Jacob Dye

Raymond Bradbury preserves his salmon while dipnetting in the mouth of the Kenai River on Saturday, July 10, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai River dipnetting closed; Kasilof to close Sunday

The Kasilof River dipnet fishery is reportedly slow, but fish are being caught

 

Silver salmon hang in the Seward Boat Harbor during the 2018 Seward Silver Salmon Derby. (Photo courtesy of Seward Chamber of Commerce)

Seward Silver Salmon derby runs Aug. 13-21

Last year’s derby featured 1,800 contestants competing across eight days

 

Rayna Reynolds tends to her cow at the 4-H Agriculture Expo in Soldotna, Alaska on Aug. 5, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Animals take the stage at 4-H expo

Contestants were judged on the quality of the animal or showmanship of the handler

 

Alaska State Veterinarian Dr. Bob Gerlach gives a presentation on Avian Influenza Virus at the 4-H Agriculture Expo in Soldotna, Alaska, on Aug. 5, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

State looks to outreach, education amid bird flu outbreak

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza is spreading in Alaska

Alaska State Veterinarian Dr. Bob Gerlach gives a presentation on Avian Influenza Virus at the 4-H Agriculture Expo in Soldotna, Alaska, on Aug. 5, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID hospitalizations down, cases up

74 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Wednesday

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
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Lilly Murray, donations and communications manager at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, gives a tour of food stored at the facility in Soldotna on Thursday.
Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Donations and Communications Manager Lilly Murray gives a tour of food stored at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank on Aug. 4, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska.

Low on fuel funds, food bank launches online fundraiser

The fuel is necessary so the food bank can maintain delivery service to 40 communities and 70 partner agencies

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Lilly Murray, donations and communications manager at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, gives a tour of food stored at the facility in Soldotna on Thursday.
Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Donations and Communications Manager Lilly Murray gives a tour of food stored at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank on Aug. 4, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska.
Artwork by Graham Dale hangs at the Kenai Art Center in Kenai, Alaska, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. These pieces are part of the “Sites Unseen” exhibition. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Apart and together

‘Sites Unseen’ combines the work of husband and wife pair Graham Dane and Linda Infante Lyons

Artwork by Graham Dale hangs at the Kenai Art Center in Kenai, Alaska, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. These pieces are part of the “Sites Unseen” exhibition. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Parker Rose shows his pig during the senior swine showmanship round of the Kenai Peninsula 4-H Agriculture Expo at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. He was the reserved grand champion in his class. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

4-H Agriculture Expo returns to sports complex this weekend

The event will include a livestock shows Friday, a livestock auction Saturday and a horse show Sunday.

Parker Rose shows his pig during the senior swine showmanship round of the Kenai Peninsula 4-H Agriculture Expo at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. He was the reserved grand champion in his class. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Music lovers listen to a performance on the River Stage at Salmonfest on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Salmonfest to bring music, food and vendors to Ninilchik this weekend

65 bands and performers will participate in the three-day Ninilchik music festival

Music lovers listen to a performance on the River Stage at Salmonfest on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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Drug overdoses in state increase from 2020-2021

The Gulf Coast region, which includes the Kenai Peninsula as well as Kodiak Island and the Chugach census area, saw 30 deaths from drug overdoses in 2021

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Chastity Swafford, right, gives a free backpack and school supplies to Heather Perry, left, as part of Peninsula Community Health Center’s drive-thru backpack giveaway in Kenai, Alaska on Aug. 19, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion file)

KidFest backpack giveaway Wednesday

500 backpacks would be available, up from 400 last year

Chastity Swafford, right, gives a free backpack and school supplies to Heather Perry, left, as part of Peninsula Community Health Center’s drive-thru backpack giveaway in Kenai, Alaska on Aug. 19, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion file)
A fisherman walks along the Kenai River near Sportsman’s Landing in Cooper Landing, Alaska, on Sept. 8, 2018. (Clarion file)

Sockeye limits increased on Upper Kenai, Russian rivers

The change in regulations will be effective from 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 2 until 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 20.

A fisherman walks along the Kenai River near Sportsman’s Landing in Cooper Landing, Alaska, on Sept. 8, 2018. (Clarion file)