News and Notes

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 16:22
News and Notes

Esther Knox, a Senior Accounting major from Ninilchik, was named to the Fall 2016 President’s List at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. The President’s List recognizes students who earn a 3.75 or higher grade point average for the semester.

Has a new addition...

Peninsula sports year in review: 2016 brought the action

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 22:29

The calendar year 2016 completed another successful chapter of sports on the Kenai Peninsula, with highs and lows and a few championship rings.

Before looking ahead to the new year, let us take one more look back at the highlights:


Beginning in...

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 00:11

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Arkansas senior tight end Jeremy Sprinkle was suspended from the Belk Bowl game Thursday night against No. 18 Virginia Tech after police accused him of shoplifting from the department store that sponsors the game.

Sprinkle was charged by Charlotte Mecklenburg Police...

Day 3 results from Joe Floyd hoops tourney

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 00:11

The Kenai Central girls lost 36-28 to Fort Pierce (Florida) Central High Thursday afternoon, the third day of the 50th annual Joe Floyd/Ravn Alaska Winter Classic tournament in Kodiak.

Once again, Kenai’s scoring threat came from sophomore Brooke Satathite, who posted 10 points. Rebecca...

Photo: Climber

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 20:02

Kenai Peninsula still struggles to house homeless

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 19:59

Snow blew lightly across the threshold of the Friendship Mission when a knock came on the office door. Mary Anne Cowgill, the co-owner, made her way across the room to answer it and found two young men at the doorstep.

After a moment’s quiet conversation, she came back inside the office...

Use caution with New Year's fireworks

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 12:39

As in years past, the sky over Kenai will likely be lit with fireworks as 2016 ends on Saturday night. The cheerful boom and sparkle may be echoed elsewhere on the Kenai Peninsula, but in most other locations it will be done illegally.

Alaska statute imposes licensing requirements on...

Sen. Sullivan hopeful heading into 2017

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 19:59

Like all members of Congress, Sen. Dan Sullivan has a long list of to-dos. Tops on that list right now is an issue he’s outwardly excited about tackling nearly as soon as the new Congress gavels in Jan. 3.

“The economy, the economy, the economy,” he said.

A strident conservative,...

Refuge Notebook: 2016 highlights from the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 18:02

In thinking about highlights in 2016 for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, I’m reminded yet again that what is valued is ultimately in the eyes of the beholder.

If you’re a hunter, you’d be happy to hear there were 23 fires this past year. Most were flare-ups from the 2015 Card Street...

An Outdoor View: Dippers

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 12:16

Editor’s note: This column previously appeared in the Clarion on Dec. 27, 2002.


The other day, I got to thinking about the birds that stay on the Kenai Peninsula all winter, the true residents of Alaska. The ones that flew to mind included jays,...