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Fishing vessel sinks in Seward Harbor

Fishing vessel sinks in Seward Harbor

A fishing vessel in the Seward Harbor has leaked an unknown amount of marine diesel and other petroleum products after sinking Sunday. The F/V Nordic… Continue reading

Fishing vessel sinks in Seward Harbor
The R/V Sikuliaq’s Third Mate Arthur Levine scans the entire vessel on Nov. 27 for safety concerns before the ship departs for Seattle via the Gulf of Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

R/V Sikuliaq connects scientists to a sea of research

After over a month spent docked in Seward, the R/V Sikuliaq set sail last Wednesday. The vibrant blue-hulled, 261-foot oceanographic research vessel left on a… Continue reading

The R/V Sikuliaq’s Third Mate Arthur Levine scans the entire vessel on Nov. 27 for safety concerns before the ship departs for Seattle via the Gulf of Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
Good Buds store manager Brandon Mason, from left, and owners Charles Spalding and Jared Wallace mark the grand opening of the first retail cannabis store on the eastern Kenai Peninsula. Tekoa Wallace of Hawaii is also a part owner of the business. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Eastern peninsula welcomes retail cannabis

As of Saturday morning, the eastern Kenai Peninsula has a retail cannabis shop. Just a half hour after opening the doors, the employees of Good… Continue reading

Good Buds store manager Brandon Mason, from left, and owners Charles Spalding and Jared Wallace mark the grand opening of the first retail cannabis store on the eastern Kenai Peninsula. Tekoa Wallace of Hawaii is also a part owner of the business. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
The Alaska SeaLife Center first installed a heat pump energy system in 2011 and has been operating with 98 percent renewable heat since about 2016. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska SeaLife Center)

Seward looks to geothermal energy

The city of Seward is looking to emulate the Alaska SeaLife Center and heat city buildings using seawater from Resurrection Bay. With the approval of… Continue reading

The Alaska SeaLife Center first installed a heat pump energy system in 2011 and has been operating with 98 percent renewable heat since about 2016. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska SeaLife Center)
Borough begins repairs after Seward flooding

Borough begins repairs after Seward flooding

Borough crews have begun repairing Seward roads inundated by two storm systems that dumped inches of rain over the peninsula last week. Crews did an… Continue reading

Borough begins repairs after Seward flooding
Lori Landstrom, left, and Tara Riemer, right, of Sustainable Seward create reusable shopping bags out of donated shirts during the Seward Music and Arts Festival on Sunday. Sustainable Seward is a grassroots organization working to raise awareness and implement solutions for waste reduction and recycling in the Seward area. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Festival brings music, art to Seward

The Seward Music and Arts Festival celebrated the end of a busy summer season with a Rockwell Kent-inspired weekend of live music and performances After… Continue reading

Lori Landstrom, left, and Tara Riemer, right, of Sustainable Seward create reusable shopping bags out of donated shirts during the Seward Music and Arts Festival on Sunday. Sustainable Seward is a grassroots organization working to raise awareness and implement solutions for waste reduction and recycling in the Seward area. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
Dixon, a male sea otter pup, is pictured in this undated photo provided by the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska. Dixon was found dehydrated, malnourished and barely responsive in Homer in August. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

Dixon the sea otter continues recovery

Dixon the male sea otter pup is continuing his recovery at the Alaska SeaLife Center two months after he was found in Homer — dehydrated,… Continue reading

Dixon, a male sea otter pup, is pictured in this undated photo provided by the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska. Dixon was found dehydrated, malnourished and barely responsive in Homer in August. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)
This photo from the Resurrection Bay Historical Society and submitted to the Kenai Peninsula Borough shows Mary Lowell, one of the original homesteaders in Seward. Two local Seward residents have proposed naming two peaks on the east side of Resurrection Bay, one of which would be named for Mary Lowell. (Photo courtesy the Resurrection Bay Historical Society/Kenai Peninsula Borough)

Assembly backs request to name two Seward mountains

Two mountain peaks east of Seward may soon bear names honoring the city’s past. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a resolution supporting naming two… Continue reading

This photo from the Resurrection Bay Historical Society and submitted to the Kenai Peninsula Borough shows Mary Lowell, one of the original homesteaders in Seward. Two local Seward residents have proposed naming two peaks on the east side of Resurrection Bay, one of which would be named for Mary Lowell. (Photo courtesy the Resurrection Bay Historical Society/Kenai Peninsula Borough)

Borough and municipalities contest revenue changes

Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct Soldotna's yearly sales tax revenue.  City managers from around the Kenai Peninsula said Kenai Peninsula Borough… Continue reading

Volunteers at the Alaska SeaLife Center feed a milk and electrolyte mix to a beluga calf, rescued on Sept. 30 after being stranded in Trading Bay, by holding a tube to its lips (a method they’ve found works better than bottle-feeding) on Friday, Oct. 6 in Seward, Alaska. The calf is the first Cook Inlet beluga under human care. Activities in this picture have been authorized by NOAA’s Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program under the Marine Mammal Protection Act/Endangered Species Act

Stranded beluga calf recovering in Seward

A male beluga calf, estimated between two and four weeks old, became the first member of Cook Inlet’s endangered beluga population under human care after… Continue reading

Volunteers at the Alaska SeaLife Center feed a milk and electrolyte mix to a beluga calf, rescued on Sept. 30 after being stranded in Trading Bay, by holding a tube to its lips (a method they’ve found works better than bottle-feeding) on Friday, Oct. 6 in Seward, Alaska. The calf is the first Cook Inlet beluga under human care. Activities in this picture have been authorized by NOAA’s Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program under the Marine Mammal Protection Act/Endangered Species Act
Supplies and some Fourth of July accessories sit ready and waiting in a first aid tent at the base of Mount Marathon during the annual Mount Marathon Race on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Seward, Alaska. For the last four years, there has been a more official effort to provide first aid to runners on the mountain and at its base. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion)

Monitoring the mayhem: First aid volunteers safeguard Seward’s Mount Marathon runners

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the name of the Seward Providence Medical and Care Center. To outsiders of Seward’s annual Mount… Continue reading

Supplies and some Fourth of July accessories sit ready and waiting in a first aid tent at the base of Mount Marathon during the annual Mount Marathon Race on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Seward, Alaska. For the last four years, there has been a more official effort to provide first aid to runners on the mountain and at its base. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion)

Snow River dam project scrapped

Four weeks after federal regulators gave Chugach Electric Association a three-year permit to investigate the feasibility of putting a hydroelectric dam on the eastern Kenai… Continue reading