Strong vocals: Kenai teacher brings excitement to the choir

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 22:16

Since the start of the school year, the Kenai Central High School choir has been singing. From the chambers during Borough Assembly meeting, to Soldotna Creek Park, to their own holiday concert on Dec. 17, the choir’s songs have been heard throughout the community.

What’s your New Year’s Resolution?

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 14:26

In celebration of the New Year, the Clarion staff asked community members what their New Year’s resolutions are or what they hope 2018 has in store for them. This is a collection of the responses they received.

Kenai bluff project gained ground in 2017

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 10:48

In 2017, the mile of bluff between Old Town Kenai and the Kenai River mouth may have receded three feet — the amount of ground lost yearly to erosion there, according to U.S Army Corps of Engineers estimates — but the collaboration between the Army Corps and Kenai’s city government to halt the erosion made some significant gains. This year the Army Corps completed a long-delayed study that could lead eventually to construction of a rock berm at the base of the bluff.

Assembly considers fixes for service area board vacancies

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 21:38

Right now, the Seldovia Recreational Service Area Board cannot meet. There aren’t enough members to make a quorum.

Post-vote, cannabis businesses bloom on peninsula

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 20:38

Every time brothers Chase and Dylan Griffith make a business decision, instead of shaking hands, they bump fists.

Pierce hits the ground running as mayor

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 21:14

It’s been a busy few months for the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s new mayor.

Borough releases draft comprehensive plan

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 21:13

Economic opportunity, freedom, natural resources, and strong community connections are among the things Kenai Peninsula residents value most about the area, according to the first draft of the borough’s new comprehensive plan.

After tragic death, Soldotna man gives life through organ donation

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 15:52

There’s a scene that William Dooley remembers about his son Jeremy as a child. On a family visit to the Detroit Zoo, a luminous blue butterfly landed on the boy’s nose. Because they weren’t supposed to touch the butterflies, he waited patiently for the creature to fly off. And waited. And waited.

Joint board of fish, game considers meeting

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 20:37

The two boards regulating fisheries and game in the state are considering a joint meeting next spring.

Commission to consider cutting halibut catch quotas

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 20:14

Halibut fishermen may see a reduction in the total amount of fish they’re allowed to catch in 2018.