President Donald Trump addresses the nation in a video from the White House on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (Screenshot)

‘A new administration will be inaugurated’

Trump finally faces reality — amid talk of early ouster

  • Jan 7, 2021
President Donald Trump addresses the nation in a video from the White House on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (Screenshot)
Western Emergency Services logo. (Courtesy image)

Deadline extended for transfer of assets for Western Emergency Services

Borough’s legal department says more time is needed for proper transfer

Western Emergency Services logo. (Courtesy image)
Workers on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, moved a new CT scanner into its new location at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. The scanner is now located close to the Emergency Department, which will shorten the time needed, for example, to get accident victims to the machine to help determine the extent of their injuries. (Photo by Brent Lautenschlager / South Peninsula Hospital)

New CT machine installed in room closer to ER

Hospital’s new CT machine features murals to make patient experience more comfortable.

  • Jan 7, 2021
Workers on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, moved a new CT scanner into its new location at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. The scanner is now located close to the Emergency Department, which will shorten the time needed, for example, to get accident victims to the machine to help determine the extent of their injuries. (Photo by Brent Lautenschlager / South Peninsula Hospital)
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State reports 10 new COVID-19 cases on peninsula

338 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Alaska on Thursday

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In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou from the Porcupine caribou herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The U.S. government held its first-ever oil and gas lease sale Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an event critics labeled as a bust with major oil companies staying on the sidelines and a state corporation emerging as the main bidder. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)

U.S. holds first oil lease sale for Alaska’s Arctic refuge

The sale was held as scheduled after a judge Tuesday rejected requests by Indigenous and conservation groups to halt the event.

  • Jan 7, 2021
In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou from the Porcupine caribou herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The U.S. government held its first-ever oil and gas lease sale Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an event critics labeled as a bust with major oil companies staying on the sidelines and a state corporation emerging as the main bidder. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
Alaska State Troopers logo.

Man accused of threatening bar patrons

Troopers received a call from the Duck Inn at around 12:13 a.m. on Saturday morning

Alaska State Troopers logo.
Ron Henry holds an American flag at the intersection of Kenai Spur and Sterling highways on Wednesday, Jan. 6 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Locals protest election certification

The demonstration was organized to protest what the organizers said was a “rigged” election

Ron Henry holds an American flag at the intersection of Kenai Spur and Sterling highways on Wednesday, Jan. 6 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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DHSS: 353 new cases; 15 on peninsula

Affected communities include Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski, Homer, Other North and Sterling

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Members of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and University of Alaska’s Center for Economic Development participate in a forum on Alaska’s economic future on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Screenshot by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Researchers: Recovery may come faster to peninsula

Peninsula’s diversity a strength amid economic struggle

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and University of Alaska’s Center for Economic Development participate in a forum on Alaska’s economic future on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Screenshot by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Alaska State Troopers logo.

2 accused in attempted Christmas Eve car theft

Alaska State Troopers are searching for two women accused of attempting to steal a truck at a gas station in Sterling on Christmas Eve, according… Continue reading

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Members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly are seen on Tuesday, Jan. 5 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

CPH doctor briefs assembly on COVID vaccine

A large portion of the presentation focused on combating misinformation surrounding the vaccine

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly are seen on Tuesday, Jan. 5 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
RN Rachel Verba (right) administers a dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to Dr. Chris Michelson (left) on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Bruce Richards/CPH)

Who can receive the COVID-19 vaccine right now?

Find out if you qualify and where to go

RN Rachel Verba (right) administers a dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to Dr. Chris Michelson (left) on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Bruce Richards/CPH)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses the public during a virtual town hall on Sept. 15, 2020 in Alaska. (Photo courtesy Austin McDaniel, Office of the Governor)

Dunleavy pushes budget in virtual town hall

Dunleavy’s budget would draw about $6 billion from the Permanent Fund’s Earnings Reserve Account

Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses the public during a virtual town hall on Sept. 15, 2020 in Alaska. (Photo courtesy Austin McDaniel, Office of the Governor)
Tim Dillon, executive director of KPEDD, presents to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula one of top recipients of small business relief funds

Just under $50 million in grant funds were distributed to businesses in the area

Tim Dillon, executive director of KPEDD, presents to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Graphic by Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion
Graphic by Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion
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COVID cases continue downward trend

The peninsula reported 10 new cases Tuesday

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In this Feb. 11, 2019 file photo, protesters hold up flags during a public hearing on a draft environmental plan on proposed petroleum leasing within Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Anchorage, Alaska. Conservationists will try to persuade a U.S. judge to stop the Trump administration from issuing leases to oil and gas companies in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Anchorage Daily News reported that the videoconference Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in U.S. District Court in Anchorage is expected to determine whether the Bureau of Land Management can open bids in an online lease sale scheduled for Wednesday. The agency has offered 10-year leases on 22 tracts covering about 1,563 square miles in the coastal plain, which accounts for about 5% of the refuge’s area. (AP Photo/Dan Joling, File)

Alaska court hears challenge to Arctic refuge oil leases

U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason said she would try to issue a decision by late Tuesday.

  • Jan 4, 2021
In this Feb. 11, 2019 file photo, protesters hold up flags during a public hearing on a draft environmental plan on proposed petroleum leasing within Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Anchorage, Alaska. Conservationists will try to persuade a U.S. judge to stop the Trump administration from issuing leases to oil and gas companies in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Anchorage Daily News reported that the videoconference Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in U.S. District Court in Anchorage is expected to determine whether the Bureau of Land Management can open bids in an online lease sale scheduled for Wednesday. The agency has offered 10-year leases on 22 tracts covering about 1,563 square miles in the coastal plain, which accounts for about 5% of the refuge’s area. (AP Photo/Dan Joling, File)
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally for Georgia Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, in Atlanta. The first full week of 2021 is shaping up to be one of the biggest of Biden’s presidency. And he hasn’t even taken office yet. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Murkowski, Sullivan share plan to affirm election results

Senators share thoughts ahead of unlikely flashpoint procedure.

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally for Georgia Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, in Atlanta. The first full week of 2021 is shaping up to be one of the biggest of Biden’s presidency. And he hasn’t even taken office yet. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
A vial of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is seen at Central Emergency Services Station 1 on Friday, Dec. 18 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaskans 65 and older next in line for COVID-19 vaccine

Alaskans ages 65 and older can begin scheduling appointments for Jan. 11 on Jan. 6

A vial of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is seen at Central Emergency Services Station 1 on Friday, Dec. 18 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Graphic by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion

KPBSD resumes remote learning for new quarter

A decision will be made Tuesday about whether schools will resume onsite learning on Jan. 11

Graphic by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion