Since 2002, the nationally recognized Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference has aimed at bringing together people of similar talents in order to teach them, challenge them, and provide a venue for creativity, ingenuity and camaraderie to flow amongst them. For 17 years, this writers’ conference, organized by Kachemak Bay Campus Director Carol Swartz and facilitated by a roster of annually-rotating faculty, has achieved and exceeded that goal.
The sun came out just in time on the afternoon of Saturday, June 9 to herald the fourth annual Thurmond’s Far West Auto Customer Appreciation Day in Anchor Point.
Anchor Point residents met with leaders of several local environmental agencies at the Anchor Point Senior Center on Monday, May 14 to discuss suggestions to maintain the Anchor River and repair damage to its banks. The environmental agencies called for the meeting with the community in order to gain insight on what would be the best course of action for these restorations as well as to educate themselves on the behavior and history of the river.
Bay Weld Boats opened their shop on East End Road to the public from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 to mark the construction of their 200th boat.
After years of dedication and hard work, Lia Calhoun, assistant professor of English and communications at Kachemak Bay Campus, earned her doctorate on March 23 when she successfully defended her dissertation in front of a committee from the Boston University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts.
With repairs to the Anchor River State Recreation Area parking lot and tractor launch scheduled to begin this spring, Anchor Point residents and local business owners are considering how the damage that occurred last fall and in past years due to massive erosion will impact the town’s future.
The opioid epidemic gripping the state — and the nation as a whole — was given a local face last Wednesday as state representatives came to gather information on just how it’s been affecting the Homer community.
As Alaska’s largest private employer, the maritime sector is arguably one of the most important and productive industries in the state. According to the 2014 Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Plan, more than 70,000 people across the state work within the scope of the maritime sector, including vessel repair and maintenance, boat building, commercial fishing, marine research and marine transportation.
Thirty-seven years after it was founded, the South Peninsula Haven House remains dedicated to its mission of supporting and empowering individuals and families impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse by advocating for justice and providing safe shelter, crisis intervention, prevention and victim advocacy.
As any Alaskan knows, the winters are long and cabin fever is highly contagious. At the same time, long winters are the perfect opportunity for people to cure their cabin fever with creativity and community fun.
Going into its 12th year, the Anchor Point Food Pantry continues its mission of outreach and support for members of the community, working to spread awareness and make a difference in residents’ lives. Serving the lower Kenai Peninsula from Anchor Point to Nikolaevsk to Happy Valley, the volunteer organization sees a steady and growing demand for the most basic of human needs — food.
Kenai Peninsula College’s Kachemak Bay Campus (KBC) in Homer welcomed to its ranks this year Assistant Professor of Mathematics Jeffrey Johnson.
As another Semester by the Bay draws to a close, Debbie Tobin, a biology professor at Kachemak Bay Campus and the 15 students that participated in the class this fall reflect on how the program has impacted their lives and futures.