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  • As an on-going benefit for Angelica Haakenson, an 11-year-old Anchor Point girl who lost her legs from injuries in a Christmas Day wreck on the Sterling Highway, Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Services volunteers are selling “Angel Kits,” roadside emergency kits for a suggested donation...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:27pm
  • Do it all?   No problem for Luke DeVault of Port Graham. Battle of the Books teams are allowed three students — a spokesperson, a recorder and a “thinker,” but for the third- and fourth-grade team at Port Graham School, Luke was it. The K-12 school with about a dozen students is on the so...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:38pm
  • After a kick-off banquet Feb. 9, the Popeye Wrestling Club began practice for wrestlers ages 10 and older Tuesday and holds its first practice for ages 9 and younger Feb. 23.  Jason Cavasos is the program’s head coach and oversees practices at Homer Middle School. Bubba Wells does the same at...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:21pm
  • Seldovia-Nikolaevsk For a small school off the road system, participating in events with teams from other schools can prove challenging. Last week the tables were turned, as teams traveled to the south side of Kachemak Bay to play in the Seldovia Basketball Invitational Tournament. ...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:20pm
  • When Billy Roberson, Land’s End Resort’s former executive chef, left Homer for the Baranof Hotel in Juneau, resort management had only to look in-house for a replacement: Matt Orchard, former sous chef and PM kitchen manager.  Judging by evaluations submitted by guests a Feb. 5 “unveiling...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:05pm
  • The Mariner Co-op Hockey Team went into the North Star Conference Championships at the Menard Arena Wasilla as the fifth-seeded team, with peninsula teams Soldotna fourth-seeded and Kenai sixth. In the opening day of play Feb. 5, Kenai faced Colony and fell 5-0 in the single-elimination tournament. ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:21pm
  • In a display of their on-land abilities, the Seldovia Sea Otter boys basketball team claimed first place in the eight-team Nenana Invitational Basketball Tournament on Saturday, winning 62-59 against Effie Kokrine. On the girls’ side of the action, the Nikolaevsk Warriors took second place to home...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:16pm
  • Three days of basketball, 12 teams, 22 games. That’s exactly what organizers of the Ninilchik Invitational Basketball Tournament were looking for and that’s exactly what they got. They also got an enthusiastic crowd that, by the time of the championship games on Saturday, filled the gym to stand...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:55pm
  • Heart-shaped cards. Heart-shaped boxes of candy. Heart-shaped balloons. All trappings of heartfelt celebrations centered around Valentine’s Day. For Melanie Miller and her husband, Ron, their heart reminder comes in the shape of their 18-month-old daughter, Chloe, who was born with a congenital he...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:46pm
  • Inspired by a “Pirates — Seek Treasure in a Good Book” theme, pre-K through second-grade students at Paul Banks Elementary School set a record with their 2014 readathon: 160,650 minutes read since Jan. 12, said teacher Wendy Todd, an organizer of the event. Maybe it was the theme. Maybe it was...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:35pm

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