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Dr. Michael Carley

Lower 48 specialist provides services on peninsula

Carley specializes in treating pelvic floor disorders.

 

Volunteers Bill Kelley and Frank Alioto prepare bags of food to be distributed during the upcoming Project Homeless Connect even at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank in Soldotna, Alaska on Jan. 23, 2021. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A community effort

Volunteers prepare for Project Homeless Connect

 

Retired school nurse Tracy Silta adminsters the COVID-19 vaccine to Raymond Schoessler at the Soldotna Prep School in Soldotna, Alaska on Jan. 23, 2021. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Hundreds vaccinated in central pen clinics

The vaccine is currently available to front-line health care workers and residents over the age of 65.

 

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Man arrested after allegedly shooting at parked cars

Two people reported being shot at by a man while they were parked outside his home.

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Todd Duwe hands a food box to Brad Nyquist as Mark Larson looks on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna, Alaska. The church volunteers were distributing food from the United States’ Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program, delivered by the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai extends funding for food boxes

The city council approved another $50,000 to cover the cost of the food boxes from a portion of the city’s unused CARES Act funds.

Todd Duwe hands a food box to Brad Nyquist as Mark Larson looks on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna, Alaska. The church volunteers were distributing food from the United States’ Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program, delivered by the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Peninsula students participate in a simulated space mission at the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai, Alaska, in this undated photo. (Courtesy Colette Gilmour/Challenger Learning Center)

Donation helps students take flight

A $25,000 donation will be used to fund several STEM programs offered by the Challenger Learning Center

Kenai Peninsula students participate in a simulated space mission at the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai, Alaska, in this undated photo. (Courtesy Colette Gilmour/Challenger Learning Center)
Kenai City Mayor Brian Gabriel speaks to members of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce during a luncheon at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Jan. 20, 2021. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Chamber, elected officials gather for meet and greet

About 30 people attended the luncheon, which still had certain COVID-19 mitigation measures in place.

Kenai City Mayor Brian Gabriel speaks to members of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce during a luncheon at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Jan. 20, 2021. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Goose Creek Correctional Center in Wasilla. (Courtesy photo / Alaska Department of Corrections)

Goose Creek inmate dies

It’s the first inmate death of 2021

Goose Creek Correctional Center in Wasilla. (Courtesy photo / Alaska Department of Corrections)
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Man arrested after car, foot chase in Nikiski

An Anchorage man was arrested in Nikiski on Sunday following a high-speed car chase and a two-hour foot pursuit by a K-9 unit, according to… Continue reading

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Public safety briefs for Jan. 17, 2021

Read the latest reports

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A staff member at the Alaska SeaLife Center cares for a spotted seal in this undated photo. (Courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

SeaLife Center to become Western Alaska oil spill first responder

The partnership comes at a time when shipping in activity in the region is expected to increase

A staff member at the Alaska SeaLife Center cares for a spotted seal in this undated photo. (Courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)
Members of the Kenai Performers rehearse a scene from “Murder in the Cathedral” at the Kenai Performers black box theater in Soldotna, Alaska, on Jan. 16, 2021. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Getting creative

From livestreamed performances to radio, local groups find ways to make art during pandemic

Members of the Kenai Performers rehearse a scene from “Murder in the Cathedral” at the Kenai Performers black box theater in Soldotna, Alaska, on Jan. 16, 2021. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Jean Brockel, left, and Clayton Brockel, right, are seen here in this undated photo. (Courtesy Kenai Peninsula College)

KPC receives $1.6 million donation

It’s the largest single donation in the college’s history

Jean Brockel, left, and Clayton Brockel, right, are seen here in this undated photo. (Courtesy Kenai Peninsula College)
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Photographs on canvas by Mary Frische and Tom Collopy are seen at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Tuesday.

Natural beauty in full focus

Kenai visitor center hosts exhibit featuring images of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

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Photographs on canvas by Mary Frische and Tom Collopy are seen at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Tuesday.
Alaska Oil and Gas Association President Kara Moriarty, right, gives a presentation to the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce during a virtual luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Also pictured: Kenai Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Brittany Brown, left, and Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shanon Davis. (Screenshot)

Industry advocate: Oil confronts uncertainty in wake of pandemic

Oil and Gas Association president says it’s too soon to tell if the price of oil will be high enough to return to previous levels of employment and production.

Alaska Oil and Gas Association President Kara Moriarty, right, gives a presentation to the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce during a virtual luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Also pictured: Kenai Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Brittany Brown, left, and Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shanon Davis. (Screenshot)
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1 dead in Seward highway collision

The car collided with a road grader owned by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

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Kenai man charged with kidnapping, sexual assault

This article contains details about sexual assault that some readers may find disturbing. A Kenai man has been charged with kidnapping and sexual assault following… Continue reading

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Kenneth Russell and his dog Ichabod, aka “Icky,” pose for the camera on Jan. 29 during the 2020 Project Homeless Connect event at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna.
Kenneth Russell and his dog Ichabod, aka “Icky”, pose for the camera during the 2020 Project Homeless Connect event at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska on Jan. 29, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Pandemic shifts format of homeless outreach event

Project Homeless Connect this year will be spread out over two weeks and across different locations on the peninsula.

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Kenneth Russell and his dog Ichabod, aka “Icky,” pose for the camera on Jan. 29 during the 2020 Project Homeless Connect event at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna.
Kenneth Russell and his dog Ichabod, aka “Icky”, pose for the camera during the 2020 Project Homeless Connect event at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska on Jan. 29, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The badge for the Soldotna Police Department.
The badge for the Soldotna Police Department.