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                                Attendees of the annual apple tasting at O’Brien Garden and Trees try each of the 19 varieties that were grown this year on Saturday, in Nikiski.

Best of the bunch

Community samples apples at Nikiski orchard

 

Daily school district COVID-19 risk levels: Sept. 19

Risk levels are based on COVID cases reported in a community and determine how schools will operate.

 

COVID-19. (Image via CDC)

1 new death, 16 new hospitalizations

Weekly COVID-19 update

 

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                                An Alaska man will appear in Canadian court on Monday after border security officers seized the 14 firearms, pictured above, alongside loaded magazines, ammunition, and other paraphernalia, at a crossing southeast of Vancouver.

Alaska man charged in Canada for smuggling firearms

There were fourteen firearms, many illegal in Canada, seized in a July incident.

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                                An Alaska man will appear in Canadian court on Monday after border security officers seized the 14 firearms, pictured above, alongside loaded magazines, ammunition, and other paraphernalia, at a crossing southeast of Vancouver.
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                                Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce addresses patrons at the Funny River Solid Waste Transfer Site on Friday. More than $670,000 in improvements are being made to the site.

Officials laud Funny River transfer site upgrades

More than 20 people attended a ceremony on Friday to celebrate improvements to the site.

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                                Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce addresses patrons at the Funny River Solid Waste Transfer Site on Friday. More than $670,000 in improvements are being made to the site.
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DHSS: 112 new cases

DHSS announced 112 individuals tested positive for COVID-19 in Alaska on Thursday.

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Daily school district COVID-19 risk levels: Sept. 18

Risk levels are based on COVID cases reported in a community and determine how schools will operate.

City of Kenai greenlights “People Counter Project”

The city will use $135,000 in federal CARES money to purchase cameras and other equipment.

A sign seen near Twin Lakes on Sept. 17 encourages residents to wear cloth face coverings while in public. A social gathering tied to a recent cluster of cases of COVID-19 is unlikely to lead to punishment, but city officials are hopeful it may encourage people to be more cautious. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
A sign seen near Twin Lakes on Sept. 17 encourages residents to wear cloth face coverings while in public. A social gathering tied to a recent cluster of cases of COVID-19 is unlikely to lead to punishment, but city officials are hopeful it may encourage people to be more cautious. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Election 2020: A how-to guide

When, where and how to vote in the Oct. 6 municipal election

A sign by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center shows where to vote on Aug. 21, 2018, for the Diamond Ridge, Homer, Alaska, precinct. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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113 new COVID-19 cases, 3 on peninsula

The state also reported three additional hospitalizations associated with the disease.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Daily school district COVID-19 risk levels: Sept. 17

Risk levels are based on COVID cases reported in a community and determine how schools will operate.

City council member charged with driving under the influence

City Council member Robert Peterkin was also charged with a DUI in June.

The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna is seen on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

COVID-19 prominent in Tuesday assembly action

Kenai, Soldotna and Homer reiterated their recommendations that residents follow CDC guidelines.

The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna is seen on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Daily school district COVID-19 risk levels: Sept. 16

Risk levels are based on COVID cases reported in a community and determine how schools will operate.

From left, Kenai City Council candidates Tim Navarre, Teea Winger and Henry Knackstedt participate in a candidate forum with the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Sept. 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
From left, Kenai City Council candidates Tim Navarre, Teea Winger and Henry Knackstedt participate in a candidate forum with the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Sept. 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna High School English teacher Nicole Hewitt teaches her students remotely from her empty classroom at Soldotna High School on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly asks state to use 2019 enrollment counts to determine funding

The number of students currently taking classes in person is about 1,700 less than was expected.

Soldotna High School English teacher Nicole Hewitt teaches her students remotely from her empty classroom at Soldotna High School on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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Election 2020: The race for Seward City Council

The Clarion spoke to the four candidates looking to fill seats on the council

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Signs on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the main entrance to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, warn visitors not to enter until they have been met by hospital staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

3 new COVID-19 cases on peninsula

The state announced four new hospitalizations Wednesday.

Signs on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the main entrance to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, warn visitors not to enter until they have been met by hospital staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
COVID-19. (Image via CDC)
COVID-19. (Image via CDC)