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1,000 still without power after heavy snow

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. After heavy snow fell on the peninsula for over two days, about a thousand residents — mostly in Nikiski — are still without power, some for more than 48 hours. Homer Electric has pulled in additional crews and support to bring power back to affected members. There … Continue reading 1,000 still without power after heavy snow

‘Building little scientists’

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. It’s Thursday afternoon, and Megan Pike — Kenai Watershed Forum’s newest education specialist and Adopt-A-Stream coordinator — is dressing up an elementary school student like an insect. She gives the student a puffy coat to mimic an insect’s exoskeleton, some homemade antenna made from a headband, pipe … Continue reading ‘Building little scientists’

DOT respond to concerns over Silvertip Station closure

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. The Department of Transportation is responding to concerns over the closure of the Silver Tip Maintenance Station near Hope, which housed equipment and operators responsible for Turnagain Pass corridor maintenance on the Seward Highway. In an Oct. 24 press release, Alaska Department of Transportation Commissioner John MacKinnon … Continue reading DOT respond to concerns over Silvertip Station closure

Anchorage will still host 2020 Board of Fisheries meeting

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Anchorage will be the location for the Alaska Board of Fisheries 2020 Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meeting. The Board of Fisheries voted on the location site at the end of their two-day work session in Anchorage, Thursday. The vote was 4-3 in favor of locating the regulatory … Continue reading Anchorage will still host 2020 Board of Fisheries meeting

Out of the office: Summery salmon memories

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Wednesday evening, everything on my dinner plate was either caught in Alaska or grown in Alaska. The last of the kohlrabi and turnips, a single carrot, some beets and a handful of brussel sprouts were roasted to perfection with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. The … Continue reading Out of the office: Summery salmon memories

Alaska Yes responds to APOC allegations

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Alaska Yes Inc has responded to a complaint, denying many of the allegations that they violated several campaign laws. The complaint was filed against the nonprofit in September by Alaska Public Offices Commission staff. In a Sept. 23 memo from Campaign Disclosure Coordinator Thomas Lucas to Alaska … Continue reading Alaska Yes responds to APOC allegations

Voters largely skip municipal polls

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Less than a quarter of registered voters cast their ballot for this year’s municipal election. The voter turnout this year was 18.03%, Borough Clerk Johni Blankenship told the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly at their Tuesday meeting. While this year’s turnout wasn’t far off from last year’s, which … Continue reading Voters largely skip municipal polls