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Court reports for Dec. 4, 2019

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Kenai to vote on funds for drug task force officer

An officer with the Kenai Police Department was a member of a regional drug task force.

Organizers for Project Homeless Connect meet at the Independent Living Center in Kalifornsky, Alaska on Dec. 10, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Volunteers wanted for Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect will take place in January at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.

Organizers for Project Homeless Connect meet at the Independent Living Center in Kalifornsky, Alaska on Dec. 10, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Students from Nikiski/Middle High School participate in a mock trial at the Kenai Courthouse on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A whodunit with a lesson in criminal justice

Nikiski Middle/High School seniors participated in a mock trial at the Kenai Courthouse.

Students from Nikiski/Middle High School participate in a mock trial at the Kenai Courthouse on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, AK as seen on February 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Court reports for Nov. 24, 2019

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The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, AK as seen on February 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Artist Kathy Matta displays some of her art for sale at the annual Central Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar in Soldotna, Alaska on Dec. 6, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Bazaar offers holiday crafts, give boost to hospital Auxiliary

Twenty percent of the profits from the sales at the bazaar go toward supporting the Auxiliary.

Artist Kathy Matta displays some of her art for sale at the annual Central Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar in Soldotna, Alaska on Dec. 6, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Representatives from local nonprofits and government agencies participate in a community panel on Restorative Reentry at the Kenai Peninsula College on Thursday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek)

‘A really vicious cycle’

Coalition discusses challenges of reentry after incarceration

Representatives from local nonprofits and government agencies participate in a community panel on Restorative Reentry at the Kenai Peninsula College on Thursday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek)

Soldotna mayoral rivals attend QA

Charlene Tautfest and Pete Sprague are running in a Dec. 17 special election.

Soldotna man dies after SUV rollover

The man was driving his SUV northbound when he left the roadway near Mile 53 of the Sterling Highway

A healthy crowd watches as Santa Claus turns on the lights adorning the Christmas tree Saturday evening at the Christmas in the Park tree lighting ceremony at Soldotna Creek Park. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Santa’s coming to Soldotna

Soldotna’s annual Christmas in the Park Celebration will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4:30 p.m.

A healthy crowd watches as Santa Claus turns on the lights adorning the Christmas tree Saturday evening at the Christmas in the Park tree lighting ceremony at Soldotna Creek Park. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
The author in his natural state — a newsroom.

Out of the Office: What Makes an Alaskan?

Here’s a philosophical question for the readers out there —what qualifies someone as being “Alaskan”? Is it strictly a matter of time spent living here,… Continue reading

The author in his natural state — a newsroom.

Troopers report back on holiday traffic enforcement

Troopers conducted a high-visibility enforcement campaign from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1.

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                                Volunteers staff the kitchen and buffet line for Project Homeless Connect at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Jan. 24, 2018. The annual event gathers service providers, nonprofits and volunteers to support members of the homeless community and those in need.

Organizers ramp up for Project Homeless Connect

The goal is to create more community partnerships and increase resources for homelessness services.

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                                Volunteers staff the kitchen and buffet line for Project Homeless Connect at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Jan. 24, 2018. The annual event gathers service providers, nonprofits and volunteers to support members of the homeless community and those in need.
From left, Priscilla Tapangco, Carol Kvasnikoff, Annaleah Karron, Mike Karron, Charlie Karron and Allison Karron smile for the camera during the Thanksgiving community potluck at College Heights Baptist Church in Soldotna, Alaska, on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Church opens doors for community Thanksgiving

Many of the guests went around their tables and shared what they were thankful for this year.

From left, Priscilla Tapangco, Carol Kvasnikoff, Annaleah Karron, Mike Karron, Charlie Karron and Allison Karron smile for the camera during the Thanksgiving community potluck at College Heights Baptist Church in Soldotna, Alaska, on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
CERT volunteers go door to door while simulating a neighborhood evacuation in Kenai, Alaska, during OEM’s Alaska Shield 2019 program on April 13, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough to offer community emergency training

The training includes fire,search and rescue, disaster medical treatment and team organization.

CERT volunteers go door to door while simulating a neighborhood evacuation in Kenai, Alaska, during OEM’s Alaska Shield 2019 program on April 13, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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                                Sienne Lautarette (left) and Emma Glassmaker welcomed Christmas to Kenai at the Christmas Comes to Kenai 2017 celebration at the Kenai Visitor Center.

Christmas makes an early appearance in Kenai

This Friday marks the annual “Christmas Comes to Kenai” celebration

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                                Sienne Lautarette (left) and Emma Glassmaker welcomed Christmas to Kenai at the Christmas Comes to Kenai 2017 celebration at the Kenai Visitor Center.

Troopers to conduct Thanksgiving Enforcement Campaign

Troopers will be watch for speeding, driving impaired, driving aggressively or while distracted.