Congress appropriates $200M for fisheries disasters

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:13

Commercial fishermen across the Gulf of Alaska might finally receive some checks from the federal government after the pink salmon disaster in 2016.

Gov. Bill Walker appoints former F-22 pilot to vacant Alaska Senate seat

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:28
No date set for confirmation vote by Senate Republicans

Gov. Bill Walker on Tuesday nominated a retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilot to fill the Alaska Senate seat vacated in January by Mike Dunleavy.

Andeavor lets Nikiski LNG export license lapse

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:13

In the near future Andeavor won’t be exporting natural gas from the liquefaction plant and terminal in Nikiski it acquired on Feb. 1 from ConocoPhillips.

Assembly to consider HVAC fix in borough building

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 21:20

The Kenai Peninsula Borough administration plans to ask the assembly for $60,000 to fix the boilers in the central borough administration building.

Caring for the Kenai winners make a difference

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 21:01

Anya Hondel performs “Capt’n Conservation: Saving Energy One Lightbulb at a Time,” a puppet show which focuses on energy conservation, at Wednesday’s joint Kenai/Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon. 

Sterling Highway construction to continue in 2018

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 20:42

The state is planning to continue four major road projects on the main highway to and from the Kenai Peninsula in 2018.

A look at the Food Bank’s waste reduction efforts

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 20:42

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank feeds hundreds of people per month, both through its diner and pantry. The staff collected more than 750,000 pounds of food in 2017.

Cold brew

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 11:05

Brewers pour craft beers for attendees at the 4th annual Frozen RiverFest at Soldotna Creek Park on Saturday, Feb. 17. Sponsored by the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, the festival was conceived as a way to bring the community outdoors during the cold winter months. Braving freezing temperatures, festival goers huddled around bonfires and enjoyed beer selections from 18 breweries across the state. The event also included tasty treats from local food vendors and live musical performances by The Mabrey Bros. Band and The Mabes. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

College invites public to open house

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 11:04

Kenai Peninsula College’s doors are always open, but on Friday they’ll be open a little wider.

Gravel pit work group lays out plan

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:15

After more than a decade of fiery debates about gravel pits operating near homes, the Kenai Peninsula Borough is taking another look at its regulations on the sites.