School district sees rise in homeless students

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has seen a 42-percent increase in their Students in Transition program from this time last year. The 16-year-old program provides services to homeless students and students no longer in the custody of their parent or legal guardian. As of Sept. 12, … Continue reading School district sees rise in homeless students

Cannabis industry meeting raises concerns over Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Cannabis cultivators, retailers, consumers squeezed into a small Kenai living room Wednesday night to discuss ongoing problems within the marijuana industry and to come up with solutions to address them. Amy Jackman, a cannabis business consultant with AK Canna Connection, and Dollynda Phelps, co-owner of Nikiski-based Peace … Continue reading Cannabis industry meeting raises concerns over Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office

Salmon forum discusses past, present and future of salmon habitat

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. A forum at the Soldotna Library brought together people who wanted to learn more and discuss salmon habitat. The forum, hosted by Cook Inletkeeper, held a four-person panel: Marcus Mueller, land manager at the Kenai Peninsula Borough; Sue Mauger, science director at Cook Inletkeeper; Patti Berkhahn, who … Continue reading Salmon forum discusses past, present and future of salmon habitat

First Harvest Moon Festival ‘celebrates progress’

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. The peninsula’s biggest food celebration commences this Saturday with live music, activities, guest speakers, cooking demonstrations, farm vendors and food trucks that will be featuring healthy dishes with Alaska-grown products. Harvest Moon Local Food Week is in its sixth year, and for the first time, the week … Continue reading First Harvest Moon Festival ‘celebrates progress’

Farm to food bank: Equipment rental leads to community benefit

This story published in the Peninsula Clarion and picked up by the Associated Press. Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District are expanding their catalog of affordable agricultural rental equipment through a charitable project that benefits both farmers and the community. Three pieces of equipment, which includes a potato digger, a potato washer and a potato … Continue reading Farm to food bank: Equipment rental leads to community benefit

Kenai hosts Silver Salmon Derby second year in a row

This story published in the Peninsula Clarion. Kenai’s second Silver Salmon Derby starts Friday. The derby is unlike other derbies you’ll see around the state. Where one town gives a prize to whoever catches the heaviest fish, Kenai opts for a mystery weight that is generated daily. The city of Kenai and the Kenai Chamber … Continue reading Kenai hosts Silver Salmon Derby second year in a row

Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly unanimously votes down cigarette tax

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. A cigarette and tobacco products tax was voted down unanimously by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly last Tuesday, but residents may see it on the agenda again later this year. The tax proposal was brought forth by assembly member Willy Dunne as a way to increase borough … Continue reading Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly unanimously votes down cigarette tax