Ashlyn O'Hara

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11 new cases on the peninsula, borough’s positivity rate passes 7%

DHSS announced 200 new COVID-19 cases in Alaska on Monday.

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

Soldotna’s disaster declaration extended to Dec. 31

The resolution originally extended the declaration by 90 days.

The sign outside Soldotna City Hall is seen here on July 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly unanimously approves construction of communications towers

Four towers will be constructed to expand internet access following an assembly vote Tuesday.

The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
A rescued dog sits at the Kenai Animal Shelter on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

2021 dog licenses now available for Kenai residents

Kenai residents are able to purchase licenses certifying their dogs have current rabies vaccinations

A rescued dog sits at the Kenai Animal Shelter on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
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Borough to offer housing relief to residents in unincorporated areas

Eligible residents may receive up to $1,200.

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Signs advertising COVID-19 safety protocoals stand outside the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Oct. 6, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna puts off action on sports center

Spectators at the complex will remain imited to 80 people to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Signs advertising COVID-19 safety protocoals stand outside the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Oct. 6, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Memo details election day hiccups and resolutions

Technical difficulties, COVID-19 protocol compliance and missing ballots were among the issues.

A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A screenshot of the swearing-in of newly elected members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, via Zoom, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Image Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

New borough assembly members sworn in virtually

Bill Elam, Richard Derekevorkian and Lane Chesley took the oath via Zoom.

A screenshot of the swearing-in of newly elected members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, via Zoom, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Image Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham addresses state and Alaska Native leaders Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. Dillingham will travel to Toksook Bay, on an island just off Alaska’s western coast, for the first count on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Census to end Friday

Alaskans will have until Oct. 16 to fill out the census, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Tuesday.

U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham addresses state and Alaska Native leaders Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. Dillingham will travel to Toksook Bay, on an island just off Alaska’s western coast, for the first count on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
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State reports 4 new deaths, 144 new cases

Over the past week, the Kenai Peninsula Borough conducted 524 tests and saw a 4.58% positivity rate.

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Resident cases pass 10,000; 17 new cases on peninsula

DHSS announced 157 new COVID-19 cases in Alaska on Tuesday.

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17 central peninsula schools to shift to remote learning starting Wednesday

All central peninsula schools will shift to 100% remote learning starting Wednesday.

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Peninsula schools adapt to keep up with growing case numbers

Nikiski North Star Elementary and Skyview Middle School each reported a positive COVID case Monday.

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A resident casts their vote in the regular municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Municipal election results not changed by addition of absentee ballots

The borough counted an additional 4,513 absentee, question and special needs ballots.

A resident casts their vote in the regular municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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State announces 197 new COVID-19 cases

The new cases bring Alaska’s statewide total to 10,844, including 9,877 residents.

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

City of Kenai approves construction of new airport storage facility

A sand storage facility will be built at the Kenai Municipal Airport following city council approval.

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

More money available for Kenai commercial fishers

The city is doubling the individual grant amount from $1,000 to $2,000.

Brian Mazurek / Peninsula Clarion Commercial fishing vessels ride on their moorings on the Kenai River on July 10.
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Resident cases pass 9,000, deaths reach 60

DHSS announced 129 new COVID-19 cases in Alaska on Thursday.

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State reports 116 new cases, all residents

DHSS announced 116 new COVID-19 cases in Alaska on Wednesday.

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