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A sea otter pup rescued in Homer is being cared for at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward.

Sea otter pup found in Homer recovering at Alaska SeaLife Center

The Alaska SeaLife Center recently overcame major financial setbacks spurred by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Alaska SeaLife Center
A sea otter pup rescued in Homer is being cared for at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward.
Screenshot of DHSS’ Coronavirus Response Hub on Dec. 10.

Five new deaths, state data shows mid-November case spike

Thursday marked the 38th day in a row that the state reported daily case increase of more than 500.

Screenshot of DHSS’ Coronavirus Response Hub on Dec. 10.
Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink (bottom row, right) briefs the Kenai City Council during a work session on Wednesday, Dec. 9. (Screenshot)

Zink briefs Kenai council on latest COVID developments

Zink fielded questions from the Kenai City Council during their Wednesday night work session

Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink (bottom row, right) briefs the Kenai City Council during a work session on Wednesday, Dec. 9. (Screenshot)
Todd Brewer (photo courtesy of Sarah Adelmann Spanos)

Seward mourning ‘Hot Rod’ Todd Brewer

The beloved school activities bus driver died on Dec. 3 from COVID-19 complications.

Todd Brewer (photo courtesy of Sarah Adelmann Spanos)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to local leaders at the Alaska Municipal League’s legislative conference in this February 2020 photo. Dunleavy issued a statement regarding a lawsuit out of Texas seeking to overturn the results of the presidential election. (Peter Segall/ Juneau Empire File)

Dunleavy: Alaska will not join Texas-led election suit

Governor said his office did not have enough time to review the facts of the case

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to local leaders at the Alaska Municipal League’s legislative conference in this February 2020 photo. Dunleavy issued a statement regarding a lawsuit out of Texas seeking to overturn the results of the presidential election. (Peter Segall/ Juneau Empire File)
Wildwood Correctional Center in Kenai, Alaska, is seen in this undated photo. (Alaska Department of Corrections)

Peninsula correctional facilities see few COVID cases

Wildwood Correctional Facility in Kenai had zero active cases among inmates as of Wednesday, and Spring Creek Correctional Facility had one active case as of Dec. 8.

Wildwood Correctional Center in Kenai, Alaska, is seen in this undated photo. (Alaska Department of Corrections)
Tim Dillon, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, helps Doug Weaver, owner of Northern Superior Construction, apply for an AK CARES grant through Credit Union 1 at the KPEDD office in Kenai, Alaska on July 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Development district to launch new loan program

The loans are meant to help businesses become more resilient in the face of economic disasters.

Tim Dillon, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, helps Doug Weaver, owner of Northern Superior Construction, apply for an AK CARES grant through Credit Union 1 at the KPEDD office in Kenai, Alaska on July 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Joseph Lee, of Idaho, backed by Ivan Zarate, of Arizona, and Abiud Zarate, of Baja California, Mexico, arrange fish so their heads can be chopped off by a guillotine-style machine Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at Pacific Star Seafoods in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Fishery council closes federal waters in Cook Inlet to commercial salmon fishing

Fishermen, processors, elected officials warn of devastation to the fishery.

Joseph Lee, of Idaho, backed by Ivan Zarate, of Arizona, and Abiud Zarate, of Baja California, Mexico, arrange fish so their heads can be chopped off by a guillotine-style machine Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at Pacific Star Seafoods in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Alaska State Troopers logo.

Seward Highway collision kills 1, injures 3

One of the drivers was pronounced dead on scene

Alaska State Troopers logo.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

5th communication tower to be built in Nikiski

Other towers were approved in Ninilchik, Nikolaevsk, Cohoe and Bear Creek

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
Central Peninsula Hospital as seen March 26, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Antibody treatments available on limited basis

FDA recently issued emergency use authorization for two new COVID-19 treatments.

Central Peninsula Hospital as seen March 26, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

DHSS: 577 new cases, 47 on the peninsula

Wednesday marked the 37th day in a row that the state reported a daily case increase of more than 500.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
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Kenai’s Josh Foster races in the boys relay at the Kenai Peninsula Borough nordic ski meet at the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna in 2019.

10-year lease extension granted to Tsalteshi Trails Association

This is the second time that the lease has been extended.

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Kenai’s Josh Foster races in the boys relay at the Kenai Peninsula Borough nordic ski meet at the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna in 2019.
Image via KPBSD

On-site learning may resume in January

K-6 students will be allowed to return to school on Jan. 19 even if their region is at high risk.

Image via KPBSD
In this July 24, 2017 file photo, an iceberg floats past Bylot Island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s annual Arctic Report Card, released on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, shows how warming temperatures in the Arctic are transforming the region’s geography and ecosystems. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Vast wildfires in Siberia linked to warming Arctic

Recent wildfires were exacerbated by elevated air temperatures and decreased snow cover on the ground in the Arctic region.

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In this July 24, 2017 file photo, an iceberg floats past Bylot Island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s annual Arctic Report Card, released on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, shows how warming temperatures in the Arctic are transforming the region’s geography and ecosystems. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
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Superior Court declares abortion funds veto unconstitutional

The court ordered the restoration of $334,700 to the budget of the state’s appellate courts.

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Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, addresses reporters during a Wendesday, March 25, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

State COVID to brief Kenai City Council Wednesday night

The council will be joined by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink, among others.

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, addresses reporters during a Wendesday, March 25, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
A gingerbread house created by residents of Charis Place Assisted Living is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Home sweet home

Gingerbread houses on display for annual contest

A gingerbread house created by residents of Charis Place Assisted Living is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

City of Kenai to housing relief applicants: respond to program outreach

Applicants should look for calls from phone numbers with a 360 area code or emails from cssalaska.org.

Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

DHSS: 580 new cases, 36 on the peninsula

All peninsula communities were affected except for Fritz Creek and Other South

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)