The high jump

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 21:29

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion

Miranda Rizzo and her border collie-pit bull mix Val run in a novice agility course at the Kenai Kennel Club’s annual dog show on Saturday, July 9 at Skyview Middle School in Soldotna.

Photo: Free Swim

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 10:26

Sterling man faces sexual abuse, child porn charges

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 21:08

A Sterling man has been accused of sexually abusing two minors over the course of several years and involving them in the creation of child pornography.

Bradley Elliott, 55, was arraigned at the Kenai Courthouse Thursday on 34 charges ranging from sexual abuse of a minor in the second...

Alaska LNG Project water testing to occur in August

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 21:07

The Alaska LNG Project is moving forward with an aquifer pump test on its land in Nikiski this summer.

The project, a collaborative effort between ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, BP and the state of Alaska to bring natural gas on the state’s North Slope to market, has conducted geophysical and...

Senate rejects call for veto override; Legislature poised to adjourn with no action

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 21:07

The Alaska Legislature is poised to adjourn its fifth special session without taking any action to address the 49th state’s multibillion-dollar deficit.

On Thursday, Alaska Senate President Kevin Meyer said by phone that the Senate will turn down an invitation from the House to consider...

Ninilchik Traditional Council sues for speedy approval of Kenai River gillnet

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 21:07

As part of an ongoing lawsuit against the Secretaries of the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture, Ninilchik Traditional Council is asking that the authorities give it a community subsistence sockeye salmon gillnet permit before the sockeye runs peaks.

NTC filed for a preliminary...

Carving up creativity

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 20:45
Sawfest continues run at Progress Days

The Sawfest Chainsaw Carving Competition will make its fourth return to Soldotna’s Progress Days after it was taken up by the city’s Chamber of Commerce from local carver Scott Hanson.

Hanson initiated the competition as a way to motivate his apprentices at his business, Town of Living...

A few new things to expect at this year's Dutch oven competition

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 20:45

This year’s Alaska State Championship Dutch Oven Cooking Contest to be held during Progress Days is going to be a little different.

First off, former Soldotna Mayor Nels Anderson and his wife Carla, the couple who many saw as the glue of the competition, currently live in Africa, and are...

Eagle to be released

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 20:43

Eagles are a common sight on the central Kenai Peninsula, but those wishing for a closer encounter with this majestic bird will have an opportunity on July 23, when a rescued bald eagle will be returned to the wild at 2 p.m. at Soldotna Creek Park.

Amy Kilshaw is the rescue coordinator of...

Horses and eagles and chainsaws, oh my!

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 20:43
Progress Days to bring variety of events to Soldotna

With 56 summers under its belt, the Soldotna Progress Days festival is a tradition in the city on the Kenai River.

The annual festival will light up Soldotna Creek Park in downtown Soldotna July 23–24, spreading out to include the rodeo grounds and Stanley Chrysler in a variety of events...