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League of Women Voters holds Prop 1 forum

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. The League of Women Voters hosted a forum last week to help inform voters on Alaska Ballot Measure 1. Kaitlin Vadla and Laura Rhyne from Cook Inletkeeper spoke in support of the Stand for Salmon campaign. Owen Phillips from Stand for Alaska and Linda Hutchings from Stand … Continue reading League of Women Voters holds Prop 1 forum

A conversation with District 29 candidate Shawn Butler

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Ahead of next week’s election, the Clarion is talking to candidates vying to represent peninsula communities. Independent Shawn Butler and Republican Ben Carpenter are competing for Alaska House of Representatives District 29. District 29 includes areas in Nikiski, Seward, Hope, Cooper Landing, Sterling and Funny River. Butler … Continue reading A conversation with District 29 candidate Shawn Butler

A conversation with District 29 candidate Ben Carpenter

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Ahead of next week’s election, the Clarion is talking to candidates vying to represent peninsula communities. Independent Shawn Butler and Republican Ben Carpenter are competing for Alaska House of Representatives District 29. District 29 includes areas in Nikiski, Seward, Hope, Cooper Landing, Sterling and Funny River. Butler … Continue reading A conversation with District 29 candidate Ben Carpenter

Soldotna changes Kleeb to Whistle Hill Loop

This story published in the Peninsula Clarion. The Soldotna City Council voted to rename Kleeb Loop to Whistle Hill Loop. Mary Krull is the owner of Brew@602, a train-car-turned-coffee-shop, which sits on top of the hill along the former Kleeb Loop in Soldotna. The hill, which is a commercial complex, is also now home to … Continue reading Soldotna changes Kleeb to Whistle Hill Loop

Women in Agriculture Conference comes to the Kenai

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. The Women in Agriculture Conference will be coming to the peninsula for its second year this weekend. The one-day virtual gathering for anyone interested in the farming and agriculture industry will take place in Soldotna, Fairbanks, Delta Junction and Palmer. The event will include 34 video conference … Continue reading Women in Agriculture Conference comes to the Kenai

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly continues invocations, despite court ruling

This story published in the Peninsula Clarion. Editor’s note: This article has been updated to clarify details about the court ruling on the borough assembly’s invocation policy. Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting was just like any other, starting with the pledge of allegiance and an invocation. Two weeks ago, however, the borough lost a … Continue reading Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly continues invocations, despite court ruling

Nikiski Pool to open sooner than expected

This story published in the Peninsula Clarion. Swimmers are able to get back into the Nikiski Pool earlier than expected. The pool officially opened on Wednesday morning, Nigel LaRiccia, the pool supervisor, said. The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area began construction on their new septic system last week. The price for the new septic system … Continue reading Nikiski Pool to open sooner than expected