Photo: Signals of summer

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 20:52

Signals of summer

Fishing report: River traffic quiets as sockeye taper off, silvers begin

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 20:52

The crowds on the Kenai River fishing docks have thinned out for the time being as the river’s salmon runs transition from red to silver.

Nature photographer focuses on hard-to-see birds, plants

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 20:52

From deep in the trees comes the voice of a bird. Even without looking up from his fishing, George Kirsch can identify it by the sound.

What others say: Ball is in China’s court on North Korean missile test

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 15:20

North Korea recently launched a missile that appears to be capable of hitting targets in the U.S. mainland, including Chicago. Pyongyang says that Washington should regard the launch as a “grave warning.”

Op-ed: The ‘anti-diversity screed’ that wasn’t

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 15:16

The first thing to know about the instantly infamous “anti-diversity screed” written by an anonymous Google software engineer is that it isn’t anti-diversity or a screed.

Morris Publishing Sells Peninsula Clarion and Juneau Empire to GateHouse Media

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 04:16

AUGUSTA, Ga. – As part of a strategic restructuring to focus its business on lifestyle publications, property development and new business, Morris Communications Co. announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell the assets of Morris Publishing Group, including the daily newspapers Kenai Peninsula Clarion and Juneau Empire and the weekly Homer News, to GateHouse Media.

Results posted for Celebrate Life! 5K Run and Walk

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 23:51

Sean Verg-in, Shari BeDunnah and John Paul Dammeyer nabbed victories Saturday at the ABC Pregnancy Care Center Celebrate Life! 5K Run and Walk in Soldotna.

District starts move towards personalized learning

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 19:51

As the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District approaches the start of the 2017 to 2018 school year, administrators and teachers are starting to implement the early stages of a new educational approach: personalized learning.

What others say: Appalachian pipeline must have minimal impact

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 15:19

The proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline would carve a 150-foot-wide swath through the Appalachian Mountains, including a several-mile stretch tracking and then crossing the Appalachian Trail — the revered 2,168-mile hiking route that extends from Georgia to Maine.

Reimer sets course record to lead strong Peninsula effort in Soggy Bottom

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 01:17

The Kenai Peninsula had a big day Saturday at the 15th Soggy Bottom Challenge, a 109-mile mountain bike race held on the Resurrection Pass Trail and Devil’s Pass Trail between Hope and Cooper Landing.