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

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 23:08

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

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 19:44

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

Borough assembly gets back into taxes Tuesday

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 23:06

Though the budget is finalized for the upcoming year, the finance battles aren’t done at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly yet.

City of Soldotna adds a new position, creates first social media policy

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 23:04

This spring, the city of Soldotna created a new special project and communications coordinator position. Jhasmine Lamb, who has filled the position, is working with the city to create a Soldotna’s first social media policy.

Borough kicks more money into junk car removal

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 21:06

The borough is planning to put a little more oomph into keeping junk cars out of its roads.