Traffic delays in Kobuk Street Project coming soon

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Residents and visitors to downtown Soldotna may have to plan a little extra time for construction on Kobuk Street next week. The Kobuk Street Project could cause traffic delays and detours as soon as next week, project manager Lee Frey said. The project will remove and replace … Continue reading Traffic delays in Kobuk Street Project coming soon

Congressional candidates debate Alaska issues at chamber forum

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. With just over a month to go before the primary election, two Alaskan U.S. Congressional candidates, Republican Thomas “John” Nelson and Democrat Dimitri Shein, debated issues from gun policy to birth control in a joint Soldotna and Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Independent candidates Alyse Galvin and … Continue reading Congressional candidates debate Alaska issues at chamber forum

Bill, Beers and blogging: Alaska craft brewing blog turns 10

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. In 2004, when beer aficionado Bill Howell retired from the U.S. Navy and settled in Alaska, the brewery scene on the peninsula left much to be desired. Homer Brewing was the only brewery on the Kenai Peninsula — 85 miles away from his home in Sterling. A … Continue reading Bill, Beers and blogging: Alaska craft brewing blog turns 10

Sterling man shares British snack with peninsula

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Bill Howell’s 9 Spice Pickled Onion recipe features sweet Palmer-grown onions, apple cider vinegar and nine top-secret spices — but that’s about all he will say. “You can determine what several of the spices are by looking at the jar, but the exact combination is a trade … Continue reading Sterling man shares British snack with peninsula

School board discusses support for sales tax increase, no formal backing

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. At their Monday meeting, school board members expressed support for an initiative to bring a sales tax increase to the borough, but no formal backing for the campaign has been given by the district. A citizen group is gathering signatures this summer to place a question on … Continue reading School board discusses support for sales tax increase, no formal backing

5th annual Swank Street Market celebrates boutique, antique and more in Soldotna this weekend

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Swank Street Market will be hosting their fifth annual flea market today, Saturday and Sunday in Soldotna. The first market was in the summer of 2014, and co-founder Genevieve Smithwick said the July market has gotten bigger and bigger every summer since. The market focuses on boutique … Continue reading 5th annual Swank Street Market celebrates boutique, antique and more in Soldotna this weekend