Sunday, January 3, 2010

Troopers looking for burglary suspect
A man responsible for burglarizing and vandalizing the North Kenai Chapel in Nikiski on Christmas Eve is still on the loose. The suspect forced entry into the church at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 24, at which time he smashed an offertory box, discharged the contents of a fire extinguisher into an office, and then proceeded to leave an anti-Christian message under the door.

Eacker's prosecutor to testify: Judge aks for explanation of information's exclusion
"I feel like I'm in a church," Tonja Updike whispered to her husband Josh as Jimmy Eacker slowly ambled into the courtroom sporting a dingy yellow jumpsuit, his face ruddy, hands clasped and bound.

Persily: Don't get discouraged about gas pipeline
Alaskans shouldn't get discouraged about prospects for a $40 billion-plus large diameter gas pipeline project, but they shouldn't have unrealistic expectations either. Alaska gas has to be competitive in the market.

Photographic memories
As the credits rolled for the movie that was 2009, Clarion photographer M. Scott Moon took a moment to look back at some of the photos that ended up on the cutting room floor over the past year. The images here are a few of the shots that didn't make the first cut. Take a look at the gallery at for more out takes and a few of the stories behind them.

Looking forward to a productive year in 2011
2010 was an interesting year, to say the least.

Resolve to be ready in 2011
It's that time of year to ponder new goals and perhaps even make a few worthy resolutions for the New Year! We want to encourage everyone to add disaster readiness to their "achieved" list in 2011!

Love it or hate it, we won't forget 2009
It's been an interesting year on the Kenai Peninsula as we've faced crises both natural and man-made.



Around the Peninsula

Cardiac support group to meet

A pug by any other name would still look odd
We're pug people now.

Community News
Have you had or are about to have visitors? Has a new addition to your family just arrived? Where in the world is your military person and what are they up to? Got a new graduate, dean's list student or an award-receiving youth? Do you have a news event, activity or fundraiser you need to let the community know about? Send it to us!

It's SoHi, for now: Stars boys seeking to remain on top
Kenai Central boys basketball coach Ken Felchle believes his team can win the Southern Division in the Northern Lights Conference if its plays to its full potential.

Wasilla worries NLC girls: Kenai, SoHi favored in Southern Division
Although it's a new girls basketball season, the team to beat hasn't changed in the Northern Lights Conference.

Leaders of the pack: A look at the fine of 2009
As last year's headlines turn over into this year's headlines, the Clarion takes a quick look back at the highlights of 2009.

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