Kenai works to attract new business

Kenai is open for business. Several entrepreneurs have chosen to set up shop in Kenai, like the new Brothers’ Cafe, Puffin Chiropractor, and Magical Gardens.… Continue reading

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce hosted a small business panel to discuss entrepreneurship in Soldotna as part of Startup week, in Soldotna, Alaska, on Nov. 14, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Entrepreneurs discuss small business in Soldotna

As part of Startup Week, the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce held a special small business panel discussion about owning and running a small business in… Continue reading

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce hosted a small business panel to discuss entrepreneurship in Soldotna as part of Startup week, in Soldotna, Alaska, on Nov. 14, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly stands in silence while Assembly President Wayne Ogle offers an invocation before the meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

KPB Assembly to consider invocation issue

At its Nov. 20 meeting, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will consider two questions for its invocation policy: • Should the assembly authorize the borough… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly stands in silence while Assembly President Wayne Ogle offers an invocation before the meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

‘The Ballad of Kenai’ makes comeback for 50th anniversary

Kenai Performers are reviving “The Ballad of Kenai” for the play’s 50th anniversary. The historic play explores Kenai’s change and progress through the years, beginning… Continue reading

Magical Gardens, located off of the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, AK, specializes in CBD and hemp products for pets and people. Photographed on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Shop Talk: Magical Gardens talks CBD

Deniece and Ron Isaacs opened their specialty hemp and CBD, or cannabidiol, shop, Magical Gardens, earlier this year in Kenai off the Kenai Spur Highway.… Continue reading

Magical Gardens, located off of the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, AK, specializes in CBD and hemp products for pets and people. Photographed on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

KPC Campus Corner

2019 spring semester public registration opens Nov. 26 Registration for the 2019 spring semester for currently admitted, degree-seeking Veteran students opened on Nov. 9. Priority… Continue reading

Everything Bagels co-owner Pamela Parker is photographed on Dec. 18. Parker is helping coordinate the Kenai/Soldotna Startup Week, a national event that celebrates and encourages entrepreneurs and business owners. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Startup Week comes to Kenai, Soldotna for the first time

For the first time, Kenai and Soldotna will be participating in Startup Week, a national event that brings together local entrepreneurs. Pam Parker, owner of… Continue reading

Everything Bagels co-owner Pamela Parker is photographed on Dec. 18. Parker is helping coordinate the Kenai/Soldotna Startup Week, a national event that celebrates and encourages entrepreneurs and business owners. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska Judicial Council nominates four for Kenai Superior Court

The Alaska Judicial Council nominated four candidates for the Kenai Superior Court’s vacant seat. The governor will have 45 days to appoint Roberta Erwin, Jason… Continue reading

Schools briefs for the week of Nov. 12-18

Soldotna High School Soldotna High School will be hosting a College Goal Alaska FAFSA completion workshop for seniors and their parents on November 27th at… Continue reading

Senator Dan Sullivan spoke at a joint Soldotna, Kenai Chamber Luncheon, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska, at the Kenai Visitor’s Center. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Sen. Sullivan visits Kenai

Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan spoke about his recent accomplishments, goals for improving the Alaska economy, and future challenges in Washington, D.C., during a presentation at… Continue reading

Senator Dan Sullivan spoke at a joint Soldotna, Kenai Chamber Luncheon, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska, at the Kenai Visitor’s Center. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Voter turnout on the entire peninsula, including Districts 29, 30 and 31 was 42.9 percent, which is slightly above the state voter turnout of 41.4 percent of registered voters, according to the Alaska Division of Elections, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

How the peninsula voted: A breakdown of Tuesday’s elections results

Peninsula voter turnout for this week’s midterm elections saw a major increase from August’s primary elections and a sharp decrease from other elections in years… Continue reading

Voter turnout on the entire peninsula, including Districts 29, 30 and 31 was 42.9 percent, which is slightly above the state voter turnout of 41.4 percent of registered voters, according to the Alaska Division of Elections, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A spruce tree showing heavy damage from spruce bark beetles stands on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ben Boetttger/Peninsula Clarion file)

Forestry to host Spruce bark beetle workshops amid outbreak

The Division of Forestry and Cooperative Extension will host a spruce bark beetle workshop Thursday. The event is being offered because of increased spruce bark… Continue reading

A spruce tree showing heavy damage from spruce bark beetles stands on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ben Boetttger/Peninsula Clarion file)
U.S. Rep. Don Young, a Republican, is shown prior to a debate Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Young is being challenged by Alyse Galvin, an independent who won the Alaska Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Running for Congress: Get to know Congressman Don Young

Ahead of Tuesday’s election, the Clarion is publishing interviews with candidates vying to represent Alaskan communities. In our final set of interviews, we talked to… Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Don Young, a Republican, is shown prior to a debate Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Young is being challenged by Alyse Galvin, an independent who won the Alaska Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
Alyse Galvin, an independent, is shown prior to a debate Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Galvin is challenging U.S. Rep. Don Young, a Republican who has been in office since 1973. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
                                Alyse Galvin, an independent, is shown prior to a debate Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Galvin is challenging U.S. Rep. Don Young, a Republican who has been in office since 1973. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Running for Congress: Get to know Alyse Galvin

Ahead of Tuesday’s election, the Clarion is publishing interviews with candidates vying to represent Alaskan communities. In our final set of interviews, we talked to… Continue reading

Alyse Galvin, an independent, is shown prior to a debate Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Galvin is challenging U.S. Rep. Don Young, a Republican who has been in office since 1973. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
                                Alyse Galvin, an independent, is shown prior to a debate Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Galvin is challenging U.S. Rep. Don Young, a Republican who has been in office since 1973. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
Parents, teachers, staff and concerned public gather at the Kenai Central High School library to listen to Superintendent Sean Dusek and Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones discuss the future Kenai Peninsula Borough School District budget on Tuesday in Kenai. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

District begins future budget development with public input

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is already breaking ground on their upcoming budget development — and is getting the community involved. Superintendent Sean Dusek… Continue reading

Parents, teachers, staff and concerned public gather at the Kenai Central High School library to listen to Superintendent Sean Dusek and Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones discuss the future Kenai Peninsula Borough School District budget on Tuesday in Kenai. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/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)

Senate District O spotlight: An interview with Sen. Peter Micciche

Question: Should you be re-elected, what would your first priority be as Senator? Answer: I have several that are right at the top of the… 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)
Suzie Kendrick from the Kenai Peninsula College gave a campus update at the Soldotna Chamber Luncheon, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Official: Kenai Peninsula College student enrollment down

After years of growth, Kenai Peninsula College is seeing a decline in student enrollment. Enrollment decreased 4 percent between 2017 and 2018, according to an… Continue reading

Suzie Kendrick from the Kenai Peninsula College gave a campus update at the Soldotna Chamber Luncheon, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

King looks to dethrone Micciche with write-in campaign

With election day around the corner, Soldotna’s Willow King has launched a write-in campaign for Senate District O. Incumbent Senator Peter Micciche’s name will be… Continue reading

Senate District O spotlight: An interview with write-in candidate Ron Gillham

Question: What would your first priority be as the senator, should you get elected? Answer: One of the first priorities will be trying to get… Continue reading

Health department releases annual Vital Statistics

Monday, the state Health Department released the 2017 Alaska Vital Statistics Report. The annual report features new insights into marriage and divorce, baby names, fertility… Continue reading