Op-ed: Chicago carnage: What can be done?

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 17:25

Chicago has come a long way from the idealized lyric “my kind of town, Chicago is,” which Frank Sinatra made famous.

True, Chicago has a history of gangland murders going back to the days of Al Capone, but 2016 set a new and lamentable record. According to CNN, citing figures released by...

Op-ed: Tucker not Kellyanne

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 17:25

I had what I thought was such a brilliant idea that it breaks my heart the Fox News people came up with an even better one: They have decided to replace Megyn Kelly with Tucker Carlson.

As you know, Megyn has flown the coop, rejecting Fox’s millions for more NBC millions. She already was...

Watch for changes to the Clarion this week

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 17:25

Readers and online users of the Peninsula Clarion will see some changes coming to the paper and website this week.

The most visible change will be a redesign of our website, www.peninsulaclarion.com. The reasons behind the changes involve changes to the software we use to manage...

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: 2017: We're all in this together

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 14:17

Happy New Year!

Here we are, eight days into the New Year. We’re slowly gaining daylight; the political spitting contest is slowing down, or heating up, depending on your perspective; and the Tusty 200 sled-dog race is on again! All in all, 2017 looks like it could be a good year. Or at...

Notes from the Recycling Bin

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 14:17

— Original recipes by Alaska chefs, farmers and fishermen featuring Alaska Seafood and Alaska Grown produce are available at wildalaskaseafood.com/eatalaska. Celebrate the flavors of Alaska and support our local farmers, fishermen and family businesses.

— Re*Group, the Kenai Local Food...

Births, News and Notes

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 14:17

Carly and Adam Reimer of Soldotna announce the birth of their daughter, Lois Jean Reimer, on Sept. 17, 2016. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 21 inches. She joins brother Gus. Her grandparents are Ted and Carole Bear, Faye Shae and the late Steven Reimer.


Learning for Life: : Get back on track after the holidays

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 14:17

January tends to find most people with a few tins of leftover goodies in the pantry, a few extra pounds, a New Year’s Resolution to lose them, and a boatload of guilt if that doesn’t happen. Being the “glass half full” person I am, I prefer to think of this as an opportunity to get back on track...

Friday hoops: SoHi girls, Kodiak boys post NLC triumphs

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 03:29

It wasn't pretty, but it was a win.
The Soldotna girls basketball team notched a 26-22 Northern Lights Conference victory over Kodiak on Friday at Soldotna Prep.
The game was 12-all at half before SoHi took a 21-20 lead after three and held the Bears to a pair of free throws in the...

SoHi pelts Hutchison in 2-0 win

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 03:25

The Soldotna hockey team won the game 2-0, but Hutchison goalie Zach Baxter won player of the game.

The Stars pelted the Hutchison tender with 74 shots in a nonconference contest Friday night at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex, but he warded off an astonishing 72 of them in a losing...

Friday: Johnstown shuts out Brown Bears

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 02:57

Special teams proved costly as the Kenai River Brown Bears dropped a 3-0 decision to the host Johnstown (Pennsylvania) Tomahawks on Friday in North American Hockey League play.
The Tomahawks scored power-play goals in the first and second periods and an empty-net goal in the third period to...