Brian Mazurek

A masked pumpkin entered into the City of Kenai’s pumpkin decorating is seen here during the Fall Pumpkin Festival in Kenai, Alaska on Oct. 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Masks get their day

Peninsula offers spooky, socially distanced Halloween events

A masked pumpkin entered into the City of Kenai’s pumpkin decorating is seen here during the Fall Pumpkin Festival in Kenai, Alaska on Oct. 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
James Baisden, who is running to represent Alaska’s 30th District in the State House of Representatives, is seen here in Kenai, Alaska on Oct. 14, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Election 2020: House District 30 candidate James Baisden

Baisden discusses PFD, COVID and running as a petition candidate.

James Baisden, who is running to represent Alaska’s 30th District in the State House of Representatives, is seen here in Kenai, Alaska on Oct. 14, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Free flu shots available Saturday

Shots will be available Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lot of Kenai Central High School.

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy, bottom right, participates in a press conference via Zoom videoconferencing along with members of his public health team on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Top left: Jamie Hartung, interpreter; top right: Heidi Hedburg, director of Public Health; center left: Dr. Joe McLaughlin, chief of the Alaska Section of Epidemiology at the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services; center right: Adam Crum, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services; bottom left: Dr. Anne Zink, chief medical officer; bottom right: Gov. Mike Dunleavy. (Screenshot by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

‘We always knew that virus cases were going to rise’

In first press conference in almost two months, Dunleavy addresses recent virus surge

Gov. Mike Dunleavy, bottom right, participates in a press conference via Zoom videoconferencing along with members of his public health team on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Top left: Jamie Hartung, interpreter; top right: Heidi Hedburg, director of Public Health; center left: Dr. Joe McLaughlin, chief of the Alaska Section of Epidemiology at the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services; center right: Adam Crum, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services; bottom left: Dr. Anne Zink, chief medical officer; bottom right: Gov. Mike Dunleavy. (Screenshot by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska. (courtesy photo)

Election 2020: A conversation with U.S. House Rep. Don Young

The congressman discusses economics, oil and the stimulus

Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska. (courtesy photo)
Signs protesting the annexation petition proposed by the City of Soldotna are seen along the Kenai Spur Highway, in Soldotna, on Tuesday, Oct. 21. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Annexation decision could go to voters

Boundary commission opens 7-day comment period on whether or not to send annexation to ballot box

Signs protesting the annexation petition proposed by the City of Soldotna are seen along the Kenai Spur Highway, in Soldotna, on Tuesday, Oct. 21. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Alaska State Troopers logo.
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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)

Court reports for Oct. 18, 2020

Read the latest reports

The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, AK as seen on February 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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7 new deaths, new cases top 1,300

State reports record number of COVID-19 cases

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Sarah Pyhala, president of the board for the Shimai Toshi Garden Trails, which is spearheading the Kenai Peninsula Peace Crane Garden Trail, pushes a wheelbarrow while she and other volunteers clear the trail on Marydale Avenue in Soldotna, Alaska, on Oct. 17, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Building a place for peace

Kenai Peninsula Peace Crane Garden Trails take shape

Sarah Pyhala, president of the board for the Shimai Toshi Garden Trails, which is spearheading the Kenai Peninsula Peace Crane Garden Trail, pushes a wheelbarrow while she and other volunteers clear the trail on Marydale Avenue in Soldotna, Alaska, on Oct. 17, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
COVID-19.

Peninsula moves to ‘high’ alert level; state reports 1 new death

Kenai Peninsula Borough is averaging 10.04 cases per day per 100,000 people in the last two weeks.

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Members of the Emergency Cold-Weather Shelter Workgroup meet at the Independent Living Center in Kalifornsky, Alaska on Dec. 17, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Emergency cold weather shelter still without home

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation rejected a grant application to support the proposed project

Members of the Emergency Cold-Weather Shelter Workgroup meet at the Independent Living Center in Kalifornsky, Alaska on Dec. 17, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Volunteers distribute bags of food for Soldotna Residents thanks to a grant program from the city at the Soldotna United Methodist Church on Oct. 14, 2020. From left: Cosette Kilfoyle, Director of the Soldotna Food Pantry; Sandy Sandoval and Leroy Sandoval, Food Bank Volunteers; Kathy Carson, member of Christ Lutheran Church. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Meeting a growing need

Food bank partners with Kenai, Soldotna to feed residents

Volunteers distribute bags of food for Soldotna Residents thanks to a grant program from the city at the Soldotna United Methodist Church on Oct. 14, 2020. From left: Cosette Kilfoyle, Director of the Soldotna Food Pantry; Sandy Sandoval and Leroy Sandoval, Food Bank Volunteers; Kathy Carson, member of Christ Lutheran Church. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Nikiski men accused of vehicle, construction material theft

The arrests follow an investigation into several reports of missing items.

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Jim Reinseth, a teacher at Nanwalek School who died on Tuesday in a house fire, is seen here with his students on April 18, 2018. (Courtesy KPBSD)

Nanwalek teacher dies in fire

The teacher has been an educator at the school since 2007.

Jim Reinseth, a teacher at Nanwalek School who died on Tuesday in a house fire, is seen here with his students on April 18, 2018. (Courtesy KPBSD)
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Applications open for vacant Seward City Council seat

Dale Butts resigned in August

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Kasilof man facing arson charges

The charges are related to a house fire that occurred near Mile 105 of the Sterling Highway.

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Prep hockey delayed after Anchorage tournament outbreak

The Anchorage health department is investigating a cluster of cases associated with an invitational.

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Food trucks and local vendors set up at the Old Town Marketplace during the 5th annual Kenai Fall Pumpkin Festival in Kenai, Alaska on Oct. 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Making autumn days a little brighter

Kenai hosts fifth annual Fall Pumpkin Festival in Old Town

Food trucks and local vendors set up at the Old Town Marketplace during the 5th annual Kenai Fall Pumpkin Festival in Kenai, Alaska on Oct. 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
COVID-19. (Image via CDC)
COVID-19. (Image via CDC)