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Court reports for March 29, 2020

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Central Peninsula Hospital as seen March 26, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Two new cases on peninsula

Public health officials investigating contacts.

Central Peninsula Hospital as seen March 26, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign on the door of Kenai Grace Brethren Church indicating that in-person Sunday gatherings have been postponed is seen here in Kenai, Alaska, on March 28, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Finding your faith while keeping your distance

Local churches adapt to state mandates limiting physical congregations

A sign on the door of Kenai Grace Brethren Church indicating that in-person Sunday gatherings have been postponed is seen here in Kenai, Alaska, on March 28, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The sign outside of the Kenai Cinema and Extreme Fun Center can be seen here in Kenai, Alaska, on March 28, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Survey: business owners lose revenue, fear closure

The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District releases results of a survey of 721 businesses.

The sign outside of the Kenai Cinema and Extreme Fun Center can be seen here in Kenai, Alaska, on March 28, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Anchorage hospital reports first coronavirus death within Alaska

Alaska Native Medical Center announced the death Friday afternoon

Nikiski Firefighter Jason Tauriainen demonstrates the additional personal protective equipment that first responders are wearing on calls in Nikiski, Alaska in this undated photo. (Courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough)

First responders gear up for virus

“It’s hard to arrest someone when you’re 6 feet away from them.”

Nikiski Firefighter Jason Tauriainen demonstrates the additional personal protective equipment that first responders are wearing on calls in Nikiski, Alaska in this undated photo. (Courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough)
A ballot for the Alaska Democratic Party 2020 Presidential Preference Primary is photographed on March 25, 2020. (Clarion staff)

Democratic party turns to vote-by-mail primary

All in-person voting scheduled for April 4 has been canceled.

A ballot for the Alaska Democratic Party 2020 Presidential Preference Primary is photographed on March 25, 2020. (Clarion staff)
The Central Peninsula Hospital issued new restrictions to the public to help limit exposure to patients and staff, on Tuesday, March, 17, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula health care providers prep for COVID-19

As of Wednesday at 5 p.m., there were five positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed on the peninsula.

The Central Peninsula Hospital issued new restrictions to the public to help limit exposure to patients and staff, on Tuesday, March, 17, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Fire Chief Jeff Tucker, now retired, is photographed in front of the Kenai Fire Department on March 20, 2020. (Photo courtesy Jeff Tucker)

‘Proud to have worked here’

Kenai fire chief retires after 38 years in field

Kenai Fire Chief Jeff Tucker, now retired, is photographed in front of the Kenai Fire Department on March 20, 2020. (Photo courtesy Jeff Tucker)
Wildwood Correctional Center is seen in this undated photo. (Alaska Department of Corrections)

Correctional facilities brace for coronavirus

DOC announced several measures, including closing all of its facilities to visitors.

Wildwood Correctional Center is seen in this undated photo. (Alaska Department of Corrections)
Stephen Robertson, left, and T.J. Cox, right, bump fists before diving into the icy water of Island Lake in Nikiski, Alaska on March 21, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Trial by ice

Nikiski firefighters train for underwater rescue

Stephen Robertson, left, and T.J. Cox, right, bump fists before diving into the icy water of Island Lake in Nikiski, Alaska on March 21, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

2 COVID-19 cases reported on central peninsula

The cases were reported via Facebook Saturday night in update of the borough’s coronavirus response.

Photos by Brian Mazurek / Peninsula Clarion 
                                “The Picker,” an oil painting by local artist Alex Rydinski, is on display at the Kenai Fine Art Center in Kenai on Wednesday. Rydinski’s painting was selected as the Juror’s Choice for the center’s Biannual Juried Show.

Juror’s choice

Local artists meet a critical eye at Kenai Fine Art Center

Photos by Brian Mazurek / Peninsula Clarion 
                                “The Picker,” an oil painting by local artist Alex Rydinski, is on display at the Kenai Fine Art Center in Kenai on Wednesday. Rydinski’s painting was selected as the Juror’s Choice for the center’s Biannual Juried Show.
Dr. Anne Zink, the chief medical officer for the state of Alaska, addresses reporters at a news conference Monday, March 9, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. Zink told reporters there were nine confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state as of March 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

3 news cases of COVID-19 reported, 1 in Seward

The Seward case self-reported and self-isolated when mild symptoms appeared.

Dr. Anne Zink, the chief medical officer for the state of Alaska, addresses reporters at a news conference Monday, March 9, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. Zink told reporters there were nine confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state as of March 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
Soldotna City Council members are pictured on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 at Soldotna City Hall in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai passes emergency declaration; Soldotna council to consider declaration Thursday

The ordinance would also give City Manager Stephanie Queen emergency executive authority.

Soldotna City Council members are pictured on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 at Soldotna City Hall in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Everything Bagels owner Pamela Parker, right, takes an order from Jenna Evans, left, while maintaining social distancing at Everything Bagels in Soldotna, Alaska, on March 18, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

‘We don’t want to see people dying’

Bars, restaurants and entertainment venues grapple with new mandate.

Everything Bagels owner Pamela Parker, right, takes an order from Jenna Evans, left, while maintaining social distancing at Everything Bagels in Soldotna, Alaska, on March 18, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Court reports for March 18, 2020

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Public health offers guidance on coronavirus

The state of Alaska and local communities are beginning to implement closures of public buildings and events and encouraging social distancing to prevent the spread… Continue reading