RoadRunners sweep Brown Bears

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 00:28

A week after a breakthrough three-game sweep of their instate rivals, the Kenai River Brown Bears fell back into the same hole.

The Brown Bears lost 5-2 in a Friday night road contest to the Topeka (Kansas) RoadRunners, then dropped a 6-2 game Saturday. The results left the Bears at 4-18-...

Soldotna boys, Kenai girls skiers win at End of the Road Challenge

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 23:51

Peninsula high school skiers were able to start their season with the End of the Road Challenge on Saturday at the ski trails at Lookout Mountain in Homer.

The meet featured skiers from Homer, Kenai, Soldotna and Nikiski. Official results were not available as the Clarion went to press...

Photo: 'Tis the Season

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 13:33

This caption has been changed to correct the name of the man portraying Santa Claus.

Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion

Alan Auxier, portraying Santa Claus, poses with children during Soldotna’s Christmas in the Park event Saturday, Dec. 3 in Soldotna Creek Park. A...

Public weighs in on Kenai judge candidates

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 11:09

Editor's note: This article has been updated to clarify that Brooke Browning Alowa was a magistrate judge in Kotzebue.

There’s going to be a new Kenai Superior Court judge in town, though his or her arrival will be slightly delayed by a change in selection procedure this year....

Troopers arrest man reported missing

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 21:55

Alaska State Troopers on Friday arrested a Port Graham man reported missing at sea on Wednesday afternoon near Passage Island south of Homer. Troopers found the missing man, Ryan Meganack, 34, in a tent outside Port Graham after receiving a tip that Meganack was not missing. Troopers arrested...

Crocheting together help, hope

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 22:00

In the fiber art of crocheting, yarn gets connected together by making loops with a hook — “crochet” means “small hook” in French. Loop enough strands together and you can create shawls, scarves, hats, bags and sweaters.

Crocheting doesn’t just connect fiber. On the Kenai Peninsula,...

Minimal changes for hatchery harvest

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 22:07

Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association won’t have to make any major changes to its cost recovery harvest operations in Resurrection Bay, at least for now.

Meeting in Homer to consider proposals for Lower Cook Inlet, the Board of Fisheries on Friday took up several proposals related to the...

Vendors, swamped boats, drop-off fee discussed at Kenai dipnet meeting

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:15

Editor's note: This story has been changed to show that Glenn Arundell did not himself propose a 50 horsepower motor limit on dipnetting boats to the Board of Fish. The proposal was submitted by George Parks.  

Meeting on Thursday for their annual review of this summer’s...

Op-ed: For secretary of state: John Bolton

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 14:23

President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly considering seriously at least two men for the critical position of secretary of state. One, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has divided the Trump team between those who think it is a good idea and those who think Romney’s severe criticism of...

Op-ed: Winner's revenge

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 14:23

Oh, the games the Donfather is playing. He does know how to take his pound of flesh.

With Mitt Romney, for instance, he’s extracting a ton. Donny the Avenger, who seems to be motivated by grudges, has been able to humiliate Mitt by making him grovel for the secretary-of-state job. And...