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All-Access Frequently Asked Questions!

What is the All-Access Pass?

Effective September 16, all home delivery subscriptions will change to All-Access "memberships." We will no longer offer print only subscriptions. You will have immediate, unlimited and exclusive access to all of our digital content and platforms along with your print subscription. As an All-Access member, you’ll have the ability to receive the Peninsula Clarion brand of journalism how you want it, where you want it, any time you want it. In addition to the print newspaper, your membership will include the following:

1. The e-Newspaper edition is now included in your membership and is another way for All-Access members to view the paper on your laptop or home computer each day. With easy search features available, this format is a great option when researching old editions of the Peninsula Clarion.

2. Your membership gives you unlimited access to the most comprehensive digital platform available in the market. Join in the conversation with our comments feature, and interact with us through in-depth databases, blogs, videos and commentaries. Our All-Access membership offers unlimited access to our website 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.

3. All-Access members receive all the latest headlines and news stories in a mobile platform, through our mobile website, easily accessible on any smartphone. Check the weather, get detailed sports coverage or reference your favorite topics. It’s news that’s portable and ready to go whenever and wherever you need it.

4. Unlimited access to the daily newspaper, enhanced in incredible ways, on your iPad® through the Peninsula Clarion app. Download an exact replica of the day's edition of the Peninsula Clarion and save it on your device for an unlimited time. Interactive features allow you to view video, slide shows and live ads and give you the ability to search and share stories through Facebook and Twitter.

5. Use of other apps (tablet and smart phone) as they become available.

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Why are you doing this?

The technological advances we have experienced has brought great convenience, literally at our fingertips in the form of smartphones, tablets and an unbelievable array of social media channels. Our readers have made it clear they want to have access to their local news and information in any form, at any time, with any frequency. We are taking this opportunity to simplify our subscription process and to make our content available in many different forms, both print and digital.

What if I am a print subscriber?

As a home delivery subscriber to the Peninsula Clarion, you have an All-Access Pass which includes unlimited access to PeninsulaClarion.com, the PeninsulaClarion.com mobile platform, Peninsula Clarion e-Edition, and full access to the Peninsula Clarion app for your iPad. You can also share your All-Access Pass with a family member at no additional charge. If you haven't activated your All Access Pass, please click here.

What if I don’t want digital access?

Just don’t activate it, but it is included with your subscription and the multiple platforms are excellent companions to our daily print edition. You can also share your digital access with a family member at no additional charge.

What if I only want digital access?

You can purchase a digital-only subscription for $8.50 per month. Please check our membership page for all options at http://peninsulaclarion.com/allaccess/digital-only.

What is the best deal?

Check out all membership options at http://peninsulaclarion.com/allaccess/ to see which one best suits your needs.

What is Press+?

Press+ is an online vendor that supplies the technology to support our online subscriptions and automated billing.

What are all the ways to access info?

In addition to the daily print edition, we also offer several digital choices to view the news.

-Our website, PeninsulaClarion.com, offers locally produced content from our print edition in addition to breaking news throughout the day. Our site also incorporates video and audio as well as interactive tools such as user-generated content, searchable databases, comment boards, polls and archived newspapers dating back to 2001.

-The e-Edition is a digital form of the same paper delivered each morning to your home and stores. You can also access an archive of papers from the past two weeks.

-Our iPad app is an interactive application that allows readers to view a digital replica of our print newspaper presentation and includes additional photos and video. It also allows you to search, share and select different story views.

-Kindle, Nook, and iPhone and Android are not available at this time; however we are working to provide these applications in the near future.

How do I use my All-Access pass?

You will need to activate your account through this link: http://peninsulaclarion.com/allaccess/activate. Once you set up your login and password to activate your account, you can use that login information to download and view editions and access all of our premium content on various devices and on the PeninsulaClarion.com website.

How do I make PeninsulaClarion.com my home page?

MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER VERSION 7 (or higher):
Click on the small black arrow beside the house icon.
Select “Add or Change Home Page”.
Select “Use this webpage as your only home page”.
Click Yes.

MOZILLA FIREFOX 3 (or higher):
Click on Tools, Options.
Click on the General Icon.
Where it says "Home Page:" manually type the URL (http://peninsulaclarion.com/) in the text box or you can click on the "Use Current Page" button.
Then click ok.

GOOGLE CHROME 7 (or higher):
Click on in the upper right corner.
Click on the “Basics” tab.
Under “Home Page” manually type the URL (http://peninsulaclarion.com/) in the text box or you can click on the "Use Current Page" button.
Then click close.

SAFARI BROWSER 4 (or higher):
Click on “General Safari Settings” on the status menu in the far right.
Choose Preferences.
Choose the “General” icon.
In the “Home Page” box, manually type the URL (http://peninsulaclarion.com/).
Then click the red X in the upper right corner to close the window.

What is PeninsulaClarion.com?

This is your most complete and up-to-date source for news and information for central Kenai Peninsula and the surrounding area. You’ll find free and premium (for members) content throughout the site.

What is on PeninsulaClarion.com?

As news stories, multimedia and interactive elements are edited and prepared, they are posted into the site sections regardless of print deadlines. Urgent and breaking news generally are posted into “Latest Updates.” There is a searchable archive of stories, guides to area homes, job listings, calendars, obituaries and databases; Daily Deals and many reader services are also available.

What is “free” to non-members and what is “premium” for All-Access membership?

Free content includes the homepage, multimedia (slideshows, Spotted photo galleries, video) and databases. Premium content refers to digging deeper into the website: section fronts, blogs, developed news stories, and stories beyond the homepage. Visitors are given 5 premium page views every 30 days while they consider becoming All-Access members.

Which web browsers work best with PeninsulaClarion.com?

We have done our best to make this site work with most standard browsers. But some browser programs have significant differences. There are even big variations in versions of popular programs. This site is optimized for Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher and the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome and Safari. You can view most of our site with earlier versions of these and other browsers, but we recommend upgrading your browser to a recent version. All of these browser makers offer upgrades free of charge. Just follow the directions you find on their sites.

I am a home delivery subscriber. Do I get free digital access?

As a home delivery subscriber to the Peninsula Clarion, you have an All-Access Pass which includes unlimited access to PeninsulaClarion.com, the PeninsulaClarion.com mobile platform, Peninsula Clarion e-Edition, and full access to the Peninsula Clarion app for your iPad. You can also share your All-Access Pass with a family member at no additional charge. If you haven't activated your pass, you can do so at http://peninsulaclarion.com/allaccess/activate.

What are the payment options?

For print subscriptions, please contact our Circulation Department at 907-283-3584 or circulation@peninsulaclarion.com.

How do I get membership?

If you are a print subscriber, you automatically have access to all digital platforms. You can purchase a digital-only membership for $.99 per month. To sign-up for our All-Access membership, follow this link: http://peninsulaclarion.com/allaccess/join, or call 907-283-3584 or toll free 1(888) 353-3584 if you need technical support.

When is PeninsulaClarion.com updated?

PeninsulaClarion.com is updated throughout the day as we post new content and breaking news.

What is PressPlus?

Press+ is an online vendor that supplies the technology to support our online subscriptions and automated billing.

Can I access PeninsulaClarion.com on my smartphone?

Our website can be viewed through the web browser on some smartphones, but our mobile version is optimized for smartphone viewing and will give a more enjoyable viewing experience. You will automatically be sent to the mobile version when you visit PeninsulaClarion.com on a compatible smartphone.

How do I sign into PeninsulaClarion.com?

Click on “SIGN IN” at the top right of the website, and enter your email and password. Keep your password. Occasionally we upgrade the site, and you will have to log on again to verify your account.

I am a registered user on PeninsulaClarion.com. What do I do if I forget my password?

Go to http://peninsulaclarion.com/user/password and enter your email address. Instructions to reset your password will be emailed to you.

What are 'cookies' and why are they required?

A 'cookie' is a small piece of information that a site can store within your browser. PeninsulaClarion.com uses a cookie to remember your information so you are not required to log in each time you return to the site.

How many free page views do I get on PeninsulaClarion.com?

We allow 5 free premium page views each month. The homepage, urgent breaking news, photos, video, databases, customer service pages and advertising sections (autos, homes, shopping and jobs) are also free.

How do I know how many free page views I have left?

It is not possible to track your free page usage. You will occasionally receive a notice with how many page views you have used, and a notice requiring you to subscribe when you use them all. The meter starts when you first click on a premium story and resets one month later. It isn’t necessarily on the first of the month.

Why do I have to pay to access your web site?

We felt we didn't have a choice but to start charging for the web site. It costs a significant amount of money to produce, and we either had to charge or cut back coverage. We hope you will use the free premium page views that you get each month to see that we have unique content on our web site that is worth the small fee. The journalism we do is more expensive than some other forms. We go beyond the button-pushing journalism some bloggers and copycat online sites offer. It requires staff and financial investment to be your watchdog on government and to report the news you've come to expect from our newspaper.

Where are the obituaries located on your web site?

The Obits link can be found in the bar near the top right of our home page. Here is a direct link if you want to bookmark it: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/peninsulaclarion

Where are the comics and the crossword puzzle?

We do not include the comics section or the print edition crossword puzzle on our web site. You can access them through the e-edition s.apps.eedition_url with your All-Access Membership.

Can I search and locate back issues of the Peninsula Clarion on the Internet? How far back does the archive go?

Stories later than 2001 can be found on our main website http://peninsulaclarion.com/archive.

May I repost an article on my Web site?

Anything appearing on PeninsulaClarion.com is intended for the personal use of our readers. You may not reproduce, sell, publish, distribute, modify, display, repost or otherwise use any portion of the content in any other way or for any other purpose. Requests regarding use of the content for any purpose other than personal, non-commercial use should be directed to our newsroom by email.

If I am blocked from posting comments, can I still access PeninsulaClarion.com?

Yes, your membership is not affected by the status of your profile.

Who do I contact if I am having technical problems with PeninsulaClarion.com?

You can contact us by calling our webmaster at 907-283-7551 or by email at webmaster@peninsulaclarion.com.

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My question was not answered here. How can I get more information?

Please click here to contact our Customer Service Department.

What is the Peninsula Clarion iPad app?

It is an interactive application that allows readers to view a digital replica of our print newspaper presentation; this application also includes additional photos and video. It also allows you to search, share and select different story views complete with finger swiping capabilities. This app currently is for Apple iPad users only and requires WiFi or cellular data connection for downloading editions.

Can I access my membership on more than one device?

Yes, you can access the Peninsula Clarion iPad app on up to five devices.

Will the app work on any devices other than the iPad?

No. The Peninsula Clarion iPad app is specifically designed to function with Apple’s iPad.

Is the app free?

Yes and no. While the app can be downloaded for free from the iTunes® App Store, access into the app requires a membership. Home delivery subscribers automatically have access and only need to activate the account. Go here to activate or here to become a member.

Does the Peninsula Clarion offer any free content for the iPad?

No, all content on the Peninsula Clarion iPad app is by membership only. You can, however, use the web browser to access free content on PeninsulaClarion.com.

What are the payment options?

For print subscriptions, please contact our Circulation Department at 907-283-3584 or circulation@peninsulaclarion.com.

How do I subscribe?

If you are a print subscriber, you automatically have access to all digital platforms. You can purchase a digital-only membership for $.99 per month here. To sign-up for our all-access membership, follow this link: http://peninsulaclarion.com/allaccess/join or call 907-283-3584 or toll free 1(888) 353-3584 .

When is the Peninsula Clarion iPad app updated?

The Peninsula Clarion iPad app is usually ready for download by 4 a.m.

How do I post comments or share a story through social media?

Tap on a story to go to story view. Tap the share icon at the top of the screen, second from right. A menu will appear with social media and comment posting links.

How do I install the Peninsula Clarion iPad app to my iPad?

Visit the iTunes App Store and search for the Peninsula Clarion to install the latest version of our application.

My app crashed while downloading an edition. What should I do?

You should quit the app by double clicking the (?) button. When the icon appears at the bottom of the screen, hold it until the icon vibrates/shakes and click the minus sign. Restart the app.

Why does my app crash so often?

Make sure you have the most recent iOS and the latest version of our app. You should also delete old editions of the newspaper that you are finished reading as storing too many old editions will cause the app to perform erratically.

How do I delete old editions?

While the app is open, click the calendar icon near the top left of your iPad app window. All of the editions will appear on the screen. Saved editions will have an “x” at the top right. Click the “x” and confirm deletion.

How can I remove the Peninsula Clarion iPad app from my iPad?

Touch the application icon on the iPad desktop and hold it until all the application icon vibrates/shakes. You will then see a small “x” in the upper left hand corner of the Peninsula Clarion icon. Press it to delete the application. You will be prompted to confirm the action. Please note that any saved editions will be deleted if you remove the app.

Why can’t I sign in to the Peninsula Clarion iPad app?

User name and passwords are case sensitive. If you are still having trouble, you can contact us by calling our Customer Service department at 907-283-3584 or toll free 1(888) 353-3584 .

I have purchased a membership but can’t access the full app?

If you are experiencing difficulties, your first step should be to close and reopen the app. If you are still experiencing difficulties, you should delete the app, reboot your device and reinstall the app in iTunes. Reenter your user name and password when prompted. If that does not work, please click here to contact our Customer Service department.

Why won’t videos play?

Make sure you have WiFi access. While you can read the edition after it is downloaded, some features, such as video, posting comments and social media sharing require internet access.

Why won’t new content on the Peninsula Clarion iPad app load?

If your app has crashed, see the answer above for “Why does my app crash so often?” Otherwise, we may have had technical difficulties while creating the online edition. Please be patient and check back later.

My question was not answered here. How can I get more information?

Please click here to contact our Customer Service Department. You can also tap the information button at the top right on your screen while in the iPad app. An explainer screen will appear including additional FAQs.

What is the Peninsula Clarion e-Edition?

The Peninsula Clarion e-Edition is a digital form of the same paper delivered each morning to your home and stores. It is viewed in an internet browser. The electronic edition does not include advertising inserts and coupons, as they are not provided to us in digital form. You can also access an archive of papers from the past two weeks.

What are the features?

On the left side of the e-Edition frame, you will find “What’s Inside” tab allowing you to view a table of contents, “popular” items and thumbnails of pages. Click on any item to begin, and it will appear on the right side. When viewing a page, double-click on an article to open that story in a new view. A single-click on the page will cause it to zoom (“+” and “-“ buttons at the top will do the same). Click on the upper right corner to flip. There is a full screen button in the bottom right. Two weeks of the newspaper are available easily in the index with a search available for other editions for the year. There are additional buttons to adjust your view, print and share in the top-right menu.

How do I find the e-Edition?

Load the e-Edition through this direct link: http://eedition.peninsulaclarion.com. Set this as a bookmark in your browser. You can also get to the e-Edition by clicking on “e-Edition” in the bar near the top right of the home page.

What devices will the Peninsula Clarion e-Edition work on?

The Peninsula Clarion e-Edition is designed to work on most standard desktop and laptop computers connected to the Internet using Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome. Special applications are necessary to view the site on most tablets. It is not usually viewable on smartphones.

What are the payment options?

For print subscriptions, please contact our Circulation Department at 907-283-3584 or circulation@peninsulaclarion.com.

How do I get membership?

To sign-up for our All-Access membership, follow this link: http://peninsulaclarion.com/allaccess/join or call 907-283-3584 or toll free 1(888) 353-3584 .

When is the Peninsula Clarion e-Edition updated?

The e-Edition is usually ready for viewing at 6 a.m.

I've forgotten or lost my password. What do I do?

When the window for logging in opens, click the “forgot my password” link and fill out the form with your email address. Directions for changing your password will be provided via email.

Why won’t new content load on the Peninsula Clarion e-Edition?

Make sure you have the most recent version of your web browser. Check you connection to the Internet and clear your cache. We recommend using Internet Explorer or Chrome browsers when calling for technical support.

Who do I contact if I am having technical problems with the Peninsula Clarion e-Edition?

You can contact us by calling our Customer Service department at 907-283-3584 or toll free 1(888) 353-3584 .

My question was not answered here. How can I get more information?

Please click here to contact our Customer Service Department.

I am a home delivery subscriber. Do I get digital access?

As a home delivery subscriber to the Peninsula Clarion, you have an All-Access Pass which includes unlimited access to PeninsulaClarion.com, the PeninsulaClarion.com mobile platform, Peninsula Clarion e-Edition, and full access to the Peninsula Clarion app for your iPad. You can also share your All-Access Pass with a family member at no additional charge. Current subscribers can activate their membership by clicking here.

How can I order home delivery of the Peninsula Clarion?

You can start your All-Access Membership to the Peninsula Clarion by clicking here. You can also contact our Customer Service department.

What are the payment options?

For print subscriptions, please contact our Circulation Department at 907-283-3584 or circulation@peninsulaclarion.com.

How do I change my billing options?

You can pay your renewal invoice in the mail. You can avoid future invoices altogether and sign up for EZ Pay contacting our Customer Service Department.

How do I place a vacation hold on my newspaper?

You can place a vacation hold by using our online submission form or by calling our Customer Service Department. You can choose to have all papers delivered when you return, credit your account for the days you are away or donate your papers to Newspapers in Education.

My subscription has been temporarily stopped. How do I restart my delivery?

You can restart delivery of your newspaper by using our online submission form or by calling our Customer Service Department.

How do I change the address of where my paper is delivered?

Please contact our Customer Service Department at 907-283-3584 or toll free 1(888) 353-3584 .

How do I cancel my subscription?

To cancel your subscription, please contact our Customer Service Department at 907-283-3584 or toll free 1(888) 353-3584 .

What time is my paper usually delivered?

Expect delivery of your paper by 6:00 a.m. (in most delivery areas) Sunday through Friday

What can I do if I have questions about my bill?

Contact our Customer Service Department at 907-283-3584 or toll free 1(888) 353-3584 . Our customer service hours are:
Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Do you offer mail subscriptions?

We are happy to provide subscriptions by mail. Please call our Customer Service Department at 907-283-3584 or toll free 1(888) 353-3584 .

How do I manage my membership account?

Click here to contact our Customer Service Department.

What is your refund policy on memberships?

If at any time you decide to cancel your membership, you may contact our Customer Service Department at 907-283-3584 or toll free 1(888) 353-3584 and the full amount of any remaining balance will be returned via check within 6-8 weeks.

How do I contact the Peninsula Clarion Circulation Department?

What should I do if my paper is wet, damaged or missing?

Contact our Customer Service Department. We will redeliver your paper that same day if you contact us by 10:00 a.m. (in most delivery areas). You can also use our online submission form. If for some reason we cannot redeliver your paper, we will credit your account.

What do I do if a news rack takes my money?

Click here to contact our Customer Service Department.

Can I purchase a gift membership for a relative or friend?

Yes. Just call a Customer Service representative at 907-283-3584 or toll free 1(888) 353-3584 and we will set this up for you.

How do I apply to become a newspaper carrier?

We are always recruiting people interested in providing excellent customer service as an independently contracted carrier. You must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license and your own reliable transportation. You can contact our Customer Service Department. Please note, carriers are independent contractors, not employees of the Peninsula Clarion.

Can I have a vending machine at my place of business or sell papers directly to customers?

If you would like to inquire about getting a vending machine or selling the Peninsula Clarion in your store, or if you would like to see it available for purchase in a particular location, please Contact our Customer Service Department. We make every effort to have racks conveniently located for our readers and if, for some reason, we cannot accommodate your specific request, we can let you know the nearest rack location.

I just received a bill for my membership. Can I pay it online?

No, we do not accept online payments at this time.

Can I purchase back issues of the print edition of the Peninsula Clarion?

Yes. Please click the contact link above to contact our Customer Service Department or stop by our office. Quantities and availability are limited. We keep back issues for one year.

Can I get additional copies of the coupon inserts?

We don’t sell individual parts of our newspaper separately. However, you can purchase extra copies of a day’s paper at our office located in the Peninsula Clarion’s office.

Who do I contact if I have questions or comments about my newspaper delivery?

If you have home delivery questions or comments, please contact the Peninsula Clarion Customer Service Department at 907-283-3584 or toll free 1(888) 353-3584 , or you can click here.

My question was not answered here. How can I get more information?

Please click here to contact our Customer Service Department.

All-Access Customer Service Department

You can contact us by calling 907-283-3584 or toll free 1(888) 353-3584 or by emailing circulation@peninsulaclarion.com.

Peninsula Clarion mailing address

P.O. Box 3009 Kenai, AK 99611

Peninsula Clarion Physical Address

150 Trading Bay Ste 1 Kenai, AK 99611