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)
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)
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