Dan Schwartz

  • Following his and Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell’s recent success with Walmart Stores Inc., U.S. Sen. Mark Begich will continue his campaign requesting international food-chains stock Alaska seafood. Begich on Friday wrote Sodexo USA President and CEO George Chavel asking that the corporation serve Alas...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 12:53pm
  • When Redoubt Volcano erupted in 2009, black ash settled on Homer like snowfall. The city prepared to shut down as the winter sun dimmed. Stores stockpiled food preparing for the roads to close. Businesses worried ash would destroy air intakes on computers and thousands of dollars in equipment. The c...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:40pm
  • A Kenai Peninsula based senior and disability resource center will cut its travels in half, following a hit from federal sequestration. The Independent Living Center serves the peninsula, Kodiak and the Valdez-Cordova Census area. The center helps the aging or impaired transition to homes, apply for...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:39pm
  • Alaska Wildlife Troopers do not suspect any criminal activity in a June 12 moose shooting in Ninilchik. “So far as I know, there’s nothing that looks illegal or could cause criminal charges to be filed in this case,” Sgt. Paul McConnell said. The wildlife troopers believe the shooting was a le...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 5:04pm
  • Sometime during the night on May 19, likely when he was watching “The Voice” at a loud volume in his home, a brown bear tore the right driver’s mirror from his Subaru, smashed its right tail light and rear window, ripped off the back windshield wiper, left muddy claw marks on the remaining wid...

    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 3:35pm
  • Another outbreak of campylobacter infection tied to a Kenai Peninsula cow share operation has sickened five people, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. An earlier outbreak sickened more than 31 people in February.  Both outbreaks have originated from Peninsula Diar...

    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 3:13pm
  • Kenai Peninsula residents want more agricultural use out of their public lands, according to a recent Kenai Peninsula Borough land use survey.Of the 1,172 surveys the borough received, 158 residents responded that they wanted public lands to be allocated for agriculture uses, said Marcus Mueller, bo...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:43am
  • The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Section of Epidemiology is investigating four recent illnesses on the Kenai Peninsula believed to be associated with raw milk consumption, said Greg Wilkinson, a department spokesperson. The patients admitted to drinking raw milk a few days before ...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:45pm
  • The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will break ground on the construction of a new $6 million visitor center in Soldotna this spring, refuge officials announced Feb. 14.The refuge visitor center sees the most visitors of the 15 other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refuge visitor centers in the state ...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:43pm
  • For the first time in more than a decade on the Kenai Peninsula, wildlife managers have a recent brown bear population estimate to inform their game management decisions. Ted Spraker, chairman of the Alaska Board of Game, said he suspects the new number — more than twice the old estimate — will ...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:17pm

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