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Both during and after the Vietnam War, literately thousands of American Veterans suffered, endured then died from exposure to the chemical Agent Orange. Those Veterans died from their wounds after serving in Vietnam but their names are not included on "The Wall,"  the Vietnam War Memorial in Wa...

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 8:51am

In Soldotna this has become increasingly more apparent.  As a local nonprofit organization Youth Restoration Corps has been publicly brought to question by the Soldotna City Council in the June 15 Peninsula Clarion. Since 1997 this local nonprofit organization has served the Kenai Peninsula and...

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 8:44am

The great weather brought well over a thousand people out to the North Peninsula Recreation Service Area facilities for the annual Nikiski "Family Fun in the Midnight Sun" event on June 16. Each year the community and local organizations step up to make this a successful celebration. There were many...

Thu, 06/21/2012 - 8:58am

The annual Hershey Track & Field Meet sponsored by North Peninsula Recreation was once again a success. On May 18, approximately 250 participants from local area schools came to compete in both running and field events at the Nikiski High School Track. Thankfully this year we were blessed with c...

Thu, 06/21/2012 - 8:56am

This is an open letter to all the powers that be who manage the Kenai River. Now that the river is closed to kings and the prospects look dim, please don't let the commercial fishing proceed without some closures as well. It would make no sense to close one without closing the other. The bulk of the...

Thu, 06/21/2012 - 8:52am

The organizing committee for the 12th Annual Kenai Peninsula Air Fair would like to thank all those who participated and who made it an extraordinary event! Great weather all around the peninsula contributed to another successful Kenai Peninsula Air Fair and Poker Run. Forty-six pilots, family, and ...

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 8:56am

River City Academy, in Soldotna, is a grades 7-12 Kenai Peninsula Borough School District performance based school. River City Academy would like to sincerely thank the following local businesses for their commitment and time in hosting our high school students for job shadows during the past academ...

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 8:51am

Lee Bruce,senior project manager for the Exxon Point Thompson project, was quoted saying "And we want to build trust with the state of Alaska. We recognize the history that Exxon has had here." I read his quote and could not help thinking, Yes and that is why we (EXXON and Lee Bruce) made our agreem...

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 8:50am

Did the KPB overstep its bounds with the Anadromous Streams Ordinance? One could make that case. Whether 50 feet or 100 feet above high water mark, the property in question is private property, and Borough's name is not on deed. An ordinance geared to protect "near-stream habitat of all anadromous s...

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 9:01am

Thanks to the Alaska Redistricting Board those of you who for years thought of yourselves as District 34 or 35 Democrats may no longer have that distinction. In fact District 33 and 34 don’t even exist on the Kenai Peninsula anymore but now include a good portion of Southeast – hello, Kenai, you...

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 8:58am


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