Voter turnout drops by 30 percent between regular election, runoff election

Voter turnout drops by 30 percent between regular election, runoff election

The scenes at Kenai Peninsula polling sites were very different on Oct. 3 and three weeks later on Oct. 24. On Oct. 3, lines stretched… Continue reading

Voter turnout drops by 30 percent between regular election, runoff election
Members of the Kenai River Queens watch their game and wait on a line shift on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 at Kenai Multipurpose Facility in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

River Queens take the ice

Once the temperature drops, being a Kenai River Queen doesn’t mean you caught the biggest king — it means you’re on the ice. The Kenai… Continue reading

Members of the Kenai River Queens watch their game and wait on a line shift on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 at Kenai Multipurpose Facility in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
Study reviews potential climate impacts on Kenai River salmon

Study reviews potential climate impacts on Kenai River salmon

Though the Kenai River’s salmon populations are still healthy compared to other Pacific salmon populations, a number of climate change-influenced factors could threaten them in… Continue reading

Study reviews potential climate impacts on Kenai River salmon

Gov. Bill Walker to travel to China with President Donald Trump

Gov. Bill Walker will be among the entourage of President Donald Trump as the president begins a trip to Asia this week. Walker told reporters… Continue reading

LeeShore receives domestic violence, sexual assault prevention grant

The LeeShore Center is seeking a little more participation in its domestic violence prevention program Green Dot. The Kenai-based center, which operates an emergency shelter… Continue reading

Kenai to record work sessions

Kenai’s city government will now make audio and video recordings not only of official council meetings, but also the less-formal discussions called work sessions. The… Continue reading

A car crosses the David E. Douthit Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Kenai River through dense fog on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 in Soldotna, Alaska. A heavy fog rolled over the western Kenai Peninsula Tuesday evening, resulting in cancelled flights in and out of the Kenai Municipal Airport and ensconcing Halloween trick-or-treaters in an eerie mist colored orange or white by the streetlamps. By morning, the fog had thinned and the temperature dropped to the high 20s, with some fog predicted to continue in the morning and evening through Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Fogged in

A car crosses the David E. Douthit Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Kenai River through dense fog on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 in Soldotna, Alaska.… Continue reading

A car crosses the David E. Douthit Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Kenai River through dense fog on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 in Soldotna, Alaska. A heavy fog rolled over the western Kenai Peninsula Tuesday evening, resulting in cancelled flights in and out of the Kenai Municipal Airport and ensconcing Halloween trick-or-treaters in an eerie mist colored orange or white by the streetlamps. By morning, the fog had thinned and the temperature dropped to the high 20s, with some fog predicted to continue in the morning and evening through Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Ordinance would allow service area board members to also be volunteers

An ordinance before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly would allow service area board members to also serve as volunteers at that department. Many of the… Continue reading

A truck drives down Funny River Road near the Soldotna Municipal Airport on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 in Soldotna, Alaska. Construction crews finished working on preliminary work to widen the shoulders and improve ditching and signage along Funny River Road this week before packing up for the winter, to be continued in summer 2018. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Construction work wrapping up for season

Road construction projects in the central Kenai Peninsula area are finally starting to wind down for the winter. Since mid-summer, drivers coming west from Cooper… Continue reading

A truck drives down Funny River Road near the Soldotna Municipal Airport on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 in Soldotna, Alaska. Construction crews finished working on preliminary work to widen the shoulders and improve ditching and signage along Funny River Road this week before packing up for the winter, to be continued in summer 2018. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

To know: School closure policies

Closing, or delaying school, is never an easy option for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. In the face of either inclement weather or a… Continue reading

Charlie Pierce speaks during a forum for borough mayoral candidates in September. Pierce is headed for a runoff election against Linda Hutchings on Oct. 24. (Photo by Will Morrow/Peninsula Clarion)

Pierce wins borough mayor’s seat

Charlie Pierce will take over as mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough. The final vote tally Tuesday showed Pierce leading opponent Linda Hutchings by a… Continue reading

Charlie Pierce speaks during a forum for borough mayoral candidates in September. Pierce is headed for a runoff election against Linda Hutchings on Oct. 24. (Photo by Will Morrow/Peninsula Clarion)
Study reviews potential climate impacts on Kenai River salmon

Study reviews potential climate impacts on Kenai River salmon

Though the Kenai River’s salmon populations are still healthy compared to other Pacific salmon populations, a number of climate change-influenced factors could threaten them in… Continue reading

Study reviews potential climate impacts on Kenai River salmon

College revives Certified Nursing Assistant program

Kenai Peninsula College is once again offering Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) classes after struggling to meet the state’s Board of Nurses requirements for instructors. The… Continue reading

Crash in Turnagain Pass sends 1 to hospital

Car chase ends in Sterling crash

A Monday car chase that began in Kenai ended in Sterling when 28 year-old Dylan Adkins of Anchorage crashed a stolen white pick-up into some… Continue reading

Crash in Turnagain Pass sends 1 to hospital

Bed tax back on assembly agenda

The much-debated bed tax proposal may get second life, if the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly chooses to introduce an ordinance reviving it. Assembly member Dale… Continue reading

Charges for man accused of pulling school fire alarm to be reduced

Charges for man accused of pulling school fire alarm to be reduced

The felony charges against a Sterling man who allegedly entered two central Kenai Peninsula schools and pulled fire alarms will be downgraded to misdemeanors. Robert… Continue reading

Charges for man accused of pulling school fire alarm to be reduced
Charges for man accused of pulling school fire alarm to be reduced

Nikiski man charged with stealing car, crashing it, possessing meth

A Nikiski man is facing a set of felony and misdemeanor charges relating to an incident in which he is accused of stealing a car,… Continue reading

Charges for man accused of pulling school fire alarm to be reduced
Ninilchik Traditional Council employees Daniel Reynolds (left) and Darryl Williams (right) remove a sockeye salmon from the tribe’s subsistence gillnet in the Kenai River in August 2016 near Soldotna, Alaska. The tribe first fished its subsistence gillnet, for which all rural residents of Ninilchik are qualified, in 2016 and completed its second season in September 2017. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Ninilchik fishes Kenai gillnet for second year

The gillnet operation in the Kenai River run by the Ninilchik Traditional Council this summer concluded its season with only one king salmon caught and… Continue reading

Ninilchik Traditional Council employees Daniel Reynolds (left) and Darryl Williams (right) remove a sockeye salmon from the tribe’s subsistence gillnet in the Kenai River in August 2016 near Soldotna, Alaska. The tribe first fished its subsistence gillnet, for which all rural residents of Ninilchik are qualified, in 2016 and completed its second season in September 2017. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)
Drayden Spooner explores the Literary Haunted House at the Kenai Community Library in Kenai, Alaska on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Spooner donned a Spider-Man and Hulk outfit while visiting the haunted house, which takes children through the classic scary stories, without being too spooky. The haunted house runs through Tuesday. It is open Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday fro 11 a.m. to noon and again from 4 to 6 p.m. (Photo by Kat Sorensen)

Costumed in Kenai

Throughout Kenai on Saturday, children and their families celebrated Halloween early with trick-or-treating and haunted houses. Costumes ranged from farm animals to superheroes. There were… Continue reading

Drayden Spooner explores the Literary Haunted House at the Kenai Community Library in Kenai, Alaska on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Spooner donned a Spider-Man and Hulk outfit while visiting the haunted house, which takes children through the classic scary stories, without being too spooky. The haunted house runs through Tuesday. It is open Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday fro 11 a.m. to noon and again from 4 to 6 p.m. (Photo by Kat Sorensen)
A car passes supporters waving signs for borough mayoral candidate Charlie Pierce at the intersection of the Sterling Highway and the Kenai Spur Highway on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 in Soldotna, Alaska. Kenai Peninsula voters chose between Pierce and candidate Linda Hutchings for the office of borough mayor on Tuesday. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Absentee ballots narrow gap in mayor’s race; some ballots yet to be counted

The first batch of absentee and questioned ballots brought the runoff race for Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor much closer — candidate Charlie Pierce’s lead over… Continue reading

A car passes supporters waving signs for borough mayoral candidate Charlie Pierce at the intersection of the Sterling Highway and the Kenai Spur Highway on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 in Soldotna, Alaska. Kenai Peninsula voters chose between Pierce and candidate Linda Hutchings for the office of borough mayor on Tuesday. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)