Wounded Heroes enjoy a weekend of fishing & fun on the Kenai River

Several years ago some of the Kenai River Professional Guides started the first Wounded Warriors fishing event on the Kenai River. Working with Joint Base… Continue reading

Record crowd attends 4th Annual Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival

Craft brewing continues to grow as an industry of acclaim in Alaska and the Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival has become a statewide event for brewers… Continue reading

Organization aims to rebuild Southeast herring stocks

By MARY CATHARINE MARTIN Archaeological records and cultural memory indicate that in addition to being more abundant in Southeast Alaska, herring spawning locations were once… Continue reading

Les Palmer: Year of the Pink

Editor’s note: This column first appeared in the Clarion on Aug.16, 2002.   Every other year, the Kenai River is blessed with what anglers hereabouts… Continue reading

Pinks still dominating the waterways

While anglers are waiting for the waves of silver salmon to flow through the Cook Inlet tributaries, pink salmon are easily accessible and still plentiful.… Continue reading

Fly away to wilderness fishing

While salmon and trout fishing on the Kenai River is what brings anglers from all over the world to the Kenai Peninsula, more guides are… Continue reading

Myla McFarland retires from Century 21/Freedom Realty

After more than three decades of being a major force of the real estate community on the Peninsula Myla McFarland put in her last day… Continue reading

Sgt. Denton comes in for Staff Sgt. Rehm & another local woman becomes a Hometown Hero

For the last two years the community has become well acquainted with U.S. Marine recruiter Staff Sergeant Joshua Rehm, not only for his ability to… Continue reading

KPBSD Adminstrators prepare for new school year

While kids are in denial not wanting this great summer to end, parents may be keenly aware that another school year begins next week. The… Continue reading

Senor Pancho’s opens in Soldotna

A few years ago Pancho Rodriguez brought a new experience in Mexican restaurants to the Peninsula where the Funky Monkey had been located in Kenai… Continue reading

The fishing experience

As a writer of outdoor articles for several years, I’ve dabbled at many different kinds of fishing. While you might suppose that the fishing I… Continue reading

Whether they like it or not, anglers catch plenty of pink salmon

Randy Dayton landed 33 pink salmon in an hour and a half as he flipped for red salmon at Centennial Park in Soldotna. During the… Continue reading

Pinks impossible not to catch

Pinks Pink fishing is excellent right now on both rivers, said assistant area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Jason Pawluk.… Continue reading

Homer grad completes boot camp and marries in the same month

It’s been a busy and challenging 90 days for Homer High School class of 2014 grad Zachary Gardner. Last week he returned from completing his… Continue reading

Governor Parnell tours Tesoro’s new processing control room and signs bills

It was a good day for Tesoro and their employees as Governor Sean Parnell accompanied by commissioners and local legislators and officials attended a bill… Continue reading

Exchange students head home & arrive home

For over 3 decades the Rotary Club of Soldotna has been a participant of the Rotary Youth Exchange program that host’s and sends students to… Continue reading

Mother Nature shines on Soldotna’s 55th Progress Days

With rainy days on both sides of the Soldotna Progress Days weekend Mother Nature proved again this year that she smiles upon the hard work… Continue reading

On catch-and-release fishing

A question has been nagging at me. Why wasn’t the late-run Kenai king salmon fishery closed to all fishing from the get-go? On July 1,… Continue reading

Salmon Run series continues to grow & births new generation of runners

It started when high school freshman Allie Ostrander had to come up with an idea for the Caring for the Kenai (CFK) competition. The science… Continue reading

Alaskan West Point Grad honored at joint Chamber luncheon

In a rural community like Soldotna it’s a special occasion when a local son not only graduates from the nation’s oldest military academy in the… Continue reading