Brian Mazurek

A juvenile bald eagle that was rehabilitated by the Bird Treatment and Learning Center is released into the wild during the Kenai River Festival at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna on June 8, 2019.

Kenai River Festival canceled

Another summertime event on the Kenai Peninsula has been canceled due to the threat of COVID-19. This time, it’s the annual Kenai River Festival. The… Continue reading

A juvenile bald eagle that was rehabilitated by the Bird Treatment and Learning Center is released into the wild during the Kenai River Festival at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna on June 8, 2019.

VA to host Tele-town hall for vets Thursday

The event will discuss how the VA has changed its operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A closed sign is posted at a retail store shuttered due to the new coronavirus, in Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Dunleavy aims to get state “back to normal”

Governor announces several changes aimed at reopening the Alaska economy.

A closed sign is posted at a retail store shuttered due to the new coronavirus, in Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
The sign in front of the Homer Electric Association building in Kenai, Alaska, as seen on April 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

HEA announces meeting; tells members not to attend

HEA’s bylaws require that a meeting of the members is held every year in the first week of May.

The sign in front of the Homer Electric Association building in Kenai, Alaska, as seen on April 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

1st wildfire of season sparked near Homer

State Forestry firefighters received a call regarding a fire off East Hill Road on Wednesday.

Pastor Meredith Harber of Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna, Alaska, is seen here giving a sermon on Facebook live on March 29, 2020. (Screenshot by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

‘Scattered, but not shattered’

Churches find ways to celebrate Easter holiday amid lockdown

Pastor Meredith Harber of Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna, Alaska, is seen here giving a sermon on Facebook live on March 29, 2020. (Screenshot by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The view of Turnagain Arm, as seen from Hope Point in September 2018. Hope, Alaska, would be a good meeting place for a date once restrictions caused by the new coronavirus are lifted. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the office: Love in the time of corona

How do you find “the one” if you can’t even leave your home?

The view of Turnagain Arm, as seen from Hope Point in September 2018. Hope, Alaska, would be a good meeting place for a date once restrictions caused by the new coronavirus are lifted. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Beaver Loop to close for construction next week

Beaver Loop Road to be closed 6 a.m. Monday, April 13 until 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 21.

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                                Emergency room technician Angie Sulley (left) and nurse Marcie Duncan put on the personal protective equipment necessary for interacting with patients suspected of having COVID-19 in the ambulance bay outside of the emergency department at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna on Tuesday.

‘There’s no book for this’

Central Peninsula Hospital preps for new coronavirus

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                                Emergency room technician Angie Sulley (left) and nurse Marcie Duncan put on the personal protective equipment necessary for interacting with patients suspected of having COVID-19 in the ambulance bay outside of the emergency department at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna on Tuesday.
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                                The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is photographed on March 26.

‘Impact here is quite significant’

Food banks keeping peninsula fed

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                                The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is photographed on March 26.

Nikiski man faces sexual abuse, attempted murder charges

The man is being held without bail and is facing 22 charges.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink participates via teleconference in the state’s daily press briefing on the new coronavirus on Monday, March 30, 2020. (Courtesy photo)

State changes website, COVID-19 reporting

The state’s case daily count will be based on the numbers reported as of 11:59 p.m. the previous day.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink participates via teleconference in the state’s daily press briefing on the new coronavirus on Monday, March 30, 2020. (Courtesy photo)
The entrance to the Kenai Police Department, as seen in Kenai, Alaska, on April 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

How will mandates be enforced?

Police ask for public to use common-sense, follow guidelines

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

Amid virus disruptions, nonprofits carry on

‘We’re all in this together’

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Seward to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing

The testing will only be available for those who already have a medical referral.

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Mariah Schloeman wipes down the counter at East Rip in Kenai on Wednesday. The store has implemented more stringent cleaning protocols, including wiping down surfaces after every transaction, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Trends: Pot industry looks for stabilization amid market, global uncertainty

“One thing that’s certain is that people want their cannabis.”

Mariah Schloeman wipes down the counter at East Rip in Kenai on Wednesday. The store has implemented more stringent cleaning protocols, including wiping down surfaces after every transaction, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign welcoming visitors to the Alaska Board of Fisheries Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meeting is seen here at the William A. Egan Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska on Feb. 11, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Trends: Shifting tides

A look at the regulatory changes for the Upper Cook Inlet Fisheries

A sign welcoming visitors to the Alaska Board of Fisheries Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meeting is seen here at the William A. Egan Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska on Feb. 11, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Court reports for March 29, 2020

Read the latest reports.

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

Two new cases on peninsula

Public health officials investigating contacts.

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