Kenai Peninsula

COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)

Anchor Point man dies out of state from COVID-19

A resident of Anchor Point has died from COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, but the person was not in the state of… Continue reading

 

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, April 3, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

State recommends wearing face coverings in public

Number of Kenai Peninsula cases grows to 10; state tally rises to 157

 

Mariah Schloeman wipes down the counter at East Rip in Kenai on Wednesday. The store has implemented more stringent cleaning protocols, including wiping down surfaces after every transaction, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Trends: Pot industry looks for stabilization amid market, global uncertainty

“One thing that’s certain is that people want their cannabis.”

 

Nathan Simpson of Dutch Boy Landscaping on Nov. 14, 2019, installs colored lights on the tree by Homer Electric Association in Homer, Alaska. The big tree by HEA is one of Homer’s landmark holiday decorated trees. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Candidates announced for HEA board elections

Completed mail-in ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on May 6, 2020 in order to be counted.

Nathan Simpson of Dutch Boy Landscaping on Nov. 14, 2019, installs colored lights on the tree by Homer Electric Association in Homer, Alaska. The big tree by HEA is one of Homer’s landmark holiday decorated trees. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Aspen Hotel chain Owner George Swift cuts a ribbon officially opening the most recent building in Homer, Alaska, during a grand opening ceremony on May 29, 2019. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Aspen Hotel chain Owner George Swift cuts a ribbon officially opening the most recent building in Homer, Alaska, during a grand opening ceremony on May 29, 2019. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Superintendent John O’Brien seeking treatment for cancer

The school superintendent was diagnosed with kidney cancer days before spring break.

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses reporters at a news conference Monday, March 9, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. State officials said 23 people have been tested for the new coronavirus with no positive results. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

A Q&A with the governor

Dunleavy talks state budget, fiscal future and oil prices

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses reporters at a news conference Monday, March 9, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. State officials said 23 people have been tested for the new coronavirus with no positive results. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Soldotna’s Youngren calls trials ‘one of the most amazing experiences of my life’

Soldotna’s Megan Youngren, 28, finished 230th with a time of 2 hours, 50 minutes, 27 seconds, Saturday in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta.… Continue reading

Tammie Willis speaks at the LGTBQ Town Hall at the Soldotna Public Library in Soldotna on Jan. 4. (Brian Mazurek | Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai to vote on resolution in support of hate crime legislation

A state bill looking to expand hate crime protections to include crimes motivated by the victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity may see support from… Continue reading

Tammie Willis speaks at the LGTBQ Town Hall at the Soldotna Public Library in Soldotna on Jan. 4. (Brian Mazurek | Peninsula Clarion)
Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion 
                                Martha Story and David Story cruise down a hill in the Fat Freddie’s Bike Race and Ramble on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in the Caribou Hills near Freddie’s Roadhouse.

Freddie’s Roadhouse closes doors

Freddie’s became more and more of a gateway to the Caribou Hills as the years went on.

Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion 
                                Martha Story and David Story cruise down a hill in the Fat Freddie’s Bike Race and Ramble on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in the Caribou Hills near Freddie’s Roadhouse.

Kasilof man killed by troopers

The Alaska Bureau of Investigation and the General Investigative Unit in Soldotna are investigating.

Seward High School students (from left) Tayten Barhaug, Lindy Guernsey and Akilena Veach demonstrate their Caring for the Kenai project, drones to help map the flood planes of Seward, during the Industry Outlook Forum in Seward on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Forum discusses peninsula’s 2020 economic outlook

Industries gather at forum to discuss growth and opportunities

Seward High School students (from left) Tayten Barhaug, Lindy Guernsey and Akilena Veach demonstrate their Caring for the Kenai project, drones to help map the flood planes of Seward, during the Industry Outlook Forum in Seward on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
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

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)
Beth J. Harpaz / Associated Press file
                                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.

Beth J. Harpaz / Associated Press file
                                Royal Caribbean’s “Radiance of the Seas” is docked in Seward on Sept. 7, 2007.
Tammie Willis speaks at the LGTBQ Town Hall at the Soldotna Public Library in Soldotna, Alaska on Jan. 4, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Packed town hall addresses LGBTQ safety

Town hall ends with call to action for local lawmakers

Tammie Willis speaks at the LGTBQ Town Hall at the Soldotna Public Library in Soldotna, Alaska on Jan. 4, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Beth J. Harpaz / Associated Press file
                                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.

Beth J. Harpaz / Associated Press file
                                Royal Caribbean’s “Radiance of the Seas” is docked in Seward on Sept. 7, 2007.
Tammie Willis is seen here at Kenai Peninsula College on Dec. 19, 2019. The bandage on her arm covers some of the cuts Willis received while being attacked at her home on Dec. 9. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

‘I don’t want it to be about me’

After series of attacks, local woman fears LGBTQ community is being targeted.

Tammie Willis is seen here at Kenai Peninsula College on Dec. 19, 2019. The bandage on her arm covers some of the cuts Willis received while being attacked at her home on Dec. 9. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Photo courtesy of Alaska Volcano Observatory
                                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

Photo courtesy of Alaska Volcano Observatory
                                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)
[flipp]