Kenai

Mock-up illustration of in-development Kahtnu Area Transit Bus (Image courtesy Kenaitze Indian Tribe)

Kenaitze purchase Kenai’s former Kendall Ford building for transportation hub

Hetl Qenq’a will also serve as a hub for the upcoming Kahtnu Area Transit, a fixed route public bus service

 

Jylann Green, Aaliyah Bookey and Isabel Thomas watch Dr. Curt Wisnewski as he shows off some x-rays at Kenai Veterinary Hospital in Kenai, Alaska, on Job Shadow Day, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. (Michelle Duffield/Peninsula Clarion)

Local businesses host Kenai Central students for Job Shadow Day

Students are connected to local businesses to spend a day shadowing jobs paired to their career interests

 

Potholes are seen on Wildwood Drive on Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai plan maps out future city capital projects

The plan approved last week covers fiscal years 2025-2029

 

Erosion of the Kenai bluff near the Kenai Senior Center. (Photo by Aidan Curtin courtesy Scott Curtin)

Kenai bluff project contract awarded

The project aims to stabilize roughly 5,000 feet of bluff on the north shore of the Kenai River

Erosion of the Kenai bluff near the Kenai Senior Center. (Photo by Aidan Curtin courtesy Scott Curtin)
Kenai Vice Mayor James Baisden, right, speaks in opposition to a resolution that would have voiced the City of Kenai’s support for a legislative increase in school district funding during a city council meeting on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai council OKs resolution backing assembly’s request for a bump to state funding for schools

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is facing a $13 million deficit for the upcoming fiscal year

Kenai Vice Mayor James Baisden, right, speaks in opposition to a resolution that would have voiced the City of Kenai’s support for a legislative increase in school district funding during a city council meeting on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Finance Director David Swarner (left) and City Manager Terry Eubank (right) present city budget goals for Fiscal Year 2025 during a work session with Kenai City Council members on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai starts early budget talks

The City of Kenai on Wednesday kicked off its budget process for the upcoming fiscal year with a work session attended by council members and… Continue reading

Kenai Finance Director David Swarner (left) and City Manager Terry Eubank (right) present city budget goals for Fiscal Year 2025 during a work session with Kenai City Council members on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
The Soldotna Landfill is seen on June 27, 2021, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion file)

Kenai to assist borough with leachate management

Leachate is the word for liquid that touches trash at a landfill

The Soldotna Landfill is seen on June 27, 2021, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion file)
Alaska State Troopers flank the casket of Kenai Police Officer John Watson during a memorial service on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003 in Kenai, Alaska. (Joseph Robertia/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai marks 20 years since death of police officer killed in the line of duty

Police Officer John Watson was killed while responding to a domestic violence call on Christmas Day

Alaska State Troopers flank the casket of Kenai Police Officer John Watson during a memorial service on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003 in Kenai, Alaska. (Joseph Robertia/Peninsula Clarion)
Lower left: 2023 Kenai Central High School alum Gavin Langham (#18) and 2021 Soldotna High School alum Dylan Walton battle over the puck in the second period of the annual Kenai/Nikiski and SoHi/Skyview alumni hockey game at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Friday, Dec. 22, 2023, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai/Nikiski narrowly defeats Soldotna/Skyview in annual alumni hockey game

The visiting Kenai/Nikiski team eked ahead with roughly four minutes left in the third period

Lower left: 2023 Kenai Central High School alum Gavin Langham (#18) and 2021 Soldotna High School alum Dylan Walton battle over the puck in the second period of the annual Kenai/Nikiski and SoHi/Skyview alumni hockey game at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Friday, Dec. 22, 2023, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
A spruce tree seeps sap outside of the Kenai Post Office on Friday, July 2, 2021, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai to fell more beetle-killed trees

The trees are especially vulnerable to wildfires and are prone to falling over during high wind events

A spruce tree seeps sap outside of the Kenai Post Office on Friday, July 2, 2021, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai resident Barbara Kennedy testifies in support of allowing more city residents to own chickens during a city council meeting on Wednesday, Feb.1, 2023, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai again debates future of remote participation in city meetings

The discussion comes two months after a hacker disrupted a council meeting

Kenai resident Barbara Kennedy testifies in support of allowing more city residents to own chickens during a city council meeting on Wednesday, Feb.1, 2023, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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Santa Claus joins children for some hockey action during A Day with the Clauses festivities at Daubenspeck Park in Kenai on Monday.

Skating with Santa

Santa Claus arrived on an ATV and hit the ice himself, skating, playing hockey and greeting children

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Santa Claus joins children for some hockey action during A Day with the Clauses festivities at Daubenspeck Park in Kenai on Monday.
Snow coats an eroding bluff near the mouth of the Kenai River on Friday, March 3, 2023, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai accepting bids on bluff stabilization project

The announcement means that contractors can start submitting their proposals for how they’d complete the work and how much it would cost to do so

Snow coats an eroding bluff near the mouth of the Kenai River on Friday, March 3, 2023, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
American Legion Post 20 Cmdr. Ron Homan, center, is joined onstage by Past Cmdr. Dave Segura and Chaplain Mike Meredith while speaking during a Veterans Day celebration at the American Legion Post 20 in Kenai, Alaska, on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai OKs discount for veterans buying city land

Eligible veterans include those who are at least 18 years old and have lived in Alaska for at least one year immediately prior to the sale

American Legion Post 20 Cmdr. Ron Homan, center, is joined onstage by Past Cmdr. Dave Segura and Chaplain Mike Meredith while speaking during a Veterans Day celebration at the American Legion Post 20 in Kenai, Alaska, on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Thanksgiving dinners are assembled at the Kenai Senior Center in Kenai, Alaska, on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Thanksgiving luncheon draws a crowd at Kenai Senior Center

The Hilcorp-sponsored annual event is an opportunity to gather and eat in celebration of the holidays

Thanksgiving dinners are assembled at the Kenai Senior Center in Kenai, Alaska, on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Illustration of GameTime’s “Inclusive Seesaw.” (Image via City of Kenai)
Illustration of GameTime’s “Inclusive Seesaw.” (Image via City of Kenai)
Jessica Dison stands at the counter of Perfectly Alaskan Creations in Kenai, Alaska, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Perfectly Alaskan Creations holds grand opening

The shop features work of 50 local crafters

Jessica Dison stands at the counter of Perfectly Alaskan Creations in Kenai, Alaska, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
The badge for the Kenai Police Department

Man dies after falling off Kenai bluff, police say

The man was found on North Kenai Beach, near the Kenai River and Cook Avenue

The badge for the Kenai Police Department
Kenai City Clerk Shellie Saner (right) administers an oath of office to Henry Knackstedt during a Kenai City Council meeting on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023 in Kenai, Alaska. Knackstedt was elected to the council during the Oct. 3 election. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai council swears in 2 new members

Henry Knackstedt and Phillip Daniel took their oaths of office

Kenai City Clerk Shellie Saner (right) administers an oath of office to Henry Knackstedt during a Kenai City Council meeting on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023 in Kenai, Alaska. Knackstedt was elected to the council during the Oct. 3 election. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)