Soldotna

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 officials brief Soldotna City Council in work session

The council was joined by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink and State Testing Coordinator Dr. Coleman Cutchins

 

The sign outside Soldotna City Hall is seen here on July 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Citing virus, Soldotna adjusts operations

The changes are effective as of 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13

 

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)

Soldotna shop local program to go live Nov. 16

Applications are now being accepted from businesses interested in participating

 

A message opposing annexation is visible on an electronic sign at Lucky Raven Tobacco, located inside one of the proposed areas for annexation, on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Boundary Commission sends Soldotna annexation decision to voters

Fewer than 40 people could potentially make a decision on the petition.

A message opposing annexation is visible on an electronic sign at Lucky Raven Tobacco, located inside one of the proposed areas for annexation, on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A new sign welcoming people to the City of Soldotna is photographed on May 1, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna City Council approves vouchers for shopping local

Shoppers who spend $200 at certain Soldotna businesses may be eligible to receive two $50 vouchers.

A new sign welcoming people to the City of Soldotna is photographed on May 1, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Signs protesting the annexation petition proposed by the City of Soldotna are seen along the Kenai Spur Highway, in Soldotna, on Tuesday, Oct. 21. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Annexation decision could go to voters

Boundary commission opens 7-day comment period on whether or not to send annexation to ballot box

Signs protesting the annexation petition proposed by the City of Soldotna are seen along the Kenai Spur Highway, in Soldotna, on Tuesday, Oct. 21. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The sign outside Soldotna City Hall is seen here on July 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna’s disaster declaration extended to Dec. 31

The resolution originally extended the declaration by 90 days.

The sign outside Soldotna City Hall is seen here on July 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Paul Whitney (courtesy photo)

A conversation with Paul Whitney, Soldotna mayoral candidate

Whitney highlights familiarity with the city, COVID response in run for Soldotna Mayor

Paul Whitney (courtesy photo)
Justin Ruffridge (Courtesy photo)
Justin Ruffridge (Courtesy photo)
Pamela Parker (courtesy photo)
Pamela Parker (courtesy photo)
A map of the proposed Soldotna Annexation Areas. (Courtesy Alaska Local Boundary Commission)

Annexation decision slated for October

The meeting is scheduled to take place on Oct. 20 at 10 a.m.

A map of the proposed Soldotna Annexation Areas. (Courtesy Alaska Local Boundary Commission)
Photos by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion                                Nekoda Cooper, right, and Elijah Cooper, left, sell produce as part of Nekoda’s Caring for the Kenai Project, “Imperfect Produce,” during Progress Days in Soldotna Creek Park on Wednesday.

Soldotnans turn out for toned-down Progress Days

Soldotna’s chamber joined forces with Wednesday Market to celebrate the town while avoiding crowds.

Photos by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion                                Nekoda Cooper, right, and Elijah Cooper, left, sell produce as part of Nekoda’s Caring for the Kenai Project, “Imperfect Produce,” during Progress Days in Soldotna Creek Park on Wednesday.
‘Crowning jewel’

‘Crowning jewel’

Iron Mike statue unveiled at Soldotna Creek Park

‘Crowning jewel’
Marge Mullen is seen on her original homestead in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, June 22, 2020. Mullen turns 100 on Thursday, June 25, 2020. (Photo provided by Debbie Smith)

Homesteader at heart

Soldotna pioneer Marge Mullen turns 100

Marge Mullen is seen on her original homestead in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, June 22, 2020. Mullen turns 100 on Thursday, June 25, 2020. (Photo provided by Debbie Smith)
Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion                                A sign detailing modified health protocols for the Wednesday Market is seen here at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna on June 10.

Soldotna to look at public gathering policy

The policy would not limit private or public gatherings on private property within city limits.

Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion                                A sign detailing modified health protocols for the Wednesday Market is seen here at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna on June 10.
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’

‘This has to stop’

Black Lives Matter draws 500 protesters

‘This has to stop’
A map of the areas proposed for annexation by the City of Soldotna. (Courtesy Alaska Department of Commerce)

Annexation comments open until June 19

The annexation proposal would add 2.63 square miles to Soldotna’s existing boundaries.

A map of the areas proposed for annexation by the City of Soldotna. (Courtesy Alaska Department of Commerce)
Magician Jungle Josh, right, performs for a small crowd of onlookers during the Wednesday Market at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska on June 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula residents flock to farmers market, with and without masks

The Wednesday Market is seen by many as a return to normalcy after the past several months.

Magician Jungle Josh, right, performs for a small crowd of onlookers during the Wednesday Market at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska on June 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Participants in a Black Lives Matters protest hold signs at the entrance to Soldotna Creek Park along the Sterling Highway in Soldotna on Wednesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula residents turn out for Black Lives Matter

The protest drew about 50 participants to Soldotna Creek Park.

Participants in a Black Lives Matters protest hold signs at the entrance to Soldotna Creek Park along the Sterling Highway in Soldotna on Wednesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)