Victoria Petersen

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                                A morel mushroom grows in disturbed gravel on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Out of the Office: Morels surge confidence

I’m writing this in the car on the drive to Anchorage. My boyfriend, Nate, and I are in the process of moving back to the… Continue reading

 

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)

Meal program won’t continue into the summer

The meal program offered free breakfast and lunch during the week to any district student.

 

COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)

Intrastate travel OK’d for road system, marine highway

No new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday

 

A screenshot of the 50th annual commencement ceremony for the 2020 graduating class of Kenai Peninsula College, which was done virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, May 7, 2020, near Soldotna, Alaska.

‘Resilience and ability to overcome unbelievable odds’

Kenai Peninsula College graduates students from both campuses — virtually

A screenshot of the 50th annual commencement ceremony for the 2020 graduating class of Kenai Peninsula College, which was done virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, May 7, 2020, near Soldotna, Alaska.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District building is closed on March 26, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Budget estimates down in face of pandemic

The borough finance department has had to adjust projections.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District building is closed on March 26, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, addresses reporters during a Wednesday, March 25, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

‘Not time to be letting our guard down’

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink said the state is expecting to see more cases.

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, addresses reporters during a Wednesday, March 25, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Dunleavy unveils plan to disburse $1.25B in federal relief funds

Borough would receive $37 million in community assistance.

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                                Gov. Mike Dunleavy touring Anchorage’s alternate care site at the Alaska Airlines Center, Wednesday in Anchorage.

State announces 8 news cases, including 1 in Sterling

As a public service to keep people informed on the COVID-19 pandemic, the paywall for all articles about the coronavirus has been disabled. If you… Continue reading

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                                Gov. Mike Dunleavy touring Anchorage’s alternate care site at the Alaska Airlines Center, Wednesday in Anchorage.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, April 10, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

New state mandate OKs quarantine shelters for emergency workers, homeless

The program will use “non-congregate shelter solutions,” including hotels and dorms, to house people.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, April 10, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy at a press conference in Anchorage with Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink on Friday, April 3, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Officer of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

Zink: Assume virus is in communities

Alaska reports 1 death, 13 new cases

Gov. Mike Dunleavy at a press conference in Anchorage with Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink on Friday, April 3, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Officer of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District building is closed on March 26, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly passes emergency ordinances

The Clerk’s Office set up remote ways for residents to call in and speak on the emergency ordinances.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District building is closed on March 26, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign announcing the closure of Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools at K-Beach Elementary can be seen on March 26, 2020, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School board passes their budget, discusses transition to remote learning

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education unanimously passed their proposed fiscal year 2021 budget Monday night. However, it’s unclear how… Continue reading

A sign announcing the closure of Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools at K-Beach Elementary can be seen on March 26, 2020, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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                                The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from above on Monday, Aug. 26 on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.

All burn permits suspended starting May 1

The suspension aims to mitigate some of the challenges firefighting agencies may face this summer.

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                                The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from above on Monday, Aug. 26 on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.
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

COVID-19. (Image Credit: CDC)

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’

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)
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)