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A female harbor seal pup that was admitted to the Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Program on May 4 is seen here in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

Rescued harbor seal pup taken to SeaLife Center

Rescue team believes she is only a few days old and premature.

A female harbor seal pup that was admitted to the Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Program on May 4 is seen here in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)
COVID-19. (CDC)

Homeland Security medical officer to tour state, assess COVID-19 needs

The two new cases, announced during Monday’s press conference, are from Anchorage and Fairbanks.

COVID-19. (CDC)

Court reports for May 10, 2020

The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: Robert Charles Dedrick, Jr., 33, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of violating… Continue reading

Public safety briefs for May 10, 2020

Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement records and contains arrest and citation information. Anyone included in this report is presumed… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula residents eat inside Louie’s Restaurant in Kenai, Alaska on May 8, 2020. Friday was the first day that restaurants around the state began opening for dine-in services without the need for a reservation. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

‘Everyone’s loving being back in here again’

Businesses expand service hours, customers slowly return as state continues reopening

Kenai Peninsula residents eat inside Louie’s Restaurant in Kenai, Alaska on May 8, 2020. Friday was the first day that restaurants around the state began opening for dine-in services without the need for a reservation. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The entrance to the Homer Electric Association office is seen here in Kenai, Alaska, on May 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

HEA announces board election results

The election was held by mail-in ballot only this year due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

The entrance to the Homer Electric Association office is seen here in Kenai, Alaska, on May 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
COVID-19. (CDC)

2 new cases of COVID-19 announced, 1 from Kenai

The cases in Kenai and Eagle River reported on Thursday bring the state’s total count to 374.

COVID-19. (CDC)
Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion
                                The Orca Theater in Kalifornsky is shuttered on Wednesday. Movie theaters, gyms and other businesses closed down due to the new coronavirus will be allowed to reopen Friday.

Alaska businesses allowed to reopen Friday

Cloth face coverings are strongly encouraged when going out in public.

Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion
                                The Orca Theater in Kalifornsky is shuttered on Wednesday. Movie theaters, gyms and other businesses closed down due to the new coronavirus will be allowed to reopen Friday.
Firefighters from the Kenai-Kodiak Area State Forestry office extinguish a small grass fire started by an escaped campfire on the Kenai Peninsula on May 3, 2020. (Kyle McNally/Alaska Division of Forestry)

Crews respond to fires across state as burn ban goes into effect

Everything from illegal debris burns to hot chainsaws in dry grass were the culprits of the fires.

Firefighters from the Kenai-Kodiak Area State Forestry office extinguish a small grass fire started by an escaped campfire on the Kenai Peninsula on May 3, 2020. (Kyle McNally/Alaska Division of Forestry)
The May 4, 2020, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy livestream press briefing homepage is seen here. (Screenshot)

Officials discuss CARES spending

State commissioners spoke Monday on how $1.5 billion in federal funding would be spent.

The May 4, 2020, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy livestream press briefing homepage is seen here. (Screenshot)

Court reports for May 3, 2020

Read the latest reports.

A sign outside of RD’s Barber Shop indicating that they are closed can be seen here in Kenai, Alaska on March 25, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

State expands unemployment benefits

Workers may be eligible for up to 13 additional weeks of unemployment benefits.

A sign outside of RD’s Barber Shop indicating that they are closed can be seen here in Kenai, Alaska on March 25, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Heather Renner and Tasha Reynolds run and fat bike to the finish line on the Kenai Beach during the 2019 Mouth to Mouth Wild Run & Ride. (Photo courtesy Kaitlin Vadla)

Mouth to Mouth racers to go it alone

Participants in this year’s event will race on their own time and post their results online.

Heather Renner and Tasha Reynolds run and fat bike to the finish line on the Kenai Beach during the 2019 Mouth to Mouth Wild Run & Ride. (Photo courtesy Kaitlin Vadla)
COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)

9 new cases, 2 on peninsula

Cases in Anchor Point and Homer were reported at Friday’s press conference.

COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)
Staff with the Seldovia Village Tribe Health and Wellness Center and the Seldovia Village Tribal Administration conduct free COVID-19 testing in Seldovia, Alaska on April 29, 2020. (Photo courtesy Laurel Hilts/Seldovia Village Tribe)

Seldovia tests half of its community in 1 day

Free COVID-19 testing was available to all of the residents in their community.

Staff with the Seldovia Village Tribe Health and Wellness Center and the Seldovia Village Tribal Administration conduct free COVID-19 testing in Seldovia, Alaska on April 29, 2020. (Photo courtesy Laurel Hilts/Seldovia Village Tribe)

Dunleavy: Virus isn’t going anywhere

“The more we learn about this virus, it appears it’s going to be with us for some time.”

Anna DeVolld poses with an informational poster for her Promote Our Pollinators project in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy Shona DeVolld)

Bee-ing her best

Peninsula high schooler nationally honored for pollinator project

Anna DeVolld poses with an informational poster for her Promote Our Pollinators project in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy Shona DeVolld)
COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)

Tracing a disease to its origins

It’s an inexact science that is part clinical, part investigative work.

COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)

Court reports for March 12, 2020

The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: Kiana Cheyenne Edgmon, 23, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. In… Continue reading

Public safety briefs for Feb. 21, 2020

Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement records and contains arrest and citation information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed… Continue reading