Camille Botello

Addie Moore, 7, of Soldotna leads sweeper Will Smith, 12, of Kenai and Landen Showalter, 12, of Soldotna in the kids ramble at the Soldotna Cycle Series on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Tsalteshi Trails. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Tsalteshi Trails to receive 100WWC donation

The Tsalteshi Trails Association is set to receive the most recent 100 Women Who Care charity donation —approximately $7,000. The association has needed support for… Continue reading

Addie Moore, 7, of Soldotna leads sweeper Will Smith, 12, of Kenai and Landen Showalter, 12, of Soldotna in the kids ramble at the Soldotna Cycle Series on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Tsalteshi Trails. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Nikiski Fire Station #2, seen here on July 15, 2019 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Firefighter’s last call

Loved ones to hold open memorial service for former Nikiski fire chief Billy Harris

Nikiski Fire Station #2, seen here on July 15, 2019 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Peninsula youth participate in Lemonade Days in June 2017. (Photo provided by the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce)

Sweet and savvy

Kids get business training through lemonade stands

Peninsula youth participate in Lemonade Days in June 2017. (Photo provided by the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce)
Gavin Hunt, 13, receives his second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the walk-in clinic at the intersection of the Kenai Spur and Sterling Highways in Soldotna, Alaska on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Both doses ‘critically important’ as Delta variant spreads

In Alaska, there have been a total of 13 delta cases detected, with nine of them spotted in the last week.

Gavin Hunt, 13, receives his second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the walk-in clinic at the intersection of the Kenai Spur and Sterling Highways in Soldotna, Alaska on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai River flows through Soldotna, Alaska, on July 14, 2020. (Clarion file)

Fish and Game now accepting habitat rehabilitation proposals

Selected proposals may have up to 50% of the cost of the project reimbursed through the program.

The Kenai River flows through Soldotna, Alaska, on July 14, 2020. (Clarion file)
Emily Alvey explains the importance of trauma and adverse childhood experience awareness in her booth at the Soldotna Creek Park Wednesday Market on June 23, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Understanding trauma

Social services organizations do outreach during Wednesday market

Emily Alvey explains the importance of trauma and adverse childhood experience awareness in her booth at the Soldotna Creek Park Wednesday Market on June 23, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
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Federal Subsistence Board seeks comment on proposed changes

In total, there are 56 new proposed subsistence program regulations.

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Anglers gather along the banks of the Kenai River near Sportsman’s Landing in Cooper Landing in September 2018. (Peninsula Clarion file)

Sanctuary opens for sockeye sport fishing

The sanctuary opening is effective Thursday, June 24 through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday on July 14.

Anglers gather along the banks of the Kenai River near Sportsman’s Landing in Cooper Landing in September 2018. (Peninsula Clarion file)
An aerial photo of the 102-acre Loon Lake Fire footprint taken at approximately 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Swan Lake is in the background to the right. (Kale Casey/Alaska DNR-Division of Forestry)

What peninsula residents need to know about fire season

Bouschor said the peninsula is known both for experiencing fires more frequently and producing larger-scale fires.

An aerial photo of the 102-acre Loon Lake Fire footprint taken at approximately 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Swan Lake is in the background to the right. (Kale Casey/Alaska DNR-Division of Forestry)
Gavin Hunt, 13, receives his second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the walk-in clinic at the intersection of the Kenai Spur and Sterling Highways in Soldotna, Alaska on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Officials: Cases are down, but the pandemic isn’t quite over

Many people experience chronic conditions as a result of infection, according to state health officials.

Gavin Hunt, 13, receives his second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the walk-in clinic at the intersection of the Kenai Spur and Sterling Highways in Soldotna, Alaska on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)
Members of the Kenai Performers perform in the production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in the Kenai Central High School auditorium in Kenai, Alaska on Feb. 19, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Youth actors return to stage

Kenai Performers youth drama camp returns after a one-year hiatus.

Members of the Kenai Performers perform in the production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in the Kenai Central High School auditorium in Kenai, Alaska on Feb. 19, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Lydia Jacoby participates in the Women’s 100 Breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials on Monday in Omaha, Nebraska.

Jacoby misses mark in the 200, still waiting for spot on Team USA in the 100

Jacoby will have a better idea by Friday or Saturday about whether she made Team USA in the 100-meter breaststroke.

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Lydia Jacoby participates in the Women’s 100 Breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials on Monday in Omaha, Nebraska.
A man fishes on the Kenai River on July 16, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion/file)

New bait restrictions on Kenai and Kasilof king fishing

On the Kenai River, bait will be prohibited from the mouth upstream to the outlet of Skilak Lake.

A man fishes on the Kenai River on July 16, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion/file)
Nurse Tracy Silta draws a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the walk-in clinic at the intersection of the Kenai Spur and Sterling Highways in Soldotna, Alaska on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

No new COVID cases reported on Kenai Peninsula

In the Kenai Peninsula Borough, 42% of people 12 and up were fully vaccinated.

Nurse Tracy Silta draws a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the walk-in clinic at the intersection of the Kenai Spur and Sterling Highways in Soldotna, Alaska on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is photographed on March 26, 2020. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Peninsula Food Bank reopens at 50% indoor capacity

The last time they were able to have indoor seating was Saint Patrick’s Day of 2020.

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is photographed on March 26, 2020. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai River Brown Bears hockey team announced Keenan Kelly as its new head coach on June 15, 2021. (Photo provided)

Kelly to take over as Brown Bears head coach

Former head coach Kevin Murdock stepped down in early May.

The Kenai River Brown Bears hockey team announced Keenan Kelly as its new head coach on June 15, 2021. (Photo provided)
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Chinooks overpower Oilers

Kenai and Chugiak played evenly throughout the first two thirds of the game.

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Kids wait to hear the winners of the bike raffle during the Family Fun in the Midnight Sun festival at the North Peninsula Recreation Center in Nikiski, Alaska, on June 15, 2019. (Peninsula Clarion file)

Nikiski ‘Midnight Sun’ festival to return

The event, which has been a staple of the peninsula since its debut in the 1960s, was canceled last year.

Kids wait to hear the winners of the bike raffle during the Family Fun in the Midnight Sun festival at the North Peninsula Recreation Center in Nikiski, Alaska, on June 15, 2019. (Peninsula Clarion file)
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Oilers fall to Bucs in Anchorage matchup

The Oilers couldn’t come back to defeat the Anchorage Bucs at Mulcahy Stadium on Tuesday night, losing 8-3. Owen Christy scored Kenai’s first run on… Continue reading

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Allie Ostrander competes in a women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase preliminary heat Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the NCAA Div. I Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas. (Photo provided by Boise State Athletics)

Ostrander pushes ahead with Olympic trials

The three-time NCAA Division champion opened up about her eating disorder treatment.

Allie Ostrander competes in a women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase preliminary heat Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the NCAA Div. I Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas. (Photo provided by Boise State Athletics)