The former location of Anchor Point Seafoods sits ablaze Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 on North Fork Road in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Anchor Point Emergency Services)

Former site of Anchor Point Seafoods burns down

The former location of Anchor Point Seafoods went up in flames Saturday night, requiring a response from three separate fire departments. Anchor Point Emergency Services… Continue reading

The former location of Anchor Point Seafoods sits ablaze Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 on North Fork Road in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Anchor Point Emergency Services)

After shutdown ends, federal workers pick up the pieces

Federal employees return to work after longest shutdown in history

Soldotna couple accused of selling stolen car to Anchorage dealership

Two people from Soldotna are charged with trading in a stolen vehicle at a dealership and committing thousands of dollars in fraudulent credit card purchases,… Continue reading

Musher Dave Turner celebrates just after winning this year’s Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 at Freddies Roadhouse finish line near Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Dave Turner claims first T200 win

After chasing other top mushers for three years, Dave Turner has finally proven himself a winner by snagging first place in the Tustumena 200 Sled… Continue reading

Musher Dave Turner celebrates just after winning this year’s Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 at Freddies Roadhouse finish line near Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Coffee with a cop

In the spirit of community outreach, the Kenai and Soldotna Police and Alaska State Troopers will be holding an open discussion on Wednesday, Jan. 30… Continue reading

Ninilchik man indicted for attempted murder

The Kenai Grand Jury last month indicted a Ninilchik man for three counts of attempted murder stemming from an incident that happened at the Ninilchik… Continue reading

Members of the community come together to provide a variety of services during Project Homeless Connect at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Project Homeless Connect brings hope and dignity to the community

On Wednesday, Project Homeless Connect provided much needed services and supplies to the Peninsula community. Once a year, a coalition of organizations including the Independent… Continue reading

Members of the community come together to provide a variety of services during Project Homeless Connect at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

School Briefs 1/21-1/27

Kenai Middle School Welcome back from holiday break! We are excited for the new year and all the fun things that happen between now and… Continue reading

Along the Sterling Highway, people pitch a small shack on a frozen lake to go ice fishing near Cooper Landing, on Saturday.

Peninsula sees growth in winter tourism

While the borough’s ports and highways fill up with thousands of visitors from across the world in the summertime, more and more travelers are looking… Continue reading

Along the Sterling Highway, people pitch a small shack on a frozen lake to go ice fishing near Cooper Landing, on Saturday.
Judges Jenny Long and Treasa Cooper score one of the jumps during the cannonball contest at the Nikiski Pool on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikiski Pool holds first ever cannonball contest

Big splashes and even bigger smiles were in abundance at the Nikiski Pool’s first-ever Cannonball Contest Thursday. The event was free, and contestants were divided… Continue reading

Judges Jenny Long and Treasa Cooper score one of the jumps during the cannonball contest at the Nikiski Pool on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus in the snow, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Peninsula College Campus Corner

KPC closed today for Alaska Civil Rights Day In observance of Alaska Civil Rights Day and Martin L. King Jr. Day, all locations of Kenai… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus in the snow, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna artist honors Dena’ina heritage with Anchorage statue

Near Anchorage’s Ship Creek, a new bronze statue of an elder named Olga, a Dena’ina matriarch from the village of Eklutna, stands and overlooks land… Continue reading

A contractor plows snow down Forest Drive in Kenai on Jan. 17, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough Mayor defends the Peninsula’s snow plowing efforts at latest borough meeting

Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce defended the maintenance efforts of the Road Service Area at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting on Jan. 9, where the… Continue reading

A contractor plows snow down Forest Drive in Kenai on Jan. 17, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna High School, pictured on Thursday. (Photo by Victoria Petersen)

SOHI shooting threat unsubstantiated

After rumors of a possible school shooting at Soldotna High School spread via social media Wednesday night, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District along with… Continue reading

Soldotna High School, pictured on Thursday. (Photo by Victoria Petersen)
More panels of the hidden mural were revealed Wednesday, as construction crews work on the remodel at the Kenai Municipal Airport. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Airport remodel uncovers student mural from the 70s

A mural discovered Tuesday by construction crews at the Kenai Municipal Airport is bringing back memories for the former high school students who helped create… Continue reading

More panels of the hidden mural were revealed Wednesday, as construction crews work on the remodel at the Kenai Municipal Airport. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Central High School is photographed on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough school district unsure of upcoming budget

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is beginning to form its next budget for the fiscal year 2020, but with both the state and borough… Continue reading

Kenai Central High School is photographed on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska receives almost 10 times more unemployment filings since shutdown began

There have been almost 10 times more unemployment filings from federal workers in Alaska than normal since the federal shutdown began. The Alaska Department of… Continue reading

Construction crews work at the Kenai Municipal Airport on Tuesday afternoon. After workers removed siding from the facade, a mural with iconic Kenai images like fishing nets, the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox chapel and a dog musher, was revealed. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Remodel reveals decades-old mural at airport

A mural not seen for decades has been uncovered on the facade of the Kenai Municipal Airport. The decades-old mural, which was revealed Tuesday by… Continue reading

Construction crews work at the Kenai Municipal Airport on Tuesday afternoon. After workers removed siding from the facade, a mural with iconic Kenai images like fishing nets, the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox chapel and a dog musher, was revealed. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

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)