Anchor Point

Residents filled the Kenai Peninsula Borough Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers for a public hearing regarding a controversial gravel pit in Anchor Point at the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Planning commission postpones vote on Beachcomber gravel pit application

A meeting discussing a controversial gravel pit lasted to nearly midnight Monday, after dozens of Anchor Point residents gave public testimony on the proposed project.… Continue reading

 

Conrad Woodhead, pictured here, has been principal of Chapman School in Anchor Point, Alaska for the last eight years. He recently announced his resignation from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. (Photo courtesy Conrad Woodhead)

Chapman School principal resigns after 8 years

Conrad Woodhead, principal of Champman School in Anchor Point for the last eight years, is leaving the school district to take a new job. His… Continue reading

 

Pete Kineen, a neighbor of the proposed Beachcomber LLC gravel pit, stands on his deck and points to where the pit could be, on May 2, 2019, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Gravel pit controversy continues in Anchor Point

‘I didn’t move down from Anchorage just to look at a gravel pit.’

 

From left to right, Vanita Thurmond, Elaine Griner, and Dale Griner stand outside Thurmond’s Far West Auto in Anchor Point, Alaska at the fifth annual Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 25, 2019. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)

Thurmond’s Far West Auto celebrates 50 years

For a week prior to their fifth annual Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 25, a handwritten sign hung on the door of Thurmond’s Far… Continue reading

From left to right, Vanita Thurmond, Elaine Griner, and Dale Griner stand outside Thurmond’s Far West Auto in Anchor Point, Alaska at the fifth annual Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 25, 2019. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)
Anchor Point Fire & EMS and Ninilchik Emergency Services firefighters respond to a chimney fire at a Long Gone Avenue home after 7:15 p.m. April 5, 2019, near Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Anchor Point firefighters save home in chimney fire

Anchor Point Fire & EMS firefighters saved a home from a chimney fire last Friday. According to a press release, firefighters and Alaska State Troopers… Continue reading

Anchor Point Fire & EMS and Ninilchik Emergency Services firefighters respond to a chimney fire at a Long Gone Avenue home after 7:15 p.m. April 5, 2019, near Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo provided)
Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak) addresses a crowd of people at a town hall meeting Friday, March 15, 2019 at Chapman School in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sen. Stevens talks education, PFD at Anchor Point town hall

Concerned parents, educators and community members flocked to Chapman School last Friday to hear from Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak) in one of two town hall… Continue reading

Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak) addresses a crowd of people at a town hall meeting Friday, March 15, 2019 at Chapman School in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Members of the Anchor Point community and surrounding areas flock to the new SVT Health and Wellness center located on the corner of Sterling Highway and Milo Fritz Avenue for the grand opening ceremony and reception at noon Friday, March 8, 2019, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)

Anchor Point celebrates new community health center

After months of anticipation, the brand new SVT Health and Wellness Anchor Point Clinic is finally open for business on the corner of Sterling Highway… Continue reading

Members of the Anchor Point community and surrounding areas flock to the new SVT Health and Wellness center located on the corner of Sterling Highway and Milo Fritz Avenue for the grand opening ceremony and reception at noon Friday, March 8, 2019, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)
An invocation is given by Debbie Hamilton at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Meeting in Soldotna on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Anchor Point residents bring unified message to borough hall: fund education

Dozens of Anchor Point residents made the trek to Soldotna on Tuesday night to give the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly a unified message: Fund education… Continue reading

An invocation is given by Debbie Hamilton at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Meeting in Soldotna on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The former location of Anchor Point Seafoods sits ablaze Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 on North Fork Road in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Anchor Point Emergency Services)

Former site of Anchor Point Seafoods burns down

The former location of Anchor Point Seafoods went up in flames Saturday night, requiring a response from three separate fire departments. Anchor Point Emergency Services… Continue reading

The former location of Anchor Point Seafoods sits ablaze Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 on North Fork Road in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Anchor Point Emergency Services)

Borough votes to lease Anchor Point parcels to Hilcorp

At last week’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting, the assembly voted to lease parcels in the Anchor Point area to Hilcorp for oil and gas… Continue reading

Anchor River Bridge to be closed for repairs

The Anchor River Bridge, or Bridge No. 910, will be closed starting next Monday for repairs to the bridge abutment. In a press release, the… Continue reading

The Anchor River bridge connects downtown Anchor Point with the Old Sterling Highway and the Anchor River State Recreation Area, as seen in this May 2013 file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Anchor Point bridge repairs delayed until late August

After citizens complained about a pending closure of the Anchor Point bridge over the Anchor River, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities confirmed… Continue reading

The Anchor River bridge connects downtown Anchor Point with the Old Sterling Highway and the Anchor River State Recreation Area, as seen in this May 2013 file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Borough denies Anchor Point gravel, approves two others

With the Kenai Peninsula Borough postponing efforts to rewrite its rules on the contentious subject of gravel pits, the Planning Commission approved two gravel pit… Continue reading

Lee Roy Glover

Longtime Anchor Point homesteader, Mr. Lee Roy Glover, 84, died Thursday, July 2, 2015, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. Memorial services were held 4… Continue reading

Gordon M. Layel

Longtime Alaskan and Homer resident Gordon M. Layel, 67, died June 2, 2015, at home from heart failure. Memorial services will be held 6 p.m.… Continue reading

Iva Frances Nelson

Iva Frances Nelson, 83, of Anchor Point died Sunday, May 3, 2015, at her home. Fran was born Saturday, Sept. 12, 1931, in Goshen, Ill.,… Continue reading

AP Volunteers: Sale of angel kits benefits Haakenson

As an on-going benefit for Angelica Haakenson, an 11-year-old Anchor Point girl who lost her legs from injuries in a Christmas Day wreck on the… Continue reading

Vada Moore

Vada Lucille Moore of Anchor Point, 76, died Oct. 23, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. A celebration of Vada’s life is at 2 p.m.… Continue reading

Connie L. Prouty

Connie Louise Prouty, aged 62 of Anchor Point, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital. Connie was born Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1951.… Continue reading

Diana Lee Frank

Anchor Point resident, Mrs. Diana Lee Frank, 73, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at her home in Anchor Point with her husband by her side. … Continue reading