Borough launches new emergency alert system

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 21:10

The borough is rolling out a new emergency notification system months after a spotty tsunami response highlighted flaws in the borough’s 20-year-old disaster alert process.

Local woman turns the big 100

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 21:09

When it comes to strong women, Homer has a former Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly president, city council members, scientists, business owners and teachers. They fly our planes, captain our boats and keep us physically, mentally and spiritually healthy. They cook our meals and make our morning coffee. They guide our lives and the lives of coming generations.

Commercial fishermen to open with regular periods

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 21:04

Commercial fisheries managers in Cook Inlet are moving forward with a cautious eye on salmon runs but relatively normal fishing regulations for the summer.

A little skill, a lot of patience

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 21:14

Harper Leck, 3, watches as her line and weight sink into the water at an Alaska Department of Fish and Game-stocked fish pond at the annual Sports and Rec Trade Show at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Sunday in Soldotna. 

Health clinic, hospital finances center stage in boundary debate

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 13:33

For the third time in four years, the community of Ninilchik is the center of a debate about who in the Kenai Peninsula Borough should pay taxes to which of its two hospital.

KMS students solve community problems

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 21:04

Editor’s note: There is a lot going on at Kenai Middle School, including the “KMS Purple Pages,” a monthly newspaper produced by the students. The following was written by student journalists to be printed in the Clarion. All photos were submitted by Susan Nabholz.

What goes into the borough budget?

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 23:48

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly begins the long process of hashing out its budget for fiscal year 2019 on Monday.

Ruffridge picked to fill open Soldotna council seat

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 20:01

Soldotna City Council welcomed Justin Ruffridge to the dais Wednesday night.

Alaska Volcano Observatory marks 30th anniversary

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 20:00

If you know that a volcano is at risk of erupting, you can thank the Alaska Volcano Observatory and its collection of sensors around coastal Alaska.