Search for missing family continues

News of a family of four missing from their north Kenai residence for nearly two weeks has been unsettling for residents who described the neighborhood… Continue reading

  • Jun 10, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Mike Sounart walks with his border collie and blue heeler mix Keeta on an unnamed road at the end of Lawton Drive Tuesday June 10, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Mike Sounart walks with his border collie and blue heeler mix Keeta on an unnamed road at the end of Lawton Drive Tuesday June 10, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.
In this photo taken Saturday, June 7, 2014, and released by BP Alaska, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology using an AeroVironment Puma drone is given a pre-flight checkout in preparation for flights by BP at its Prudhoe Bay, Alaska operations. The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft. Drone maker AeroVironment of Monrovia, California, and BP energy corporation have been given permission to use a Puma drone to survey pipelines, roads and equipment in Alaska, the agency said. The first flight took place on Sunday. (AP Photo/BP Alaska)

FAA OKs commercial drone flights over land

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the… Continue reading

  • Jun 10, 2014
  • By JOAN LOWY
In this photo taken Saturday, June 7, 2014, and released by BP Alaska, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology using an AeroVironment Puma drone is given a pre-flight checkout in preparation for flights by BP at its Prudhoe Bay, Alaska operations. The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft. Drone maker AeroVironment of Monrovia, California, and BP energy corporation have been given permission to use a Puma drone to survey pipelines, roads and equipment in Alaska, the agency said. The first flight took place on Sunday. (AP Photo/BP Alaska)

Senate hopeful asks foe to help end attack ads

JUNEAU — Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan said Tuesday that he supports the U.S. Supreme Court decision that allowed unlimited spending by unions and… Continue reading

  • Jun 10, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Kenai Police Sgts. Scott McBride (left) and Jay Sjogren review a map with Lisa Jaegar from the Mat-Su Search and Rescue Dogs on Borgen Av. Monday in North Kenai. Two rescue dog teams along with agents with the FBI are searching the wooded area north of Wildwood Correctional Facility for a Kenai family of four missing since May 27.

Search for missing Kenai family continues

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and two search-and-rescue dog teams have joined the Kenai Police Department in the search for a Kenai family last seen… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Kenai Police Sgts. Scott McBride (left) and Jay Sjogren review a map with Lisa Jaegar from the Mat-Su Search and Rescue Dogs on Borgen Av. Monday in North Kenai. Two rescue dog teams along with agents with the FBI are searching the wooded area north of Wildwood Correctional Facility for a Kenai family of four missing since May 27.

Military warns of unexploded ammunition

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Military officials in Alaska are warning the public that if they see a weathered metal object outdoors, they should not pick it… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2014

District boundaries adjusted to eliminate multiple ballots

With little discussion and unanimous approval, some Kenai Peninsula Borough district lines have shifted slightly.The borough assembly OK’d revisions to six assembly and board of… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

91 marijuana plants seized in Kasilof

Alaska State Troopers stumbled upon marijuana grow house during an investigation of a separate incident in Kasilof last month.While troopers attempted to locate a wanted… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Tribal leaders welcome Holder’s voting access plan

ANCHORAGE — Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday his office will consult with tribes across the country to develop ways to increase voting access for… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2014
  • By Rachel D'oro

New Anchorage VA patients face average 29-day wait

JUNEAU — The vast majority of medical appointments for veterans were scheduled within 14 days at the Alaska Veterans Health Care System in Anchorage, a… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

FBI, rescue dogs join search for missing Kenai family

The Federal Bureau of Investigations has joined the Kenai Police Department in the search for a Kenai family last seen nearly two weeks ago. Brandon… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion A holographic? quilt at the Kenai Fine Arts Center.

Quilting show opens in Kenai

Before making the trip back from Tucson, Arizona to Kenai in time for the birding festival May 15, Marilyn Kay Johnson went into her arts… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion A holographic? quilt at the Kenai Fine Arts Center.

Soldotna overhauls elections code

The Soldotna Elections Code has received a total overhaul for the first time since 1987. The new code is in effect. Soldotna City Clerk Shellie… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS JUNE 7-8 - In this May 30, 2014 photo, Kellen Priest, right, and Abby Leatherman, both tour brokers for Gastineau Guiding, ride electric-powered tricycles downtown in Juneau, Alaska. in Juneau, Alaska. Bob Janes invented the Access Hybrid, a trike with an assistive electric motor, meant to provide all the fun of a bicycle and all the function of a traditional mobility device. (AP Photo/The Juneau Empire, Michael Penn)

New invention provides mobility for any ability

JUNEAU — Adventure runs in the Janes family, so when Bob Janes found his father’s age affected his ability to be active outdoors, something had… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2014
  • By Melissa Griffiths
ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS JUNE 7-8 - In this May 30, 2014 photo, Kellen Priest, right, and Abby Leatherman, both tour brokers for Gastineau Guiding, ride electric-powered tricycles downtown in Juneau, Alaska. in Juneau, Alaska. Bob Janes invented the Access Hybrid, a trike with an assistive electric motor, meant to provide all the fun of a bicycle and all the function of a traditional mobility device. (AP Photo/The Juneau Empire, Michael Penn)
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Peninsula OIlers starter Sean Mason delivers a pitch in the second inning of the Oilers season opener against the San Francisco Seals Sunday.

Photo: Oilers win opener

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  • Jun 8, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Peninsula OIlers starter Sean Mason delivers a pitch in the second inning of the Oilers season opener against the San Francisco Seals Sunday.

KP fair has big changes

The Kenai Peninsula Fair has made some changes that will delight music and carnival enthusiasts.Brian White, an award winning country music artist from Oklahoma and… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Steve Taylor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation department talks about the new beach as the Tanana Lakes Recreation Area off of South Cushman Street in Fairbanks, Alaska, nears completion Thursday morning, May 29, 2014. The recreation area, which offers a picnic area, sandy beach and both motorized and non-motorized lakes with boat launches, will open this summer. (AP Photo/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Eric Engman)

Fairbanks newest beach to open in June

FAIRBANKS — Standing on Fairbanks’ newest — and only — beach one sunny day in late May, Steve Taylor could envision throngs of beach goers… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2014
  • By Tim Mowry
Steve Taylor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation department talks about the new beach as the Tanana Lakes Recreation Area off of South Cushman Street in Fairbanks, Alaska, nears completion Thursday morning, May 29, 2014. The recreation area, which offers a picnic area, sandy beach and both motorized and non-motorized lakes with boat launches, will open this summer. (AP Photo/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Eric Engman)

Father killed in ATV rollover

A 30-year old Kasilof man was killed after he rolled his all-terrain vehicle while riding with his 3-year-old son Friday night.Alaska State Troopers reported that… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

[Slideshow] baseball camp

Here is a slideshow of images from the last day of the Alaska 907 baseball camp. More than 100 kids played baseball every day at… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Mother, 2 children, boyfriend missing from Kenai home

A family of four has been missing from their Kenai home for more than a week.  Brandon Jividen 37, his girlfriend Rebecca Adams, 22, and… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2014
  • By KELLY SULLIVAN and RASHAH McCHESNEY