Celebrating with Lights and music

Celebrating with Lights and music

It’s not just people in big metropolitan areas that have the holiday wonder of putting the family in the car and driving through neighborhoods to… Continue reading

Celebrating with Lights and music
Voice of Democracy winners honored

Voice of Democracy winners honored

Local winners of this year’s Voice of Democracy (VOD) were honored at VFW Post # 10046 at a special presentation December 8th. This year’s VOD… Continue reading

Voice of Democracy winners honored
D.A.R.E. Gras pack SoHi

D.A.R.E. Gras pack SoHi

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is an important tool for the future. Championed by the Soldotna Police Department (SPD) D.A.R.E. is an international substance abuse… Continue reading

D.A.R.E. Gras pack SoHi
On getting paid to fish, a dream job

On getting paid to fish, a dream job

I was suddenly reminded that 20 years had passed since I held the Dream Job. It was the best job any fisherman could ever have… Continue reading

On getting paid to fish, a dream job
Last weekend for the "Best Christmas Pageant Ever!"

Last weekend for the “Best Christmas Pageant Ever!”

A profusion of holiday entertainment is on tap for this weekend as the Triumvirate Theatre presents their largest cast ever assembled for “The Best Christmas… Continue reading

Last weekend for the "Best Christmas Pageant Ever!"
Time travel

Time travel

Once again this year thanks to the congregation of the College Heights Baptist Church you may be magically transported back to the first Christmas some… Continue reading

Time travel
First National Bank Alaska bumps up Kettle Wars competition

First National Bank Alaska bumps up Kettle Wars competition

It’s been a tradition since the first Soldotna/Kenai Rotary Club was chartered over 35 years ago. Bell Ringing or as the Salvation Army calls it… Continue reading

First National Bank Alaska bumps up Kettle Wars competition
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Several people flip through books during the the Soldotna Public Library's book sale in the basement of the library on Thursday Dec. 3, 2015 in Soldotna, Alaska.  More than 80 community members had stopped into the sale by 4:30 p.m.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Several people flip through books during the the Soldotna Public Library's book sale in the basement of the library on Thursday Dec. 3, 2015 in Soldotna, Alaska.  More than 80 community members had stopped into the sale by 4:30 p.m.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Members of the Squirt C team practice on Monday Nov. 30, 2015 at the Kenai Multipurpose Recreation Facility in Kenai, Alaska. The team is comprised of players in the third to fifth grades.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Members of the Squirt C team practice on Monday Nov. 30, 2015 at the Kenai Multipurpose Recreation Facility in Kenai, Alaska. The team is comprised of players in the third to fifth grades.
Grocery grab

Grocery grab

It may not be core curriculum and it involves running the halls, but the lessons kids learn at Redoubt Elementary school during the “Great Grocery… Continue reading

Grocery grab
Support for Boys and Girls Clubs

Support for Boys and Girls Clubs

After months of hard work and preparation by volunteers, board members and employees, the Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula held their Annual… Continue reading

Support for Boys and Girls Clubs
Snow falls

Snow falls

Nearly a hundred members of the community turned out on a snowy, cold Thursday evening November 19th to participate in the 6th Annual Candlelight Vigil… Continue reading

Snow falls
Bob day proclaimed

Bob day proclaimed

As Alaska’s official balladeer Hobo Jim sang on Good Morning America back in 1995, “This is the land where legends are born!” The City of… Continue reading

Bob day proclaimed
Photo by Elizabeth Earl/The Peninsula Clarion The flags at the Kenai Courthouse fly at half mast at sunset Monday. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker declared Sunday that all Alaska state flags be lowered to half mast in honor of the victims of the attacks in Paris on Friday. The flags will remain at half mast until Thursday.
Photo by Elizabeth Earl/The Peninsula Clarion The flags at the Kenai Courthouse fly at half mast at sunset Monday. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker declared Sunday that all Alaska state flags be lowered to half mast in honor of the victims of the attacks in Paris on Friday. The flags will remain at half mast until Thursday.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Anna Aley, sophomore flutist, laughs as Soldotna-based flutist Tomoka Raften plays a technically difficult modern piece by composer Ian Clarke during a band class on Wednesday Nov. 4, 2015 in Soldotna, Alaska. The song "Zoom Tube" is a blues-influenced piece that requires several techniques including playing multiple tones at once and singing while playing that had students laughing throughout Raften's performance. Raften and Kenai-based pianist Maria Allison will perform on Nov. 7 at the Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church.

Photo: ‘Zoom Tube’

To hear the piece flutist Tomoka Raften played for Soldotna High School students, click here. … Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Anna Aley, sophomore flutist, laughs as Soldotna-based flutist Tomoka Raften plays a technically difficult modern piece by composer Ian Clarke during a band class on Wednesday Nov. 4, 2015 in Soldotna, Alaska. The song "Zoom Tube" is a blues-influenced piece that requires several techniques including playing multiple tones at once and singing while playing that had students laughing throughout Raften's performance. Raften and Kenai-based pianist Maria Allison will perform on Nov. 7 at the Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church.
Tom White of Integrity Janitorial clears snow from the sidewalk of the Kenai Courthouse Tuesday after several inches of snow fell Monday night.
Tom White of Integrity Janitorial clears snow from the sidewalk of the Kenai Courthouse Tuesday after several inches of snow fell Monday night.
Chad Helgeson updates Kenai chapter Alliance on Hilcorp Alaska activities.

Hilcorp’s Kenai team leader updates Kenai Alliance Chapter

Chad Helgeson, Hilcorp’s Kenai team operations manager, updated the Kenai Chapter of the Alaska Support Industry Alliance on his company’s activities last month. While the… Continue reading

Chad Helgeson updates Kenai chapter Alliance on Hilcorp Alaska activities.
Oil and Gas Tax Credits have impact on energy providers

Oil and Gas Tax Credits have impact on energy providers

The revserse direction in the supply of natural gas that fuels energy utilities like Homer Electric Associaton Inc., (HEA) and Chugach Electric can be directly… Continue reading

Oil and Gas Tax Credits have impact on energy providers
21st Annual Pie Auction has another successful year

21st Annual Pie Auction has another successful year

The 21st Annual Pie Auction has come and gone, and on a night with at least two other fundraisers happening the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce… Continue reading

21st Annual Pie Auction has another successful year
Rediscover the iconic Don Jose's in Kenai and meet new manager Marcus Condreay.

Don Jose’s celebrates Grand re-opening and new manager

The Grand re-opening week at the iconic Don Jose’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina was a huge success according to Don Jose’s new manager Marcus Condreay… Continue reading

Rediscover the iconic Don Jose's in Kenai and meet new manager Marcus Condreay.