First Homer baby of 2018 comes late for the New Year, early for her family

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 20:57

Brooke Addison Buzga has the distinction of being the first baby born in South Peninsula Hospital in the New Year.

Grant allows district to reinstate petroleum career program

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 21:24

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has received a $20,000 grant that will help in the school district’s goal to extend their broaden their approach past traditional classrooms.

Kaladi’s Krew

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 09:52

With the shop’s distinctive painted ceiling panels above her, barista Sarah Rawson steams milk to make a latte at Kaladi Brother’s Coffee during a busy evening on Saturday, Jan. 13 in Soldotna. Rawson and fellow barista Hallie Riddall practiced latte art — creating designs by carefully and precisely pouring steamed milk into coffee — between serving customers Saturday evening. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

Gathering brings #MeToo to Soldotna

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 17:05

On the far side of the room facing the audience, stood an empty chair stood.

In new state role, Navarre’s message about fiscal plan remains the same

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 21:45

The commissioner of Alaska’s Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development is making rounds of the state, advocating for a stable fiscal plan.

Field house designs completed

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 21:45

A field house for the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex is one step, or kick, or throw, closer to becoming a reality.

Local pot business expecting slight chill from federal change

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 21:51

The practicalities of running a state-legal business based on a nationally-illegal product have became more complicated in some respects but unchanged in others, after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced changes last week that may enable federal marijuana prosecution in states such as Alaska that have legalized the drug.

Peninsula job losses continue into retail, tourism sectors

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 21:51

The Kenai Peninsula lost jobs and saw reduced wages in 2016 and the first two quarters of 2017, a continuation of the ongoing statewide recession.

A look at the salmon habitat ballot initiative

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 22:53

The deadline for a ballot initiative to revise Alaska’s salmon habitat permitting laws is approaching, with deep divides remaining even among fishermen.

Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association leader to retire

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 23:06

The executive director of Cook Inlet’s regional hatchery organization is planning to step down.