ISER backs Revenue on tax impact

Scott Goldsmith, the University of Alaska’s venerated senior economist, has stepped into the political snake pit of the oil tax repeal debate.Goldsmith is well-known for… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2014
  • By Tim Bradner

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

Options abound after graduation

Options abound after graduation

Well, it definitely looks like summer is here! The trees are starting to get leaves, and the snow is gone. Also, school is almost over!… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2014
  • By John Boatright
  • Schools
Options abound after graduation

Around Campus: Kenai River Campus paramedic, nursing labs expanded

After years of moving equipment in and out of cabinets and storage spaces, KRC nursing and paramedic students will finally have dedicated lab spaces to… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2014
  • By Suzie Kendrick
  • Schools
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion Shelby Moore bought a helmet at the Bike Rodeo, and needed help adjusting the straps, Friday, May 9, at Mountain View Elementary School.

Students practice safety at Bike Rodeo

Students put on helmets and lined up, straddling bikes at the start of the course. One-by-one they took turns maneuvering through it. First they had… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
  • Schools
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion Shelby Moore bought a helmet at the Bike Rodeo, and needed help adjusting the straps, Friday, May 9, at Mountain View Elementary School.
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Fire crews put out a grass fire in the backyard of a residence on Franke Road off of Poppy Ridge in Soldotna Sunday. Central Emergency Services received the call at about 4:30 p.m. and along with assistence from the Division of Forestry, the small fire was contained. Crews cleared the scene after one hour. The owner of the residence declined to comment. CES health and safety officer Brad Nelson said the family was having a bonfire and the fire spread to the grass.

Bonfire gets out of control

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  • May 11, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Fire crews put out a grass fire in the backyard of a residence on Franke Road off of Poppy Ridge in Soldotna Sunday. Central Emergency Services received the call at about 4:30 p.m. and along with assistence from the Division of Forestry, the small fire was contained. Crews cleared the scene after one hour. The owner of the residence declined to comment. CES health and safety officer Brad Nelson said the family was having a bonfire and the fire spread to the grass.
The Alaska State Trooper 21-Gun Salute Firing Party stands at attention during the playing of TAPS during the memorial service for Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Patrick "Scott" Johnson and Trooper Gabriel "Gabe" Rich at the Carlson Center, Saturday, May 10, 2014m in Fairbanks, Alaska. The tow were killed in the line of duty in the village of Tanana earlier this month. (AP Photo/The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Eric Engman)

Slain troopers remembered

FAIRBANKS (AP) — Law enforcement officers from as far away as Florida on Saturday mourned the loss of two Alaska state troopers killed earlier this… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2014
  • By Associated Press
The Alaska State Trooper 21-Gun Salute Firing Party stands at attention during the playing of TAPS during the memorial service for Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Patrick "Scott" Johnson and Trooper Gabriel "Gabe" Rich at the Carlson Center, Saturday, May 10, 2014m in Fairbanks, Alaska. The tow were killed in the line of duty in the village of Tanana earlier this month. (AP Photo/The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Eric Engman)

Native craft co-op opens in Juneau

JUNEAU — Less than a year after ending 38 ½ years in the prison system, Don Morgan is meditating, doing yoga and opening a co-op… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2014
  • By MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

Nikiski teacher’s wounds life-threatening

Updated Saturday A Nikiski Middle-School high school teacher who is being investigated by Alaska State Troopers on allegations of inappropriate behavior with a student, has… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Lack of fishing opportunity leads to river clean-up

The rows of fishing poles will be absent from at the spring “Take a Kid Fishing” day. In its place will be the first “Kenai… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Three girls swing while Cooper Every watches at Municipal Park Thursday. In the background, sisters Amber and Kristen Every along with Angie Cramer and Nicole Peterkin watch. The foursome who call themselves the Kenai moms, have been active in developing a proposal with the City of Kenai Parks and Recreation commission for two new playgrounds for both younger and older kids.

Kenai moms band together for new park plan

Addison, 3, and her baby brother Brayden Peterkin, 1, sat motionless on a swing set unable to push each other as their short legs dangled… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Three girls swing while Cooper Every watches at Municipal Park Thursday. In the background, sisters Amber and Kristen Every along with Angie Cramer and Nicole Peterkin watch. The foursome who call themselves the Kenai moms, have been active in developing a proposal with the City of Kenai Parks and Recreation commission for two new playgrounds for both younger and older kids.
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion  Jimmy Andrews grabs some decorations for his daughter Janeva Andrews, Thursday, May 8, at the Kenai Peninsula College graduation reception.

KPC graduates cite family, professors as inspiration

“That’s my daughter!” Mark Bevans shouted across the packed auditorium at Kenai Central High school as Kenai Peninsula College professor Henry Haney told Kristin Pruett… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion  Jimmy Andrews grabs some decorations for his daughter Janeva Andrews, Thursday, May 8, at the Kenai Peninsula College graduation reception.

5.8 quake rattles region

5.8 earthquake felt in Alaska ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 5.8 magnitude earthquake was felt in Alaska. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2014

Camps galore

From acting to fishing to crafting to flinging pumpkins, local organizations offer a variety of camp options for kids.While a few camps have been offered… Continue reading

  • May 9, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Marge Mullen told the students of Shaya Straw's third grade Soldotna Elementary School class tree stumps were used as chairs in old houses, Thursday, May 8, at the Soldotna Historic Post Office.

First female homesteader in Soldotna shares memories

Moving to Alaska at 25, in the late 1940’s was a more rigorous transition than making the trip today. After taking a short walk across… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Marge Mullen told the students of Shaya Straw's third grade Soldotna Elementary School class tree stumps were used as chairs in old houses, Thursday, May 8, at the Soldotna Historic Post Office.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Bill Schmidt, of Sterling, shouts as he lands a landlocked sockeye salmon, or kokanee, while fishing Wednesday May 7, 2014 at Sport Lake in Soldotna, Alaska. Schmidt said his wife wanted the fish for her birthday, so he spent part of the afternoon fishing for the kokanee which he intends to smoke and gift to her.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Bill Schmidt, of Sterling, shouts as he lands a landlocked sockeye salmon, or kokanee, while fishing Wednesday May 7, 2014 at Sport Lake in Soldotna, Alaska. Schmidt said his wife wanted the fish for her birthday, so he spent part of the afternoon fishing for the kokanee which he intends to smoke and gift to her.
Courtesy photo/Nikiski Fire Department

Fire destroys unoccupied Nikiski home

A fire engulfed a vacant trailer in Nikiski before firefighters could contain the blaze Thursday morning.At 9 a.m. the Nikiski Fire Department received a 911… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Courtesy photo/Nikiski Fire Department

Kenai ditches $20 library card fee for outside city residents

More than 7,000 Kenai Library card holders, or just about 65 percent of the community library’s users, will continue to get their library cards free… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Fire destroys unoccupied Nikiski home

A fire engulfed a vacant trailer in Nikiski before firefighters could contain the blaze Thursday morning. At 9 a.m. the Nikiski Fire Department received a… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Assembly approves funds for turf, track

The Soldotna High School track and artificial turf field will be completed this year. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly appropriated funds to finish the project… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI