Jacob Dye

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Health officials urge vax, mitigation ahead of virus trio

State health officials are urging residents to get vaccinated and take other steps to protect themselves from infectious diseases to mitigate the strain on hospitals this winter by COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus....

Fewer than 50% of Alaska kids completing routine vaccines

Routine childhood vaccinations are being missed in Alaska and around the country, according to a public health ECHO held via Zoom and livestreamed on Facebook last Wednesday. The State Department of Health has partnered...

Recovery effort turns plastic into lumber

Entrepreneur Patrick Simpson, of Alaska Plastic Recovery, has worked for much of the year with local advocacy groups like Cook Inletkeeper, Regroup, and Sustainable Seward to collect plastic for transformation into lumber as part...

Friendship, goodwill and cultural understanding

Kenai Peninsula College adjunct professor Yasuko Lehtinen was honored with the Japanese Foreign Minister Commendation in a ceremony Friday. Representatives of Japan from the Consular Office of Japan in Anchorage came to the Kenai...

Homer Film Fest winners named

Winners of the 18th Annual Homer Documentary Film Festival were named on Oct. 6. The top honor, “Audience Favorite Award,” went to “Hallelujah; Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song.” The festival spanned a week,...

COVID Hospitalizations hit low not seen since April

According to the Alaska COVID-19 Data Hub, updated Wednesday, 22 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19. No patients are on ventilators. This is down from last week, when DOH reported that 40 patients were hospitalized....

Hospitalizations see uptick; COVID cases still declining

According to the Alaska COVID-19 Data Hub, updated Wednesday, 40 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19. No patients are on ventilators. This is an increase from last week, when DOH reported that 31 patients were...

Fattest bear crowned in annual competition

By Jake Dye Peninsula Clarion The dust is only starting to settle on Fat Bear Week, but Bear 747 has won the title Fat Bear Champion for the second time, after first claiming the...

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