FYI – News briefs & announcements – Feb. 4

ACS sells wireless business to GCI Alaska Communications and General Communication, Inc. announced the completed transaction for ACS to sell its wireless subscriber base and its one-third interest in the Alaska Wireless Network, LLC to GCI for $300 million.   Under terms of the agreement, GCI assumed ACS wireless subscribers, and services will be uninterrupted. The […]

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Fugitive from justice On Jan 21 at 6:47 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report that Michael Bracht, 38 of Fairbanks, ran from his court-appointed third-party custodian. He left in violation of his condition of release after being ordered to report to FCC no later than 5:30 p.m. that day to start his jail term. […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Jan. 21

Registration now open for babysitting class South Peninsula Hospital will offer a safe sitter class March 12 and 13, during the school district’s spring break.  The class is designed for 11-13 year olds to teach basic child care, infant and child CPR, first aid, sitter safety, behavior management and business etiquette. The class runs from […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Jan. 14

Homer Foundation helps Head Start The Homer Foundation recently provided funding to support the Homer Head Start program operated by the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. Funds will be used to purchase new seat belt restraints for the Head Start Program’s bus. The program bus transports children to and from the center, four days […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Jan. 7

Troopers look for missing man  Alaska State Troopers are asking for help in locating a Wisconsin man who traveled to Alaska to view wildlife this summer and hasn’t been heard from since August. Family members reported last hearing from 72-year-old Roger H. Yaeger around Aug. 8 in Wasilla. He had told family members that he […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Dec. 31

The Homer Marine Trades sponsors the 2015 area tide book Next year’s handy little book has a special centerfold- – all the members of Homer marine trade businesses with contact phone numbers. This is a must have for all boat owners/operators. Know the tides and know the businesses who can take care of your boat. […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Dec. 24

Celebrate New Year’s Day Outdoors at Eveline Recreation Area Friends of Kachemak Bay State Parks and Alaska State Parks is sponsoring a First Day Hike at Eveline State Recreation area on January 1, 2015 at 12 noon. “First Day Hikes” is a national program with hikes occurring in State Parks around the country on New […]

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The countdown begins … The Homer Audubon Christmas Bird Count is Saturday, Dec. 20. Meet at Islands and Ocean Visitor Center at 8:30 a.m. to form teams and get assigned.  Coffee, tea and some breakfast breads will be available, and counters will return at 4:30 p.m. to tabulate results and enjoy a potluck meal. All levels of […]

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FYI – News briefs & announcements – Dec. 10

Mariner skiers hold fundraising raffle Homer High School’s Nordic Ski Team is holding a Nordic ski gear raffle through mid-February to act as a fundraiser for the program. The team is raffling Madshus Hypersonic Carbon Skate Skis, with boots, bindings, poles and a custom-built equipment stand. All ski equipment was donated by Ulmer’s, and is […]

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