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  • 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
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce’s August Business After Hours event is from 5-7 today and is hosted by the Pratt Museum.The public is invited.  Upstairs in the Special Exhibits Gallery, Jo Going’s solo exhibition, Reliquary, is on view....

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:45am
  • The Federal Transit Administration wants $12.3 million back from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough for the borough’s failed Knik Arm ferry plan. Acting FTA Administrator Therese McMillan sent a letter to Mat-Su Borough Manager John Moosey Aug. 5 demanding repayment of the grant money. The $12.3 millio...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:44am
  • ANCHORAGE — Two minutes at a time, the Environmental Protection Agency heard directly from Alaskans how they feel about the agency’s proposal to block Pebble mine development. At an Aug. 12 public hearing in Anchorage, 133 attendees testified before EPA Region 10 Administrator Dennis McLerran an...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:42am
  • 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
  • A strong showing in Homer by Republican Party U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller surprised almost everybody — everybody except a spirited group of supporters on the lower Kenai Peninsula. “In the past week and a half, just monitoring what’s going on across the state, we really saw a surge of sup...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:37pm
  • When Jackson Hobbs, 16, begins school in his hometown of Franklin, Idaho, later this month, he’ll have quite a story to share about his summer vacation....

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:36pm
  • 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
  • ANCHORAGE — Two minutes at a time, the Environmental Protection Agency heard directly from Alaskans how they feel about the agency’s proposal to block Pebble mine development.At an Aug. 12 public hearing in Anchorage, 133 attendees testified before EPA Region 10 Administrator Dennis McLerran and...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:51pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Northrim BanCorp will expand further into the residential mortgage market with its acquisition of Residential Mortgage LLC.Northrim currently owns 23.5 percent of the mortgage company, and was an original investor. Now, Northrim Bank’s subsidiary Northrim Capital Investment Co. will ...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:19pm
  • If by chance you win the Publishers Clearing House contest, just like on TV, the Prize Patrol will show up with balloons. A phone scam going around Homer tries to scam victims into thinking otherwise. Don’t fall for it, Homer Police warned in a press release on Aug. 7....

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:18pm
  • Re/Max of Homer recently settled into its new renovated location on the street facing side of the Windjammer Suites building on Pioneer Avenue. Their old location, also on Pioneer Avenue, is now occupied by Malone Insurance Agency, which moved from a neighboring building in July.In an interview last...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:15pm
  • Cook Inlet and Yukon River commercial fishermen could receive direct payments as part of the 2012 fishery disaster relief aid this fall.According to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration award notice, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is set to receive $7.8 million for direct pa...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:08pm
  • A federal judge has ordered the National Marine Fisheries Service to prepare a supplemental environmental assessment for the revised marine observer program that was implemented in 2013.No immediate changes to the program will be made, but Judge Russel Holland found that NMFS did not account for whe...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:06pm
  • There is always a sense of community down at the Homer Farmers Market. You can’t go down there without running into someone you know, chatting with a vendor or watching as the kids play together and folks sit soaking up the atmosphere. Constant sharing has always been a mark of the Market....

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:03pm
  • By Molly DischnerMorris News Service - AlaskaAlaska’s commercial fishermen have hauled in more than 125 million salmon this year, but the prices for those fish are still in limbo.Fishermen have landed about 72.5 million pinks, 41.7 million sockeye, 2.1 million coho, 8.4 million chums and 413,000 k...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:56pm
  • Although almost 38 percent of precincts had reported as of 11 p.m. Tuesday, Forrest Dunbar emerged early as the clear winner of the Democratic Party nomination for U.S. Congress. Dunbar had 62 percent of the votes to Frank Vondersaar’s 15 percent. Vondersaar, who recently developed some health iss...

    Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:21pm
  • 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
  • The three Republican U.S. Senate candidates squared off against each other in the KTUU Channel 2 debate Aug. 14, touching mostly on old and familiar themes....

    Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:10pm
  • Chapman School Grades Prek-8 P.O. Box 1109,  Anchor Point, AK 99556 Phone: 235-8671  Fax: 235-5460 Principal: Conrad Woodhead Secretary: Debbie Poindexter Class start, stop times: 8:40 a.m., 3:10 p.m. Registration: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug, 4-8 First day of s...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:20pm

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