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New online look, same news you need

Posted: June 1, 2011 - 9:00am

If you go today to the Clarion’s website — — you’ll see it looks very different.

We hope you’ll see it looks a lot better.

Our website has been overdue for a makeover. The day’s finally come. And it is, indeed, new and improved.

Online readers are going to find our new online presence more useful and user-friendly in a number of ways:

Better and faster updating on breaking news. News will be coming straight out of the newsroom to the website without any posting delays.

Better comment management. New tools will help us raise the quality of community conversation, banning abusers and spammers. When you post a comment, you have the option of being notified by email of any follow-ups.

Better design and usability. Type is larger and easier to read, and navigational links are easier to click.

Profiles and pictures. Regular users will be able to create a public profile, upload a picture to be displayed with posts, and “follow” other users. Profiles include handy links to items each user has posted on the site.

Mobile services. Coming soon, if you visit with a smartphone or other mobile device, you’ll get a mobile-optimized version of If you follow a link from Facebook or Twitter, you’ll get a mobile-optimized page. You can read and write comments from a mobile device, too.

More to come. Nothing on the Web is really ever finished. The new site is a foundation for future development, including useful databases, broader community conversation and multimedia. We’ll welcome your ideas and suggestions on this.

One thing that isn’t going to change, though — our commitment to local news.

The world is changing rapidly around us. A decade ago no one would’ve thought to find their news and information on their cellular telephone. Facebook and YouTube didn’t exist. The cyber viewer’s interaction with the internet was rudimentary and thought to be a clever distraction.

Today, the internet is everywhere. And it brings you the entire world.

But day in, day out, how many of you actually need the entire world?

More often, what you really need to know is “What’s happening at home?” And that’s something only we can provide. We’ll never stop doing that — no matter what the format, in cyber space or plain ol’ paper.

Hope you enjoy the new look.

In short: For, spiffy new look, same news you need.

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spwright 06/02/11 - 04:12 pm
Military Wall of Honor ?

Thur. 6/2/2011
I sincerely wish that the Clarion would provide space for a Military Wall of Honor.
A space where Family Members could post photos of Their Loved
Ones & a up-date & news about their Loved Ones that are currently serving in Our Armed Forces.Active Duty,Reserves,National Guard, StateSide, Sea Duty,Combat Zones.

Does anyone else feel the need for a Military Wall of Honor
in the Clarion ?

The Kenai Peninsula has more Military Veterans per capita
than any other State or location.

Please make the time to express yourself on this issue.

SPW "Airborne"

clamshelllodge 06/02/11 - 09:40 pm
Celebratiom of life and Memories

On June 11th, at 7:00 p.m. there will be a Celebration of Life and Memories for Kelley Guy Baker held at Baker's ClamShell Lodge. For more imformation please call 907-262-4211

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