Victoria Petersen

COVID-19. (Image Credit: CDC)

10 COVID-19 new cases reported, mandates extended

Eatery dine-in services, bars and entertainment venues to be closed indefinitely

 

HEA rates hike goes into effect

Residents facing financial hardships due to the pandemic will not see their electricity shut off.

 

Aspen Hotel chain Owner George Swift cuts a ribbon officially opening the most recent building in Homer, Alaska, during a grand opening ceremony on May 29, 2019. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Trends: Tourism industry takes hit from COVID-19

‘Completely decimated travel in Alaska’

 

The filing deadline for the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend is March 31.

PFD deadline extended

The official deadline is 11:59 p.m., April 30.

The filing deadline for the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend is March 31.
Use what’s in your kitchen to whip up delicious, creative meals. Salmon, greens, an assortment of spices and condiments can be used to make patties that will go inside a wrap or a pasta bowl. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Raiding the freezer: Raiding the freezer

Basic salmon patties can be used in an assortment of meals.

Use what’s in your kitchen to whip up delicious, creative meals. Salmon, greens, an assortment of spices and condiments can be used to make patties that will go inside a wrap or a pasta bowl. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Tuesday, March 31, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

1st COVID-19 case in Kenai reported

Dunleavy, commissioners talk measures to stabilize the economy

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Tuesday, March 31, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, March 27, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Shelter in place, in-state travel ban measures announced as COVID-19 cases climb

With the addition of 16 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and news of the first death within the state of Alaska, new health mandates shutting… Continue reading

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, March 27, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Superintendent John O’Brien seeking treatment for cancer

The school superintendent was diagnosed with kidney cancer days before spring break.

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Schools prep for online learning

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is preparing to migrate education from brick-and-mortar schools to a distance delivery system. The extended spring break for students… Continue reading

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy at a press conference in Anchorage on Monday, March 23, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

Alaska reports 1st COVID-19 death

The Alaskan who died, described as a “high-risk older individual,” was in Washington state.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy at a press conference in Anchorage on Monday, March 23, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces the state of Alaska has its first positive case of the new coronavirus, during a news conference Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

1 new case in Sterling as governor expands mandates

5 total new cases Monday bring Alaska count to 37

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces the state of Alaska has its first positive case of the new coronavirus, during a news conference Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Emergency preparedness plan launched

“We’re asking you to help us by staying home if at all possible.”

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Signs at the Kenai Recreation Center in Kenai, Alaska, announce the closure of the building. Public buildings are being closed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

State, local orgs prepare for coronavirus

Public buildings are being closed and events canceled locally and across the state.

Signs at the Kenai Recreation Center in Kenai, Alaska, announce the closure of the building. Public buildings are being closed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Eight people in B.C. have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Alaska reports 1st coronavirus case; schools, universities extend breaks

All 42 schools on the Kenai Peninsula will be closed between March 16-20.

Eight people in B.C. have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses reporters at a news conference Monday, March 9, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. State officials said 23 people have been tested for the new coronavirus with no positive results. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

A Q&A with the governor

Dunleavy talks state budget, fiscal future and oil prices

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses reporters at a news conference Monday, March 9, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. State officials said 23 people have been tested for the new coronavirus with no positive results. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
Damage in a corner on the inside of the middle and high school building of Kachemak Selo School Nov. 12, 2019, in Kachemak Selo, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School board asks to add bond to ballot

The $30 million bond package would fund capital projects in school buildings across the district.

Damage in a corner on the inside of the middle and high school building of Kachemak Selo School Nov. 12, 2019, in Kachemak Selo, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Tammie Willis, a Soldotna activist, shares her story with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly at their Tuesday meeting on Feb. 25, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Hate crime resolution discussion gets heated

Resolution in support of state House Bill 198 passes 5-4 at Tuesday’s assembly meeting.

Tammie Willis, a Soldotna activist, shares her story with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly at their Tuesday meeting on Feb. 25, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen makes a presentation to the university’s Board of Regents at the University of Alaska Southeast Recreation Center on Sept. 15, 2016. Johnsen and the UA board discussed tuition increases and budget concerns Friday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Johnsen gives optimistic State of the University address

“It wasn’t the best deal ever, but it was a lifesaver.”

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen makes a presentation to the university’s Board of Regents at the University of Alaska Southeast Recreation Center on Sept. 15, 2016. Johnsen and the UA board discussed tuition increases and budget concerns Friday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, Meda DeWitt, left, Vic Fischer, middle, and Aaron Welterlen, leaders of an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, lead about 50 volunteers in a march to the Alaska Division of Elections office in Anchorage, Alaska. The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 agreed to allow a group seeking to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy to begin a second signature-gathering phase. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Recall Dunleavy group gathering signatures for next phase of campaign

The recall group must gather 71,252 signatures.

In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, Meda DeWitt, left, Vic Fischer, middle, and Aaron Welterlen, leaders of an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, lead about 50 volunteers in a march to the Alaska Division of Elections office in Anchorage, Alaska. The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 agreed to allow a group seeking to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy to begin a second signature-gathering phase. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
Tammie Willis speaks at the LGTBQ Town Hall at the Soldotna Public Library in Soldotna on Jan. 4. (Brian Mazurek | Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai to vote on resolution in support of hate crime legislation

A state bill looking to expand hate crime protections to include crimes motivated by the victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity may see support from… Continue reading

Tammie Willis speaks at the LGTBQ Town Hall at the Soldotna Public Library in Soldotna on Jan. 4. (Brian Mazurek | Peninsula Clarion)