River City Academy teachers Annaleah Karron, Chris Kolishchak and Thomas Degray defend their goal in a Monday morning game of goalball at River City Academy in Soldotna, Alaska. Since the game is meant to be played by those with visual impairments, each team member had to wear blindfolds and listen for the ball, which is equipped with a jingling bell. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

A quiet crowd — district embracing goalball

There is one objective in goalball: get the ball across the goal line. Each team has three players and one teammate propels the ball towards… Continue reading


Teresa Reger (left, with sign) and Susie Stafford wave to passing cars at the annual demonstration in support of disability services by the Key Coalition advocacy group, held this year on Friday in Soldotna. Reger and Stafford are both parents of disabled adult children who receive services through the program the Key Campaign seeks to preserve. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

‘Integration and independence’: Activists raise awareness for programs for people with disabilities

For 30 years the disability services activists of Alaska’s Key Campaign have been holding annual statewide demonstrations in towns like Soldotna — where demonstrators gathered… Continue reading