Gov. Walker reveals details of Chinese gas pipeline deal

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:49
Expert says it is simply an ‘agreement to keep working’

Gov. Bill Walker on Tuesday released the details of a multibillion-dollar agreement signed between Alaska and China earlier this month and promised reporters at a press conference that better things will come in 2018.

Checkmate: chess club meets at library

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:48

Checkmate

Forecast predicts another below-average sockeye year

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:48

Next year’s sockeye salmon forecast for Upper Cook Inlet looks only slightly rosier than this year’s forecast.

Peninsula professionals talk drones

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:48

Kenai Peninsula professionals are starting to look at using unmanned aerial vehicles for industries ranging from real estate to ecosystem management.

Alaskans tendency is to vote no to judge retention

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:47

Alaskans may pass a negative judgement on their judges too easily, despite Alaska’s merit-based process for selecting and retaining judges, according to retired Alaska Superior Court Judge Elaine Andrews.

Competition, expense bring curtain down on Alaska Shootout

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:58

ANCHORAGE — Four decades ago, Alaska Anchorage head basketball coach Bob Rachal was looking to promote the program, and while rubbing shoulders with coaches from major programs at the Final Four, he found a way.

Board of Game turns down feral cat proposal

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 22:24

Colonies of domestic feral cats occupy corners of Alaska, and after the state Board of Game turned down two proposals Friday related to controlling their numbers, things will continue for them unchanged for now.

Target practice

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 19:58

Dawson Lockwood lets off a shot at a flying clay target through filtering snow during an event at the Snowshoe Gun Club on Sunday in Kenai. A group of shooters gathered at the shooting range Sunday as part of the club’s annual Thanksgiving event, which features “Annie Oakley” trap shooting game as well as several other events. Despite the snow, a number of people turned out to try the shooting games and to enjoy the warm central building on a chilly Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Community organizations, volunteers offer Thanksgiving dinner

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 19:58

Not everyone has the traditional combination of family, food and friends for Thanksgiving within reach at Thanksgiving. Volunteers are stepping up to make dinner all across the central Kenai Peninsula to give everyone somewhere to go.

Alaska VA to expand, continue work on wait time issues

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 19:58

Leaders at Alaska’s veterans health care system are planning to expand the agency’s workforce in the state.