Ashlyn O'Hara

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UV light disinfection systems are pictured at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.

CPH gets disinfecting UV lights

The purchase was intended to help put additional disinfection units in places around the hospital

Photo courtesy of Bruce Richards
UV light disinfection systems are pictured at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

7 new peninsula cases, statewide hospitalizations pass 1,000

Affected comunities include Soldotna, Other North, Kenai and Seward

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Kenai extends deadline for housing relief responses

As of Dec. 24, 72 applicants had not responded when a caseworker reached out to them

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126 new cases statewide, 3 on the peninsula

Over the past week, the borough has conducted 1,237 tests and saw a positivity rate of 5.17%

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A vial of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is seen at Central Emergency Services Station 1 on Friday, Dec. 18 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Vaccine rollout continues throughout state, on peninsula

12,202 total COVID-19 vaccinations had been given in Alaska as of Sunday

A vial of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is seen at Central Emergency Services Station 1 on Friday, Dec. 18 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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Statewide cases continue to plateau

203 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Saturday

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

‘We’re tired too’: CPH supervisor emphasizes community role in COVID mitigation

Staffing shortages and strict PPE requirements are among the challenges CPH workers have faced

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

Over 1,000 vaccinated on Kenai Peninsula

Statewide, 8,918 vaccines had been administered as of Dec. 22

An altar at Our Lady Perpetual Help Catholic Church is seen on Wednesday, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Kathryn Dunagan)

Journeying together: Area churches adapt services to COVID-19

Many local churches have turned to digital platforms to help them stay connected to their congregations

An altar at Our Lady Perpetual Help Catholic Church is seen on Wednesday, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Kathryn Dunagan)

Branching out: 4-H Ag Expo to relocate to Soldotna

The Kenai Peninsula Agricultural Expo is moving to Soldotna starting next year through at least 2022

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DHSS: 3 deaths, 16 new peninsula cases

Affected communities include Soldotna, Other North, Homer, Kenai, Seward and Sterling

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COVID-19. (Image via CDC)

10 deaths, 429 cases reported

23 cases were reported on the Kenai Peninsula.

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Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai sees returns from remote sales tax

The city has received almost $96,000 in net revenue

Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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Gov. Mike Dunleavy participates in a livestream press conference via Facebook regarding the reorganization of the state’s Department of Health and Social Services on Tuesday.

Dunleavy to split DHSS into 2 new departments

The two new departments would be the Alaska Department of Health and the Alaska Department of Family and Community Services

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy participates in a livestream press conference via Facebook regarding the reorganization of the state’s Department of Health and Social Services on Tuesday.
State health officials brief members of the media on new COVID-19 vaccine developments in Alaska on Monday, Dec. 2021. (Screenshot)

Moderna vaccine doses arrive in Alaska

DHSS has anticipated that Moderna’s vaccine will be logistically easier to handle and to distribute

State health officials brief members of the media on new COVID-19 vaccine developments in Alaska on Monday, Dec. 2021. (Screenshot)
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152 new COVID-19 cases; state positivity rate dips below 5%

Affected peninsula communities include Homer, Soldotna and Nikiski

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Map showing areas of the refuge open and closed to snowmachine use. (Courtesy of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Refuge opens to snowmachines

Snowmachines are allowed in places traditionally open to their use

Map showing areas of the refuge open and closed to snowmachine use. (Courtesy of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)
A strong winter storm is expected to impact Seward and Turnagain Arm on Monday and Tuesday. (National Weather Service)

High wind and blizzard warnings issued from Seward to Turnagain

Winds with speeds from 40 to 65 miles per hour and heavy snowfall is expected

A strong winter storm is expected to impact Seward and Turnagain Arm on Monday and Tuesday. (National Weather Service)
Fireworks are seen above cars at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Friday, Dec. 18 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Lighting the sky with holiday spirit

The event was modified to be COVID-friendly

Fireworks are seen above cars at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Friday, Dec. 18 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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