7 hrs ago
Son's death weighing on family
After moving back to Soldotna at the end of August to begin a new job, the future looked bright for Connor Jezorski until tragedy struck. On his way to work at 7 a.m. Sept.
12 hrs ago
Work along Binkley Street continues
The City of Soldotna and the Kenai Peninsula Borough will be split the cost of the final stage of Binkley Street improvements. The sewer collection lift station at the intersection of Corral Avenue and Binkley Street will be decommissioned, replaced with an upgraded system and an insulated, stand-by generator will be installed to maintain pump flow when the area has a power outage, said city engineer Kyle Kornelis.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Anchorage Daily News
Status quo: Bartlett, Soldotna still on top of football polls
The Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network poll released Monday featured status quo -- Bartlett remained No. 1 among large-school football teams for the third straight week and Soldotna kept its season-long stranglehold on the top spot among medium and small schools.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
The beard is back
Jerry Terp, 59, of Kenai, won the Colonist category at this year's Alaska State Fair's Great Alaska Beard Contest in Palmer. Terp was severely burned in a house fire in October 2010.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Dusek selected as district's interim superintendent
At its once-a-year meeting in Homer on Monday, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board unanimously approved authorizing Board President Joe Arness to offer Sean Dusek the position of interim superintendent and to negotiate the terms of Dusek's employment. "The KPBSD school board is proud and happy to be offering the position of interim superintendent to Mr. Sean Dusek," said Joe Arness, board president, in a press release issued by the district.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Sept. 17 hearing to focus on heliports, helicopters
An omission in Homer's city code has prompted a proposed revision of where heliports can and cannot be allowed. While most helicopters land and take off at the Homer Airport, another frequent landing spot is the pad on the roof of South Peninsula Hospital when medevac flights deliver or transfer patients.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Candidates talk private property, public costs
Whether it is right or not, aerial photos of private property that enter a data base kept by the Kenai Peninsula Borough became a point of contention in an otherwise orderly campaign discussion Friday at the Bidarka Inn. The anadromous stream protections photos - photos taken by air to ensure that properties are not built too close to salmon-sensitive streams - came under discussion at a presentation by Homer Voice for Business.
Soldotna man dies in vehicle rollover
The single-vehicle accident occurred at about 7 a.m. Tuesday when a silver Toyota pickup rolled off the road and crashed through a fence of the Soldotna Airport, said Soldotna Police Chief Peter Mylnarik. Jezorski was the only occupant in the truck.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Anchorage Daily News
Willow dog breeder's animal-cruelty sentence upheld
The Alaska Court of Appeals last week denied an appeal filed by Frank Rich, the Willow man who had about 170 neglected huskies seized by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in 2011. Authorities responding to a complaint in January 2011 found at least 19 dead dogs at Rich's Montana Creek kennel.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Officials urge driver caution in high moose areas
In this photo taken Aug. 29, 2014, Tom Netschert, Ron McAlpin and Jesse Bjorkman, members of the Board of Directors for the Alaska Kenai Peninsula Chapter Safari Club International in collaboration with the Department of Transportation, install Moose Crash Area signs along the Kenai Spur Highway and Sterling Highway on the Central Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. According to Alaska Fish and Game, known road kills account for about one-third of all moose killed by humans.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Kenai Peninsula to Board of Fisheries:
Municipalities across the Kenai Peninsula are slated to consider asking the Alaska Board of Fisheries hold the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meetings on the Kenai Peninsula. Joint Resolution No.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Assembly to consider parcel for CPH
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will decide Tuesday whether to give the final stamp of approval to move forward with purchasing the parcel at its current assessed value of $134,300 plus no more than $1,500 in closing costs.
Colorado Wire & Cable Products Power Brand New Alaska Power Plant
Homer Electric Association's new power plant is officially up and running, and Colorado Wire & Cable is happy to count the Alaskan electrical company among its long list of satisfied wire and cable clients.
Dogs put agility to the test
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Soldotna resident Linda Jacobsen tells her dog Trace to wait for five seconds before continuing through the agility course Monday at the Kenai Kennel Club agility trials at the Kenai Little League Fields.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Regular Benny Holly makes an afternoon stop at the AK Taco Shack food truck, which is owned by Shannon Lindley and Mike Beals, Friday, August 29, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Seward City News
Tom Bearup: An Alaskan Story
Tom Bearup came to Alaska in the year 1975, settling in the town of Soldotna. Very soon after arriving in Soldotna, Tom became a Soldotna Police Officer.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
District relies on - ALICE' to increase student safety schools safe with - ALICE'
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is changing the way schools respond to armed intruders through training in ALICE, Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate, the school district announced in a press release issued Monday.
2014 Classic Roundtable sheds new light on MSA reauthorization
"The economic value of recreational fishing is significant because along with dockside businesses benefiting, it drives people to spend money on fuel and lodging or camping during their trip to wherever they are fishing," said U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, during the 2014 Kenai Classic Roundtable on National Recreational Fishing, which took ... (more)
Kenai Peninsula hopes to host Board of Fish meetings
Municipalities across the Kenai Peninsula are slated to consider asking the Alaska Board of Fisheries hold the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meetings on the Kenai Peninsula.
Traffic camera installed at Soldotna intersection
Soldotna residents may have noticed a new camera hanging from the traffic light at the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Binkley Street.