It is what it is: Going crazy

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 12:07

I’ve now lived in Kenai for 17 years, and just recently, I had what I consider to be the second-most Alaskan comment I’ve ever heard directed my way.

The comment at the top of my list came just a few months after I started at the Clarion, when I was working as a sports reporter. I was...

Learning for Life: Free pressure canner dial gauge testing

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 12:07

The Cooperative Extension Service is offering free testing of pressure canner dial gauges weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the summer at the Extension Office located in the same building as Fish and Game on K-Beach Road. Gauges can be tested on or off the lid of the canner.

It is...

Community News and Notes

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 14:47
News and Notes

Quiner recognized by National Society of High School Scholars

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced student Lochlan H. Quiner from Kenai has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who...

Brexiit explained for Americans

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 10:02

Although many people have asked me to explain Great Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, I thought I could duck the issue until it blew over. I hate politics. After it was revealed that I speak the English language, though, the mail doubled.

A high percentage of Bri­tons were asking...

House adjourns without deficit fix; Alaska has 36 months of savings remaining

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 21:29

The Alaska House of Representatives has adjourned the fifth special session of the 29th Alaska Legislature.

At 2:31 p.m., lawmakers agreed to leave Juneau after five days. House members held no committee hearings or votes on resolving Alaska’s $3 billion budget deficit, and they also...

Motocross set for Saturday

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:53

The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions - Motocross Division will hold racing Saturday at Twin City Raceway in Kenai. The raceway is at Mile 6.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway and Shotgun Road, across from Beaver Loop Road.

The racing begins at noon.

Knowlton headed to play Colorado hockey

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:53

Soldotna hockey player Cameron Knowlton is headed down to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where he will play for the Steamboat Wranglers of the Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League.

The Wranglers announced Knowlton’s arrival via the team’s Facebook page Thursday afternoon.

Knowlton led...

Fresh off trials, Ostrander returns to promote Salmon Run Series

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 00:19

Sunday afternoon on a wet track at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, Allie Ostrander was running the race of her life, jostling with the fastest middle distance runners in the nation for a spot at the Rio Olympic Games.

Wednesday evening at the sunny Tsalteshi Trails, Ostrander was back to...

Birch Ridge Golf Report: Results of Pro Am, All Alaskan Skins Game

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 00:04

Monday, we hosted the 2016 Birch Ridge Golf Association Pro Am and the 20th Annual All Alaskan Pro Skins Game. It was a beautiful day, with 13 teams competing for the win, and 12 professionals battling for the big prize. The greens were phenomenal, and it was unanimous that they are the best in...