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

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

School district waiting for details on extra state funding

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. The state has said it will send more money to the local schools this year, but the exact amount still isn’t clear. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District received a letter from the Alaska Division of Retirement and Benefits stating the school district would receive a rebate … Continue reading School district waiting for details on extra state funding

Memories for sale: Nostalgic game shop opens in Soldotna

Originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Remember the large Blockbuster banner sign outside of the now-closed shop? The 14-foot by 7-foot sign is now inside of Beetle Boss — a nostalgic media shop in Soldotna that opened Sunday. A Blockbuster rug, candy cigarettes, laserdisc players, a Toys “R” Us checkout sign, game cubes and Mario … Continue reading Memories for sale: Nostalgic game shop opens in Soldotna