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.

A small act

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:58

A small act changed Chris Mburu’s life.

Anchorage port gets new name, but problems remain

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:19

ANCHORAGE — The Port of Anchorage is no more.

Alaska Native graduation rates rise

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:19

Graduation rates for Native Alaskan students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District continue to rise, with 91 percent of Native students graduating in fiscal year 2017, said Native Education Program Coordinator Conrad Woodhead at the Native Leaders Gathering on Friday.

Special legislative session staggers toward end

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 21:02

JUNEAU — The special legislative session is staggering toward its end scheduled for Tuesday, with a small contingent of lawmakers holding so-called technical sessions to keep it alive in the meantime after the Alaska House and Senate disagreed on adjourning early.

Light quake shakes Central Peninsula

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:47

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake was felt throughout the central peninsula on Friday afternoon.

Board of Game takes no action on permit requirement for domestic sheep, goats

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 20:14

Owners of domestic sheep and goats won’t have to get permits for their animals for now, though members of the state Board of Game urged them to continue voluntary disease testing.