Walking to remember: Heritage Place residents raise awareness about Alzheimer’s

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 23:23

A drizzle may have shortened a scheduled mile-and-a-half trek through the streets of Soldotna Thursday, but participants in the Longest Day Walk ’n’ Roll event didn’t let the weather rain on their parade.

Peninsula sees few wildfires as season passes halfway mark

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:33

With Alaska’s wildfire season half over and cool, wet conditions in the forecast, the Kenai Peninsula has yet to see a major blaze. There’s no guarantee that it’s out of the woods just yet, though.

Soldotna student awarded national science and technology opportunity

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 23:11

Aspiring robotics engineer Mika Thompson-Brassfield believes the power of robotics could do a lot of good for a lot of people — and for her wheelchair-bound dog.

Nikiski man accused of threatening woman with axe

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:30

A Nikiski man was arrested for assault after the alleged victim sent a plea for help to the Alaska State Troopers Facebook page.

Tao L. Yancey, 39, allegedly smashed a woman’s phone with an axe, punched her and threatened to “cut off her head...

Drift River dismantling may start in early 2019

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 23:16

With oil expected to begin flowing in September through a reconfigured pipeline system connecting fields on the west side of Cook Inlet to the Andeavor Refinery on the east, Hilcorp’s Drift River Oil Terminal — from which oil is presently carried across the inlet by tanker — may start being dismantled in early 2019.

Schnitzel Bomber serves up German fare with Peninsula spin

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:06

Over the weekend, Vincent and Jessica Johnson met a woman who grows spinach in high tunnels. They said she had more than she knew what to do with, so on Monday, they decided to add a “spinach salad on the fly,” to their list of specials. That’s how most of Schnitzel Bomber’s specials are conceived: what’s fresh and what’s around.

New cards, new scams: Seniors targeted as Medicare rolls out new IDs

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:02

A law aimed at reducing fraud and identity theft among Medicare beneficiaries is opening the door to new scams.

Man charged with armed robbery arrested for theft and burglary

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:26

A man facing charges of felony theft, armed robbery and assault in two separate cases was arrested last week for theft and burglary.

Beluga food sources shifted from marine to freshwater over past 50 years

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:49

Over the past fifty years Cook Inlet’s endangered beluga whales have changed their feeding habits, eating less prey that originates in marine waters and more prey influenced by fresh water, according to a new study of chemical traces in beluga bones and teeth.