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Soldotna to consider school zone cellphone ban

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Soldotna City Council member Jordan Chilson is looking to amend the Soldotna Municipal Code to prohibit the use of hand-held electronic devices, like cellphones, while driving in school zones and on school property. This year, the Alaska State Legislature passed House Bill 333, which gave cities the … Continue reading Soldotna to consider school zone cellphone ban

Work begins on Freedom House for men

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Jennifer Waller and a team of volunteers have begun the renovations to the Soldotna home that will be used as the men’s Freedom House location. Waller, the founder of Freedom House, a faith-based women’s recovery home, is determined to open the same kind of facility for area … Continue reading Work begins on Freedom House for men

Students work on dignity, kindness with Heritage Place residents

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. On Friday, kindergartners from K-Beach Elementary School visited residents at Heritage Place, a continuing care facility for seniors and the disabled, for a Dignity Mission. Dignity Missions offer the power to heal, Aud Walaszek, Heritage Place activities coordinator, said. “We do a Dignity Mission with them so … Continue reading Students work on dignity, kindness with Heritage Place residents

Kenai bluff stabilization project moves forward

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. A project seeking to stabilize Kenai’s bluff has seen development in the last month. On Nov. 16, a director’s report was finalized by the Alaska branch of the Army Corp of Engineers, a project partner with the City of Kenai. The report is a feasibility study. “It … Continue reading Kenai bluff stabilization project moves forward

Hilcorp contractor employee dies on North Slope

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. An employee of Hilcorp Alaska drilling contractor, Kuukpik Drilling, was fatally injured at Milne Point on Alaska’s North Slope on Thursday night, Lori Nelson, manager of public affairs for Hilcorp Alaska, said in a statement. “We are deeply saddened by this news and our thoughts and prayers … Continue reading Hilcorp contractor employee dies on North Slope

Local brewers roll out holiday specials

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Doug Hogue, the owner of Kenai River Brewing Company, said he has always hated pumpkin beers. Two local home brewers recently changed his mind with a recipe for an Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Stout Beer. “They came in and we brewed it together,” Hogue said. “I love this … Continue reading Local brewers roll out holiday specials

School board introduces wellness policy at Monday’s meeting

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. In an effort to reduce childhood obesity, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Education Board’s Wellness Committee introduced an updated nutrition and physical activity policy at Monday’s school board meeting. The policy could prohibit teachers from using food as a reward, and keep staff from taking away … Continue reading School board introduces wellness policy at Monday’s meeting