Marijuana legalization could cost millions

ANCHORAGE, (AP) — A regulatory system and enforcement involving legalized marijuana could cost Alaska $3.7 million to $7 million, according to a report by eight… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2014

Ski guide dead after Kicking Horse Valley avalanche

ANCHORAGE, (AP) — A ski guide who was critically injured after being buried by an avalanche in Alaska has died.Alaska State Troopers say they were… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2014
Final 12 selected for 24th Annual Caring for the Kenai competition

Final 12 selected for 24th Annual Caring for the Kenai competition

With high schools from Homer to Seward participating in this year’s Caring for the Kenai (CFK) environmental and disaster preparedness contest, a panel of eight… Continue reading

Final 12 selected for 24th Annual Caring for the Kenai competition
Town Hall meetings popular on the Peninsula

Town Hall meetings popular on the Peninsula

In the day of light speed communication, social media, e-mail, texting and hand held communication devices, residents of the Kenai Peninsula have shown that they… Continue reading

Town Hall meetings popular on the Peninsula
KPHA U-16 Girls Tier II Ice Hawks head to national competition

KPHA U-16 Girls Tier II Ice Hawks head to national competition

After taking the regional title the KPHA U-16 Girls Tier II Ice Hawks will compete for their first national championship in Amherst, N. Y., a… Continue reading

KPHA U-16 Girls Tier II Ice Hawks head to national competition
Valerie Hartzell's performance makes "string theory" reality

Valerie Hartzell’s performance makes “string theory” reality

The first ever classical guitar concert in Soldotna gave credence to the theory that multi-universes may be connected at the primary level of creation by… Continue reading

Valerie Hartzell's performance makes "string theory" reality

Kenai council to discuss south beach changes

Editor's Note: This story has been edited to correct an attribution error.   The Kenai City Council is taking steps to address the concerns of… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Buccaneer CEO suspended

Buccaneer CEO suspended

Buccaneer Energy, an Australia-based independent company exploring for oil and gas in Cook Inlet, has suspended its CEO Curtis Burton and asked that trading of… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2014
  • By Tim Bradner
Buccaneer CEO suspended
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Several plants sit in the sun behind a plastic barrier Saturday March 14, 2014 at Ridgeway Farms on Strawberry Road in Kenai, Alaska. Abby Ala, the farm owner, has plans to expand her capacity by building a series of federally reimbursable high tunnels around her gardens - thus extending her growing season and allowing her to expand the variety  and amount of of crops she can grow.

USDA high tunnel program expands

It smells of wet soil, tender green plants, chickens and several other layers of agricultural production inside Abby Ala’s polyculture building at Ridgeway Farms in… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Several plants sit in the sun behind a plastic barrier Saturday March 14, 2014 at Ridgeway Farms on Strawberry Road in Kenai, Alaska. Abby Ala, the farm owner, has plans to expand her capacity by building a series of federally reimbursable high tunnels around her gardens - thus extending her growing season and allowing her to expand the variety  and amount of of crops she can grow.

[+Slideshow] Parade March

Follow the link to a Peninsula Clarion slideshow from Soldotna's St. Patrick's Day parade.  … Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2014
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Kylie Morse works on a drill during practice with her U16 girl's hockey team Friday March 14, 2014 at the Soldotna Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska.

Kenai Peninsula U16 girls Ice Hawks headed to national championship game

Eyes glinting, voice low, Taylor Shelden, 15, glances around a small sitting room tucked into a back hallway Friday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.“16… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Kylie Morse works on a drill during practice with her U16 girl's hockey team Friday March 14, 2014 at the Soldotna Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska.

Missing: A foreign policy

What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may eventually be discovered, but there is something else that has been missing for much longer and its… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

‘Heads should roll’

THERE’S A FASCINATING — AND HISTORIC — dynamic playing out right now in Washington, where U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has accused the CIA of… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2014

ACS outage affects Kenai Peninsula residents

Update: ACS has announced that all wireless services are back up and running as of 10:50 a.m. Monday.    --- An Alaska Communications wireless outage… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
St. Gregory College Preparatory School seniors Victoria Stiely, left, 18, and Peter Chipman, 17, pose for a portrait in their school's auditorium on Wednesday, March  12, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. The pair's 10-minute comedic play, entitled "Set Back", won a nationwide playwright competition sponsored by David Letterman's World Wide Pants production company.  (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Mike Christy)  ALL LOCAL TV OUT; PAC-12 OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

Tucson students have play headed for off-Broadway

TUCSON, Ariz. — Some playwrights write a lifetime and never see their work on stage. It took high school seniors Peter Chipman and Victoria Stiely… Continue reading

St. Gregory College Preparatory School seniors Victoria Stiely, left, 18, and Peter Chipman, 17, pose for a portrait in their school's auditorium on Wednesday, March  12, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. The pair's 10-minute comedic play, entitled "Set Back", won a nationwide playwright competition sponsored by David Letterman's World Wide Pants production company.  (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Mike Christy)  ALL LOCAL TV OUT; PAC-12 OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

Take a fly fishing course this spring

The public is invited to enroll in KPC’s popular course, CED A133: Beginning Fly Fishing, which will be taught by Dave Atcheson, experienced instructor and… Continue reading

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

FILE - This Oct. 14, 2013 file photo shows Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., walking through a corridor at the Capitol in Washington. Leahy said he's "concerned the growing trend toward relying upon FOIA exemptions to withhold large swaths of government information is hindering the public's right to know." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Current administration consistently denies Freedom of Information Act requests

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2014
  • By JACK GILLUM
FILE - This Oct. 14, 2013 file photo shows Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., walking through a corridor at the Capitol in Washington. Leahy said he's "concerned the growing trend toward relying upon FOIA exemptions to withhold large swaths of government information is hindering the public's right to know." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Legislative Information Office Schedule

Monday 3:15 p.m. The House Labor & Commerce Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss SB 159 Air Ambulance Services, HB 288 AIDEA: Arctic… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Controversial anti-gay church founder in care facility

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., who founded a Kansas church widely known for its protests at military funerals and anti-gay sentiments,… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2014