Kenai

White men and women in Kenai tended to congregate with people like themselves. This typical outing, in Kasilof, includes (far left, back row) Hans P. Nielsen, superintendent of the Agricultural Experiment Station. (Photo from the Alaska Digital Archives)

Exerting control in Old Kenai — Part 3

This is the third installment in a series about two killings that occurred in Kenai on April 8, 1918.

 

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

 

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.

 

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)
From left, Kenai City Council candidates Tim Navarre, Teea Winger and Henry Knackstedt participate in a candidate forum with the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center in Kenai, Alaska, on Sept. 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
From left, Kenai City Council candidates Tim Navarre, Teea Winger and Henry Knackstedt participate in a candidate forum with the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center in Kenai, Alaska, on Sept. 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai announces closures, limited operations due to COVID-19

The city is closingseveral facilities in response to growing COVID-19 case counts.

Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Robert Peterkin, who resigned from the Kenai City Council, is seen here in this undated photo. (Courtesy City of Kenai)

Peterkin resigns from Kenai City Council

A timeline for filling the vacancy has not yet been determined.

Robert Peterkin, who resigned from the Kenai City Council, is seen here in this undated photo. (Courtesy City of Kenai)
Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai City Council discusses COVID-19, emphasizes diligence

Growing infection numbers, increased case rates and mask compliance were all discussed.

Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai librarian Bethany McMilin demonstrates how to use Lynda.com, an online learning resource available for free through the public library system, at the Kenai Community Library on March 13, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Community Library goes late fee-free

The Kenai Community Library will no longer charge daily late fees for materials.

Kenai librarian Bethany McMilin demonstrates how to use Lynda.com, an online learning resource available for free through the public library system, at the Kenai Community Library on March 13, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Food trucks and local vendors set up at the Old Town Marketplace during the 5th annual Kenai Fall Pumpkin Festival in Kenai, Alaska on Oct. 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Making autumn days a little brighter

Kenai hosts fifth annual Fall Pumpkin Festival in Old Town

Food trucks and local vendors set up at the Old Town Marketplace during the 5th annual Kenai Fall Pumpkin Festival in Kenai, Alaska on Oct. 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai boil water advisory removed

The City of Kenai removed a boil water advisory after bacteria test results came back clear.

Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Boil water advisory issued for Kenai

A citywide boil water advisory is in effect for the City of Kenai as of 6:10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
From left, Kenai City Council candidates Tim Navarre, Teea Winger and Henry Knackstedt participate in a candidate forum with the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Sept. 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
From left, Kenai City Council candidates Tim Navarre, Teea Winger and Henry Knackstedt participate in a candidate forum with the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Sept. 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The construction efforts on the Church of the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary are seen here in Kenai, Alaska on Sept. 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Church shows off 125 years of history

Relics from the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church will be displayed for two months

The construction efforts on the Church of the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary are seen here in Kenai, Alaska on Sept. 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Landmark gets ‘new hat’

Landmark gets ‘new hat’

Church gets new roof, cupolas, crosses for 125th anniversary

Landmark gets ‘new hat’
Shawn Dick of Talkneetna carries a fresh catch out of the water while dipnetting on the Kenai Beach on July 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Dipnetting opens in Kenai

Dipnetters see quiet 1st day, with moderate catch

Shawn Dick of Talkneetna carries a fresh catch out of the water while dipnetting on the Kenai Beach on July 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai offers local business support during dipnetting

The offer is meant to assist local businesses financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eroding bluffs can be see on the Kenai Beach on Friday. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai approves preliminary bluff funding

Kenai City Council will approve accelerated funding for the bluff erosion project. At their meeting Wednesday night, the council approved a resolution that allows the… Continue reading

Eroding bluffs can be see on the Kenai Beach on Friday. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
This satellite image from the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s parcel viewer shows an area of Old Town Kenai, on the blufftop overlooking the Kenai River mouth, where erosion has eaten away previously-existing land. (File photo)

Kenai looks into accelerated funding for bluff project

Kenai is looking to set a path to move forward with the long-awaited bluff erosion project. City Manager Paul Ostrander told the city council Wednesday… Continue reading

This satellite image from the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s parcel viewer shows an area of Old Town Kenai, on the blufftop overlooking the Kenai River mouth, where erosion has eaten away previously-existing land. (File photo)
7.0 magnitude earthquake rocks buildings in Kenai and Anchorage

7.0 magnitude earthquake rocks buildings in Kenai and Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked buildings Friday morning in Anchorage and Kenai. It caused lamp posts and trees to sway, prompting… Continue reading

7.0 magnitude earthquake rocks buildings in Kenai and Anchorage