Community tips its hat to Industry as thousands attend appreciation celebration

Community tips its hat to Industry as thousands attend appreciation celebration

For the last two decades the Kenai Peninsula community has chosen a Saturday in August to say thank you to the industries that provide the… Continue reading

Community tips its hat to Industry as thousands attend appreciation celebration
Jackson Hobbs, 16, an Eagle Scout from Franklin, Idaho, firmly dominated the Jackpot Halibut Derby Leaderboard by hauling in a hefty 335.0 pound halibut aboard the vessel Venturess of Alaska Premier Sportfishing with Captain Travis Larson. (Photo courtesy Homer Chamber of Commerce)

Only three weeks to reel in the halibut of the season

Anglers still aiming to come out on top in the 28th annual Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby have less than three weeks to haul in the… Continue reading

Jackson Hobbs, 16, an Eagle Scout from Franklin, Idaho, firmly dominated the Jackpot Halibut Derby Leaderboard by hauling in a hefty 335.0 pound halibut aboard the vessel Venturess of Alaska Premier Sportfishing with Captain Travis Larson. (Photo courtesy Homer Chamber of Commerce)

Silvers dominate the tributaries

As silver salmon move into Kenai Peninsula streams, species from earlier runs are beginning to spawn, concentrating resident species, which are reaching the height of… Continue reading

Candlelight vigil holds hope for Adam's family

Candlelight vigil holds hope for Adam’s family

With almost three months having passed since Rebecca Adam’s family of four mysteriously disappeared from their home in Kenai a candlelight vigil was held last… Continue reading

Candlelight vigil holds hope for Adam's family

Sow it! Grow it! Show it! Another Great Kenai Peninsula Fair

Once again wet weather plagued the Kenai Peninsula Fair in Ninilchik, but it didn’t hinder bidders from paying record prices at the 4-H Junior Market… Continue reading

Military and local kids go fishing thanks to KRS and Kenai River Foundation

Military and local kids go fishing thanks to KRS and Kenai River Foundation

Back to back events August 13th & 14th saw over 150 kids fishing with professional guides on the Kenai River. First was the 8th Annual… Continue reading

Military and local kids go fishing thanks to KRS and Kenai River Foundation
Golden Anniversaries for KP Borough School District & Kenai Peninsula College

Golden Anniversaries for KP Borough School District & Kenai Peninsula College

Three very important community institutions celebrated collectively their golden anniversaries Thursday, August 14th at the Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) Kenai River campus. The Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

Golden Anniversaries for KP Borough School District & Kenai Peninsula College
A boatload of happy young anglers show off their catch during the Kenai River Jr. Classic. (Photo courtesy Kenai River Sportfising Association)

Smiles all around at Kenai River Jr. Classic

Smiles were abundant Aug. 13 at the 8th annual Kenai River Jr. Classic as nearly 100 youth from JBER, the Mat-Su Valley and across the… Continue reading

A boatload of happy young anglers show off their catch during the Kenai River Jr. Classic. (Photo courtesy Kenai River Sportfising Association)

Silvers: The bite is half the fun

Silver salmon are now bending the rods of local anglers who were anticipating their arrival among an abundant early run of pink salmon. For weeks… Continue reading

Silvers finally filling the streams

Pink salmon are still plentiful in Kenai River tributaries, but it may be time for anglers to move on to silver salmon entering the streams.… Continue reading

Footworks & reigning Mrs. Alaska team up for TSC awareness

Footworks & reigning Mrs. Alaska team up for TSC awareness

The Peninsula held its first “Bcureful” Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) awareness event Sunday August 10th, thanks to 2014 reigning Mrs. Alaska and Footworks Quality Shoes… Continue reading

Footworks & reigning Mrs. Alaska team up for TSC awareness
Triumvirate Theatre Soldotna takes final curtain call

Triumvirate Theatre Soldotna takes final curtain call

Saturday, August 9th was the final curtain call for the Triumvirate Theatre players in Soldotna at their original home in the Peninsula Center Mall. Triumvirate… Continue reading

Triumvirate Theatre Soldotna takes final curtain call
Wounded Heroes enjoy a weekend of fishing & fun on the Kenai River

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

Wounded Heroes enjoy a weekend of fishing & fun on the Kenai River
Record crowd attends 4th Annual Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival

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

Record crowd attends 4th Annual Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival

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

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

Myla McFarland retires from Century 21/Freedom Realty
Sgt. Denton comes in for Staff Sgt. Rehm & another local woman becomes a Hometown Hero

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

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