Brian Olson leads a meeting for the Borough Residents Against Annexation group on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2018, near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough Residents Against Annexation meet to address updates, elect new officials

Borough Residents Against Annexation group met Thursday night to update attendees on the current efforts to stop annexation and to elect new leadership to the… Continue reading

 

Carrots were harvested and sold at the Soldotna Montessori Charter School Farmers Market on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Students share harvest in school farmers market

Bags of potatoes, bunches of carrots, arms-full of kale and turnips the size of basketballs were harvested by students from the Soldotna Montessori Charter School… Continue reading

 

Daubenspeck Family Park, near WalMart, is the chosen location for the Kenai dog park, on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai City Council approves construction of dog park

At Wednesday’s Kenai City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously to approve the construction and presence of a dog park at Daubenspeck Family Park in… Continue reading

 

Kenai City Council candidates discuss all things Kenai in Chamber forum

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum to get residents better acquainted with the three people running for the two empty seats on the… Continue reading

The open sign for Uncle Herb’s, Homer’s first marijuana retail store, lights up on opening day, Thursday, May 24, 2018 on Ocean Drive in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office responds to cannabis industry meeting

Last Wednesday, members of the cannabis industry gathered to discuss concerns they wanted to raise at the upcoming October Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office meeting,… Continue reading

The open sign for Uncle Herb’s, Homer’s first marijuana retail store, lights up on opening day, Thursday, May 24, 2018 on Ocean Drive in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s greenhouse is photographed on Tuesday near Soldotna. The food bank grows fresh produce and offers it at a weekly farmers market. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Community supports peninsula food bank during Hunger Action Month

Community members have rallied around the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank this month after local municipalities proclaimed September as Hunger Action Month. The food bank has… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s greenhouse is photographed on Tuesday near Soldotna. The food bank grows fresh produce and offers it at a weekly farmers market. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough elections 2018: What you need to know

In between primary elections and general elections, borough residents have the opportunity to elect new leadership next month. Polls will be open for the Kenai… Continue reading

Dollynda Phelps discusses current issues in the cannabis industry with local business owners on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Cannabis industry meeting raises concerns over Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office

Editors note: This story was corrected to show that AMCO regulation 3 AAC 306.720(e) requires 40 days of video retention. Cannabis cultivators, retailers, consumers squeezed… Continue reading

Dollynda Phelps discusses current issues in the cannabis industry with local business owners on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Panelists, Patti Berkhahn, Branden Bornemann, Sue Mauger and Marcus Mueller discuss all things salmon at a forum put on by Cook Inletkeeper, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Salmon forum discusses past, present and future of salmon habitat

A forum at the Soldotna Library brought together people who wanted to learn more and discuss salmon habitat. The forum, hosted by Cook Inletkeeper, held… Continue reading

Panelists, Patti Berkhahn, Branden Bornemann, Sue Mauger and Marcus Mueller discuss all things salmon at a forum put on by Cook Inletkeeper, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District’s newest farm equipment rental is a potato digger that will cut down on labor-intensive potato harvesting for area farmers. The equipment sits ready for use at Ridgeway Farms on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Farm to food bank: Equipment rental leads to community benefit

Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District are expanding their catalog of affordable agricultural rental equipment through a charitable project that benefits both farmers and the… Continue reading

Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District’s newest farm equipment rental is a potato digger that will cut down on labor-intensive potato harvesting for area farmers. The equipment sits ready for use at Ridgeway Farms on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

First Harvest Moon Festival ‘celebrates progress’

The peninsula’s biggest food celebration commences this Saturday with live music, activities, guest speakers, cooking demonstrations, farm vendors and food trucks that will be featuring… Continue reading

Kenai hosts Silver Salmon Derby second year in a row

Kenai’s second Silver Salmon Derby starts Friday. The derby is unlike other derbies you’ll see around the state. Where one town gives a prize to… Continue reading

(AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly unanimously votes down cigarette tax

A cigarette and tobacco products tax was voted down unanimously by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly last Tuesday, but residents may see it on the… Continue reading

(AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

On the lookout for Cook Inlet’s belugas

Cook Inlet’s belugas will be the target of a different kind of hunt this weekend. On Saturday, communities on the Cook Inlet will be on… Continue reading

This June 2016 photo shows Lower Russian Lake on the Russian Lakes Trail near Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Clarion file photo)

1 rescued from Lower Russian Lake by Alaska Air National Guard

One person was air-lifted from Lower Russian Lake by the Alaska Air National Guard and taken to Anchorage on Thursday. The Alaska State Troopers contacted… Continue reading

This June 2016 photo shows Lower Russian Lake on the Russian Lakes Trail near Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Clarion file photo)
Youth rider Laramie Gibson gets off a bull at the Saturday, Sept. 8 9/11 Tribute Rodeo in Soldotna, Alaska. Gibson scored 73 points on the ride and won first in junior bull riding, first in the 0-10 age group for barrels and placed in poles and key hole at the rodeo. Gibson won all-around cowboy for 0-10 age group. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

9/11 Tribute Rodeo benefits heroes, local family

The final scene in the classic Christmas film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” may make for a tear-shedding ending, but it also bears itself out in… Continue reading

Youth rider Laramie Gibson gets off a bull at the Saturday, Sept. 8 9/11 Tribute Rodeo in Soldotna, Alaska. Gibson scored 73 points on the ride and won first in junior bull riding, first in the 0-10 age group for barrels and placed in poles and key hole at the rodeo. Gibson won all-around cowboy for 0-10 age group. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Roy Beaver drills a hole through a log as part of a reconstruction of a historic cabin near the bluff in Old Town Kenai on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. The cabin, owned by Tim Wisnewski, is one of the original buildings in the Old Town Kenai area and had long since fallen into disrepair before Wisnewski decided to restore it. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Local family restoring historic cabin in Kenai

A bent, broken old cabin with a long history is getting new life after decades of decay. A pair of workers have been carefully taking… Continue reading

Roy Beaver drills a hole through a log as part of a reconstruction of a historic cabin near the bluff in Old Town Kenai on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. The cabin, owned by Tim Wisnewski, is one of the original buildings in the Old Town Kenai area and had long since fallen into disrepair before Wisnewski decided to restore it. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
Sample ballots sit on a tabletop at the the Kalifornsky Beach Road Central Emergency Services fire station on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Election results to be certified Tuesday

Candidates and voters will have to wait out the holiday weekend for the final results of the primary election to be certified. The Alaska Division… Continue reading

Sample ballots sit on a tabletop at the the Kalifornsky Beach Road Central Emergency Services fire station on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign marks a type of barley growing in a small field in a vacant gravel pit on Aug. 31, 2018 in Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Experimental planting produces barley in Cooper Landing

Something new is sprouting in Cooper Landing. Perched on a hill in an old gravel pit on Snug Harbor Road, just under an acre of… Continue reading

A sign marks a type of barley growing in a small field in a vacant gravel pit on Aug. 31, 2018 in Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A group of veterans visiting Alaska as part of the Kentucky Wounded Heroes project gather in front of the Salmon Catcher Lodge on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

From Kentucky to Soldotna, veterans come to fish — and heal

When a group of veterans arrived from the Lower 48 to Alaska, some didn’t know each other from strangers. But now, nestled in a lodge… Continue reading

A group of veterans visiting Alaska as part of the Kentucky Wounded Heroes project gather in front of the Salmon Catcher Lodge on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)