Community Community – April 20

Meeker recognized for Legion legacy Longtime Homer resident George Meeker was honored last week for his 70 years of continuous membership in the American Legion. American Legion Post 16 members Mike Morawitz, Warren Huff and Bill Sheldon presented Meeker with a certificate from the American Legion National Headquarters. Meeker served as a U.S. Navy Radar […]

Obituary – April 20

Our beloved mother, friend and teacher passed away at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska on April 11, 2016. She was 93. She left behind a legacy that will be forever remembered.
Mary was born June 6, 1922 in Los Angeles, Calif. to Mexican immigrants, Ramon Espinosa de los Monteros and Margarita Camou Espinosa. She had one sister, Emma Luz Espinosa Sosa and a step-brother, Raymond Espinosa.
Mary met her husband Jack Epperson, and in 1942 they were married in Los Angeles. They had two children: Terry and Dean.

Mariner soccer teams beat Bulldogs at home

Homer forward Rachel Ellert scored two goals to lead her Lady Mariners to a 4-0 shutout victory over Northern Lights Conference opponent Nikiski last week. Teammates Megan Pitzman and Sofia Clark each punched in a goal as well, and Pitzman added an assist.

Nikolaevsk’s Hickman signs on with UAF

Nikolaevsk senior basketball standout Megan Hickman was in the sixth grade when she first started playing basketball.
“I didn’t know anything,” she said. “I didn’t know what the three-point line was or what a free throw meant.”
She’s come a long way since then.

Gerard Housework: carpenters carve niche in local area

Brothers David and Dan Gerard come from a family of carpenters, loggers and laborers and both vividly remember their grandfather covered in sawdust, a pencil behind his ear, and missing a few fingers.
As young boys, they often hauled items — like the arm to their mom’s couch — into the school’s workshop. The brothers said that as they got older they joked that since they were really good at wrecking a house, they should try to fix one.

Young wrestlers prepare for State competition

South-peninsula grapplers traveled north over the weekend to compete in two different tournaments. Homer Popeyes and Anchor Kings battled wrestlers from around the state in a Friday Tri-Valley Greco tournament in Palmer, and then at Saturday s Alaska Battle Cats Freestyle tournament at Service High School.

Public Safety – April 20

FIRE April 11-17 Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to three EMS and one fire call. Anchor Point Fire & EMS responded to one medical call. POLICE Apr. 15 Hit/Run: A caller reported a hit-and-run accident on Heath Street. Suspicious Circumstances: A caller reported hearing yelling in the woods at Hazel Street and Poopdeck Trail. The […]

Greedy Alaska ‘fat cats’ painted target on Permanent Fund

The day Alaska’s fat cats started spending, they painted a target on the Permanent Fund.
I was asked, when I wrote my last commentary recommending a tax regime for Alaska, if I intended to leave the oil industry out. No — I would include everything from face soap to oil wells.

Reduce, reuse, recycle: a theme for investors?

On April 22, we observe Earth Day. Like many people, you might participate in some activities to help the health of our planet. But you can also do some things to improve your personal investment environment.
In fact, you might want to follow a key environmental theme: reduce, reuse, recycle. How can these elements be applied to investing? Here are some ideas:

Births – April 20

Joash Bryan Marchbanks, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces, was born Apr. 14, 2016 at 4:25 a.m. at South Peninsula Hospital to Joy and Jeran Marchbanks of Anchor Point. Grandparents are Bryan and Wilma Epley of Anchor Point, and Mike and Joyce Marchbanks of Nampa, Idaho. Joash is also welcomed by siblings Jaela, Malachi, Ava and […]

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