A boat is tethered to the shore of Skilak Lake on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska on Oct. 11, 2017 during a fly fishing trip. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna sees small dip in summer visitors

From July to September, Soldotna saw only a small decrease in visitors despite a poor salmon run. “We had almost 19,000 visitors come the the… Continue reading

A boat is tethered to the shore of Skilak Lake on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska on Oct. 11, 2017 during a fly fishing trip. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
Ken Miller, President of Denali FSP Fundraising Consultants, spoke at Wednesday’s Soldotna Chamber Luncheon about nonprofit fundraising trends on Wednesday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Chamber forum focuses on Alaska’s decreasing nonprofit fundraising trends

Nonprofit support is up across the country, but in Alaska, it’s down, Ken Miller, president of Denali FSP Fundraising Consultants told the audience at the… Continue reading

Ken Miller, President of Denali FSP Fundraising Consultants, spoke at Wednesday’s Soldotna Chamber Luncheon about nonprofit fundraising trends on Wednesday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Mayor Pierce announces new chief of staff

On Wednesday, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce announced that his new chief of staff is James Baisden, the chief of emergency services and the… Continue reading

Simon Nissen leads a section of his choir class in vocal warm-ups in preparation for the holiday concert on December 15, 2017 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

December brings student concerts, productions

Looking for a way to get in the holiday spirit? Schools across the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District are gearing up for their annual winter… Continue reading

Simon Nissen leads a section of his choir class in vocal warm-ups in preparation for the holiday concert on December 15, 2017 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

How to stay healthy and safe during the holiday season

The holidays are a time to spend with family, enjoy the company of friends and to be grateful. Get-togethers, traveling, lack of exercise and indulgent… Continue reading

Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce and Chief of Staff John Quick speak to the attendees at Pierce’s swearing-in ceremony at the George A. Navarre Borough Administration Building on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Borough chief of staff, John Quick, offered position in Dunleavy administration

Alaska Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy has offered Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Mayor’s Office chief of staff, John Quick, the position of commissioner for the Department of Administration.… Continue reading

Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce and Chief of Staff John Quick speak to the attendees at Pierce’s swearing-in ceremony at the George A. Navarre Borough Administration Building on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Borough votes to lease Anchor Point parcels to Hilcorp

At last week’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting, the assembly voted to lease parcels in the Anchor Point area to Hilcorp for oil and gas… Continue reading

University of Alaska Southeast offers a free Off to College event 4-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Glacier View Room of the Egan Classroom Wing. (Nicole Honeywell | Unsplash)

Kenai Peninsula College Around Campus for the week of Nov. 26, 2018

Public registration for spring semester open Although it’s not easy to tell by looking outside, the fall semester is rapidly coming to an end and… Continue reading

University of Alaska Southeast offers a free Off to College event 4-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Glacier View Room of the Egan Classroom Wing. (Nicole Honeywell | Unsplash)
A workers sits a computer at the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. The center serves as the hub for the federal government’s cyber situational awareness, incident response, and management center for any malicious cyber activity. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Borough bullish on cyber protection

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is bullish on cybersecurity in wake of a massive malware attack affected the Matanuska-Susitna Borough this summer. During Tuesday’s assembly meeting,… Continue reading

A workers sits a computer at the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. The center serves as the hub for the federal government’s cyber situational awareness, incident response, and management center for any malicious cyber activity. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Borough mayor’s office makes progress in DC

The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Mayor’s Office attended an Alaska-focused meeting in Washington, D.C., a couple of weeks ago. At Tuesday’s assembly meeting, Chief of Staff… Continue reading

Borough to rename chambers in honor of Betty J. Glick

Assembly member Dale Bagley wants to name the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly chambers the Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in honor of Glick, who was… Continue reading

Live music is provided at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank during an early Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday at its K-Beach Road facility near Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Live music is provided at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank during an early Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday at its K-Beach Road facility near Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Keith Hamilton of Alaska Christian College gives public testimony for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in support of the assembly appealing the superior court’s decision regarding the borough’s invocation policy, in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough chooses to not appeal court decision, updates invocation policy

Tuesday night, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted to not appeal a Superior Court decision that cited the borough’s invocation policy as unconstitutional. The assembly… Continue reading

Keith Hamilton of Alaska Christian College gives public testimony for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in support of the assembly appealing the superior court’s decision regarding the borough’s invocation policy, in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Freedom House founder Jennifer Waller, left, discusses her vision to create a men’s recovery home similar to sober-living women’s facility during a community open house on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Freedom House receives anonymous $250,000 donation for men’s recovery home

Jennifer Waller said she was completely shocked when a local husband and wife came into her office at Freedom House earlier this week and offered… Continue reading

Freedom House founder Jennifer Waller, left, discusses her vision to create a men’s recovery home similar to sober-living women’s facility during a community open house on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Christmas tree cutting opens in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is open for Christmas tree cutting from Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, through Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, according to… Continue reading

Denali Brewing Company whiskey. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Crow/Denali Brewing Company)

Denai Brewing releases special batch of whiskey only in Kenai

Talkeetna-based Denali Brewing Company will release its highly anticipated Denali Spirits Whiskey Batch #4 on the Kenai Peninsula this week. The decision to release the… Continue reading

Denali Brewing Company whiskey. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Crow/Denali Brewing Company)
First-, second- and third-grade students from Soldotna Montessori work with residents from Heritage Place to create Thanksgiving art and notes for Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s Thanksgiving boxes on Friday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Students work with Heritage Place residents to spread Thanksgiving cheer

Elementary school students from Soldotna Montessori and residents from Heritage Place, a continual care facility for seniors and the disabled, met Friday morning to add… Continue reading

First-, second- and third-grade students from Soldotna Montessori work with residents from Heritage Place to create Thanksgiving art and notes for Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s Thanksgiving boxes on Friday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Peninsula College Around Campus for the week of Nov. 19, 2018

Thanksgiving holiday closures this week There will be no classes held Nov. 21 at the Kenai River and Kachemak Bay campuses and the facilities will… Continue reading

School Briefs 11/19-11/25

River City Academy This past week River City Academy students went to Redoubt Elementary’s first grade classes to help with some writing. The students at… Continue reading

Teachers, support staff and community members, many of them wearing red, prepare to listen to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education’s Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Peninsula teachers looking for extra income, second jobs

Arin Bowen starts her morning at Soldotna Montessori where she works as an interventionist. In the afternoon, she works as the Quest teacher at Redoubt… Continue reading

Teachers, support staff and community members, many of them wearing red, prepare to listen to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education’s Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The board holds one meeting each year in Homer, and another in Seward. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)