Land swap eyed for road in Alaska wildlife refuge

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 23:05

ANCHORAGE — The Interior Department will explore a land exchange that could lead to construction of a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska.

Man arrested for ramming cars

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 23:04

A Kenai man was arrested this weekend after allegedly ramming four parked vehicles in Soldotna, according to an Alaska State Trooper online dispatch.

New Kenaitze executive director envisions active tribal engagement

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 21:56

Although it’s a new office and staff, taking the job as the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s CEO is in some ways a homecoming for Bart Garber.

A galaxy far far away? No, it’s Soldotna

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 11:27

Not since McDonald’s opened its first restaurant on the Kenai Peninsula in Soldotna has there been such excitement about a new McDonald’s.

Alaska’s U.S. Senators open new offices

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 11:26

Alaska’s Congressional delegation had much to celebrate as 2017 drew to a close. A bill that included the opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to exploratory drilling was signed by the President after an ongoing effort to do so for some four decades.

Alaska skiers make it 5 victories in 6 races at nats

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 00:48

Alaska skiers continued to find success on the third day of the U.S. Cross Country Championships at Kincaid Park in Anchorage.

Soldotna to introduce pot rules on Wednesday

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 22:00

At Wednesday’s meeting, the Soldotna City Council is scheduled to introduce two ordinances that begin the process of regulating commercial marijuana establishments in the city.

Trump actions re-ignite states rights’ debate

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 22:00

Lawmakers and others in Democratic-leaning states have been howling over the past year about actions by the Trump administration and congressional Republicans that they say have undermined states’ rights. That includes promoting concealed carry legislation and attacking sanctuary status for immigrants to this week’s decisions on legalized marijuana and offshore oil drilling.

Sunday skating

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 21:59

Fernando Ramos of Soldotna skates along the ice at Daubenspeck Family Park just off Marathon Road, behind Walmart, on Sunday, Jan. 7. A figure-eight course has been maintained on the pond for skating. Ramos moved to Soldotna from Mexico in November to be with his wife, who has lived in the area for 23 years. He said his favorite aspects of Soldotna, so far, are cross country skiing and skating. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Avalanche course treks on despite warm weather

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 21:35

Despite unusually warm weather, Avalanche Observer Alex Mclain wants the community to be prepared.