Tonight: District leadership goes live

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 13:00

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s social network is expanding, with a fourth Facebook event bringing together five members of the district’s instructional team to answer questions live.

Fugitive from justice arrested after allegedly fleeing scene of accident

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 14:56

Fugitive from justice arrested after allegedly fleeing scene of accident

Man allegedly threatens family member with tire iron

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 09:06

A Nikiski man accused of brandishing a tire iron during an altercation with a family member is facing felony assault charges.

State budget battles may stall amid election year

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 21:24

Three years into the Legislature’s budget battles, a comprehensive fix to the state’s fiscal problems doesn’t seem likely to come down this year.

AFS brings 8 international students to central peninsula

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:36

A handful of visitors have been walking the halls at central Kenai Peninsula high schools this year, bringing a variety of perspectives from around the world with them.

Conflict sparks over Walker’s fish board appointment

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 21:36

Sportfishing groups are raising a hue and cry about Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed appointee to the Board of Fisheries.

Jet set: Eight fighter planes land in Kenai

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:07

As a U.S. Air Force F-22 “Raptor” fighter jet takes off from the Kenai Municipal Airport, others await fueling on Monday, March 19, 2018 in Kenai. Eight of the fighters landed at the Kenai airport Monday after weather conditions kept them from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, their home field. Four of the F-22s belong to the 90th Fighter Squadron and four to the 525th Fighter Squadron, which were on separate training flights before landing in Kenai, said Major Stephen Montgomery, a pilot with the 90th. The fighters took off for Anchorage Monday afternoon. F-22s from Elmendorf have been occasionally using Kenai as an alternate landing site since October 2016, when a pair of the fighters landed there to assess the possibility. (Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough working group looks into peat

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 23:01

Much of the western Kenai Peninsula is covered in peatlands, and some people want the chance to harvest and sell it.

Local Zumba instructor, 74, inspires confidence

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:37

It can be hard to say exactly what makes a group of people fun, but it’s easy to identify when you see it. Truman Krogel’s Zumba Gold class is fun.

UAF launches center focusing on salmon, society

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:36

The University of Alaska is diving into broad social issues tied to salmon, with the hope of finding solutions to longstanding conflicts and future challenges.