Proposals would change dipnet fishery area, season

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 22:05

Like most fisheries issues in Upper Cook Inlet, there’s a lot of disagreement about what to do with the Kenai River personal-use dipnet fishery.

School district plans changes to English language learners program

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 18:32

Among the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s budgetary reactions to shrinking state funds is a proposal to save $624,302 by cutting English Language Learner (ELL) tutors, who teach English to students learning it as a second language.

New vocational program connects offenders with local employers

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 20:43

Getting a job after incarceration and transitioning back to life outside is looking a little easier for inmates at the Wildwood Correctional Complex thanks to a new vocational program.

Business Briefs

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 17:41

Chambers set schedules

Voices of Alaska: Sportfisheries outvalue commercial in Upper Cook Inlet

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 16:20

The Alaska of today is not the Alaska of statehood. The 49th state has grown and changed radically. The economy of the state is wholly different, and yet Alaska salmon management continues to be treated as if we just became a state.

Scholars: ‘Liberal’ reputation of 9th Circuit overblown

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 23:29

SEATTLE — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is weighing the appeal concerning President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, is the federal appeals court conservatives have long ridiculed as the “nutty 9th” or the “9th Circus.”

Marking a milestone

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 23:30

Kenai Mayor Brian Gabriel (right) reads a proclamation in honor of the Alaska Legal Services Corporation while ALSC Executive Director Nicole Nelson (left) looks on during a reception in honor of the organization’s 50th anniversary Monday in Kenai. The organization, founded in 1967, provides civil legal services to low-income Alaskans in communities throughout the state. The Kenai office has been open since early 2008, providing civil legal services and partnering with the Kenaitze Indian Tribe on its joint therapeutic court and more recently on a medical-legal partnership that will place a lawyer inside the tribe’s Dena’ina Wellness Center in Old Town Kenai. The corporation celebrated its 50th anniversary with a free legal clinic at its offices on North Willow Street in Kenai before hosting a reception and open house in the evening. Gabriel and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre both presented Nelson with proclamations in honor of the firm, saying it provided necessary services for Alaskans who need help in the legal system but may not always have the funds to access it. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Frozen Riverfest returns, complete with ice

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 23:28

Beer lovers and music lovers will get a break from the monotony of winter at the Frozen Riverfest in Soldotna on Feb. 18 — which will actually feature a frozen river this year, unlike last year.

Agencies warn of fraud, scams

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 23:27

Millions of people fall victim to scams every year in a variety of ways, be it online, over the phone or in person.

Soldotna boys, Homer girls win Homer Invitational ski meet

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 00:55

The Soldotna boys, Homer girls, Homer’s Jacob Davis and Seward’s Ruby Lindquist notched wins at the Homer Invitational, a ski meet held Friday and Saturday at Ohlson Mountain.