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Point of View: Overcome adversity one step at a time

Well, now what? For the last few years MAPP has been developing a community plan focusing on identifying, supporting and educating the community about Eight… Continue reading

 

Point of View: Let’s be ahead of the curve to flatten the curve

Growing up in Alaska has been a gift. I was encouraged and supported by parents, neighbors, teachers and the community. As an educator and Homer… Continue reading

 

Letters to the Editor

Help is on the way Fellow Alaskans, The hard-working men and women of this state will not weather this storm alone. With a singular focus,… Continue reading

 

AP file Photo/Mark Thiessen 
                                In this March 20, 2019, file photo, Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit, of France, poses with two of his dogs in Anchorage. Nearly a third of the 57 mushers in this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have quit the race before finishing, including Petit, who activated an alert button seeking rescue last Thursday morning, March 19, because of weather conditions.

3 Iditarod mushers rescued because of poor trail conditions

Three mushers participating in Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race were rescued Friday after they activated their SOS beacons because of deep overflows of water… Continue reading

AP file Photo/Mark Thiessen 
                                In this March 20, 2019, file photo, Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit, of France, poses with two of his dogs in Anchorage. Nearly a third of the 57 mushers in this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have quit the race before finishing, including Petit, who activated an alert button seeking rescue last Thursday morning, March 19, because of weather conditions.

Best Bets

As we continue into another week of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, people have started to go a little stir crazy — well, except… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago Brother Asaiah Bates, 78, departed the Cosmic Hamlet when he died at 11:22 p.m. on March 28 at his home. Reporter Hal… Continue reading

During this time of uncertainty, the author vacillates between being outdoors and binge watching “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” (Photo courtesy of Kat Sorensen)

Tangled Up in Blue: Lonely among us

I set daily goals to accomplish during this universal pandemic, a different kind of frontier.

During this time of uncertainty, the author vacillates between being outdoors and binge watching “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” (Photo courtesy of Kat Sorensen)

Arts Briefs

Bunnell open, but events postponed During the COVID-19 pandemic, Bunnell Street Arts Center remains open, but all public events through April 15 have been postponed.… Continue reading

Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion 
                                Seward’s Sam Koster passes around Kenai Central’s Kayden Daniels in front of a big crowd March 28, 2020, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. The state announced Friday there will be no after-school activiities until March 30, 2020, due to the new coronavirus.

Schools, sports, after-school events canceled

The closures of part of an effort to contain the new coronavirus outbreak.

Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion 
                                Seward’s Sam Koster passes around Kenai Central’s Kayden Daniels in front of a big crowd March 28, 2020, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. The state announced Friday there will be no after-school activiities until March 30, 2020, due to the new coronavirus.

Alaska governor creating economic team amid virus response

JUNEAU — Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Tuesday that a one-time political rival will help lead a new team tasked with looking at ways to aid… Continue reading

Refuge Notebook: Introducing Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge

We’ve probably already met, but you didn’t realize it. We’re the other national wildlife refuge headquartered on the Kenai Peninsula. If you’ve taken a Kenai… Continue reading

Norwegian musher wins Alaska’s Iditarod sled dog race

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Norwegian musher Thomas Waerner easily won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska, one of the few U.S. sporting events not… Continue reading

Micheal O’Driscoll

Micheal Anthony O’Driscoll was born at 1 p.m. March 13, 2020 at South Peninsula Hospital to Ashley Larsen and James O’Driscoll of Anchor Point. He… Continue reading

Encarnacion Veronica “Carnie” Ruiz

Encarnacion Veronica “Carnie” Ruiz Oct. 7, 1941-Jan. 10, 2020 Born in Woodland, California, Encarnacion Veronica “Carnie” Ruiz was the 15th child to Bernardo Ruiz Ramero… Continue reading

Mark Slaughter

Mark Slaughter March 31, 1959-Feb. 17, 2020 Mark Steven Slaughter, 60, of Anchor Point, Alaska, and formerly of Anchorage, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2020… Continue reading

Pet of the Week

Pet of the week Effective Sunday, March 15, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Homer Animal Shelter is closed to the public, including volunteers, until… Continue reading

Best Bets

Normally the Betster scours our online entertainment and events calendar for cool or interesting things to do. But if you’ve poked around the calendar lately,… Continue reading

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to members of the media before welcoming Juneau residents to the Governor’s Open House on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Point of View: We Alaskans will endure coronavirus pandemic

As our nation and the world experiences the life-altering impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic, I wanted to take a moment to speak to you… Continue reading

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to members of the media before welcoming Juneau residents to the Governor’s Open House on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Pay it Forward: No wrong or right — just different

It’s not right, it’s not wrong. It’s just different. The 11 months of life spent in Homer has given me lots of chances to experience… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Support HB 302 As a father of two boys and two girls and proud of it I am all for House Bill 302. Ponder this… Continue reading