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Sea otter pups Juniper (left) and Pushki meet each other for the first time at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

Rescued sea otter pup going strong at SeaLife Center

Juniper is the latest addition to the Center’s Wildlife Response Program and was admitted in December.

Sea otter pups Juniper (left) and Pushki meet each other for the first time at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)
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Man accused of threatening bar patrons

Troopers received a call from the Duck Inn at around 12:13 a.m. on Saturday morning

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Members of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and University of Alaska’s Center for Economic Development participate in a forum on Alaska’s economic future on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Screenshot by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Researchers: Recovery may come faster to peninsula

Peninsula’s diversity a strength amid economic struggle

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and University of Alaska’s Center for Economic Development participate in a forum on Alaska’s economic future on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Screenshot by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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2 accused in attempted Christmas Eve car theft

Alaska State Troopers are searching for two women accused of attempting to steal a truck at a gas station in Sterling on Christmas Eve, according… Continue reading

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses the public during a virtual town hall on Sept. 15, 2020 in Alaska. (Photo courtesy Austin McDaniel, Office of the Governor)

Dunleavy pushes budget in virtual town hall

Dunleavy’s budget would draw about $6 billion from the Permanent Fund’s Earnings Reserve Account

Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses the public during a virtual town hall on Sept. 15, 2020 in Alaska. (Photo courtesy Austin McDaniel, Office of the Governor)
Tim Dillon, executive director of KPEDD, presents to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula one of top recipients of small business relief funds

Just under $50 million in grant funds were distributed to businesses in the area

Tim Dillon, executive director of KPEDD, presents to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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From left, Sheryl Christner, Julia Christner, Ruby Eicher and Audrey Christner shop at Kate’s Flowers and Gifts in Soldotna while Kate Mastre rings them up on Saturday.

A holiday ‘blessing’

Local businesses get lifeline with shop local program

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From left, Sheryl Christner, Julia Christner, Ruby Eicher and Audrey Christner shop at Kate’s Flowers and Gifts in Soldotna while Kate Mastre rings them up on Saturday.
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent John O’Brien, bottom left, gives a presentation to members of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce during a virtual luncheon held via Zoom on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. Also pictured: Kenai Chamber Executive Director Brittany Brown, top left, moderator Merrill Sikorski, top right, and KPBSD Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones, bottom right. (Screenshot)

O’Brien optimistic about kids returning to classrooms

At chamber luncheon, the school superintendent shared details on the district’s path forward.

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent John O’Brien, bottom left, gives a presentation to members of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce during a virtual luncheon held via Zoom on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. Also pictured: Kenai Chamber Executive Director Brittany Brown, top left, moderator Merrill Sikorski, top right, and KPBSD Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones, bottom right. (Screenshot)
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 to raise rates in 2021

Last quarter the rate was decreased from $0.08113 cents down to its current rate.

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)
Snow is piled along the Seward Highway near the Hope Highway cutoff in Alaska on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Maintenance station reopened after pressure from community

The announcement came one day after Sen. Peter Micciche, R- Soldotna, penned a letter to the governor

Snow is piled along the Seward Highway near the Hope Highway cutoff in Alaska on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Court reports for Dec. 13, 2020

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Public safety briefs for Dec. 13, 2020

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy, top left, holds a press conference on his proposed budget for the State of Alaska for Fiscal Year 2022 on Dec. 11, 2020. Bottom left: Sign language interpreter Elizabeth Davidson. (Screenshot)

Dunleavy proposes direct payments to Alaskans

Budget plan includes $5,000 in Alaska Permanent Fund dividend payments in 2021 and a $350 million bond package.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy, top left, holds a press conference on his proposed budget for the State of Alaska for Fiscal Year 2022 on Dec. 11, 2020. Bottom left: Sign language interpreter Elizabeth Davidson. (Screenshot)
Wildwood Correctional Center in Kenai, Alaska, is seen in this undated photo. (Alaska Department of Corrections)

Peninsula correctional facilities see few COVID cases

Wildwood Correctional Facility in Kenai had zero active cases among inmates as of Wednesday, and Spring Creek Correctional Facility had one active case as of Dec. 8.

Wildwood Correctional Center in Kenai, Alaska, is seen in this undated photo. (Alaska Department of Corrections)
Tim Dillon, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, helps Doug Weaver, owner of Northern Superior Construction, apply for an AK CARES grant through Credit Union 1 at the KPEDD office in Kenai, Alaska on July 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Development district to launch new loan program

The loans are meant to help businesses become more resilient in the face of economic disasters.

Tim Dillon, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, helps Doug Weaver, owner of Northern Superior Construction, apply for an AK CARES grant through Credit Union 1 at the KPEDD office in Kenai, Alaska on July 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Seward Highway collision kills 1, injures 3

One of the drivers was pronounced dead on scene

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

Antibody treatments available on limited basis

FDA recently issued emergency use authorization for two new COVID-19 treatments.

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