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A microscopic look of the COVID virus. Photo: CDC

Peninsula reports 80 new cases, 65 in central

All peninsula communities reported at least one new case except for Fritz Creek

 

From left, Kenai City Council candidates Tim Navarre, Teea Winger and Henry Knackstedt participate in a candidate forum with the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center in Kenai, Alaska, on Sept. 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Business owners, former council members among applicants for Kenai’s city council vacancy

The city will interview nine applicants on Wednesday

 

A microscopic look of the COVID virus. Photo: CDC

DHSS: 519 new cases, 1 new death

Affected peninsula communities include Kenai, Soldotna, Homer, Nikiski, Sterling and Other North

 

Linda Farnsworth Hutchings, left, and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce, right, participate in a mayoral candidate forum hosted by the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Sept. 9, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Farnsworth-Hutchings vying for vacant Soldotna council seat

The interviews can be watched live on Wednesday

Linda Farnsworth Hutchings, left, and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce, right, participate in a mayoral candidate forum hosted by the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Sept. 9, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

More than 1 million tests conducted; state reports 481 new cases

30 new cases were reported on the peninsula

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Soldotna residents stand in line to vote at the Soldotna Public Library during Primary Election Day on Aug. 18, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

General election certified by state; no local outcomes changed

All results can be viewed on the Division of Elections website

Soldotna residents stand in line to vote at the Soldotna Public Library during Primary Election Day on Aug. 18, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

City of Kenai extends restrictions on public access to city facilities

Affected buildings include the library, the airport terminal, the ice rink, City Hall and the senior center.

Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Commercial fishing vessels are moored in the Kenai harbor on July 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly to take up legislation opposing closure of federal inlet waters to commercial fishing

The assembly will discuss the resolution at their Dec. 1 meeting

Commercial fishing vessels are moored in the Kenai harbor on July 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign detailing the store’s mask policy stands outside Safeway in Soldotna on July 21, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough attorney signs letter refuting state’s claim that second-class boroughs can mandate masks

The letter describes specific statutes barring them from enacting mask mandate

A sign detailing the store’s mask policy stands outside Safeway in Soldotna on July 21, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion 
Soldotna Prep School is pictured on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 in Soldotna. The school was recently shuttered and classes combined with Soldotna High School.

Borough to enter into Soldotna Prep use agreements

The borough will enter into agreements with the Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula and Central Emergency Services

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Soldotna Prep School is pictured on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 in Soldotna. The school was recently shuttered and classes combined with Soldotna High School.
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State reports 2nd-highest daily case increase; 10 new cases at Heritage Place

100% remote learning continues for central pen. schools through Dec. 18

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People are seen walking into Walmart on Wednesday, November 25 in Kenai, Alaska.

Stores adjust Black Friday shopping to pandemic

National retailers, local businesses and craft fairs will offer sales while emphasizing safety

People are seen walking into Walmart on Wednesday, November 25 in Kenai, Alaska.
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Seward face covering mandate goes into effect Wednesday

It remains in effect for 30 days or until the declaration of emergency expires and is not renewed

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Kenai Harbor in Cook Inlet is photographed on May 14, 2020. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

City of Kenai voices opposition to potential closure of federal Cook Inlet waters to salmon fishing

The council voted unanimously in support of the resolution.

Kenai Harbor in Cook Inlet is photographed on May 14, 2020. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
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13 COVID deaths announced, 3 on peninsula

DHSS reported 583 new cases in Alaska on Tuesday

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Image via Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Image via Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

503 new cases; borough positivity rate hits 14.65%

Affected peninsula communities include Kenai, Other North, Soldotna and Seward

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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)

First COVID vaccines could arrive in Alaska next month

Pfizer announced their COVID-19 vaccine candidate earlier this month, with Moderna not long after

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)
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DHSS encourages COVID-positive Alaskans to do their own contact tracing

In a Monday release, DHSS said that surging COVID-19 cases are creating a data backlog

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