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  • A Homer man critically injured in a March 3 car crash near Anchor Point has died of his injuries. Mark Shufelt, 51, died April 3, Alaska State Troopers announced in a press release earlier this month.Shufelt was driving south in his 1998 Toyota Tacoma truck near Mile 155 Sterling Highway in Anchor P...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:26pm
  • Prompted by what Homer City Clerk Jo Johnson called “an inordinate amount of confusion” in city election recount procedures that came about from a recount last October, the Homer City Council on Monday passed unanimously an amendment to the city code clarifying election procedures. Previously, t...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:22pm
  • During “Week of the Young Child,” April 20-27, young community members take center stage. There are playgroups scheduled, storytimes, a younger version of the Olympics, dance classes, tips for parents and more. Two southern Kenai Peninsula public schools — Chapman School in Anchor Point and Pa...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:56pm
  • Ila Sylce, 2, experiments with different textures at a booth sponsored by The Center during the 2012 SAFE Kids Fair. This year’s fair will be at the Homer High School, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 26.   Related stories:...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:53pm
  • This week, Best Beginnings of Homer celebrates the “Week of the Young Child” to bring attention to the needs of young children and their families and to recognize early childhood programs and services. “Best Beginnings is a coalition of local nonprofit agencies and individuals who support earl...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:53pm
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — The state Senate Finance Committee has backed a $5 million proposal that includes establishing a list of people who would be banned from buying alcohol in Anchorage. The “no sell” proposal by the Fairview Business Association also calls for comprehensive treatment and case man...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:37pm
  • Ghen Sasakura’s short video entry “What You See is What You Get” is the third-week winner in the fifth annual Teton Gravity Research Grom Contest.  “The film shows him skiing. He edited the footage to make the film,” said Sasakura’s mother, Cynthia Morelli. Sasakura is currently att...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:07pm
  • As the Kenai River personal use fishery has grown over the years, the City of Kenai has had to adapt with it. In an effort to clarify confusion on the fishery use fee structure, the Kenai City Council amended and approved a resolution to enact fee changes for the 2014 personal use fishery at the Apr...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:05pm
  • Members of the Anchor Point Volunteer Fire Department gathered at Anchor River Inn Saturday for its annual training meeting on Saturday. The event was an opportunity for guest speaker Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre, to officially welcome the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Service Area...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:05pm
  • Kyra Wagner is the recipient of the Friends of the Homer Library’s 2014 Lifelong Learner Award. Also being honored at the Celebration of Lifelong Learning on Saturday is Hannah Baird, this year’s Youth! Learner Award recipient.  Guest speaker for the celebration is William Iggiagruk Hensley...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:58pm

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