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Teens distribute the zombie cure — Zombie Skittles — after completing the escape room on Oct. 21, 2022, at Soldotna Public Library in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Great escapes

Teens tackle faux zombie plague in Soldotna Library activity

Teens distribute the zombie cure — Zombie Skittles — after completing the escape room on Oct. 21, 2022, at Soldotna Public Library in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Raymond Bradbury preserves his salmon while dipnetting in the mouth of the Kenai River on Saturday, July 10, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Fish and Game mailing annual sport fishing survey

The survey has been conducted annually since 1977

Raymond Bradbury preserves his salmon while dipnetting in the mouth of the Kenai River on Saturday, July 10, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)
Vials of of the Jynneos vaccine for monkeypox are removed from a box containing 20 doses, in the vaccine hub at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on Friday, July 29, 2022, in San Francisco. (Lea Suzuki/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)

Monkeypox on ‘steep downward trajectory’

The topic was discussed during Public Health ECHO held via Zoom and broadcast live on Facebook on Wednesday

Vials of of the Jynneos vaccine for monkeypox are removed from a box containing 20 doses, in the vaccine hub at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on Friday, July 29, 2022, in San Francisco. (Lea Suzuki/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
The SoHi Rocket League team prepares for competition on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022 at Skyview Middle School in Soldotna Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Esports Week 4: Kenai perfect record spoiled; SoHi goes the distance with Juneau school

The fourth week of Alaska esports competition saw the perfect streak of Kenai’s Smash team end. SoHi came back from a week away to win… Continue reading

The SoHi Rocket League team prepares for competition on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022 at Skyview Middle School in Soldotna Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
From left: Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Corey (Rohan Campbell) star in Halloween Ends, co-written, produced and directed by David Gordon Green. (Image via Universal)

‘Halloween Ends’ in fine, forgettable sequel

The film isn’t about Michael and Laurie killing one another

From left: Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Corey (Rohan Campbell) star in Halloween Ends, co-written, produced and directed by David Gordon Green. (Image via Universal)
Chelsea Berg, a nurse at Peninsula Community Health Services, administers a flu shot during a free drive-thru flu shot event at Kenai Central High School on Oct. 24, 2020. (Peninsula Clarion file)

State starting to see flu cases

151 cases of the flu have been confirmed in Alaska in laboratory tests

Chelsea Berg, a nurse at Peninsula Community Health Services, administers a flu shot during a free drive-thru flu shot event at Kenai Central High School on Oct. 24, 2020. (Peninsula Clarion file)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19 hospitalizations hit low not seen since April

For the period of Oct. 12 to Oct. 18, 349 new COVID-19 cases were reported

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Donna Shirnberg, Tracie Sanborn and Terri Zopf-Schoessler act during a rehersal of “Menopause Made Me Do It” on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 in Soldotna, Alaska. Shirnberg will be producing “Disaster the Musical” for Kenai Performers. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Performers prepare for ‘Disaster’

Auditions for the retro musical will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 1-3 p.m.

Donna Shirnberg, Tracie Sanborn and Terri Zopf-Schoessler act during a rehersal of “Menopause Made Me Do It” on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 in Soldotna, Alaska. Shirnberg will be producing “Disaster the Musical” for Kenai Performers. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Courthouse is photographed on Feb. 26, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. (Clarion file)

Kenai Superior Court vacancy draws 11 applicants

The Superior Court vacancy is created by the upcoming retirement of Judge Jennifer K. Wells

Kenai Courthouse is photographed on Feb. 26, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. (Clarion file)
Dr. Adam Dunstan, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Kenai Peninsula College, gives a tour of the newly dedicated Alan ‘Tiqutsex’ Boraas Anthropology Lab at KPC on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. Dunstan will be leading the first Kenai Peninsula College Showcase of the year on Thursday. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Anthropology spotlighted at return of KPC showcase

“The Past is Closer Than You Think, The Lands of Kenai River Campus: A Priceless Heritage,” is about centuries-old Dena’ina sites

Dr. Adam Dunstan, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Kenai Peninsula College, gives a tour of the newly dedicated Alan ‘Tiqutsex’ Boraas Anthropology Lab at KPC on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. Dunstan will be leading the first Kenai Peninsula College Showcase of the year on Thursday. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Tom Kizzia poses with a stack of his book, “Cold Mountain Path,” on Sept. 1, 2021. (Photo provided)
Tom Kizzia poses with a stack of his book, “Cold Mountain Path,” on Sept. 1, 2021. (Photo provided)
Beluga monitor Teresa Becher watches as beluga whales swim up the Kenai River on Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Kenai, Alaska. Beluga monitoring will be the first topic of a series of Fireside Chats hosted by Kenai Watershed Forum at Kenai River Brewing, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion file)

Fireside chats to feature speakers on the local environment

The Kenai Watershed Forum will host the chats through Nov. 23

Beluga monitor Teresa Becher watches as beluga whales swim up the Kenai River on Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Kenai, Alaska. Beluga monitoring will be the first topic of a series of Fireside Chats hosted by Kenai Watershed Forum at Kenai River Brewing, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion file)
Kids put their new pet ghosts into bottles at the Kenai Community Library in Kenai, Alaska on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Kids put their new pet ghosts into bottles at the Kenai Community Library in Kenai, Alaska on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Abriella Werner leaps as she approaches the end of the diving board, Derrick Jones watches during a dive practice on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

From springboard to diving board

SoHi junior takes gymnastic experience to pool and breaks 17-year dive record

Abriella Werner leaps as she approaches the end of the diving board, Derrick Jones watches during a dive practice on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Cody Good competes for Kenai Central High School during a League of Legends match against Anchorage Christian Schools on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2022 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Esports Week 3: Kenai maintains perfect streak, SoHi takes week off

The third week of esports competition was a quiet one. Soldotna High School teams had a week off, while two of Kenai’s matches were rescheduled… Continue reading

Cody Good competes for Kenai Central High School during a League of Legends match against Anchorage Christian Schools on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2022 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Silas Thibodeau and Dakota Wisnewski rehearse during a KCHS Marching Band practice on Aug. 18, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai bands debut with Halloween theme

“After nine weeks of practicing, they finally get their payoff.”

Silas Thibodeau and Dakota Wisnewski rehearse during a KCHS Marching Band practice on Aug. 18, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
The Christ Lutheran Church is seen on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Opera: Aggressive, refined, for everyone

The Performing Arts Society presents a recital by a baritone vocalist and a pianist

The Christ Lutheran Church is seen on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Hospitalizations see uptick; COVID cases still declining

498 new COVID-19 cases were reported statewide

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
The Soldotna Seniors Center is seen on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna seniors to raise money for meals

The center provides meals in-house and delivers between 70 to 90 a day

The Soldotna Seniors Center is seen on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Fat Bear Champion 747 photographed on Sept. 6 by L. Law. (Photo courtesy Katmai National Park)

Fattest bear crowned in annual competition

The final matchup brought Bear 747 and Bear 901 head-to-head

Fat Bear Champion 747 photographed on Sept. 6 by L. Law. (Photo courtesy Katmai National Park)