Letter to the Editor: Your vote can make a difference

I am writing this because only 35% of Alaskans went to the polls this year and many people say, “Oh well, it doesn’t matter because… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2019
Bunches of fresh greens are displayed at the first Farmers Fresh Market of the season on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Voices of the Peninsula: Support farmers markets for better food, stronger communities

Thank you for your supporting Alaska’s farmers markets and growers at the Soldotna Wednesday Market.

  • Sep 10, 2019
Bunches of fresh greens are displayed at the first Farmers Fresh Market of the season on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Letter to the Editor: The educational irony of a teachers’ strike

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has a logo: “kpbsd –where kids come first.”

  • Sep 7, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Force Pebble to pay up front for environmental costs

If Pebble doesn’t feel it’s worth this security account then they should NOT mine Bristol Bay.

  • Sep 7, 2019
McKibben Jackinsky. (Photo by Janelle Orth)

Voices of the Peninsula: Don’t let Big Oil shut you up

We’ve all attended meetings where QA is the final agenda item.

McKibben Jackinsky. (Photo by Janelle Orth)
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2109. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Voices: Agriculture is an economic driver crucial for state food security

The Kenai Peninsula has the largest number of hoop houses per capita in the U.S.

  • Sep 5, 2019
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2109. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Voices: A bipartisan determination to protect Alaska from Gov. Dunleavy

We are part of the generation that built Alaska.

  • Sep 4, 2019
KPEA President David Brighton speaks to a group of educators, community members and district employees at Resurrect Art Coffee House on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Voices of the Peninsula: An open letter to the communities of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

We stand ready and willing to settle our contract negotiations so we can focus on educating children.

  • Sep 4, 2019
KPEA President David Brighton speaks to a group of educators, community members and district employees at Resurrect Art Coffee House on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Letter to the Editor: A change in management practices could help KPBSD resolve labor issues

We Alaskans are still locked into adversarial management of our teachers and students.

  • Sep 4, 2019

Opinion: Alaska’s mining industry breathes new life into our communities

For the first time since statehood, we are seeing year over year declines in our population.

  • Sep 3, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Understanding Dunleavy’s win

Understanding Dunleavy’s win Re: the recent news about Dunleavy getting one of the largest votes in history to be governor. Let me remind my fellow… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2019

A Welcome from Superintendent O’Brien

The 2019 - 2020 school year is here and we are ready. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District team is thrilled to welcome back students,… Continue reading

Alaska Voices: Making Alaska’s economy stronger

The Department of Labor and Workforce Development plays a critical role in Alaska’s economy.

  • Sep 2, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Let’s hear it from the oil companies first

I’d like to hear publicly from the fossil fuel execs themselves.

  • Sep 2, 2019

Alaska Voices: Tourism and Entrepreneurial Spirit in Alaska

For those that are concerned that Alaska is facing a zero-growth future, a few success stories.

  • Sep 2, 2019
Smoke from the Swan Lake Fire has led to poor visibility along the Sterling Highway as seen here on Aug. 30, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Letter to the Editor: Lessons learned from past fires

Responsibility for the last few feet before fire reaches your house is yours, not the firefighters.

  • Sep 2, 2019
Smoke from the Swan Lake Fire has led to poor visibility along the Sterling Highway as seen here on Aug. 30, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Letter to the Editor: Funny River should be accessible to all

Locals shouldn’t have to drive to the lower river to teach their children how to catch sockeye.

  • Sep 2, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Funny River access would benefit community

‘Seasonal residents’ own property, pay taxes and have as much right to government services and consideration as anyone else.

  • Sep 2, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Make your voice heard on annexation

For many years now, the city of Soldotna has bludgeoned its way toward annexation.

  • Sep 2, 2019

Opinion: Future is bright for Alaska farming

It’s hard not to be optimistic about the future of farming in the 49th State.

  • Sep 2, 2019