Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Tuesday, April 7, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

State reports seventh COVID-19 death, 226 total cases

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Student masks get art show opening

Masks reminiscent of the children’s tale “Where the Wild Things Are” adorned the walls of a local coffee shop last month in celebration on youth… Continue reading

 

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.

 

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)
Commercial fishing boats are rafted together in May 2016 in the harbor in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Fishermen trying to salvage season amid COVID-19 pandemic

Facing an uncertain future as the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, Alaska’s commercial fishing industry is looking ahead to the upcoming season with determination to salvage… Continue reading

Commercial fishing boats are rafted together in May 2016 in the harbor in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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                                A sign on the door at Amalga Distillery in downtown Juneau showing items available for carry-out on Monday.
Peter Segall | Juneau Empire
                                A sign on the door at Amalga Distillery in downtown Juneau showing items available for carry-out on Monday.
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                                Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference in Anchorage on Tuesday.

Gov looks to federal funds to fill gaps in budget

There may be a supplemental PFD.

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                                Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference in Anchorage on Tuesday.

Seawatch: Fishermen get briefed on CARES Act

Alaska’s congressional delegation held a conference call with 65 of Alaska’s fishery leaders last week and laid out some details of the federal assistance available… Continue reading

A soils primer for Homer

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A look inside the hospital’s alternate COVID-19 care site

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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.

Homer hires public works director; former director becomes city engineer

The two positions had been bundled into one job for the last several years

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference on the budget on April 7, 2020, in Juneau, Alaska. He later met with reporters to speak about 22 new COVID-19 cases reported on Tuesday. (Photo by Austin McDaniel/Office of the Governor)

Alaska sees surge in COVID-19 cases;No new deaths or hospitalizations

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference on the budget on April 7, 2020, in Juneau, Alaska. He later met with reporters to speak about 22 new COVID-19 cases reported on Tuesday. (Photo by Austin McDaniel/Office of the Governor)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy (center) speaks with Edward Graham (left) of Samaritan’s Purse as two other Samaritan’s Purse staff members look on, Monday, April 6, 2020 at Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska. Dunleavy met the crew and staff of the Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 at the airport as they offloaded thousands of pounds of medical supplies bound for rural Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

4th COVID-19 case reported in Soldotna

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy (center) speaks with Edward Graham (left) of Samaritan’s Purse as two other Samaritan’s Purse staff members look on, Monday, April 6, 2020 at Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska. Dunleavy met the crew and staff of the Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 at the airport as they offloaded thousands of pounds of medical supplies bound for rural Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
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Sixth COVID-19 death reported for Alaska

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COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)
COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)

Anchor Point man dies out of state from COVID-19

A resident of Anchor Point has died from COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, but the person was not in the state of… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, April 3, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

State recommends wearing face coverings in public

Number of Kenai Peninsula cases grows to 10; state tally rises to 157

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, April 3, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink participates via teleconference in the state’s daily press briefing on the new coronavirus on Monday, March 30, 2020. (Courtesy photo)
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink participates via teleconference in the state’s daily press briefing on the new coronavirus on Monday, March 30, 2020. (Courtesy photo)
Anna Worster, RN, the Director of Surgical Services at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, stands in the surgery waiting room, which has been converted into a three-person inpatient room. The surgery department will be the area for patients hospitalized with other medical needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy South Peninsula Hospital)

Capacity expands at South Peninsula Hospital while Homer Public Health tracks down case contacts

With two Homer residents confirmed to have COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-Cov-2, South Peninsula Hospital staff and public health nurses are… Continue reading

Anna Worster, RN, the Director of Surgical Services at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, stands in the surgery waiting room, which has been converted into a three-person inpatient room. The surgery department will be the area for patients hospitalized with other medical needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy South Peninsula Hospital)
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)