Survey sheds light on what worries Alaska’s fishermen

779 fishermen shared their primary concerns from before and after the coronavirus outbreak.

Playing safety

Activities return to district facilities

Ballot access promised at virtual town hall

Registered voters have the option to mail in an absentee ballot, vote early or vote in person.

The Friendship Terrace assisting level center, as seen on Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. A part of the Homer Senior Citizens Senior Center, Friendship Terrace reported two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 on June 10, and that a resident tested positive on Friday. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Resident in Homer assisted living home, previously positive for COVID-19, now tests negative

The resident at Friendship Terrace Assisted Living had been reported positive for the virus Friday.

The Friendship Terrace assisting level center, as seen on Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. A part of the Homer Senior Citizens Senior Center, Friendship Terrace reported two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 on June 10, and that a resident tested positive on Friday. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

6 South Peninsula Hospital staff have tested positive for COVID-19

The six employees work in five different departments in the hospital.

This 2020 electron microscope made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention image shows the spherical coronavirus particles from the first U.S. case of COVID-19. (C.S. Goldsmith, A. Tamin/CDC via AP)

COVID-19 cases rise on peninsula, elsewhere

The 20 new cases bring Alaska’s total number of COVID-19 cases among residents to 696

This 2020 electron microscope made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention image shows the spherical coronavirus particles from the first U.S. case of COVID-19. (C.S. Goldsmith, A. Tamin/CDC via AP)
Nikiski skateboarder Vaughn Johnson records his run for the 2020 World Freestyle Roundup with the help of his friend and videographer Noah “Party Bear” Windhom in Nikiski, Alaska on June 14, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Flipping out

Nikiski skateboarder competes virtually in international competition

Nikiski skateboarder Vaughn Johnson records his run for the 2020 World Freestyle Roundup with the help of his friend and videographer Noah “Party Bear” Windhom in Nikiski, Alaska on June 14, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Peninsula College Director Gary Turner speaks to the House Finance Committee members in against cuts to the University of Alaska on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Soldotna Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

KPC faces deficit, declining enrollment

Classes will be mostly remote in fall semester

Kenai Peninsula College Director Gary Turner speaks to the House Finance Committee members in against cuts to the University of Alaska on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Soldotna Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The poster for the upcoming Summer Solstice Festival at Diamond M Ranch and Resort is seen here. (Blair Martin/Diamond M Ranch and Resort)

Solstice at the ranch

Diamond M hosts annual summer festival

The poster for the upcoming Summer Solstice Festival at Diamond M Ranch and Resort is seen here. (Blair Martin/Diamond M Ranch and Resort)
The USCGC Healy, the Coast Guard’s only medium icebreaker, lies moored to the pier in Juneau as it returns to Seattle at the end of deployment, Oct. 27, 2019. The Healy is one of two U.S. icebreakers, but perhaps that will change, as a White House memorandum directs the government to look at options for expanding the icebreaker fleet. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
The USCGC Healy, the Coast Guard’s only medium icebreaker, lies moored to the pier in Juneau as it returns to Seattle at the end of deployment, Oct. 27, 2019. The Healy is one of two U.S. icebreakers, but perhaps that will change, as a White House memorandum directs the government to look at options for expanding the icebreaker fleet. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
The badge for the Alaska State Troopers

Man sentenced for illegal black bear kill

The man shot and killed a black bear in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

The badge for the Alaska State Troopers
Judy Wroe of Soldotna bats during senior softball at the Steve Shearer Memorial Ball Park in Kenai, Alaska, on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

‘In it for the fun’

Seniors hit the field for friendly games of softball

Judy Wroe of Soldotna bats during senior softball at the Steve Shearer Memorial Ball Park in Kenai, Alaska, on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus. (CDC via AP, File)

13 new COVID-19 cases, 4 on peninsula

Cases were identified in Homer, Soldotna, Kenai and southern peninsula area.

This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus. (CDC via AP, File)
Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Fish and Game announces more restrictions on king fishing

The restrictions are out of concern for Kenai River and the Kasilof River king salmon populations.

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service
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)

Plans for fall school session still in works

District admin is still contemplating if and when school facilities will be open to the public.

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)

‘This has to stop’

Black Lives Matter draws 500 protesters

Kenai Peninsula College is photographed on March 26, 2020. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

‘It’s a blip’

KPC professor says long-term outlook for process technology grads is still positive

Kenai Peninsula College is photographed on March 26, 2020. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Bear activity closes portion of Iditarod Trail

The aggressive bear activity is a sow with a cub, possibly on an animal kill.

Manuel Balce Ceneta / associated press file 
                                Supporters of LGBTQ+ rights hold placards in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Oct. 8, 2019.

Alaskans celebrate Supreme Court decision protecting LGBTQ+ rights

The 6-3 decision is a resounding victory for the LGBTQ+ community.

Manuel Balce Ceneta / associated press file 
                                Supporters of LGBTQ+ rights hold placards in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Oct. 8, 2019.
COVID-19. (CDC)

4 new cases of COVID-19, one on peninsula

One nonresident case was reported in a seafood industry worker in the Aleutians East Census Area.

COVID-19. (CDC)