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.

Cook Inlet commercial fishermen to get openers this week

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 23:06

Despite poor sockeye returns so far in the Gulf of Alaska and commercial fishing restrictions in other areas, Upper Cook Inlet’s commercial fishermen are still going to get their opening this week.

Movi found in Alaska caribou, moose

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 19:45

A harmful pathogen previously known only in goats and sheep has been found in healthy Alaskan moose and caribou.

HEA bills to rise July 1

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 11:03

Homer Electric Association power bills will rise July 1, driven by the cost of the Cook Inlet natural gas that fuels about 90 percent of the utility cooperative’s electrical generation.

Run in the Midnight Sun

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 19:45

Brystol Flynn, 5, makes a dash for the finish line during a kids’ footrace at the North Peninsula Recreation Service Area’s Family Fun in the Midnight Sun event Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Nikiski, Alaska. The annual event features a variety of booths and activities, including a candy hunt and footraces, martial arts demonstrations, food trucks, raffles and a chance to spray a fire hose courtesy of the Nikiski Fire Department. Though the morning started out chilly and rainy, the rain stopped by early afternoon for awhile.

Enjoy the nerdy hand-me-downs

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 19:45

It’s been 27 years since I graduated from high school — and at least that long since a high school kid called me a nerd.

Alaska Grown options expand with new market, app

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:33

Here on the peninsula, opportunities to purchase locally sourced food is growing.