Funding for federal pipeline not in budget

JUNEAU — President Barack Obama has proposed cutting the funding for the federal coordinator’s office for Alaska gas line projects.Federal coordinator Larry Persily said Tuesday… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Wolf killings upset National Park Service

FAIRBANKS (AP) — Alaska Fish and Game officials killed an Eastern Interior wolf pack last week, and the National Park Service — which had been… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2014
  • By The Associated Press

Kenai city council holds dipnet work session Tuesday

The Kenai City Council will hold another work session to discuss the dipnet fishery at 6 p.m. tonight at City Hall. City Manager Rick Koch… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Two kids played Saturday March 1, 2014 while an Aqua Zumba class was taught at the Nikiski Pool.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Two kids played Saturday March 1, 2014 while an Aqua Zumba class was taught at the Nikiski Pool.
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, addresses reporters during a news conference after he spoke to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Monday, March 3, 2014, in Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Begich: Public money for public schools

JUNEAU — U.S. Sen. Mark Begich said Monday that Alaskans should never amend the state constitution as a “fix” for education.Proposed constitutional amendments pending before… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, addresses reporters during a news conference after he spoke to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Monday, March 3, 2014, in Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

House Finance proposes $9.1 billion operating budget

JUNEAU — The House Finance Committee on Monday proposed a $9.1 billion state operating budget, about $1.3 billion less than the authorized level of spending… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

School briefs

School board to meet The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Students listen to a presentation while eating lunch during a career day Tuesday Feb. 25, 2014 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, Alaska.

Students learn about hospital careers

Ninety-one Kenai Peninsula Borough School District high school students explored the world of hospital careers on Tuesday at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. Prior to… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
  • Schools
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Students listen to a presentation while eating lunch during a career day Tuesday Feb. 25, 2014 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, Alaska.
Training day

Training day

Kenai resident Tyler Taplin, 23, walks down the Kenai Spur Highway dragging a truck tire on a rope tied to his backpack Sunday. Taplin said… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Training day
Kari Mohn (left) and Loretta Mattson, Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society members, practice on Wednesday for their "Your Family Tree - Getting Started" presentation to be held at 1 p.m. on March 8 at the Kenai Community Library. Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion

Finding family

Technological advancements may have changed genealogical research methods since Kari Mohn and Loretta Mattson first began tracing their family trees years ago but the duo… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Kari Mohn (left) and Loretta Mattson, Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society members, practice on Wednesday for their "Your Family Tree - Getting Started" presentation to be held at 1 p.m. on March 8 at the Kenai Community Library. Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion

Alaska rental laws could change under Republican proposal

A North Pole Republican is trying to change the Alaska Landlord and Tenant Act for the first time since the early 1990s.HB282, sponsored by Rep.… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2014
  • By MATT WOOLBRIGHT

Refinery closing will likely cost railroad $11M per year

The impending closure of the Flint Hills Resources North Pole refinery could cut $11 million in annual revenue to the Alaska Railroad, adding to the… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2014
  • By ELWOOD BREHMER

State Democrats unveil another oil tax plan

Minority Democrats in the Legislature unveiled their vision of an oil tax system should voters this summer roll back the tax structure lawmakers approved last… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2014
  • By Tim Bradner
Ceremonial Iditarod start brings crowds in Anchorage

Ceremonial Iditarod start brings crowds in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Hordes of dogs, mushers and their eager fans mingled Saturday at the jovial celebratory kickoff of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2014
  • By Mark Thiessen
Ceremonial Iditarod start brings crowds in Anchorage
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Playground at Municipal Park on South Forest Drive in Kenai. The City of Kenai Parks and Recreation Commission have made Municipal Park their number one priority for upgrades and plan to install playground equipment for children ages 2-5 later this summer.

Kenai looks at park improvements

The City of Kenai Parks and Recreation Commission has identified Municipal Park as a top priority for upgrades and plans on adding a playground for… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Playground at Municipal Park on South Forest Drive in Kenai. The City of Kenai Parks and Recreation Commission have made Municipal Park their number one priority for upgrades and plan to install playground equipment for children ages 2-5 later this summer.

EPA starts process that could restrict Pebble Mine

JUNEAU — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it is taking the first steps toward restricting or even prohibiting development of a massive gold-and-copper prospect… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer
Pro-Western activists sit after being overpowered by pro-Russia activists after clashes at the local administration building in the northeastern city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, Saturday, March 1, 2014. Supporters of new Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia demonstrators clashed in Kharkiv, a mostly Russian-speaking region in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Olga Ivashchenko)

Russia sends troops into Ukraine

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops took over Crimea as the parliament in Moscow gave President Vladimir Putin a green light Saturday to use the… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2014
  • By TIM SULLIVAN
Pro-Western activists sit after being overpowered by pro-Russia activists after clashes at the local administration building in the northeastern city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, Saturday, March 1, 2014. Supporters of new Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia demonstrators clashed in Kharkiv, a mostly Russian-speaking region in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Olga Ivashchenko)

LIO schedule for March 3-7

Monday 1:00 p.m.The House Resources Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 287 Approve Tesoro Royalty Oil Sale, SJR 15 Oppose International Designating… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2014

EPA begins process that could restrict Pebble development

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it is taking the first steps toward restricting or even prohibiting development of a massive… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Les Palmer: Blood sports

Author’s note: In recent years, I’ve given serious thought to some of my urges and actions as they pertain to fishing. I’ve realized a few… Continue reading