Peninsula ski teams have streak to maintain at Region III meet

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 23:48

A mighty streak will be on the line this weekend when peninsula high school ski teams head up to the Matanuska-Susitna valleys to race in the Region III championship meet.

Thursday prep hoops roundup: Nikiski girls open Grace tourney with win

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 23:48

The Nikiski girls basketball team started off the Lady Grizzly Hardwood Classic in Anchorage on Thursday with a 55-42 victory over fellow Class 3A power Kotzebue.

An Outdoor View: McPhee on catch-and-release

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 21:31

Author’s note: This column first appeared in the Clarion on Nov. 29, 2002. I’ve edited it slightly for brevity.

Refuge Notebook: New wildlife biologist lands in Kenai Refuge

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 21:31

As I navigated the icy roads through Turnagain Pass a couple weeks ago in a borrowed car filled with totes and duffle bags, I couldn’t help feeling excited about my new position as a Wildlife Biologist for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. It was fun to think that these spectacular mountains around me would be my home for the foreseeable future. I thought about driving through the pass for the first time, some 15 years ago, when some college buddies and I had made the trip down to Homer for halibut and combat fishing on the Russian.

Wildwood programs offer better chance at employment after imprisonment

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 21:31

Thaddeus Lewis has figured out the best way to serve his time at the Wildwood Correctional Complex: by hardly being there at all.

School district hosts public budget discussions

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:35

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District wants the public to put pressure on the Legislature and the borough assembly to provide additional funding in the upcoming fiscal year.

Kenai rearranges funding to prepare for new budget

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 21:09

Kenai got a head start on its upcoming budget by rearranging its funds via an ordinance that moves $124,303 budgeted this year for planned projects back into the city’s general fund, which could be spent in the coming fiscal year.

Hilcorp gas pipeline leaking into Cook Inlet

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 17:06

A damaged underwater pipeline is leaking between 210,000 and 310,000 cubic feet of natural gas per day into Cook Inlet, according to estimates by the pipeline’s owner, Hilcorp.

Op-ed: Heed the protests

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 21:52

It’s beginning to look a lot like August 2009 in reverse.

What others say: Mixing fish and politics in Oregon decision

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 21:52

In an astoundingly ignorant and heavy-handed display of putting urban political correctness ahead of rural jobs, Gov. Kate Brown last week dictated that the citizen members of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission reverse their January decision that gave commercial fishermen a minimally fair share of the Columbia River’s salmon allocation.