4 accused of trying to steal water heater from house of dead man

Four people were charged with felony burglary for allegedly breaking into the home of a deceased man in Nikiski. Bradly Martin Luke, 25, Kenneth Paxton… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek waits to talk and answer the public’s questions in the back room of Veronica’s Cafe in Kenai on Friday. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Superintendent Sean Dusek announces retirement

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District superintendent Sean Dusek announced his retirement on Monday. Dusek will be leaving the district at the end of the school… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek waits to talk and answer the public’s questions in the back room of Veronica’s Cafe in Kenai on Friday. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meet for a work session on Monday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School district sees increase in OCS referrals, suicide risk assessments

Editors note: This story has been updated to show there were 110 suicide risk assessments. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has so far this… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meet for a work session on Monday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Former assembly member, Betty J. Glick honored in naming ceremony

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers were officially dedicated to Betty J. Glick, a former assembly member, in a ceremony before Tuesday’s assembly meeting. Assembly… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough seeks to increase voter turnout through election stakeholder group

A resolution to establish an election stakeholders group to explore election models to better serve the peninsula voters was introduced at Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough… Continue reading

Attendees at this year’s Industry Outlook Forum take part in an electronic game on their phones designed to survey business owners about their level of disaster preparedness on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 at Christian Community Church in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Industry Outlook Forum highlights economic opportunities large and small

Industries both giant and small were given a spotlight at this year’s Industry Outlook Forum, put on by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and… Continue reading

Attendees at this year’s Industry Outlook Forum take part in an electronic game on their phones designed to survey business owners about their level of disaster preparedness on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 at Christian Community Church in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

School briefs Jan. 14-Jan. 20

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Central Peninsula Child Find Screenings The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and Frontier Community Services Infant Learning will be offering… Continue reading

State population decreases, while borough population increases

Alaska’s population decreased for the second year in a row. From July 2017 to July 2018, the state lost 1,608 people, or 0.2 percent of… Continue reading

Gavel and scales

Kenai man convicted of threatening Superior Court Judge: ‘I’m going to kill her family’

A Kenai man has been convicted of threatening to kill an Alaska Superior Court Judge, according a release sent Thursday from U.S. Attorney Brian D.… Continue reading

Gavel and scales

Shutdown drags on, workers to go without pay

Businesses reach out to affected workers, senators address Alaskans

Aleea Faulkner, 12, shares socks with mom Wausaumoutouikwe Sandman-Shelifoe on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, during Project Homeless Connect at the Soldotna Sports Complex. Faulkner spearheaded a sock drive to support the annual community service event. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Health care, hair cuts and more

Project Homeless Connect will offer services at eighth annual event

Aleea Faulkner, 12, shares socks with mom Wausaumoutouikwe Sandman-Shelifoe on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, during Project Homeless Connect at the Soldotna Sports Complex. Faulkner spearheaded a sock drive to support the annual community service event. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Board of Directors elects new leadership

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Board of Directors elected new leadership at Thursday’s board of directors meeting. Doug Smith was elected as board chair, Dan… Continue reading

The industrial area of Nikiski is pictured in this undated photo. (Photo/File/AJOC)

LNG project committee focuses on public input

Chairman for the Alaska LNG Advisory Committee, Tim Johnson, presented an update at Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting, saying the group is focusing on… Continue reading

The industrial area of Nikiski is pictured in this undated photo. (Photo/File/AJOC)
Joe McCabe, a paralegal specialist with the NOAA General Counsel office, talks Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, about being being off work since the partial federal shutdown started on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. McCabe, 55, said he has always had work since he was 13. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Joe McCabe, a paralegal specialist with the NOAA General Counsel office, talks Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, about being being off work since the partial federal shutdown started on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. McCabe, 55, said he has always had work since he was 13. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Chelsea Hart, who was born and raised in Kenai and has been performing comedy and opera across Europe for the past four years, is pictured in this undated photo. (Photo by Zowwi Ranford/Courtesy of Chelsea Hart)

Kenai local Chelsea Hart returns home to teach comedy writing workshop for Kenai Performers

Globetrotting comedienne and entertainer Chelsea Hart has returned to her hometown of Kenai to offer a comedy writing workshop with the Kenai Performers today. Hart… Continue reading

Chelsea Hart, who was born and raised in Kenai and has been performing comedy and opera across Europe for the past four years, is pictured in this undated photo. (Photo by Zowwi Ranford/Courtesy of Chelsea Hart)
Patrons stand at the bar with their drinks March 31, 2017 at Kenai River Brewing Company in Soldotna. (Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Kenai River Brewing Company participates in Camp fire fundraiser

Soldotna’s Kenai River Brewing Company is joining thousands of breweries across the country in brewing up a Resilience Butte County Proud IPA to support Californians… Continue reading

Patrons stand at the bar with their drinks March 31, 2017 at Kenai River Brewing Company in Soldotna. (Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Troopers search for driver involved in hit-and-run incident

Law enforcement is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run vehicle collision on Friday afternoon. Alaska State Troopers responded to… Continue reading

A Soldotna Parks & Recreation worker sprays a layer of water to be frozen into a skating rink in 2018 at Soldotna Creek Park. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna Creek Park ice path ready for skaters

Soldotna’s Parks and Recreation Department has been working for days to make an ice skating path at Soldotna Creek Park. Parks and Recreation Director Andrew… Continue reading

A Soldotna Parks & Recreation worker sprays a layer of water to be frozen into a skating rink in 2018 at Soldotna Creek Park. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, prepares to open a floor session of the Alaska Senate on April 27, 2018. (Daniel McDonald | Alaska Senate Majority)

Micciche files bill addressing ‘Schneider Loopholes’

Monday, Sen. Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna) filed SB 12 in an effort to eliminate “Schneider Loopholes” in state criminal code, a press release said. The early… Continue reading

Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, prepares to open a floor session of the Alaska Senate on April 27, 2018. (Daniel McDonald | Alaska Senate Majority)
The sign welcoming residents to Nikiski along the Sterling Highway as seen on Monday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikiski incorporation efforts continue with amended petition in the works

The Local Boundary Commission recently drafted their annual report to the first session of the 31st Alaska State Legislature. Included in the report is the… Continue reading

The sign welcoming residents to Nikiski along the Sterling Highway as seen on Monday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)