Hilcorp plans $285 million Alaska investment in 2018

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:46

Hilcorp is planning to spend about $285 million in Alaska during 2018, the oil and gas company’s Operations Manager Chad Helgeson told audiences at the Jan. 10 Kenai Peninsula Industry Outlook Forum. This investment will be “holding pretty flat to where we were last year,” Helgeson said.

Mayor outlines budget strategy

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:32

Another budget cycle is barreling down on the Kenai Peninsula Borough, renewing the challenge for the assembly and administration to either cut expenses or convince the public to accept new taxes.

School district and unions take first steps in negotiations

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:45

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is in the first stages of the 2018 collective bargain negotiations, which include salary, benefits and working conditions, with school district teachers and support staff.

Senator optimistic for Alaska’s outlook in 2018

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:28

Alaska’s junior U.S. senator is heading into 2018 with a sense of optimism about the state’s future.

Snowfall increases avalanche danger in Turnagain Pass

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 20:58

Avalanche experts are warning people to stay away from high elevations for the next few days in the Turnagain Pass area.

Salmon Fellows program seeks to broaden fish conversations

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 20:58

The Alaska Humanities Forum is trying to cool some of the heated tension between salmon fishermen in the state.

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.