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Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink (bottom row, right) briefs the Kenai City Council during a work session on Wednesday, Dec. 9. (Screenshot)

Zink briefs Kenai council on latest COVID developments

Zink fielded questions from the Kenai City Council during their Wednesday night work session

Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink (bottom row, right) briefs the Kenai City Council during a work session on Wednesday, Dec. 9. (Screenshot)
Todd Brewer (photo courtesy of Sarah Adelmann Spanos)

Seward mourning ‘Hot Rod’ Todd Brewer

The beloved school activities bus driver died on Dec. 3 from COVID-19 complications.

Todd Brewer (photo courtesy of Sarah Adelmann Spanos)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

5th communication tower to be built in Nikiski

Other towers were approved in Ninilchik, Nikolaevsk, Cohoe and Bear Creek

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

DHSS: 577 new cases, 47 on the peninsula

Wednesday marked the 37th day in a row that the state reported a daily case increase of more than 500.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
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Kenai’s Josh Foster races in the boys relay at the Kenai Peninsula Borough nordic ski meet at the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna in 2019.

10-year lease extension granted to Tsalteshi Trails Association

This is the second time that the lease has been extended.

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Kenai’s Josh Foster races in the boys relay at the Kenai Peninsula Borough nordic ski meet at the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna in 2019.
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On-site learning may resume in January

K-6 students will be allowed to return to school on Jan. 19 even if their region is at high risk.

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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 to brief Kenai City Council Wednesday night

The council will be joined by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink, among others.

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

City of Kenai to housing relief applicants: respond to program outreach

Applicants should look for calls from phone numbers with a 360 area code or emails from cssalaska.org.

Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

DHSS: 580 new cases, 36 on the peninsula

All peninsula communities were affected except for Fritz Creek and Other South

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
In this Monday, July 27, 2020 file photo, a nurse prepares a syringe during a study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

‘Beginning of the end’: Alaska’s first COVID-19 vaccines may arrive next week

The state’s health officials gave a vaccine update on Monday

In this Monday, July 27, 2020 file photo, a nurse prepares a syringe during a study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
Shanon Davis, executive director of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, shows off a stamp card used in the chamber’s Soldotna Strong Shop Local campaign during Progress Days in Soldotna Creek Park on July 22, 2020. (Photo courtesy Shanon Davis)

Additional money allocated for Soldotna shop local program

The additional funds will allow the program to run through its original end date of Dec. 16

Shanon Davis, executive director of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, shows off a stamp card used in the chamber’s Soldotna Strong Shop Local campaign during Progress Days in Soldotna Creek Park on July 22, 2020. (Photo courtesy Shanon Davis)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

DHSS: 589 COVID-19 new cases

26 cases were reported on the Kenai Peninsula

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
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Extension of Kenai Spur ‘substantially complete’

The extension runs from Captain Cook State Park to Otter Creek

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The entrance to the Kenai Police Department, as seen in Kenai, Alaska, on April 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai to purchase and equip new police trucks

The police department is scheduled to replace three vehicles in the current budget year

The entrance to the Kenai Police Department, as seen in Kenai, Alaska, on April 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
A microscopic look of the COVID virus. Photo: CDC

Nearly 4,500 new statewide COVID cases this week

There were 364 cases reported by the Kenai Peninsula Borough over the past week

A microscopic look of the COVID virus. Photo: CDC
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)

Askin, Farnsworth-Hutchings fill city council vacancies

Victoria Askin and Linda Farnsworth-Hutchings filled Kenai and Soldotna council vacancies

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)

State records largest single-day case increase

760 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Alaska on Thursday, including 67 on the Kenai Peninsula

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Soldotna City Council Member Jordan Chilson (bottom row, center) addresses the council on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Screenshot)

Soldotna council rejects mask mandate, approves COVID education initiative

More than 500 pages of public comment were submitted prior to the Wednesday meeting

Soldotna City Council Member Jordan Chilson (bottom row, center) addresses the council on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Screenshot)
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

A microscopic look of the COVID virus. Photo: CDC
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)
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)