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  • Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Services honored community members with Years of Service Awards at the annual training and awards banquet May 7. The event’s theme, “Honoring the Past,” focused on those who dedicated and sacrificed many years of their time to serve the citizens and visi...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:10am
  • Homer residents brought 305 bags of trash and 39 bags of recyclables to the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center for Clean-Up Day on Saturday, according to a press release from the chamber. The chamber gave away eight prizes for winners in the group, individual, most recyclables and family c...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:44am
  • The number of teenage parents in Alaska is continuing its downward trend. Nationwide, the birth rate among teenage women 15-19 years old has declined dramatically since 1991, from 61.8 per 1,000 teens to 24.2 out of every 1,000 by 2014, according to a May 3 bulletin issued by the Alaska Section of E...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:43am
  • Professors Beth Graber and Michael Hawfield were awarded the honor of emeritus professor titles at the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College graduation on May 4. The title of emeritus is given to retiring professors who exemplify principles of exemplary academic standards, great scholarship...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:07am
  • Sian Young grew up in Wales hearing stories of her grandparent’s journeys around the world. As Young reached adulthood, she too began taking trips to various destinations in Europe and even going to India. Young, now a 31-year-old mental health nurse living in Bristol, England, is spending a month...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 8:55am
  • Two years and ten months ago, Erika and Paul Piazza painted and renovated the interior of a Volkswagen van and left their home in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  On Monday, May 9, they arrived in Homer. The Piazzas began driving through South America in August 2013 after losing their jobs — Paul is...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 8:53am
  • The Public Safety Review Committee reported to the Homer City Council on Monday that plans for the proposed public safety building would use the current Homer Education and Recreation Complex to house police and fire stations.  The committee met May 11 and is scheduled to meet again at 5:30 p.m...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 8:46am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board will decide in June whether the bus route scheduling for southern peninsula schools, including Homer, Anchor Point and Ninilchik, will change, said KPBSD Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones at a Tuesday meeting at Homer High School.  Any changes...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 8:41am
  • The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival is honored to have the nation’s top birders as guests at the fests, but the real stars are those little birds that travel so far on their own to grace our shores. What are birders likely to see this weekend?...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 8:39am
  • The shorebirds are back, heralds of the northern spring and inspiration for the 2016 Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival that begins today. These extraordinary travelers remind us of renewal and nature’s miraculous beauty and ingenuity....

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 8:30am

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