LeeShore conducts community survey

For the first time the triennial LeeShore Center’s Community Survey will include questions directed at gauging awareness of the Green Dot Violence Prevention Strategy on… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Kim McMilin coaxes Andrew Thompson, 5, into putting his face into the water and blowing bubbles Tuesday Feb. 5, 2013 at the Skyview High School pool in Soldotna, Alaska. Thompson and about 20 other children were in the water during the February session of their Swim America swimming lessons.

School district turns to city, hospital for financial support for pool

As the month of April approaches, so does the next Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meeting where members will have to approve… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Kim McMilin coaxes Andrew Thompson, 5, into putting his face into the water and blowing bubbles Tuesday Feb. 5, 2013 at the Skyview High School pool in Soldotna, Alaska. Thompson and about 20 other children were in the water during the February session of their Swim America swimming lessons.

House passes bill to end high school exit exam

JUNEAU — The Alaska House on Tuesday approved a repeal of the state high school graduation exam.The vote was 32-5. The measure now goes to… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2014
  • By MIKE COPPOCK

Parnell signs order establishing advisory board

JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell signed an administrative order Tuesday creating a municipal advisory board to weigh in on issues related to the major liquefied… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer
Connor Schoessler and Jarrett Urban watch as Bryan Hahn tees off on the Kenai Eagle Disc Golf Course Monday afternoon.
Connor Schoessler and Jarrett Urban watch as Bryan Hahn tees off on the Kenai Eagle Disc Golf Course Monday afternoon.
In this Saturday, March 22, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Mexico, background, surfaces through the arctic ice near Ice Camp Nautilus, north of Alaska. Cracks in polar sea ice are prompting the Navy to break down an ice camp north of Alaska that provided support for an exercise involving submarines. The Navy says in a release Monday, March 24, 2014, that the commander of submarine forces ordered an early end to Ice Camp Nautilus because shifts in winds created instabilities in ice floes. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Joshua Davies)

Navy breaks down ice camp north of Alaska

ANCHORAGE — Cracks in polar sea ice north of Alaska will force the closing of an ice camp supporting a Navy submarine exercise, the Navy… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2014
  • By Dan Joling
In this Saturday, March 22, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Mexico, background, surfaces through the arctic ice near Ice Camp Nautilus, north of Alaska. Cracks in polar sea ice are prompting the Navy to break down an ice camp north of Alaska that provided support for an exercise involving submarines. The Navy says in a release Monday, March 24, 2014, that the commander of submarine forces ordered an early end to Ice Camp Nautilus because shifts in winds created instabilities in ice floes. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Joshua Davies)

Borough explores North Road Extension options

Kenai Peninsula Borough officials are examining options to extend the Kenai Spur Highway north.The North Road Extension Project, as it is commonly known, has held… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Kenai capital projects moving along

The City of Kenai is moving closer to checking a couple capital projects off its list, none bigger than the new 17,000-square-foot maintenance facility.The city… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

House panel hears breakdown on educational costs

JUNEAU — The Legislative Finance Division told the House Finance Committee on Monday that Alaska will spend $1.4 billion on education this fiscal year, and… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2014
  • By MIKE COPPOCK

Fishery stakeholders share concerns with Senate committee

Kenai Peninsula salmon fishery stakeholders addressed a variety of issues at a Senate Resources Committee hearing in Juneau Monday, including changes to the Board of… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2014
  • By MOLLY DISCHNER Morris News Service-Alaska

No injuries after gas tanker collision

Two vehicles collided and struck a commercial fuel truck at the Tesoro gas station on the Sterling Highway approximately 10:15 a.m. Monday in Soldotna. A… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Renowned Alaska Native storyteller to perform

The KRC Learning Center and the Alaska Native Oratory Society invite the public to attend a presentation by renowned storyteller Jack Dalton at 7 p.m.… 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

Claudia Martinex works on her hand made putty, Saturday, March 22, at WSTD in Soldotna.

Girl Scouts take on science

A handful of Girl Scouts of Alaska stood scooping mouthfuls of handmade ice cream in plastic bags in what would have been a presumably empty… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Claudia Martinex works on her hand made putty, Saturday, March 22, at WSTD in Soldotna.
With a king salmon weighing 30.60 pounds, Raymond B. Tepp of Kenai takes first place in the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament. Fishing aboard the Inlet Plunder, Tepp's first-place cash prize was $19,026.

Kenai angler wins winter king tournament

Reeling in a 30.60-pound king salmon, Raymond B. Tepp of Kenai is the first-place winner in the 2014 Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament held Saturday.… Continue reading

With a king salmon weighing 30.60 pounds, Raymond B. Tepp of Kenai takes first place in the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament. Fishing aboard the Inlet Plunder, Tepp's first-place cash prize was $19,026.
In this April 21, 1989 file photo, crews use high pressured hoses to blast the rocks on this beach front on Naked Island, Alaska. This is one of only two beaches that are being worked on, of the 58 beaches in the Prince William Sound.  On March 24, the crude oil tanker Exxon Valdez grounded on a reef and spilled nearly 11 million gallons of oil in the waters. Nearly 25 years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill off the coast of Alaska, some damage heals, some effects linger in Prince William Sound.  (AP Photo/Rob Stapleton, File)

25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

ANCHORAGE — Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2014
  • By Dan Joling
In this April 21, 1989 file photo, crews use high pressured hoses to blast the rocks on this beach front on Naked Island, Alaska. This is one of only two beaches that are being worked on, of the 58 beaches in the Prince William Sound.  On March 24, the crude oil tanker Exxon Valdez grounded on a reef and spilled nearly 11 million gallons of oil in the waters. Nearly 25 years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill off the coast of Alaska, some damage heals, some effects linger in Prince William Sound.  (AP Photo/Rob Stapleton, File)

Alaska lawmaker wants coal plant without fed regs

JUNEAU (AP) — A Republican senator says Alaska should ignore federal regulations and plan to build a large-scale coal-powered plant to generate electricity in the… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2014

Family hosts Mongolian exchange student

HARDWOOD, Mich. — Mick and Heidi Reynolds of Hardwood have been traveling to Mongolia for the past 14 years in order to teach English in… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2014
  • By NIKKI YOUNK
Alaska State Library, Betty Bannon Collection, United States Army photo, AMRC-b70-15-66

‘We didn’t get dinner that night’

Nedra Evenson was making dinner for her family at her home at Mile 3 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Her husband Jim Evenson and their… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
Alaska State Library, Betty Bannon Collection, United States Army photo, AMRC-b70-15-66
With a king salmon weighing 30.60 pounds, Raymond B. Tepp of Kenai takes first place in the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament. Fishing aboard the Inlet Plunder, Tepp's first-place cash prize was $19,026.

Kenai angler wins winter king tournament

Reeling in a 30.60-pound king salmon, Raymond B. Tepp of Kenai is the first-place winner in the 2014 Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament held Saturday.… Continue reading

With a king salmon weighing 30.60 pounds, Raymond B. Tepp of Kenai takes first place in the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament. Fishing aboard the Inlet Plunder, Tepp's first-place cash prize was $19,026.