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Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, addresses reporters during a Wendesday, March 25, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

State COVID officials brief Soldotna City Council in work session

The council was joined by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink and State Testing Coordinator Dr. Coleman Cutchins

 

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State reports more than 4,000 cases this week, 357 on peninsula

The state reported 462 new COVID-19 cases on Friday

 

Kenai Peninsula Borough Superintendent John O’Brien (courtesy photo)

Community input requested in superintendent search

The survey will be open until Dec. 7 at 11:59 p.m.

 

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Housing relief program deadlines approaching

The deadline for the Soldotna and borough-wide programs is Monday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m.

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COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

DHSS: 75 new peninsula cases

DHSS reported 505 new cases in Alaska Thursday.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Risk levels

Risk levels: Nov. 19

34 schools are operating 100% remotely until Nov. 25

Risk levels
Moose are seen eating on the shoulder of Kenai Spur Highway on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, outside of Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Moose are seen eating on the shoulder of Kenai Spur Highway on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, outside of Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Yearling brown bear cubs near the Russian River Ferry. (Photo by Matt Conner/Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Judge delivers victory for opponents of brown bear trapping in refuge

U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason ruled against proposed changes to the refuge’s public use regulations

Yearling brown bear cubs near the Russian River Ferry. (Photo by Matt Conner/Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce addresses constituents in a YouTube video posted on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in Alaska. (Screenshot)

Mayors Pierce and Gabriel respond to COVID-19 in separate videos

Gabriel voiced his concern regarding Central Peninsula Hospital, which reached capacity on Monday.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce addresses constituents in a YouTube video posted on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in Alaska. (Screenshot)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

551 new COVID-19 cases reported

Wednesday was the fifth day in a row that the state has recorded a daily case increase of more than 550.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Risk levels

Schools status continues to be high risk

All students at 34 peninsula schools continue to operate 100% remotely through at least Nov. 25

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Santa Claus lights up the Christmas tree in front of an audience Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at the Christmas in the Park Celebration at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai and Soldotna adapt winter activities to COVID-19

Modifications will be made in response to growing COVID-19 case numbers

Santa Claus lights up the Christmas tree in front of an audience Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at the Christmas in the Park Celebration at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign instructing patients and visitors on the current screening process is seen here in the River Tower of Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, Alaska on April 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

CPH moves into surge space; state hits 25,000 cases

CPH opened nine surge beds on Tuesday, eight of which are occupied

A sign instructing patients and visitors on the current screening process is seen here in the River Tower of Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, Alaska on April 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The sign outside Soldotna City Hall is seen here on July 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai and Soldotna looking to fill council vacancies

The cities of Kenai and Soldotna are still looking to fill a vacancy on their city councils.

The sign outside Soldotna City Hall is seen here on July 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Risk levels

Risk levels remain high at all peninsula school districts

The earliest in-person learning could resume for schools currently operating remotely is Nov. 30.

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A “Vote Here” sign is seen at the City of Kenai building on Monday, Sept. 21 in Kenai, Alaska.

With remaining votes counted, local outcomes remain unchanged

All ballots for state house districts 29, 30 and 31 have been counted as of Monday

A “Vote Here” sign is seen at the City of Kenai building on Monday, Sept. 21 in Kenai, Alaska.
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum speaks in a Zoom meeting on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Screen capture)

CPH at capacity as cases rise statewide

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 563 new COVID-19 cases on Monday.

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum speaks in a Zoom meeting on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Screen capture)
Jessie Duke, of Soldotna, browses books with 7-month-old Danny Dommek on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at River City Books in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Perks of shopping local

Program encouraging local spending goes live

Jessie Duke, of Soldotna, browses books with 7-month-old Danny Dommek on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at River City Books in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Central Peninsula Hospital as seen March 26, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna approves new round of CARES grants

Money will go to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, Central Peninsula Hospital and Freedom House

Central Peninsula Hospital as seen March 26, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Risk levels

Risk levels: Nov. 16

All students at 34 peninsula schools are operating 100% remotely through at least Nov. 25.

Risk levels