Anchorage

Driver in Christmas crash charged with DUI, assault

One of the drivers involved in a Christmas Day crash that severely injured an Anchor Point girl has been charged with driving under the influence… Continue reading

Mumford tapped for fish board

Gov. Bill Walker’s office announced May 20 that Robert Mumford has been appointed to the vacant seat on the Alaska Board of Fisheries. “I am… Continue reading

Norwegian king scheduled to visit Homer next week

His Royal Highness King Harald V of Norway visits Anchorage and Homer next week for the first visit by the king to Alaska. King Harald… Continue reading

Walker won’t fight with legislators over moving session to Anchorage

JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker said Tuesday that he doesn’t agree with legislators about moving the special session from Juneau to Anchorage but won’t take… Continue reading

HEA warns of scams

Homer Electric Association issued a warning this week that southcentral Alaska utilities, including HEA, have been getting reports from businesses regarding suspicious phone calls. The… Continue reading

Girls score win against Nikiski; face Seward

It has been a roller coaster sea- son for the Mariners girls soccer team. Though the team faced formi- dable challenges this past week go-… Continue reading

Anchorage-based firm plays role in fiber optic project

ANCHORAGE — Marine surveying will start again this summer near Alaska’s coastal communities in a wide-reaching effort to improve communications by laying a $700 million… Continue reading

Mariner softball team rolls over opposition

During their first week of games, the Mariner softball team sent a clear message to conference competition: beware. In their opening game April 28, the… Continue reading

Students to sample world of business

This summer, students from all across Alaska will experience what it takes to run a business. From July 18-25, 65 high school students will meet… Continue reading

Ruffner doesn’t win legislative approval

The support from commercial fishermen and local governments apparently prevented a nominee for the Alaska Board of Fisheries with no commercial fishing experience whatsoever from… Continue reading

KPC process technology program earns certification

Kenai Peninsula College’s process technology program has received national industry certification. KPC has been notified by the North America Process Technology Alliance that both KPC’s… Continue reading

William “Bill” T. Abbott

Former Homer resident William (Bill) T. Abbott of Georgetown, Texas, died March 30, 2015, with his family by his side. He was 75. He was… Continue reading

DOT unveils options for $250M-plus Cooper Landing Bypass

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities wants feedback on plans to move the Sterling Highway around Cooper Landing. DOT released a draft supplemental… Continue reading

Kodiak fisherman wins winter king tournament

Fishing by himself at an undisclosed location he described as “out in the water,” Kodiak fisherman Mike Olsen pulled in 30.40-pound winter king on his… Continue reading

Homer-Kenai team places 2nd at girls hockey tourney

A collection of young female hockey talent from the Kenai Peninsula earned the second place trophy from the Alaska Girls Hockey Championships in Anchorage last… Continue reading

Money designated for bike infrastructure shifted to other projects

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Alaska Department of Transportation has shifted more than $1 million designated in 2012 for design of Anchorage bicycle infrastructure to other… Continue reading

South peninsula teams immersed in state tourney action

With the Homer Mariner girls basketball team poised to head to the 3A State Tournament in Anchorage this week, three southern Kenai Peninsula small-school teams… Continue reading

Bertha Marie Seversen

Anchorage resident Bertha Marie Seversen, 88, died at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Feb. 25, 2015. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m.… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Recently the Betster took a sojurn to Anchorage for a refresher course, “Why We Live in a Small Town on A Really Awesome Bay.” Sometimes… Continue reading

John Francis Payne

John Francis Payne died Feb. 25, 2015, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. He was born June 19, 1958. If there is anyone who knows him… Continue reading

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