Judge Susan Wells gives a presentation about the Henu Community Wellness Court during the Kenai Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at the Visitor’s Center in Kenai, Alaska, on March 20, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Henu Community Wellness Court judge shares success stories

Henu is a Dena’ina word meaning “hard work”

Judge Susan Wells gives a presentation about the Henu Community Wellness Court during the Kenai Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at the Visitor’s Center in Kenai, Alaska, on March 20, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News
                                Mike Heatwole, vice president of public affairs for the Pebble Limited Partnership, speaks to a crowd of people Tuesday, March 19 during a community meeting at Land’s End Resort in Homer.

Peninsula residents question Pebble Partnership in community meeting

Pebble representatives touted the redesigned project

Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News
                                Mike Heatwole, vice president of public affairs for the Pebble Limited Partnership, speaks to a crowd of people Tuesday, March 19 during a community meeting at Land’s End Resort in Homer.
Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer, left, speaks next to former legislator Bill Thomas during a ceremony honoring five Tlingit code talkers on Monday, March 18, 2019. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer, left, speaks next to former legislator Bill Thomas during a ceremony honoring five Tlingit code talkers on Monday, March 18, 2019. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
A traditional bearded seal blanket borrowed from the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics waits a toss demonstration during the lunch hour in the Thunder Mountain High School gymnasium on Friday, March 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A traditional bearded seal blanket borrowed from the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics waits a toss demonstration during the lunch hour in the Thunder Mountain High School gymnasium on Friday, March 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A homeless person sleeps on the sidewalk along South Franklin Street on Friday, March 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A homeless person sleeps on the sidewalk along South Franklin Street on Friday, March 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mandy Dixon, owner of La Baleine, speaks during a cooking demo during the Alaska Food Festival on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. She and her mother, Kirseten, who owns Tutka Bay Lodge, spoke about their travels to other countries and how that inspires their cooking in Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Alaskans talk all things food at conference

Several local Homer businesses and food advocates were highlighted throughout the conference.

Mandy Dixon, owner of La Baleine, speaks during a cooking demo during the Alaska Food Festival on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. She and her mother, Kirseten, who owns Tutka Bay Lodge, spoke about their travels to other countries and how that inspires their cooking in Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Gina Keith, office manager at Kachemak Electric, speaks with job seekers at the 2017 Kenai Peninsula Job Fair (Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Upcoming Job Fair connects job seekers with potential employers

The event will take place on March 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex

Gina Keith, office manager at Kachemak Electric, speaks with job seekers at the 2017 Kenai Peninsula Job Fair (Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer council won’t help fund treatment project

The residential treatment center could still happen if organization raises funds on its own

Anchor Point man killed in crash near Moose Pass

An Anchor Point man died this week when his truck crashed near Moose Pass. Alaska State Troopers report that Marc Roderick, 46, died on Wednesday.… Continue reading

Cazin Daly and owner Deniece Isaacs stand outside of Majestic Gardens in Kenai on Friday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Shop Talk: Majestic Gardens cannabis shop

Last year Deniece and Ron Isaacs opened up Magical Gardens, a specialty CBD shop in Kenai that sells hemp and CBD products for people and… Continue reading

Cazin Daly and owner Deniece Isaacs stand outside of Majestic Gardens in Kenai on Friday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
KPEDD Executive Director Tim Dillon gives a presentation at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting in Soldotna on Tuesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

KPEDD Executive Director talks 2020 Census at Borough Meeting

Every 10 years, the federal government collects census data to determine the population and demographic information of every region in the country. With the 2020… Continue reading

KPEDD Executive Director Tim Dillon gives a presentation at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting in Soldotna on Tuesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Mayor Brian Gabriel and City Manager Paul Ostrander give a presentation to the Kenai Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Mayor Gabriel discusses the state of the city at chamber luncheon

During the Kenai Chamber of Commerce’s Wednesday Luncheon, Mayor Brian Gabriel and City Manager Paul Ostrander went over the current state of the city, including… Continue reading

Kenai Mayor Brian Gabriel and City Manager Paul Ostrander give a presentation to the Kenai Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Elks Lodge members (from left to right) Mary Jackson, Ken Cole, Trina Sanford and Ryan Huss-Green stand in front of the lodge’s signature mounted elk on Tuesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Elks Lodge awards grant to Central Peninsula Hospital

The Kenai chapter of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks recently received a grant from the Elks National Fund and in turn donated $3,750… Continue reading

Kenai Elks Lodge members (from left to right) Mary Jackson, Ken Cole, Trina Sanford and Ryan Huss-Green stand in front of the lodge’s signature mounted elk on Tuesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikiski woman charged with setting mobile home on fire

A Nikiski woman is being charged with arson after a mobile home went up in flames last week, according to an affidavit filed at the… Continue reading

Legality of city giving money to faith-based addiction treatment program questioned

After lengthy debate, the Homer City Council seems to have settled on an agreement for how to help fund construction of a residential treatment center… Continue reading

The Fritz Creek General Store, shown here on Feb. 26, 2019 is located on East End Road near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Fritz Creek General Store told resident cat violates code

Alaska Department of Environmental Control food safety program received complaint

The Fritz Creek General Store, shown here on Feb. 26, 2019 is located on East End Road near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Getting ready for disaster

Community Resilience Fair will offer skills training and resources for emergency preparedness

Kristin Mitchell smiles for the camera at Paradise Bay, Antarctica on Jan. 12, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Kristin Mitchell)

Local doctor returns from Antarctic journey and shares her story

Most Alaskans take the harsh winter months as an opportunity to travel to warmer climes like Hawaii or Florida. One of Soldotna’s resident physicians, however,… Continue reading

Kristin Mitchell smiles for the camera at Paradise Bay, Antarctica on Jan. 12, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Kristin Mitchell)
Sandy Kearns and two of her animal companions, Daisy and Lily, featured on Feb. 20, 2019 at Winter’s Grace Guidance Center in Soldotna. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Winter’s Grace offers alternative approach to grief counseling

“What we offer here is a therapist’s perspective on what’s going on with you personally”

Sandy Kearns and two of her animal companions, Daisy and Lily, featured on Feb. 20, 2019 at Winter’s Grace Guidance Center in Soldotna. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)