Nikiski

Teachers and students at Nikiski North Star Elementary in Nikiski, Alaska filled the library on Thursday, Nov. 9 morning at the first Stories with Style, a weekly event that transforms the library into a hair salon. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Stories with style

Ribbons, combs and hair gel lined the counter of Nikiski North Star’s library on Thursday while a group of volunteers waited for their first clients… Continue reading

Teachers and students at Nikiski North Star Elementary in Nikiski, Alaska filled the library on Thursday, Nov. 9 morning at the first Stories with Style, a weekly event that transforms the library into a hair salon. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
Travis Burnett (right) takes a shot with a dart at The Place Bar and Motel on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 near Nikiski, Alaska. Burnett is part of a team that shoots darts at various bars around the central Kenai Peninsula, with his team headquartered at the Main Street Tap and Grill in Kenai. They rotate around other bars on an every-other-week basis. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

New owners take over at Nikiski’s The Place Bar

Bears peek out from various corners of the inside of the bar at The Place Bar and Motel — a wooden one from near a… Continue reading

Travis Burnett (right) takes a shot with a dart at The Place Bar and Motel on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 near Nikiski, Alaska. Burnett is part of a team that shoots darts at various bars around the central Kenai Peninsula, with his team headquartered at the Main Street Tap and Grill in Kenai. They rotate around other bars on an every-other-week basis. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
The road to Gray Cliff and Moose Point is a narrow, muddy path, shown on Monday, April 11, 2016 near Nikiski, Alaska. The Kenai Peninsula Borough is working on plans to extend a gravel road toward the subdivisions north of Nikiski. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

North Road extension project hits delay

A regulatory hangup will delay the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Kenai Spur Highway extension project for a few months. The project, known commonly as the North… Continue reading

The road to Gray Cliff and Moose Point is a narrow, muddy path, shown on Monday, April 11, 2016 near Nikiski, Alaska. The Kenai Peninsula Borough is working on plans to extend a gravel road toward the subdivisions north of Nikiski. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Nikiski incorporation effort pauses for thought

Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct inaccuracies about effects on the Kenai Peninsula Borough's tax base if Nikiski incorporated with the proposed… Continue reading

This Nov. 21, 2015 shows the sign designating the unofficial border of Nikiski, Alaska. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Preliminary report points out issues with Nikiski incorporation effort

A preliminary report to the state’s Local Boundary Commission cites a number of aspects in Nikiski’s petition to incorporate into a home-rule city that don’t… Continue reading

This Nov. 21, 2015 shows the sign designating the unofficial border of Nikiski, Alaska. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)
This map shows the proposed boundaries for the City of Nikiski, as the petitioners submitted them to the state Local Boundary Commission. The boundaries would follow the same lines as the current Nikiski Fire and Emergency Service Area. (Courtesy the Local Boundary Commission)

Challenges remain in making patchwork into a city

Nikiski residents are rolling onward in their bid to become a city. A group of citizens has successfully filed a petition with the Local Boundary… Continue reading

This map shows the proposed boundaries for the City of Nikiski, as the petitioners submitted them to the state Local Boundary Commission. The boundaries would follow the same lines as the current Nikiski Fire and Emergency Service Area. (Courtesy the Local Boundary Commission)
This November 21, 2015 shows the sign designating the unofficial border of Nikiski, Alaska. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Local Boundary Commission extends comment period for Nikiski incorporation petition

Those with an interest in Nikiski’s petition to become a home-rule city have some more time to weigh in to the Local Boundary Commission, the… Continue reading

This November 21, 2015 shows the sign designating the unofficial border of Nikiski, Alaska. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)
This November 21, 2015 shows the sign designating the unofficial border of Nikiski, Alaska. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Assembly declines support for Nikiski incorporation

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to show that the borough assembly opposed the incorporation of a Nikiski Borough in 1973. The citizens of… Continue reading

This November 21, 2015 shows the sign designating the unofficial border of Nikiski, Alaska. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Incorporate Nikiski may amend, withdraw petition

Editor's note: This story has been changed to show that the Local Boundary Commission did not decide on Incorporate Nikiski's contention that their petition was… Continue reading

Colleen Puch wishes the students on her bus good luck on their first day of school at Nikiski North Star Elementary School, marking the start of her forty fourth year as a school bus driver Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 in Nikiski, Alaska. She chose to drive for one more year so she could drive her great-grandson to school, after having driven her children and grandchildren. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Year begins in Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Along the stretch of South Miller Loop Road to Nikiski North Star Elementary, students, with their families watching, patiently awaited the school bus that would… Continue reading

Colleen Puch wishes the students on her bus good luck on their first day of school at Nikiski North Star Elementary School, marking the start of her forty fourth year as a school bus driver Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 in Nikiski, Alaska. She chose to drive for one more year so she could drive her great-grandson to school, after having driven her children and grandchildren. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
Auction ready: 4-H club prepares for annual auction event

Auction ready: 4-H club prepares for annual auction event

Fair warning, don’t get in between two fighting pigs, according to Elora Reichert, a member of the 4-H Club and last year’s winner of the… Continue reading

Auction ready: 4-H club prepares for annual auction event
Tawnisha Freeman (left) and Giaseena Nicks of the Nikiski clubhouse with Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula keep the tables organized Monday, July 31, 2017, at the free clothing, shoes and book event they helped organize. The event, which is held at Nikiski North Star Elementary School in Nikiski, Alaska, runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Wednesday, August 2, 2017. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Free for all: Nikiski teens give back with free clothes, shoes and books

From winter boots to a Winston Churchill biography, the gymnasium of Nikiski North Star Elementary School has been transformed into Nikiski’s own department store, with… Continue reading

Tawnisha Freeman (left) and Giaseena Nicks of the Nikiski clubhouse with Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula keep the tables organized Monday, July 31, 2017, at the free clothing, shoes and book event they helped organize. The event, which is held at Nikiski North Star Elementary School in Nikiski, Alaska, runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Wednesday, August 2, 2017. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)