Investing: a marathon, not a sprint

by Edward Jones Matthew North Financial Advisor Next week, the 2016 Summer Olympics begin in Rio de Janeiro. One of the most compelling events is the marathon, a 26.2-mile endurance contest with roots dating back to ancient Greece. It may be that we’ve kept our interest in the marathon because it can teach us much […]

Homer Medical Center will host a sports physical clinic

PRESS RELEASE – Homer Medical Center will host a sports physical clinic for high school students needing a physical for participation in school sanctioned activities. The clinic will be from9am-2pm on Saturday July 16, 2016 at Homer Medical Center on Bartlett Street. Exams on this one-day event are being offered free of charge by volunteer […]

USDA Announces Funding to Aid Sanitation Projects in Rural Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – July 7, 2016 – U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development (USDA-RD) Alaska State Director Jim Nordlund, today announced USDA-RD is funding a total of $78,750 for three planning projects that will be used to prepare environmental assessments for water and wastewater projects in Kasaan, Teller, and Port Graham. Each grant recipient is receiving […]


FCC REACHES $2.4 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH GCI FOR WIRELESS 911 OUTAGES IN ALASKA WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 – The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau has reached a $2.4 million settlement with General Communication, Inc. (GCI), resolving an investigation into five 911 service outages that occurred on the company’s wireless network in various parts of Alaska […]

Changes to Alaska Heating Assistance Program

Most beneficiaries will still receive some financial assistance to heat their homes ANCHORAGE — Due to budget cuts in the State of Alaska’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget, the Alaska Heating Assistance Program (AKHAP) has been eliminated. As a result, the amount of state assistance provided to Alaskans to help pay their heating bills will be […]

Letters – May 18

Stickers and T-shirt thanks I want to thank the Kachemak Bay Running Club for their enthusiastic support of the Mileage Club at West Homer Elementary. KBRC’s donation of KBRC stickers and custom T-shirts for the students that make the 26.2 mile marathon level is amazingly generous. This is our second year doing the Mileage Club, […]

Sports Briefs – April 13

Get your wings ready The annual Spring Migration Run is scheduled for Sunday, May 15, at 9 a.m. The certified 5K course starts in the Fishing Hole parking lot on the Spit, and eventually ends at the base of the Spit. (A free shuttle back to the start will be available.) Register online at […]

Council moves fire funding forward

The Homer City Council moved last week to approve funding for renovations to the current Homer fire station after the council scrapped plans it deemed too expensive to build a new fire hall along with the proposed police station.

Time running out for Voznesenka school

For the parents who drove two hours to Soldotna and waited until 9:30 p.m. to testify at the recent Kenai Peninsula Borough School District board meeting, it was undoubtedly a long day. But that didn’t diminish the passion in their voices as they asked the board to save their school in Voznesenka.

Obituary – Feb. 3

Greatly beloved and surrounded by her family, Helena Marie Bartman Andree, age 95, went home to the Lord on Jan. 20, 2016. She died at the Alaska Native Medical Center from complications following hip surgery. Affectionately known as Lena, she was born Dec. 24, 1920 at a saltry near Igushik, Alaska to a Dutch father, […]

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