Public safety

The intersection of Bridge Access Road and Kalifornsky Beach Road is covered with blowing snow on Friday in Kenai. A winter storm that brought more than a foot of snow to some areas of the peninsula made for hazardous driving conditions over the weekend. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Snow finally arrives, brings poor driving conditions

The Kenai Peninsula saw the first big snowfall of the season this past weekend, with snow totaling over a foot in some areas, leaving drivers… Continue reading


State rebrands in an effort to recruit more troopers

Alaska needs more troopers, and public safety officials are ramping up efforts to fill the positions. On Wednesday, Alaska State Troopers unveiled a new logo… Continue reading


Nikolaevsk man assaulted trooper before being shot, state troopers say

Alaska State Troopers on Tuesday identified the troopers involved in a fatal shooting last Saturday of a Nikolaevsk man. In a press release, troopers said… Continue reading


Nikiski Fire trains up on ice diving

The old saying goes that there’s no bad conditions, only bad gear. The Nikiski Fire Department is testing exactly how far that goes with some… Continue reading

Walker, congressional delegation advocate for northern Cooper Landing bypass route

Gov. Bill Walker and Alaska’s congressional delegation are asking for a resolution in the long-running dispute on how to build a 15-mile bypass of a… Continue reading

Rotary Park reopens after black bear sighting

The 52-acre Rotary Park on Funny River Road in Soldotna is open again. The park reopened Thursday after being temporarily closed due to bear activity.… Continue reading

Kenai Fire extinguishes vehicle blaze on beach

Members of the Kenai Fire Department made a trip to the beach Thursday night to extinguish a camper that had caught fire. A crew was… Continue reading

Black bears prompt Rotary Park closing

Soldotna’s 52-acre Rotary Park located along Funny River Road is temporarily closed due to black bear activity. Soldotna Parks and Recreation Director Andrew Carmichael said… Continue reading

Kenai Police prepared for safe dipnet season

As business and traffic ramps up in Kenai as thousands of dipnetters arrive from all over the state, members of the Kenai Police Department find… Continue reading

Kenai officers save life with newly acquired overdose-reducing drug

Members of the Kenai Police Department saved a life for the first time using the overdose-reducing drug Naloxone, known by the commercial name Narcan, as… Continue reading

East Fork fire intensity downgraded, firefighters still monitoring

Firefighters are scaling back their work on the East Fork wildland fire burning in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge as it is not posing any… Continue reading

Kenai man arrested after alleged shooting

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct details about the victim, who declined treatment by the Kenai Fire Department. A Kenai man has… Continue reading

On call: CES welcomes four new full-time members

Meet the newest friendly neighborhood firefighters: Becca Satathite, Holly Behrens, Luke Michael and Gunnar Romatz all rose from volunteers to full-time employees together and are… Continue reading

Peninsula law enforcement, first responders get trained on violent calls

“Julie, I brought my extra blood and Visqueen… if you want a puddle,” said Alaska Department of Health and Social Services employee Todd Lecours as… Continue reading

Moderate quake shakes peninsula

Information is still being processed on a moderate earthquake that shook up the Kenai Peninsula Saturday night. The Alaska Earthquake Center noted a quake with… Continue reading

Agencies struggle to fill Seward Highway gap left by trooper withdrawal

Drivers on the Seward Highway between McHugh Creek and the Turnagain Pass are facing a potential law enforcement coverage gap as Alaska State Troopers withdraw… Continue reading

Kenai may extend firework usage

Whether to expand sale and use of fireworks will be tackled on the Kenai City Council’s Wednesday night agenda. Kenai allows residents to shoot off… Continue reading

Use caution with New Year’s fireworks

As in years past, the sky over Kenai will likely be lit with fireworks as 2016 ends on Saturday night. The cheerful boom and sparkle… Continue reading

Sparking an interest: Western Alaska students get schooled in firefighting skills camp

Most people won’t ever see the jaws of life in action during an accident, let alone wield the machine themselves, but that’s exactly what 15… Continue reading

No injuries in two-car accident on Kenai Spur

No injuries in Kenai collision A two-car accident at the intersection of Kenai’s Main Street Loop Road and the Kenai Spur Highway drew responders from… Continue reading