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Sarah Vance. (Photo provided)

Two more file to run against Rep. Paul Seaton

A Board of Fisheries member is planning to challenge Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer) for his seat in the Alaska Legislature. Robert Ruffner of Kasilof filed… Continue reading

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Conflict sparks over Walker’s fish board appointment

Sportfishing groups are raising a hue and cry about Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed appointee to the Board of Fisheries. Current board member Al Cain of… Continue reading

Attendees of various user groups crowd near the front of the room during a break at the Board of Fisheries’ Upper Cook Inlet meeting Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 in Anchorage, Alaska. (DJ Summers/Alaska Journal of Commerce)

Board of Fish to meet on peninsula in 2020

Central Kenai Peninsula fishermen will get to stay at home for the 2020 Board of Fisheries meeting. For the first time in 20 years, the… Continue reading

Attendees of various user groups crowd near the front of the room during a break at the Board of Fisheries’ Upper Cook Inlet meeting Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 in Anchorage, Alaska. (DJ Summers/Alaska Journal of Commerce)

Ninilchik launches Homer-Kenai bus service

Western Kenai Peninsula residents can now get to Homer, Kenai or Ninilchik by shuttle, courtesy of the Ninilchik Traditional Council. The tribal government, based in… Continue reading

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Network seeks to bring together data on harmful algal blooms

A group of scientists is coming together to share information related to harmful algal blooms in Alaska. Under the umbrella of the Alaska Ocean Observation… Continue reading

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Pink salmon mill in the shallows of Resurrection Creek near its confluence with Cook Inlet on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 in Hope, Alaska. Pink salmon can return to the river in large numbers in the late summer and early fall. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

A look at the salmon habitat ballot initiative

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

Pink salmon mill in the shallows of Resurrection Creek near its confluence with Cook Inlet on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 in Hope, Alaska. Pink salmon can return to the river in large numbers in the late summer and early fall. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)
Halibut hang from the display rack at North Country Charters on the Homer Spit on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Commission to consider cutting halibut catch quotas

Halibut fishermen may see a reduction in the total amount of fish they’re allowed to catch in 2018. Data presented to the International Pacific Halibut… Continue reading

Halibut hang from the display rack at North Country Charters on the Homer Spit on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
Post-vote, cannabis businesses bloom on peninsula

Post-vote, cannabis businesses bloom on peninsula

KENAI — Every time brothers Chase and Dylan Griffith make a business decision, instead of shaking hands, they bump fists. It’s par for the course… Continue reading

Post-vote, cannabis businesses bloom on peninsula
In this September 2017 photo, pink salmon swim up a drainage ditch at Beluga Slough in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Data shows Prince William Sound pink salmon in Homer streams

Scientists have identified the source of a glut of pink salmon that showed up in streams across Lower Cook Inlet this year. Suspicions that some… Continue reading

In this September 2017 photo, pink salmon swim up a drainage ditch at Beluga Slough in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Anchor Point man in hospital after being shot by trooper

Thursday update: The Alaska State Trooper that fired his service weapon on Sunday, Dec. 10, injuring Anchor Point resident Fernando Ospina, has been identified as… Continue reading

Agencies work on public transportation projects, funding

With less money available amid an ongoing state fiscal crisis, the various agencies providing low-cost transportation across the Kenai Peninsula are working to make the… Continue reading

Crime Stoppers launch app, seek more community involvement

Though it has celebrated its 25th birthday, the Peninsula Crime Stoppers group is still trying to gain more public attention and involvement. Peninsula Crime Stoppers,… Continue reading

Alaska VA to expand, continue work on wait time issues

Leaders at Alaska’s veterans health care system are planning to expand the agency’s workforce in the state. The agency, which provides health care services to… Continue reading

A herd of Dall sheep graze on the side of one of the peaks in the Mystery Hills above the Skyline Trail in September 2017 near Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Board of Game upholds sheep spotting restriction

Using an airplane to spot Dall sheep while hunting will stay illegal in the state for now. The Board of Game on Tuesday reaffirmed its… Continue reading

A herd of Dall sheep graze on the side of one of the peaks in the Mystery Hills above the Skyline Trail in September 2017 near Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
Charlie Pierce speaks during a forum for borough mayoral candidates in September. Pierce is headed for a runoff election against Linda Hutchings on Oct. 24. (Photo by Will Morrow/Peninsula Clarion)

Pierce wins borough mayor’s seat

Charlie Pierce will take over as mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough. The final vote tally Tuesday showed Pierce leading opponent Linda Hutchings by a… Continue reading

Charlie Pierce speaks during a forum for borough mayoral candidates in September. Pierce is headed for a runoff election against Linda Hutchings on Oct. 24. (Photo by Will Morrow/Peninsula Clarion)
Wayne Aderhold, right, waves signs for Linda Hutchings on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 24, 2017, in Homer, Alaska, on Pioneer Avenue. To his left are Marjorie Ringer, with umbrella, Lani Raymond and Ron Keffer. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

Pierce leading in mayoral runoff

Charlie Pierce is poised take the helm at the Kenai Peninsula Borough for the next three years, according to unofficial mayoral runoff election results. Pierce… Continue reading

Wayne Aderhold, right, waves signs for Linda Hutchings on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 24, 2017, in Homer, Alaska, on Pioneer Avenue. To his left are Marjorie Ringer, with umbrella, Lani Raymond and Ron Keffer. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

Mike Navarre to take commissioner role

Mike Navarre has been tapped for the lead role at the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development. Navarre has served as the Kenai… Continue reading

Charlie Pierce speaks during a forum for borough mayoral candidates Wednesday at a joint meeting of the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce at the Kenai Visitors Center. (Photo by Will Morrow/Peninsula Clarion)

Personal attacks muddy mayoral runoff race

A candidate for borough mayor has threatened legal action over comments regarding a 2000 court case, while his opponent says the comments did not come… Continue reading

Charlie Pierce speaks during a forum for borough mayoral candidates Wednesday at a joint meeting of the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce at the Kenai Visitors Center. (Photo by Will Morrow/Peninsula Clarion)
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Hibbert, Smalley, Blakeley poised to join assembly

Norm Blakeley, Brent Hibbert, Hal Smalley, Kelly Cooper and Kenn Carpenter will fill five of the nine seats on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, according… Continue reading

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Borough ballot props fail

Borough ballot props fail

Cannabis businesses in the borough outside the cities can continue operations as usual with the failure of Kenai Peninsula Borough Proposition 1, according to Tuesday’s… Continue reading

Borough ballot props fail