In this Monday, July 27, 2020 file photo, a nurse prepares a syringe during a study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

‘Beginning of the end’: Alaska’s first COVID-19 vaccines may arrive next week

The state’s health officials gave a vaccine update on Monday

In this Monday, July 27, 2020 file photo, a nurse prepares a syringe during a study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
Shanon Davis, executive director of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, shows off a stamp card used in the chamber’s Soldotna Strong Shop Local campaign during Progress Days in Soldotna Creek Park on July 22, 2020. (Photo courtesy Shanon Davis)

Additional money allocated for Soldotna shop local program

The additional funds will allow the program to run through its original end date of Dec. 16

Shanon Davis, executive director of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, shows off a stamp card used in the chamber’s Soldotna Strong Shop Local campaign during Progress Days in Soldotna Creek Park on July 22, 2020. (Photo courtesy Shanon Davis)
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This photo from the U.S. Coast Guard shows where a rainstorm caused landslides in Haines on Thursday.
This photo from the U.S. Coast Guard shows where a rainstorm caused landslides in Haines, Alaska, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Authorities have identified the two people missing after a landslide the width of two football fields slammed into the southeast Alaska community. The Coast Guard remains engaged with the Alaska State Troopers and the city of Haines while responding to this event. (Lt. Erick Oredson/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Officials say landslide danger remains after storm

Torrential rains prompted several landslides in the community last Wednesday.

  • Dec 7, 2020
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This photo from the U.S. Coast Guard shows where a rainstorm caused landslides in Haines on Thursday.
This photo from the U.S. Coast Guard shows where a rainstorm caused landslides in Haines, Alaska, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Authorities have identified the two people missing after a landslide the width of two football fields slammed into the southeast Alaska community. The Coast Guard remains engaged with the Alaska State Troopers and the city of Haines while responding to this event. (Lt. Erick Oredson/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
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DHSS: 589 COVID-19 new cases

26 cases were reported on the Kenai Peninsula

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This photo provided by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities shows damage from heavy rains and a mudslide 600 feet wide in Haines, Alaska, on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Authorities say six people are unaccounted for, and four homes were destroyed in the slide, with the search resuming Thursday morning for survivors. (Matt Boron / Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities)

Governor declares a disaster for storm-damaged Southeast

Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Saturday signed a disaster declaration.

  • Dec 5, 2020
This photo provided by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities shows damage from heavy rains and a mudslide 600 feet wide in Haines, Alaska, on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Authorities say six people are unaccounted for, and four homes were destroyed in the slide, with the search resuming Thursday morning for survivors. (Matt Boron / Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities)
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Extension of Kenai Spur ‘substantially complete’

The extension runs from Captain Cook State Park to Otter Creek

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The entrance to the Kenai Police Department, as seen in Kenai, Alaska, on April 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai to purchase and equip new police trucks

The police department is scheduled to replace three vehicles in the current budget year

The entrance to the Kenai Police Department, as seen in Kenai, Alaska, on April 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Felony sex crimes decreased in 2019

It was the first time since reporting began in 2015 that a notable decline was reported.

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A microscopic look of the COVID virus. Photo: CDC

Nearly 4,500 new statewide COVID cases this week

There were 364 cases reported by the Kenai Peninsula Borough over the past week

A microscopic look of the COVID virus. Photo: CDC
Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science students Brooklyn and Easton Coleman participate remotely in their home in the physical education class of Todd Boonstra on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Photo provided by Megan Coleman)

What are the kids doing with those canned goods?

Getting creative to keep students moving during remote learning

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science students Brooklyn and Easton Coleman participate remotely in their home in the physical education class of Todd Boonstra on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Photo provided by Megan Coleman)
Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai, left, explains the recount process to DOE staff and members of the State Review Board during a recount of votes from Anchorage House District 27 where a Democratic challenger ousted a Republican incumbent by just 13 votes. Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai, left, explains the recount process to DOE staff and members of the State Review Board during a recount of votes from Anchorage House District 27 where a Democratic challenger ousted a Republican incumbent by just 13 votes. Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
A curious moose inspects the doorbell of Austin and Lisa Hansen in Kenai, Alaska, in a video shared by the Hansens on Nov. 29, 2020. (Screenshot by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Moose doorbell ring goes viral

Kenai couple enjoys moment of fame

A curious moose inspects the doorbell of Austin and Lisa Hansen in Kenai, Alaska, in a video shared by the Hansens on Nov. 29, 2020. (Screenshot by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Bob Mohni, of Cooper Landing, buys door prize tickets from Cheryle James, High Priestess of the Lady Shriners of Alaska, during the inaugural Lady Shriner’s Craft Fair at the Kenai Soldotna Shrine Club on Saturday.

Lady Shriners raise funds at inaugural craft fair

The fair aimed to raise money for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank and the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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Bob Mohni, of Cooper Landing, buys door prize tickets from Cheryle James, High Priestess of the Lady Shriners of Alaska, during the inaugural Lady Shriner’s Craft Fair at the Kenai Soldotna Shrine Club on Saturday.
The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, AK as seen on February 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, AK as seen on February 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The badge for the Kenai Police Department
The badge for the Kenai Police Department
The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, AK as seen on February 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Court reports for Nov. 29, 2020

Read the latest reports.

The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, AK as seen on February 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Ice chokes the Homer Harbor on Jan. 9, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. North Pacific Fishery Management Council is scheduled to take final action on a fishery management plan for commercial fishing in Upper Cook Inlet this week. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Cook Inlet salmon fishery issue to be decided by North Pacific Fishery Management Council

Fishermen, processors take issue with option to close waters to commercial fishing

Ice chokes the Homer Harbor on Jan. 9, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. North Pacific Fishery Management Council is scheduled to take final action on a fishery management plan for commercial fishing in Upper Cook Inlet this week. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Linda Farnsworth Hutchings, left, and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce, right, participate in a mayoral candidate forum hosted by the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Sept. 9, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Askin, Farnsworth-Hutchings fill city council vacancies

Victoria Askin and Linda Farnsworth-Hutchings filled Kenai and Soldotna council vacancies

Linda Farnsworth Hutchings, left, and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce, right, participate in a mayoral candidate forum hosted by the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Sept. 9, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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State records largest single-day case increase

760 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Alaska on Thursday, including 67 on the Kenai Peninsula

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)