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  • Kindergarteners filled four classrooms at Paul Banks Elementary School for Tuesday’s beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.  “Very exciting stuff,” said Principal Eric Pederson. “Awesome,” was Chapman Principal Eric Woodhead’s description of the first day at the Anchor Point school...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:40pm
  • In non-conference action, the Mariners’ first football game of the season on a brand new turf field resulted in a 41-16 loss to the Eielson Ravens. “It was kind of a rough day and didn’t go exactly how we’d planned,” said Head Coach Josh Fraley. “There were way too many mistakes and we o...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:16pm
  • An annual pig roast held by the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Service Area volunteers was planned to be even more special on Aug. 9,  with the dedication of the service area’s Medic 41 ambulance to volunteer Connie Prouty. Plans changed, however, when Prouty, who was battling breast...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:23am
  • Friday marked the end of the candidate filing period for the Oct. 7 municipal election. On the city of Homer’s ballot, two changes occurred before the 5 p.m. deadline. Don Stead withdrew his bid for mayor and, later that day, Lindianne Sarno made her candidacy for mayor official. ...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:39pm
  • While early reports from the Alaska Division of Elections showed “yes” votes on Ballot Measure 1 in the lead, within three hours after polls closed on Tuesday and with more than half the precincts reporting, the unofficial results pulled a switch with the “no” votes gaining ground. As of Wed...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:01pm
  • As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, with 245 of 441 precincts reporting across the state, the unofficial results for Ballot Measure 1 were 53,550 votes saying “no” to the referendum, a repeal of Senate Bill 21, and 51,484 votes saying yes to the repeal. Votes on the referendum by district were not yet availa...

    Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:12pm
  • There’s some good new and some bad news in this week’s Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby action. The bad news comes from Bill Brock of Anchor Point. Brock was fishing with Crystal Sea Charters aboard the Donna Mae on Sunday when he hooked into a tagged halibut. The tag was sponsored by Alaska Adventur...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:36pm
  • The public is invited to come check out Homer High School’s newly redone lower field. The muddy, well-worn, uneven grass is gone. In its place is beautiful to look at, beautiful to play on turf. “This is great,” said Doug Waclawski, HHS principal, adding that the turf’s design probably means...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:33pm
  • Sixty-two runners and walkers and one lone biker took part on Sunday’s 20th annual Breast Cancer Run-Walk-Bike. In addition to helping raise breast cancer awareness, the 5-mile and 1-mile event also raised more than $9,500 for Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic’s breast cancer screening, treatm...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:32pm
  • With the municipal election less than two months away, the deadline is quickly approaching to file as a candidate for city of Homer and Kenai Peninsula Borough seats. On the Homer ballot will be three elected city official positions: the mayor and two council members. The deadline to file for one of...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:25pm

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