From the Recycling Bin

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 12:03

— More than 28 billion glass bottles and jars end up in landfills every year. That is the equivalent of filling up two Empire State Buildings every three weeks.

— Over 90 percent of all products shipped in the U.S. are shipped in corrugated boxes, which total more than 400 billion square...

Community News and Notes

Sun, 10/16/2016 - 10:10

Smith, Morris welcome son

Sawyer Douglas Morris was born at home in water on Oct. 3, 2016 at 11:46 p.m. to Britni Smith and Erick Morris with the help of Rite of Passage Midwifery. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. His big brothers are Charlie, Elias, and Henry. His...

Chainwreck sets record as Eskelin crosses 1st

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 23:56

The Chainwreck Cyclocross Series at Tsalteshi Trails set a record for number of riders for the second straight week, checking in with 29 at Tsalteshi Trails on Thursday.

Tony Eskelin grabbed the victory, finishing five laps in 33 minutes, 12 seconds, to edge Brian Beeson by just two...

Weekend volleyball roundup: Kenai earns weekend split

Sun, 10/16/2016 - 00:26

The upset-minded Kenai Central volleyball team had won the first set 25-15 and the Kardinals student body was at full throat.

Wasilla coach Josie Cannon had been here before, and it didn’t end pretty.

Last season, the Warriors played the Kards on a Friday night and Kenai pulled out...

Young entrepreneur opens Kate's Flowers & Gifts

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 15:33

Tammy’s Flowers & Gifts in Soldotna had become such an established location for quality flowers and gifts that when Tammy sold the store to Kim several years ago she kept the name. Recently when Kim decided to pursue her dreams elsewhere her employee Kate Mastre didn’t want to see the...

Board of Fisheries coming to Soldotna

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 10:02

As reported by the Clarion last week, the Board of Fisheries will be holding their annual fall workshop in Soldotna on Oct. 18 -20, at the Soldotna Sports Complex. What makes this workshop different is that the Board has agreed to take public testimony on Upper Cook Inlet (UCI) proposals that...

Another hit for Triumvirate North

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 10:07

Joe Rizzo and the Triumvirate North theater crew have done it again. Joe is responsible for so much wonderful song and dance and drama performed on the central Kenai Peninsula. We moved here ten years ago from rural Alaska, and time and again I have loved seeing young people experiencing the...

LeeShore Radiothon Fundraiser a success

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:44

The LeeShore Center is very grateful for the generous community support during our 28th KSRM Radiothon fundraiser on Sept. 16. Cash and in-kind contributions pledged during Radiothon are used to support the agency’s services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Total cash and in-...

SoHi football eyeing 5th straight state title against Palmer

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 23:56

A real scare from the North Pole Patriots woke up the mighty Soldotna Stars football program in a state playoff semifinal last weekend.

This weekend, with everything on the line, the Stars will have to face their fears one more time.

A state-record win streak that currently stands at...

Nikiski volleyball sweeps Houston

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 23:56

Bulldogs senior Ayla Pitt made her return and the Nikiski volleyball team cruised to a dominant sweep of the Houston Hawks on Thursday night at Nikiski High School.

Nikiski, which improved to 8-2 in the conference and 8-4 overall, won with scores of 25-10, 25-10 and 25-13. Houston dropped...