian World

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A woman from Western Alaska will be competing later this month for the title of Miss Indian World. Megan Leary, a… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2014

House approves workers’ comp changes

JUNEAU — A bill revamping how medical costs under the Alaska workers’ compensation program are calculated passed the state House Wednesday.Time is tight for House… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2014
  • By Tim Bradner

Peninsula farmers to learn good soil

Kenai growers want good dirt. Developing quality compost is becoming an integral process for organic agriculturalists on the Peninsula, and will be a subject at… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Clarion file photo  In this March 4, 2014 file photo Kenai City Manager Rick Koch gives a presentation to the Kenai City council during a worksession. Koch was offered a position as the City of Palmer's City Manager but has since turned it down and signed a contract to remain in Kenai.

Koch renews contract to stay in Kenai

Kenai City Manager Rick Koch applied for and was offered a job as Palmer’s new city manager. However, after weeks of negotiations and three executive… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Clarion file photo  In this March 4, 2014 file photo Kenai City Manager Rick Koch gives a presentation to the Kenai City council during a worksession. Koch was offered a position as the City of Palmer's City Manager but has since turned it down and signed a contract to remain in Kenai.

Widow called to testify in Coast Guard murder case

ANCHORAGE — The widow of a Coast Guardsman shot to death two years ago at a Kodiak communications station was called by defense attorneys Thursday… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2014
  • By Dan Joling

Kenai council approves no wake zone in harbor

The Kenai City Council passed an ordinance that would establish no wake zones in the Kenai Harbor at their council meeting Wednesday. In addition, council… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Jeffrey, Jensen, Morisky Board of Fisheries appointments confirmed

Three incumbent members of Alaska’s Board of Fisheries were unanimously confirmed, after a Chugiak representative withdraw his objection to the two commercial fishers on the… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney