Greg Madden was sworn into the School Board after winning a four-way race for the District 5 race in the Sterling and Funny River area, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

New School Board members sworn in

Newly elected school board members were sworn in during a special Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meeting Monday morning. Greg Madden and… Continue reading

Greg Madden was sworn into the School Board after winning a four-way race for the District 5 race in the Sterling and Funny River area, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Students participate in the Mind A Mazes problem solving competition at Soldotna Prep, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Students solve problems at Mind A Mazes

Last Saturday, students from across the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District met at Soldotna Prep for the annual Mind A Mazes Problem Solving Competition, sponsored… Continue reading

Students participate in the Mind A Mazes problem solving competition at Soldotna Prep, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
File - In this April 20, 2018 file photo, a marijuana plant is seen on Hippie Hill in San Francisco. A bill requiring California prosecutors to erase or reduce tens of thousands of marijuana criminal convictions was approved by the state Legislature on Wednesday, April 22, 2018, and now awaits Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson, File)

Alcohol and Marijuana Control Boards meet in Kenai for the first time

The Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office will be conducting their board meetings on the Kenai Peninsula for the first time, this week. The Alcoholic Beverage… Continue reading

File - In this April 20, 2018 file photo, a marijuana plant is seen on Hippie Hill in San Francisco. A bill requiring California prosecutors to erase or reduce tens of thousands of marijuana criminal convictions was approved by the state Legislature on Wednesday, April 22, 2018, and now awaits Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson, File)
A grassy area adjacent to the Sterling Highway in Soldotna is photographed on Oct. 11. The corner is one of several that could be updated as part of the city’s beautification plans. (Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna beautification permits approved

The Alaska Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration approved the city of Soldotna’s application for a beautification and encroachment permit, according to Stephanie… Continue reading

A grassy area adjacent to the Sterling Highway in Soldotna is photographed on Oct. 11. The corner is one of several that could be updated as part of the city’s beautification plans. (Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
Candidates for Soldotna City Council, Paul Whitney, Jordan Chilson and Justin Ruffridge discuss issues Soldotna is facing on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in the Soldotna Chamber Luncheon in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna confirms new council members, new student representative

The Soldotna City Council confirmed their new council members as well as a new student representative at Wednesday’s meeting. Jordan Chilson, Justin Ruffridge and Paul… Continue reading

Candidates for Soldotna City Council, Paul Whitney, Jordan Chilson and Justin Ruffridge discuss issues Soldotna is facing on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in the Soldotna Chamber Luncheon in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Peninsula unemployment rate at 9 percent

An update to the peninsula’s unemployment rate was announced at Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. Tim Dillon, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic… Continue reading

A full house came out to the joint chamber luncheon to listen to what the gubernatorial candidates had to say on Wednesday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Governor hopefuls visit Soldotna

Alaska’s three candidates for governor met at Wednesday’s joint chamber luncheon to discuss issues affecting Alaska and the peninsula. The conference room at the Soldotna… Continue reading

A full house came out to the joint chamber luncheon to listen to what the gubernatorial candidates had to say on Wednesday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Superior Court finds borough’s invocation policy unconstitutional

The Alaska Superior Court has ruled against the Kenai Peninsula Borough in a fight over its controversial invocation policy, finding that the policy violates the… Continue reading

Landon Lightfoot jumps into the Nikiski pool during a training scenario, June 30, 2014, at the Nikiski Pool, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion)

Nikiski Pool closed due to failed septic system

The Nikiski Pool is closed until further notice due to a failing septic system. It could be a while before programs and open swim are… Continue reading

Landon Lightfoot jumps into the Nikiski pool during a training scenario, June 30, 2014, at the Nikiski Pool, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion)

Official municipal election results in, to be certified tonight

Official election results from the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s municipal election will be certified at Tuesday’s Borough Assembly meeting. There were no new upsets or victories… Continue reading

Sen. Peter Micciche and his daughter stopped by to talk with Sean Dusek at the Coffee with the Superintendant event on Friday morning, Oct. 5, at Veronica’s Cafe in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Coffee with the Superintendent

Tucked away in the back room of Veronica’s Cafe in Kenai, superintendent for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Sean Dusek, met with a handful… Continue reading

Sen. Peter Micciche and his daughter stopped by to talk with Sean Dusek at the Coffee with the Superintendant event on Friday morning, Oct. 5, at Veronica’s Cafe in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
East Rip, a new marijuana retailer, is photographed on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. The new business is situated in a busy, central part of Kenai. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

East Rip: The peninsula’s newest cannabis shop opens in Kenai

East Rip is the peninsula’s newest recreational marijuana retailer, and the first cannabis business located in Kenai’s compact commercial center. Ryan Tunseth has been working… Continue reading

East Rip, a new marijuana retailer, is photographed on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. The new business is situated in a busy, central part of Kenai. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

K-Beach construction nearing an end

Be prepared to make two new stops on Kalifornsky Beach Road. By the end of the week, two new traffic lights will go live at… Continue reading

Schools briefs for the week of Oct. 8, 2018

Kenai Central High A big congratulation to the Kenai Girls Cross Country team who recently won the Division II State Championship! Jaycie Calvert led the… Continue reading

Troopers and others stand near the spot where a black SUV crashed into the front of the Anchor Point Post Office on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 in Anchor Point, Alaska. In this photo, the vehicle has been moved out of the building, leaving behind a large hole in the front of the post office. (Photo by Yvonne Prucha)

Motorist drives into Anchor Point Post Office

The Anchor Point Post Office got an unanticipated remodel when a motorist drove through the front of the building Friday afternoon. An employee and someone… Continue reading

Troopers and others stand near the spot where a black SUV crashed into the front of the Anchor Point Post Office on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 in Anchor Point, Alaska. In this photo, the vehicle has been moved out of the building, leaving behind a large hole in the front of the post office. (Photo by Yvonne Prucha)
The Kachemak Selo Middle-High School building sits against a backdrop of the ridge separating the village from the Kenai Peninsula Borough road system Thursday, Aug. 30 in Kachemak Selo. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

What’s next for K-Selo?

Bonds to build a new school in the Old Believer village of Kachemak Selo, east of Homer, were voted down last week, but the effort… Continue reading

The Kachemak Selo Middle-High School building sits against a backdrop of the ridge separating the village from the Kenai Peninsula Borough road system Thursday, Aug. 30 in Kachemak Selo. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Silas Firth and Michael Miller help shoot a promo video about the Nikiski Children’s Fund with the founder, Carlee Rizzo, in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Joseph Rizzo).

Local highschooler’s nonprofit looks to expand

The Nikiski Children’s Fund, a nonprofit set up by Nikiski High School student Carlee Rizzo, is looking to expand its reach to Homer, Kenai, Soldotna… Continue reading

Silas Firth and Michael Miller help shoot a promo video about the Nikiski Children’s Fund with the founder, Carlee Rizzo, in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Joseph Rizzo).
The St. Nicholas Memorial Chapel sits on the bluff in Old Town, Kenai overlooking Cook Inlet on Thursday, in Kenai. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai chapel is getting a face-lift

The Saint Nicholas Memorial Chapel, one of the most recognized Kenai landmarks, is about to receive some much-needed repairs. Sunlight shines through holes in the… Continue reading

The St. Nicholas Memorial Chapel sits on the bluff in Old Town, Kenai overlooking Cook Inlet on Thursday, in Kenai. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Municipal election results will be made official Tuesday

Official results from the Regular Municipal Election will be finalized next Tuesday. At Wednesday’s Kenai City Council meeting, the clerk reported to the council that… Continue reading

Alaskalanes bowling alley is photographed on Thursday in Kenai. New owners have asked Kenai City Council to help reopen the business, which closed in 2015. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Future of Kenai bowling alley in limbo

Members of the public came out Wednesday night to urge Kenai City Council members to support Charlotte Yamada’s effort to reopen Kenai’s bowling alley. Yamada… Continue reading

Alaskalanes bowling alley is photographed on Thursday in Kenai. New owners have asked Kenai City Council to help reopen the business, which closed in 2015. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
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