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Hopefuls file for Oct. 3 election

August 17th 4:25 pm

The ballots haven't been counted, but the names that will appear on the October General Election have been penciled in. A total of eight candidates filed their intentions with the Homer City Clerk's offi ce earlier this week to seek spots on the city council [...]

Homer residents take stand against racism with rally

August 17th 4:20 pm

Last Sunday, roughly 50 Homer residents gathered at WKFL Park and held signs with anti-racist slogans for onlookers and passing traffic to read. In cities across the U.S., people - including an estimated 500 Anchorage residents — held similar [...]

South Peninsula Hospital CEO plans retirement

August 17th 4:19 pm

After nearly a decade at the helm of South Peninsula Hospital, CEO Robert Letson announced his retirement earlier this week. He plans to retire in June 2018. The hospital's board of directors will begin recruitment efforts for a new CEO immediately. As CEO, [...]

FYI - News briefs & announcements - Aug. 17

August 17th 4:18 pm

Volunteers needed for AARP's Tax-Aide program   AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older. [...]

Staying calm on investment 'rollercoaster'

August 17th 4:18 pm

Unless you live near an amusement park that does a lot of advertising, you probably didn't know that Aug. 16 is National Roller Coaster Day. Actual roller coasters provide people with thrills. But as an investor, how can you stay calm on the "roller [...]

Chamber presents more than 300 signatures to officials

August 17th 4:16 pm

The Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce carried through with its promise to raise awareness for the needed repairs to the Beach Access road recently when it presented a petition of more than 300 signatures to state and local officials. The petition was [...]

Man stabbed after heated altercation on Homer Spit

August 17th 4:15 pm

An argument between two male subjects escalated into an assault with a knife that led one of the individuals to be admitted to South Peninsula Hospital on Aug. 9 on the Homer Spit. According to reports from the Homer Police Department, officers were summoned [...]

I'm in the 'payback' stage of parenting

August 17th 4:15 pm

As most of you know, the older we get our priorities in life change. Such is the case with She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Made-Mad. Well, for most everyone. I'm pretty sure SWMNBMM would argue with anyone that I haven't grown up and, because I'm a guy, I never really [...]

Opinion: Letters - Aug. 17

August 17th 4:14 pm

Pier One Youth Theatre grateful for generous grant Every summer Pier One Youth Theatre runs two camps designed to introduce children to the theater. In Theater Play for ages 5-8, directed by Kathleen Gustafson, kids are introduced to the theater as a space. [...]

Opinion: Message from the new publishers of the Alaska Dispatch News

August 17th 4:12 pm

This weekend, we made a bold first step to ensure the future of the Alaska Dispatch News going forward. At the same time the paper has filed for bankruptcy protection, we've entered an agreement to purchase the ADN and immediately take control of the [...]

Home Meal kits to offer convenient delivery of Alaska seafood

August 17th 4:10 pm

Alaska aims to get in on the growing popularity of Home Meal kits that will deliver seafood directly to American kitchens. The kits typically offer a subscription based service where customers order weekly meals based on how many people they plan to feed and [...]

KPBSD welcomes students back to school

August 17th 4:08 pm

Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year! Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is very excited to have all of our students, staff, and parents back in school. We are committed to meeting the needs of every individual student every day. This is an [...]

Washington man on 'Zen' motorcycle adventure

August 17th 4:04 pm

When he was 14, Dan Holden got his first motorbike, a gift from his mom. Today, he is traveling around Alaska atop his BMW F650 Dakar dirt bike, a bike that is light and made for being off road. A retired research physicist, Dan Holden visited Alaska for the [...]

Couple cultivates unity, peace through the arts

August 17th 4:00 pm

The world's largest healing drum of its kind resides on five acres of land on Ohlson Mountain road in Homer. Known as GrandMother Drum, it is seven feet in diameter, inlaid with 200 crystals and weighs nearly 400 pounds. This drum is the centerpiece of the [...]

Third-quarter surge lifts Kodiak past Mariners

August 17th 3:59 pm

For 45 minutes and 12 seconds on Saturday, the Homer Mariners outhustled and outplayed the Kodiak Bears. Unfortunately for Homer, games last 48 minutes. Kodiak scored twice in the first 2:48 of the second half and then held on to claim a tough 21-8 [...]

Local swimers wrap up summer season

August 17th 3:56 pm

Kachemak Swim Club's summer season came to an exciting conclusion at the AK Summer Long Course Championships on July 28-30. Six KSC Kings qualified and participated in meet, including Lauren Kuhns, Madison Story, Ella Blanton-Yourkowski, Bristol Johnson, [...]

Homer swim team gearing up for start of new season

August 17th 3:56 pm

Both the Homer High School swim and dive team and the Kachemak Swim Club are busy preparing for their competitive seasons. Thaddaeus Gunther is the head coach of both programs and is beginning his second stint at the helm of the HHS program. He will be [...]

Antler orientation required for all Kenai moose hunters

August 17th 3:55 pm

Moose hunting seasons begin opening this month on the Kenai Peninsula and hunters hoping to harvest moose in Game Management Units 7 and 15 (Kenai Peninsula, Kalgin Island, and head of Turnagain Arm) are reminded they must first complete an online moose [...]

Feast on mountain, fjord, bay and island views

August 17th 3:48 pm

The hike to Grace Ridge is nine miles long, rate moderate to difficult-on-steeper-downhill-sections, with 3,105 feet of climbing. The trail takes you from a gravel-and-cobble beach at a trailhead/campsite/yurt-site located at the heads of Sadie Cove and Tutka [...]

Tribune publisher among new owners of ADN

August 17th 3:46 pm

New Alaska Dispatch News publishers reassure staff The new publishers of Alaska Dispatch News sought to reassure their staff Monday that the newspaper and news website would continue to publish as it works its way through Chapter 11 protection under federal [...]

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