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                                A sign detailing modified health protocols for the Wednesday Market is seen here at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna on June 10.

Soldotna to look at public gathering policy

The policy would not limit private or public gatherings on private property within city limits.

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                                A sign detailing modified health protocols for the Wednesday Market is seen here at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna on June 10.
COVID-19. (CDC)

Alaska cases jump by 35

Sixteen of the new cases are among Alaska residents, while 19 of them are nonresidents.

COVID-19. (CDC)
The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Job Center is seen here in Kenai, Alaska on April 15, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska’s economic downturn continues

Both job numbers and unemployment showing significant changes from last year.

The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Job Center is seen here in Kenai, Alaska on April 15, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus. (CDC via AP, File)

COVID-19 cases continue to climb

Ten new cases were reported in Alaska on Monday.

This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus. (CDC via AP, File)
Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Counting kings

Where have all the salmon gone?

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service
In this July 20, 2013 file photo, several thousand dipnetters converged onto the mouth of the Kenai River to catch a share of the late run of sockeye salmon headed into the river in Kenai, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo/Rashah McChesney)

City announces health and safety measures for dipnet fishery

Dipnetters should socially distance, wear face coverings when needed and wash hands and surfaces.

In this July 20, 2013 file photo, several thousand dipnetters converged onto the mouth of the Kenai River to catch a share of the late run of sockeye salmon headed into the river in Kenai, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo/Rashah McChesney)

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COVID-19. (CDC)

State reports 19 new COVID-19 cases

Twelve of the new cases are Alaska residents and seven are nonresidents.

COVID-19. (CDC)

Ballot access promised at virtual town hall

Registered voters have the option to mail in an absentee ballot, vote early or vote in person.

Nikiski skateboarder Vaughn Johnson records his run for the 2020 World Freestyle Roundup with the help of his friend and videographer Noah “Party Bear” Windhom in Nikiski, Alaska on June 14, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Flipping out

Nikiski skateboarder competes virtually in international competition

Nikiski skateboarder Vaughn Johnson records his run for the 2020 World Freestyle Roundup with the help of his friend and videographer Noah “Party Bear” Windhom in Nikiski, Alaska on June 14, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The poster for the upcoming Summer Solstice Festival at Diamond M Ranch and Resort is seen here. (Blair Martin/Diamond M Ranch and Resort)

Solstice at the ranch

Diamond M hosts annual summer festival

The poster for the upcoming Summer Solstice Festival at Diamond M Ranch and Resort is seen here. (Blair Martin/Diamond M Ranch and Resort)
The badge for the Alaska State Troopers

Man sentenced for illegal black bear kill

The man shot and killed a black bear in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

The badge for the Alaska State Troopers
This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus. (CDC via AP, File)

13 new COVID-19 cases, 4 on peninsula

Cases were identified in Homer, Soldotna, Kenai and southern peninsula area.

This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus. (CDC via AP, File)
Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Fish and Game announces more restrictions on king fishing

The restrictions are out of concern for Kenai River and the Kasilof River king salmon populations.

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service
COVID-19. (CDC)

4 new cases of COVID-19, one on peninsula

One nonresident case was reported in a seafood industry worker in the Aleutians East Census Area.

COVID-19. (CDC)
Road crews work on Beaver Loop Road in Kenai, Alaska, on June 15, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Beaver Loop, Kenai Spur construction wrapping up

The Beaver Loop Road Improvement Project is “98%” done.

Road crews work on Beaver Loop Road in Kenai, Alaska, on June 15, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
A quarantine or “Lima” flag of yellow-and-black flies from the M/V Tustumena on Friday, June 12, 2020, at the Pioneer Dock in Homer, Alaska. Seven crew members tested positive for COVID-19, and as of Friday three of them remained quarantined on the state ferry. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

State logs its highest daily COVID-19 case count; 12th death

No new Homer cases in Sunday report

A quarantine or “Lima” flag of yellow-and-black flies from the M/V Tustumena on Friday, June 12, 2020, at the Pioneer Dock in Homer, Alaska. Seven crew members tested positive for COVID-19, and as of Friday three of them remained quarantined on the state ferry. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A king salmon during the 67th annual Golden North Salmon Derby at the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in August 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

More king fishing closures on Kenai River

Subsistence rod-and-reel fishing for king salmon on the Kenai River will be prohibited.

A king salmon during the 67th annual Golden North Salmon Derby at the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in August 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
A map of the areas proposed for annexation by the City of Soldotna. (Courtesy Alaska Department of Commerce)

Annexation comments open until June 19

The annexation proposal would add 2.63 square miles to Soldotna’s existing boundaries.

A map of the areas proposed for annexation by the City of Soldotna. (Courtesy Alaska Department of Commerce)