In this July 13, 2007, file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. A proposed gold and copper mine at the headwaters of the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in Alaska would cause “unavoidable adverse impacts,” the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a letter to the developer released Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. The corps is asking the backers of Pebble Mine to come up with a mitigation plan within 90 days for nearly 3,000 acres of land and nearly 200 miles of streams it says could be affected if the controversial mine moves forward. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

Corps: Pebble project would harm fishery

The corps is giving Pebble Limited Partnership 90 days to come up with a mitigation plan

  • Aug 25, 2020
In this July 13, 2007, file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. A proposed gold and copper mine at the headwaters of the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in Alaska would cause “unavoidable adverse impacts,” the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a letter to the developer released Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. The corps is asking the backers of Pebble Mine to come up with a mitigation plan within 90 days for nearly 3,000 acres of land and nearly 200 miles of streams it says could be affected if the controversial mine moves forward. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
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CARES relief expanded

Businesses considered “secondary income” are now eligible.

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                                Mara the Steller sea lion is seen at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward in this undated photo.

SeaLife center sees donations, memberships climb

The center has raised over $1.3 million in donations since the start of their fundraising campaign.

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                                Mara the Steller sea lion is seen at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward in this undated photo.
The entrance to the Peninsula Job Center is seen in Kenai, Alaska, on May 28, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Alaska jobs down 39,900 last month

Only major sector with more jobs than it had in July 2019 was the federal government

  • Aug 23, 2020
The entrance to the Peninsula Job Center is seen in Kenai, Alaska, on May 28, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Weekly COVID update: Residents account for majority of new cases

Virus continues to spread among residents primarily through community and close contact transmission

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Daily school district COVID-19 risk levels: Aug. 22, 2020

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

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School begins Monday

‘Unlike any school year we’ve ever had before’

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In this Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, from left, Bristol Bay Reserve Association Board member Mike LaRussa, Bristol Bay Native Association President/CEO Ralph Andersen, Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association Executive Director Andy Wink, United Tribes of Bristol Bay Deputy Director Lindsay Layland, Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Norm Van Vactor, and Robin Samuelson of Bristol Bay Native Corporation, make statements at the Federal Courthouse in Anchorage, Alaska. The Trump administration plans to block a proposed copper and gold mine near the headwaters of a major U.S. salmon fishery in Alaska, six people described as familiar with its plans told Politico on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2020. The administration’s rejection of the Pebble Mine project is expected to come after Trump faced pressure to stop it from GOP mega-donor Andy Sabin, Bass Pro Shops CEO Johnny Morris and his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., Politico reported. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)

Report: Trump administration to block Pebble mine

Pebble Limited Partnership CEO Tom Collier disputed the Politico report.

  • Aug 23, 2020
In this Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, from left, Bristol Bay Reserve Association Board member Mike LaRussa, Bristol Bay Native Association President/CEO Ralph Andersen, Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association Executive Director Andy Wink, United Tribes of Bristol Bay Deputy Director Lindsay Layland, Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Norm Van Vactor, and Robin Samuelson of Bristol Bay Native Corporation, make statements at the Federal Courthouse in Anchorage, Alaska. The Trump administration plans to block a proposed copper and gold mine near the headwaters of a major U.S. salmon fishery in Alaska, six people described as familiar with its plans told Politico on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2020. The administration’s rejection of the Pebble Mine project is expected to come after Trump faced pressure to stop it from GOP mega-donor Andy Sabin, Bass Pro Shops CEO Johnny Morris and his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., Politico reported. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)

A sit-down with Sullivan

Alaska’s junior senator discusses economic recovery, legislative priorities and pandemic response

This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus.

As cases rise, public health message holds steady

Nurse gives tips for aiding contact tracers

This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus.
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District staff distribute student meal for lunch at Kenai Central High School on March 25, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School meals deadline is noon Friday

Get It and Go Meals are available through the school district.

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District staff distribute student meal for lunch at Kenai Central High School on March 25, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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2 more COVID-19 cases in Kenai on Thursday

Kenai now has 75 total cumulative cases.

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Daily school district COVID-19 risk levels: Aug. 20, 2020

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

Nekoda Cooper smiles with her award for being a Caring for the Kenai Finalist during the Caring for the Kenai Awards Ceremony at the Kenai Visitor Center on Aug. 19, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Chamber honors kids who care

The contest asks students to come up with an idea related to conservation or disaster preparedness.

Nekoda Cooper smiles with her award for being a Caring for the Kenai Finalist during the Caring for the Kenai Awards Ceremony at the Kenai Visitor Center on Aug. 19, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Daily school district COVID-19 risk levels: Aug. 19, 2020

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

Getting packed up for school

Community health center offers kids new backpacks for the start of school.

Liam McCloud, right, and Josh Bolling, center, throw pies in the faces of Kenai Librarians Bethany McMilin, left, and James Adcox outside the Kenai Library on Aug. 19, 2020. McCloud and Bolling won the right to throw the pies for participating in the library’s summer reading program, which went virtual this year. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Oh, the places they’ll go

Librarians take pies to face to celebrate end of summer reading program

Liam McCloud, right, and Josh Bolling, center, throw pies in the faces of Kenai Librarians Bethany McMilin, left, and James Adcox outside the Kenai Library on Aug. 19, 2020. McCloud and Bolling won the right to throw the pies for participating in the library’s summer reading program, which went virtual this year. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

2 new COVID-19 cases on the Kenai Peninsula

There are now a total of 4,438 resident cases of COVID-19 in Alaska

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

Filing period ends for borough, local elections

The election for both the borough and peninsula municipalities is on Oct. 6.

The entrance to the Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska is seen here on June 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference on Aug. 18, 2020, held in Anchorage, Alaska while a sign-language interpreter, lower left, signs. (Livestream screenshot courtesy Office of the Governor)

1 new death, 16 peninsula COVID cases reported

Cases include 14 on central peninsula, one in Homer and one nonresident

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference on Aug. 18, 2020, held in Anchorage, Alaska while a sign-language interpreter, lower left, signs. (Livestream screenshot courtesy Office of the Governor)