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Man sentenced for death threats to judge’s family

The charges stem from a hearing during which a judge denied a request to withdraw a guilty plea.

An ice jam in the Kenai River can be seen here from the Soldotna Bridge in this January 2020 photo. (Courtesy Dan Nelson/Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management)

Flood advisory continues for Big Eddy area

The flooding is due to an ice jam.

An ice jam in the Kenai River can be seen here from the Soldotna Bridge in this January 2020 photo. (Courtesy Dan Nelson/Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management)
Flooding in Safeway can be seen here in Soldotna, Alaska, on Jan. 13, 2020. (Photo courtesy Brooke Dobson/Central Emergency Services)

Soldotna Safeway closed after flooding

Cold air likely caused a sprinkler line to freeze.

Flooding in Safeway can be seen here in Soldotna, Alaska, on Jan. 13, 2020. (Photo courtesy Brooke Dobson/Central Emergency Services)
House chambers at the Alaska State Capitol on Jan. 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Local lawmakers get head start on legislative session

Legislators have prefiled bills on criminal justice, education.

House chambers at the Alaska State Capitol on Jan. 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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                                Fire Marshals Jeremy Hamilton (left) and Brooke Dobson (center right) meet with members of the Shelter Development Workgroup at the Kenai Public Health Center in Kenai on Jan. 8.

Cold-weather shelter still faces obstacles

Any building serving as an emergency shelter would have to meet certain general requirements.

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                                Fire Marshals Jeremy Hamilton (left) and Brooke Dobson (center right) meet with members of the Shelter Development Workgroup at the Kenai Public Health Center in Kenai on Jan. 8.
The new exhibit at the Alaska SeaLife Center focuses on the center’s ongoing research, Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska SeaLife Center)

Small fire breaks out at SeaLife Center

Staff from the avian curatorial recovered two long-tailed ducks that were being held in the area.

The new exhibit at the Alaska SeaLife Center focuses on the center’s ongoing research, Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska SeaLife Center)
The frozen Kenai River can be seen here near the Big Eddy State Recreation Site in Soldotna, Alaska, on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (Photo courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management)

Freezing temperatures prolong ice jam flooding

Cold temperatures are expected to cause the Kenai River to continue freezing upstream.

The frozen Kenai River can be seen here near the Big Eddy State Recreation Site in Soldotna, Alaska, on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (Photo courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management)
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                                State Rep. Gary Knopp (R-Soldotna) speaks to constituents during a town hall Thursday at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center.

Knopp hosts town hall

Kenai lawmaker discusses budget, PFD in town hall meeting.

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                                State Rep. Gary Knopp (R-Soldotna) speaks to constituents during a town hall Thursday at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center.
Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, left and Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, right, speak to constituents during a town hall at the Funny River Community Center in Funny River, Alaska, on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Vance, Carpenter host town hall

Republican lawmakers talk budget, PFD, criminal justice

Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, left and Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, right, speak to constituents during a town hall at the Funny River Community Center in Funny River, Alaska, on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai/Soldotna Advisory Committee meets at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building in Kalifornsky, Alaska on Jan. 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Fish panel backs limits on gill netters

The proposal will be considered by the Board of Fish in February.

The Kenai/Soldotna Advisory Committee meets at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building in Kalifornsky, Alaska on Jan. 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Court reports for Jan. 8, 2020

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Peninsula population grows slightly in 2019

2019 marked the third consecutive year of a declining population on the state level.

The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from above on Monday, Aug. 26 on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. The fire forced HEA to de-energize the transmission line that runs to Anchorage for several months, which essentially isolated the Kenai Peninsula from the rest of the utility rail belt.(Photo courtesy Alaska Wildland Fire Information)

HEA to install new battery storage system

The system will allow for more consistent power delivery if a generator goes down or usage spikes.

The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from above on Monday, Aug. 26 on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. The fire forced HEA to de-energize the transmission line that runs to Anchorage for several months, which essentially isolated the Kenai Peninsula from the rest of the utility rail belt.(Photo courtesy Alaska Wildland Fire Information)

Court reports for Jan. 5, 2020

The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: Kevin Ray Andersen, 53, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked… Continue reading

Public safety briefs for Jan. 5, 2020

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Troopers release numbers on high-visibility enforcement

State and wildlife troopers issued 954 citations statewide.

Tammie Willis speaks at the LGTBQ Town Hall at the Soldotna Public Library in Soldotna, Alaska on Jan. 4, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Packed town hall addresses LGBTQ safety

Town hall ends with call to action for local lawmakers

Tammie Willis speaks at the LGTBQ Town Hall at the Soldotna Public Library in Soldotna, Alaska on Jan. 4, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Town hall to address violence against LGBTQ community

The event will take place Saturday at the Soldotna Library at 2:30 p.m.

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Public comment period open for new Alaska LNG permit

he pipeline would run through multiple specially designated areas.

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