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Anchor Point man dies of unintentional gunshot wound

An Anchor Point man has died of an unintentional gunshot wound. Kenneth Defrancesco, 80, appeared to have been killed while getting out of his vehicle… Continue reading

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A construction vehicle at the site of the new Tsalteshi Trail maintenance building at Skyview Middle School on Aug. 29, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Tsalteshi starts on new maintenance shed

Construction is beginning on a new maintenance building for the Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna. Trees began to be cleared a couple of weeks… Continue reading

A construction vehicle at the site of the new Tsalteshi Trail maintenance building at Skyview Middle School on Aug. 29, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
2022 gubernatorial candidate Charlie Pierce walks in the 65th annual Soldotna Progress Days Parade on Saturday, July 23, 2022 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough attorney addresses Pierce resignation

Kenai Peninsula Borough Attorney Sean Kelley on Sunday addressed questions surrounding the resignation of Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce in an email sent to members of… Continue reading

2022 gubernatorial candidate Charlie Pierce walks in the 65th annual Soldotna Progress Days Parade on Saturday, July 23, 2022 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Amy Jackman (center) and others dance to music performed by Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise on Aug. 24, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Hip-hop ‘n’ harp

Seasonal sun shines on Music in the Park

Amy Jackman (center) and others dance to music performed by Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise on Aug. 24, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
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Clarion, KDLL 91.9 FM partner to hold local candidate forums

Forums will be held Mondays at the Soldotna Public Library

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FILE - Registered pharmacist Sapana Patel holds a bottle of Monkeypox vaccine at a Pop-Up Monkeypox vaccination site on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in West Hollywood, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Limited monkeypox vaccines now available at Kenai Public Health Center

Limited monkeypox vaccines are available at the Kenai Public Health Center for those eligible. Alaska reported its first case of the monkeypox outbreak, which was… Continue reading

FILE - Registered pharmacist Sapana Patel holds a bottle of Monkeypox vaccine at a Pop-Up Monkeypox vaccination site on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in West Hollywood, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Superintendent Clayton Holland speaks about the National Blue Ribbon award during an assembly at Soldotna Montessori Charter School on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Bond package could chip away at school maintenance

It’s no secret that the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is in the red when it comes to school maintenance. The average lifespan of the… Continue reading

Superintendent Clayton Holland speaks about the National Blue Ribbon award during an assembly at Soldotna Montessori Charter School on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)
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A roll of I voted stickers await voters on Saturday at the Alaska Division of Elections office in Juneau.

Special House race set for photo finish

Peltola now leads by 8% in special House race, pollster calls it ’toss-up’ due to ranked choice voting

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A roll of I voted stickers await voters on Saturday at the Alaska Division of Elections office in Juneau.
2022 gubernatorial candidate Charlie Pierce walks in the 65th annual Soldotna Progress Days Parade on Saturday, July 23, 2022 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Pierce resigns as borough mayor, will focus on gubernatorial bid

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce is stepping down as mayor, effective Sept. 30, citing plans to focus on his 2022 gubernatorial bid, the Pierce… Continue reading

2022 gubernatorial candidate Charlie Pierce walks in the 65th annual Soldotna Progress Days Parade on Saturday, July 23, 2022 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
KPEDD Executive Director Tim Dillon sits in his office on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 north of Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

KPEDD urges participation in federal broadband survey

The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District is asking for people on the Kenai Peninsula to help the federal government figure out how fast internet service… Continue reading

KPEDD Executive Director Tim Dillon sits in his office on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 north of Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna City Attorney Brooks Chandler (center) discussess how Soldotna Creek Park can and cannot be used by members of the public during a meeting of the Soldotna City Council on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna drag debate heats up; city describes path forthward

Concerns over a June drag performance in Soldotna Creek Park escalated at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Soldotna City Council, where testimony on the performance… Continue reading

Soldotna City Attorney Brooks Chandler (center) discussess how Soldotna Creek Park can and cannot be used by members of the public during a meeting of the Soldotna City Council on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shanon Davis presents a quarterly update to the Soldotna City Council on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Chamber: Soldotna businesses hit by worker shortages

Visitor numbers were strong, but businesses struggled with worker shortages throughout Soldotna this summer. That’s the way Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shanon Davis… Continue reading

Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shanon Davis presents a quarterly update to the Soldotna City Council on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai Fire Department headquarters are photographed on Feb. 13, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file)

Kenai Fire Department resuces distressed boater Thursday morning

The City of Kenai Fire Department responded to a call made by a boater in distress and returned the operator to shore early Thursday morning.… Continue reading

The Kenai Fire Department headquarters are photographed on Feb. 13, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file)
A State of Alaska Department of Health Social Services sign remains on the main building providing in Juneau providing related services, even though the agency officially split into two departments on July 1. Other signs inside the building and one next door housing some of the new departments’ services are also unchanged. Commissioners of both departments said Thursday the initial focus has been on transitioning essential services without disruption, and more publicly noticeable ones such as new signs and website updates should be occurring during the coming months. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Commissioners of new departments say transition has been smooth

Commisioners of new departments say IT and other key transitions smooth, more visible changes coming

A State of Alaska Department of Health Social Services sign remains on the main building providing in Juneau providing related services, even though the agency officially split into two departments on July 1. Other signs inside the building and one next door housing some of the new departments’ services are also unchanged. Commissioners of both departments said Thursday the initial focus has been on transitioning essential services without disruption, and more publicly noticeable ones such as new signs and website updates should be occurring during the coming months. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
From left to right, puppies Mike, Bos'n and Skipper cuddle up in their doghouse at Denali National Park and Preserve. (Courtesy / National Park Service)

Even when it’s not National Dog Day, it’s puppies 24/7 with Denali’s sled dog cam

The national park celebrates its 100th year owning sled dogs with 3 new puppies

From left to right, puppies Mike, Bos'n and Skipper cuddle up in their doghouse at Denali National Park and Preserve. (Courtesy / National Park Service)
President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, in Washington. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona listens at right. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

How will the student loan forgiveness plan impact Alaskans?

President Joe Biden recently announced his plan to do a long-awaited deed that has had many past and present university students across America holding their… Continue reading

President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, in Washington. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona listens at right. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State reports 8 new COVID deaths, cases up in Kenai-Soldotna area

The Alaska Department of Health reported Wednesday that 78 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19. Eleven of these patients are on a ventilator. This is an… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Terri Burdick acts as her character Mrs. Burdick during the Triumvirate Theater’s rehearsal of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” at Kenai Central High School on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Performers hold auditions for ‘Anne of Green Gables’

The Kenai Performers are holding auditions this weekend for the upcoming production of “Anne of Green Gables.” Director Terri Burdick said that she’s “hoping that… Continue reading

Terri Burdick acts as her character Mrs. Burdick during the Triumvirate Theater’s rehearsal of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” at Kenai Central High School on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Courtesy Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Invasive green crabs now present in Alaska

Alaska’s fish and game experts are keeping their eyes on a new aquatic invasive species that was newly detected in Southeast last month. Live European… Continue reading

Courtesy Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
A box collects menstruation products for the Peninsula Period Network at the Soldotna Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

New nonprofit aims to end period poverty

The Peninsula Period Network is a new nonprofit organization raising funds, collecting donations and applying for grants to end period poverty in the Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

A box collects menstruation products for the Peninsula Period Network at the Soldotna Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)