State seeks comments on Kasilof south side project

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 19:48

With improvements on the north side of the Kasilof River nearly finished, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources is turning its attention to other infrastructure in the area.

Letter: Support helps air fair soar

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 19:48

Support helps Kenai Peninsula Air Fair soar

PFD vote takes another option off the table

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 19:47

We’d call it one step forward and two steps back, except we’re not sure there was a step forward in the first place.

It’s time to stop and smell the wildflowers

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 19:47

It’s easy to find yourself among the wildflowers in Alaska.

An Outdoor View: The joys of meat-fishing

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 19:46

Author’s note: My views on catch-and-release fishing haven’t changed in the 27 years since the Clarion first published this column (June 22, 1990). I’ve edited it slightly for brevity.

Refuge Notebook: Alaska’s smallest sea monster

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 19:46

Lurking in some of Alaska’s woods, swamps, and rocky places is the tiniest monster one could conjure into existence. With oversized pedipalps (pincers) protruding far from the cephalothorax (head and chest), its waxy body is coated in a fine layer of bristles, giving our creature an enhanced tactile sense for seizing unsuspecting prey. Silk glands produce cocoons in which these beasts mature and brood.

Why should dogs have all the fun? Try adventure catting

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 19:45

NEW YORK — At the beach, in the snow or on a hiking trail, heading outdoors for adventures with a “house cat” runs counter to the stereotype that all cats really want to do is eat and sleep.

HEA exploring solar power

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 18:51

Homer Electric Association is “in the exploratory phase” of planning a solar power installation that may be funded by voluntary member investments, according to HEA Director of Power, Fuels and Dispatch Larry Jorgensen.

Kenai Bible Church marks 75th anniversary

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 19:43

From out on the dark waters of Cook Inlet near the Kenai River, one of the brightest lights of Kenai comes from the steeple of one of its oldest churches.

Soldotna passes budget, mill rate; talks capital projects

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 11:08

The Soldotna City Council passed the town’s operating budget for fiscal year 2018 in 15 minutes.