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  • What is it about Anchor Point that has five new businesses opening up in the Kenai Peninsula's westernmost community? Lower utility costs because of the availability of natural gas was the first explanation given by Bryan Zak, regional director for the South West Alaska Small Business Development Ce...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:32pm
  • The heart-shaped glass vials worn around the necks of sixth-graders at West Homer Elementary School weren't just for decoration. Each one contained something uniquely special: the DNA of the student it was worn by. Even better, the students in Shirlie Gribble's classroom extracted it themselves with...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:59pm
  • Winter might be a slow time for business in some places, but in Anchor Point, business owners are putting the slow-down to their advantage.Some are developing new approaches to boost business at long-time establishments. Others have identified a market not met and are hoping to meet the need. At lea...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:47pm
  • After seven years, Regina Mauras, the city of Homer’s finance director, is moving on. Mauras has accepted the position of finance director with the city of Prosser, Wash. Her last day on the job in Homer is March 8.She likened her experience interviewing for the new position to a television show....

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:36pm
  • Carolyn Sapp, Homer's new postmaster, is picking up where the community's former postmaster, Robert Fimon, left off.With a 10-year postal career that began in the community where she was born and reared -- Tallahassee, Fla. -- Sapp originally had her eyes on Alaska's beautiful landscapes -- Fairbank...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:48pm
  • In September, work by Apache in the Ninilchik area came to a sudden "pause" when the oil and gas company was unable to obtain permits needed to continue its planned seismic operation. The work camp set up in American Legion Post 18's campground was removed. The need for food services abruptly ended....

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:33pm
  • Southern peninsula students are lining up for the 2013 state spelling bee to be held in Anchorage March 1. Competition at area schools has identified the following spellers who will participate in the state event that takes place at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in Anchorage:* Chapman Sc...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:32pm
  • On a return visit to Homer, the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific's "Top Cover" is set to bring its upbeat rhythms to local students and a free performance for the public. The band -- comprised of Senior Master Sgt. Michael Williams on piano, Technical Sgt. Dennis Pack on guitar, Technical Sgt. Cli...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:26pm
  • Homer students head to state in Battle of the Books...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:03pm
  • Two weeks after the Homer Winter Carnival and it's time to get back to celebrating the season with the Anchor Point Snow Rondi, sponsored by the Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce.This year's theme: Up To Snow Good.The fun starts with an auction at Chapman School at 7 p.m. today and c...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:56pm

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