Keep family in mind if considering changes to service area

Thanks to the South Peninsula Hospital and EMT folks of the South Peninsula. Recently there has been a lot of discussion about the potential of a South Peninsula Hospital Central Peninsula Hospital merger, in the news and presentations to the Homer City Council. Before endorsing directions we should first take a look at “What is […]

Published Events, Nov. 25 – Dec. 1

WedNov25 Karaoke with Dax • 10 p.m. The Alibi, 453 East Pioneer Ave. Open Mic with Mikey’s Chair • 8 p.m. Down East Saloon, 3 Mile East End Road, 235-6002. Kwiz Night • 7:30 p.m. with picture round. Kharacters, 197 E. Pioneer Ave. Fried Chicken Dinner Night • Beluga Bar and Grill. 204 Ocean […]

Mariners drop 3 games by 3 points at End of Road Shootout

The Homer Hockey team was all about threes this past weekend.
The Mariners’ End of the Road Shootout took place over three days — Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Three teams were invited: Soldotna, the Dimond JV team and the Houston Hawks. Each team would play three games.
In uncharacteristic fashion, the M’s lost all three games at their shootout — by a total of three points.

Nikolaevsk Warriors wage winning weekend

Saturday, Nov. 21, was a pretty big day for athletes at Nikolaevsk School. Thanks to some talented volleyball and basketball players, the Warriors were able to complete a trifecta of titles with conference championships in high school mixed-six volleyball, and both boys and girls junior high basketball.
The Nikolaevsk mixed-six volleyball team defeated the Seldovia Sea Otters to take the Denali Conference crown in Seldovia on Saturday. This is the third year in a row the Warriors have won the title.

M’s ‘embrace the grind’ to keep it ‘clean and mean’

Homer High School wrestlers continued their dominance over small-school competitors with another first-place finish over the weekend. This time, the Mariners tangled with 37 other teams in the “toughest tournament in Alaska.”
Held at Palmer High School, the 2015 Lancer Smith Memorial Tournament brought schools from all over the state to compete in what Mariner junior Jaime Rios called the “all-star” tournament.
“It’s easily the hardest tournament to win,” Rios said. “It’s right up there next to State.”

Public Safety – Nov. 25, 2015

Fire            Nov. 16-22 Kachemak Emergency Services responded to three fire calls and two medical emergency calls. Anchor Point Fire and EMS responded to five medical calls and two fire call. Police Nov. 15 Alarm: Multiple callers reported an alarm going off at a business on FAA Road. Registered owner said an employee set […]

Courts – Nov. 25, 2105

The following records are cases and records filed in court.  Individuals are innocent until proven guilty, and copies of the records are publicly available. Misdemeanor Pete K. Daily, 64, fourth-degree theft Juan Manuel Perez, 40, fourth-degree assault Cory W. Johnson, 22, DUI; fourth-degree weapons misconduct Aloyisius Pikonganna-Wright, 24, criminal mischief Ivan Radtke, 25, disorderly conduct; […]

Obituaries – Nov. 25, 2015

Homer resident Thomas Phillip Greenwell, 75, died peacefully in his home surrounded by family on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. Tom was born May 22, 1940 outside of Bardstown, Ky. Tom was raised and graduated high school in Fern Creek, Ky., and served in the Army as a medical technician during the Vietnam War. Tom moved […]

Jim Miller brings art to healing

Ask Jim Miller if he’s an artist and he’ll say he doesn’t look at the masks, wood carvings, bone, ivory and metalwork he’s made for decades now that way.
“I don’t consider myself an artist,” Miller told the group gathered last week at the Pratt Museum. The Port Graham resident spoke at the opening of an exhibit of the museum’s rarely seen collection of Native Art from across Alaska. “I consider myself a wood-worker.”
However, many might disagree.

President says university essential to Alaska’s future

Despite taking the helm during a time of significant state cutbacks, new University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen said he is excited to head to Juneau and share with legislators the value of the investment they make in the university.
Johnsen, who has a background both with the university and with leadership positions for Alaska Communications and Doyon, Limited, an Alaska Native corporation, said that’s why he is touring the university’s community campuses, such as the two on the Kenai Peninsula.

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