Borough mayor looks forward at budget balancing, future revenue plans

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:25

Just over a month remains before the Kenai Peninsula Borough administration plans to bring its proposed budget to the assembly on May 24.

Lifelong learners connect over new language

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:32

On Thursday afternoons, the Kenai Peninsula College Learning Center becomes a small United Nations.

Opioid prescribing dips in 2017

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:39

The percent of opioids prescribed in 2017 and the number of patients receiving opioid prescriptions have dropped significantly since mandatory reporting prescription requirements went into effect last year, according to a report sent to the Alaska State Legislature this week.

Letter: Be aware: comment now

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:25

Be aware: comment on Pebble plan now

What others say: Bad state decisions can haunt communities

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:25

Over the weekend, The New York Times ran a long story about how states across the nation (not just Oregon) are struggling with the mounting financial obligations of their public pension systems.

20 killed in Alaska boating accidents in 2017

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:24

Four people in the Kenai Peninsula area and 20 people total died in boating accidents in Alaska in 2017, an increase from the 16 people who died in 2016 and seven who died in 2015, according to the Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation’s Office of Boating Safety.

Kenai plans airport terminal renovation

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:24

On Wednesday the Kenai City Council moved ahead with plans to renovate the Kenai Muncipal Airport’s passenger terminal.

An Outdoor View: Getting along with bears

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 23:21

Author’s note: The Clarion first published this column on Aug. 11, 2006. It has been edited it for brevity. — LP

Getting ready for spring fever

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 23:21

It doesn’t take too many warm sunny days, coupled with almost three additional hours of daylight gained over the last month, for Spring Fever to arrive. You go into stores and they have gardening materials out and, just to heighten your desire to get more stuff and do something with it, this year’s Kenai Peninsula Sport, Rec &Trade Show is coming up in a week. In preparation for the busy season that is fast approaching, here are some tips for preparing you and your gear for outdoor activities.

2018 prep baseball: Local teams look for return to state

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 23:20

A no-show is a no-go for Kenai Peninsula baseball teams this year.