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)
Kris Maxie, right, and his son Cameron, left, stand outside their auto repair shop in Kenai, Alaska on Feb. 20, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Shop Talk: New auto shop opens in Kenai

A new locally owned Kenai auto shop, Maxie’s Auto and Truck Repair, celebrated its grand opening on Feb. 1. Owner Kris Maxie spoke with the… Continue reading

Kris Maxie, right, and his son Cameron, left, stand outside their auto repair shop in Kenai, Alaska on Feb. 20, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer mulls funding for faith-based addiction treatment center

The city of Homer is taking a step back after initial steps to help fund a nonprofit that wants to set up a residential treatment… Continue reading

Kyle Kornelis, Stephanie Queen and Tim Dillon speak about the Field House project during a Soldotna Chamber Luncheon on Wednesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Details about Soldotna Field House project emerge as special election approaches

The special election concerns the issuance of a general bond of $10 million to fund the project

Kyle Kornelis, Stephanie Queen and Tim Dillon speak about the Field House project during a Soldotna Chamber Luncheon on Wednesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

High-speed pursuit in Sterling ends in arrest

A Soldotna man has been charged with reckless driving and endangerment after being involved in a high-speed chase with a passenger in the car, according… Continue reading

Love, INC’s executive director Leslie Rohr leads the Shelter Development workgroup at Love, INC in Soldotna on Thursday, Feb. 7. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Shelter Workgroup discusses transitional housing and cold-weather shelters for the peninsula

The transitional housing project is based on a housing-first approach to combating homelessness

Love, INC’s executive director Leslie Rohr leads the Shelter Development workgroup at Love, INC in Soldotna on Thursday, Feb. 7. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Paul Huber, co-chair of the Citizens for Nikiski Incorporation, speaks at a meeting at the Nikiski Fire Station 2 on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.

Citizens for Nikiski Incorporation meet with mayor

Alaska requires that any petition for incorporation include a detailed administrative plan

Paul Huber, co-chair of the Citizens for Nikiski Incorporation, speaks at a meeting at the Nikiski Fire Station 2 on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.
Robert Gibson of Cooper Landing picks barley by hand at a small barley field planted by the Kenai Peninsula Borough in a vacant gravel pit on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Cooper Landing, Alaska. Gibson uses three different methods to pick the barley, including using a scythe and a hand sickle. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough seeks to grow local agriculture

Borough forming agricultural land program, seeking letters

Robert Gibson of Cooper Landing picks barley by hand at a small barley field planted by the Kenai Peninsula Borough in a vacant gravel pit on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Cooper Landing, Alaska. Gibson uses three different methods to pick the barley, including using a scythe and a hand sickle. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Local author Ann Mercer poses with her book, “Miss Lucy Moose Falls Down in the Swamp” at River City Books in Soldotna on Wednesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Inspired by a moose

Kasilof woman writes and illustrates her 1st children’s book

Local author Ann Mercer poses with her book, “Miss Lucy Moose Falls Down in the Swamp” at River City Books in Soldotna on Wednesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai asks Board of Fish to rescind meeting decision

In January the board decided to move the regulatory meeting from the Kenai Peninsula to Anchorage.

Larry Persily gives a presentation at the Kenai/Soldotna joint chamber luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

LNG Pipeline just a pipe dream?

Former borough chief of staff casts doubts on project’s future

Larry Persily gives a presentation at the Kenai/Soldotna joint chamber luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Man accused of stealing snowmachine after taking it for test drive

A Kenai man has been charged with theft after allegedly taking a snowmachine for a test drive and never returning it, according to an affidavit… Continue reading

Woman charged with theft for allegedly renting car, not returning it

A Soldotna woman has been charged with theft for allegedly renting a car two years ago and never returning it, according to a criminal complaint… Continue reading

Homer Volunteer Fire Department emergency medical technicians treat a U.S. Coast Guard crew member injured when a crane tipped over at the Pioneer Dock on the Homer Spit on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The man was later pronounced dead. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News.)

Coast Guard releases name of crane accident victim

A crew member of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory died in an industrial accident on the Homer Spit on Thursday. The man was fatally… Continue reading

Homer Volunteer Fire Department emergency medical technicians treat a U.S. Coast Guard crew member injured when a crane tipped over at the Pioneer Dock on the Homer Spit on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The man was later pronounced dead. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News.)
Fred Koski leads an informational session on opioid overdoses at PCHS in Soldotna on Thursday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

PCHS offers informational sessions on Narcan and opioid overdoses

As part of an ongoing effort to combat the nationwide epidemic of opioid overdoses, Peninsula Community Health Services has begun offering public informational sessions where… Continue reading

Fred Koski leads an informational session on opioid overdoses at PCHS in Soldotna on Thursday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska’s tobacco report card grade improves

It was positive, with one exception.

Local business owner Kylee Swircenski poses in front of the logo of her store, Positive Vibe, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 in Kenai. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Local crystal shop doubles as gallery for artists in the community

When Kylee Swircenski moved to Kenai two years ago, she had no intention of starting her own business. As someone who regularly uses various forms… Continue reading

Local business owner Kylee Swircenski poses in front of the logo of her store, Positive Vibe, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 in Kenai. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Community member Kalliste Edeen offers an invocation at the Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. The borough recently lost a lawsuit over its invocation policy, and has been ordered to pay legal fees for the ACLU. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough gets ACLU bill of $80,000

The Kenai Peninsula Borough will pay $80,000 in attorney’s fees to the American Civil Liberties Union-Alaska as a result of the borough’s failed attempt to… Continue reading

Community member Kalliste Edeen offers an invocation at the Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. The borough recently lost a lawsuit over its invocation policy, and has been ordered to pay legal fees for the ACLU. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)