Brian Mazurek

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, March 27, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Revised travel mandates to begin Friday

Those arriving from outside the state must self-quarantine, but revisions allow for exceptions.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, March 27, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Participants in a Black Lives Matters protest hold signs at the entrance to Soldotna Creek Park along the Sterling Highway in Soldotna on Wednesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula residents turn out for Black Lives Matter

The protest drew about 50 participants to Soldotna Creek Park.

Participants in a Black Lives Matters protest hold signs at the entrance to Soldotna Creek Park along the Sterling Highway in Soldotna on Wednesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Nikiski Fire Station #2, seen here on July 15, 2019 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

3 in Nikiski fire service test positive for virus

11 members of the department have been quarantined due to the possibility of COVID-19 exposure.

Nikiski Fire Station #2, seen here on July 15, 2019 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Alberta confirmed 13 new COVID-19 cases in the province Tuesday. There are no active cases in the central zone. (Image courtesy the CDC)

Virus case count continues to grow

20 new cases of COVID-19 reported, including 5 on the Kenai Peninsula.

Alberta confirmed 13 new COVID-19 cases in the province Tuesday. There are no active cases in the central zone. (Image courtesy the CDC)

Nikiski teen dies in ATV crash

The youth was driving a four-wheeler on Old Halbouty Road.

State turns attention to unemployment insurance fraud

Approximately 40 fraudulent claims have been identified in the past week.

Kenai offers local business support during dipnetting

The offer is meant to assist local businesses financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This 2020 electron microscope made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention image shows the spherical coronavirus particles from the first U.S. case of COVID-19. (C.S. Goldsmith, A. Tamin/CDC via AP)

7 new COVID-19 cases, 4 on peninsula

Cases were reported in Anchorage, Kenai, Homer and in unspecified areas of the peninsula.

This 2020 electron microscope made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention image shows the spherical coronavirus particles from the first U.S. case of COVID-19. (C.S. Goldsmith, A. Tamin/CDC via AP)
The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna is photographed on Monday, June 1. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough begins reopening

The reopenings are part of phase one of the borough’s approach to reopening responsibly.

The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna is photographed on Monday, June 1. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Peninsula Boys & Girls Clubs CEO Rachel Chaffee, right loads up a pallet with goods that Carlile driver Robert Ivy will take back to Carlile’s Kenai headquarters, where it will then be transported to Anchorage and ultimately Seward, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska on May 28, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Boys Girls Clubs expanding meal service

The nonprofit is serving about 650 meals a day across the peninsula.

Kenai Peninsula Boys & Girls Clubs CEO Rachel Chaffee, right loads up a pallet with goods that Carlile driver Robert Ivy will take back to Carlile’s Kenai headquarters, where it will then be transported to Anchorage and ultimately Seward, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska on May 28, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska VA to break ground on new clinic

The clinic will be located at 241 East Rockwell Ave. in Soldotna.

Dunleavy tackles unemployment, economy in virtual town hall

The state’s chief medical officer also addressed a surge of cases on the Kenai Peninsula.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference on May 11, 2020, in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Austin McDaniel/Office of the Governor)

State to lift quarantine mandate, implement tests for travelers

Travelers will be asked to carry a form with them that has the results of their test.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference on May 11, 2020, in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Austin McDaniel/Office of the Governor)
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2 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new hospitization

The Arctic Slope Native Association reported the first positive case in the North Slope region.

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Man charged with illegally importing, releasing fish in peninsula lake

The man allegedly shipped 144 rainbow trout to Alaska that were released into a closed lake.

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State experts field questions on pandemic

The state also reported two additional resident cases and two additional nonresident cases.

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Alaska Division of Forestry 
                                A member of the Gannet Glacier Type 2 Initial Attack Crew uses a drip torch during a burnout operation at the Swan Lake Fire on June 18.

Burn ban lifted — except on the Kenai

Ban will stay in effect on the peninsula due to recreational traffic associated with fishing season.

Alaska Division of Forestry 
                                A member of the Gannet Glacier Type 2 Initial Attack Crew uses a drip torch during a burnout operation at the Swan Lake Fire on June 18.
Kenai VFW Commander Mitch Johnson and members of the local VFW Honor Guard give a 21-gun salute during the Memorial Day ceremony at the Kenai Cemetery on May 25, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Remembering fallen comrades

Community honors veterans on Memorial Day

Kenai VFW Commander Mitch Johnson and members of the local VFW Honor Guard give a 21-gun salute during the Memorial Day ceremony at the Kenai Cemetery on May 25, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Empty lockers and hallways at Soldotna High School are photographed on Monday, April 6. (photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School district asks for feedback on remote learning

The survey was released on May 20 and will be open through May 31.

Empty lockers and hallways at Soldotna High School are photographed on Monday, April 6. (photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
This 2020 electron microscope made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention image shows the spherical coronavirus particles from the first U.S. case of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-C.S. Goldsmith, A. Tamin/ CDC via AP

3 new COVID-19 cases on peninsula

One resident and two workers employed by a seafood processor in the borough tested positive.

This 2020 electron microscope made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention image shows the spherical coronavirus particles from the first U.S. case of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-C.S. Goldsmith, A. Tamin/ CDC via AP