Victoria Petersen

In this 2007 file photo, an oil transit pipeline runs across the tundra to flow station at the Prudhoe Bay oil field on Alaska’s North Slope. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

Alaskans flock to register for PFD

As of Saturday night, 101,266 had filed.

 

Former Kenai Peninsula Borough municipal elections candidate John Quick is seen in this undated photo. Quick was ordered to pay a maximum penalty fine of $300 for violating a campaign law. (Courtesy photo)

Quick ordered to pay $300 fine for campaign law violation

The Alaska Public Offices Commission released its staff report and corresponding penalties regarding the 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly campaign of Nikiski’s John Quick. The… Continue reading

 

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                                Royal Caribbean’s “Radiance of the Seas” is docked in Seward on Sept. 7, 2007.

Report: 2020 job trends modest

The Gulf Coast Region saw a 0.7% increase in jobs between November 2018 and November 2019.

 

Visitor guides await travelers at the Kenai Municipal Airport, Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tourism council gets funding, objectives approved by assembly

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly awarded $150,000 to the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council at Tuesday night’s meeting. The $150,000 will be appropriated from the… Continue reading

Visitor guides await travelers at the Kenai Municipal Airport, Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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                                Royal Caribbean’s “Radiance of the Seas” is docked in Seward on Sept. 7, 2007.

Report: 2020 job trends modest

The Gulf Coast Region saw a 0.7% increase in jobs between November 2018 and November 2019.

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                                Royal Caribbean’s “Radiance of the Seas” is docked in Seward on Sept. 7, 2007.
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                                Redoubt erupting April 27, 1990.

‘Like a nuclear weapon went off’

During the volcanic eruptions of 1989 and 1990, locals looking out at Mount Redoubt — the 10,197 foot volcano looming directly across Cook Inlet —… Continue reading

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                                Redoubt erupting April 27, 1990.
Rick McGlasson, who bought Kassik’s Brewery in Nikiski with his wife Michelle, held a meet and greet event last week at the brewery’s taproom, on Dec. 13, 2019, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Community meets Kassik’s Brewery new owners

15 years after they started their brewery, the Kassiks are set to retire to be closer to family.

Rick McGlasson, who bought Kassik’s Brewery in Nikiski with his wife Michelle, held a meet and greet event last week at the brewery’s taproom, on Dec. 13, 2019, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly overrides mayor’s veto of tourism council funds

An ordinance awarding a $150,000 to the nonprofit passed at the Nov. 6 assembly meeting 6-3.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Mud and debris is washed up at Bear Creek near East End Road on Monday afternoon, Dec. 9, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Bear Creek crosses East End Road near Bear Creek Drive and overflowed the creek banks. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Winter storms bring floods, power outages, emergency declarations

Several weather-related events have caused damage across the entire peninsula.

Mud and debris is washed up at Bear Creek near East End Road on Monday afternoon, Dec. 9, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Bear Creek crosses East End Road near Bear Creek Drive and overflowed the creek banks. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets to discuss school safety during a work session Monday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School board to interview applicants for vacant seat

There are four applicants for the District 6 vacancy — which covers the eastern peninsula.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets to discuss school safety during a work session Monday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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Cities back online sales tax initiative

Sales tax revenues help support government services in both Kenai and Soldotna.

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ACLU: State prisons are overcrowded

Wildwood Correctional Center in Kenai was over maximum capacity for more than 200 days.

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Debbie Speakman of Homer, a contracted consultant for the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, provides public testimony in support of an ordinance providing a $150,000 grant to the council during Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting on Tuesday, in Soldotna. (Photo By Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly OKs tourism marketing council funds

In his proposed FY 2020 budget, Pierce zeroed out $100,000 for the tourism marketing council.

Debbie Speakman of Homer, a contracted consultant for the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, provides public testimony in support of an ordinance providing a $150,000 grant to the council during Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting on Tuesday, in Soldotna. (Photo By Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets to discuss school safety during a work session Monday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School board member-elect steps down

Martha Fleming was elected in October in an uncontested race to represent the eastern peninsula.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets to discuss school safety during a work session Monday in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent John O’Brien gives a presentation to the Borough Assembly at the Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in Soldotna, Alaska on Aug. 22, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Superintendent updates assembly on enrollment, scores and more

Superintendent John O’Brien gave an update about district enrollment, test scores and goals at Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. To begin, O’Brien said the… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent John O’Brien gives a presentation to the Borough Assembly at the Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in Soldotna, Alaska on Aug. 22, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Baked salmon with roasted turnips, brussell sprouts, carrots, beets, kohlrabi for dinner, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2019, near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the office: Summery salmon memories

Wednesday evening, everything on my dinner plate was either caught in Alaska or grown in Alaska. The last of the kohlrabi and turnips, a single… Continue reading

Baked salmon with roasted turnips, brussell sprouts, carrots, beets, kohlrabi for dinner, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2019, near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

DOT respond to concerns over Silvertip Station closure

The Department of Transportation is responding to concerns over the closure of the Silver Tip Maintenance Station near Hope, which housed equipment and operators responsible… Continue reading

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                                A sign opposing Proposition 1 stands along Kalifornsky Beach Road near Soldotna on Sept. 18. The ads were paid for by Alaska Yes, according to a disclaimer on the sign.

Alaska Yes responds to APOC allegations

Alaska Yes Inc has responded to a complaint, denying many of the allegations that they violated several campaign laws. The complaint was filed against the… Continue reading

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                                A sign opposing Proposition 1 stands along Kalifornsky Beach Road near Soldotna on Sept. 18. The ads were paid for by Alaska Yes, according to a disclaimer on the sign.

Soldotna doctor arrested on narcotics charges

Authorities say Lavern Davidhizar illegally distributed large amounts of opioids and other narcotics

Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association Anne McCabe speaks to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education in support of approving employee contracts negotiated last month, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School board finalizes its priorities

The board unanimously passed their 2020 state and federal legislative priorities.

Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association Anne McCabe speaks to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education in support of approving employee contracts negotiated last month, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)