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.

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.

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.