MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Homer businesses attend Anchorage Boat Show

The Homer Marine Trades Association was well represented at the Anchorage Boat Show, held Feb. 17-18 at the Denaina Center. Two boats from BayWeld proved to be a big draw. Also attending were representatives from Southcentral Radar, NOMAR, In Demand Marine, Lower Peninsula Power Sports, Desperate Marine and Northwest Signs. Homer Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins also attended.

Town Crier

The Homer Legislative Information Office at 270 W. Pioneer Ave. is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, call 235-7878.

Legendary writer, scientist Rearden dies

Writer, photographer, editor, professor, biologist, outdoorsman, scholar, veteran, Alaskan and family man: in the history of Alaska’s post-World War II generation that came into the country and settled the state, Jim Douglas Rearden exemplified the breed. Wicked smart, funny, personable and handsome right down to his neatly clipped brush mustache, he stood as an example in the arts, humanities and sciences.

Fundraiser to help Vietnam vet

The story of Terry Scovell sounds like a bad country-western song. Over the years the 69-year-old Vietnam veteran from Ninilchik has survived a neck tumor wrapped around his spine, a five-way heart bypass, a brain aneurysm and a stroke. To top it off, while recovering in Anchorage from surgery to put a metal plate in his neck, someone stole about $600 gallons of fuel oil and firewood from his home and tried to break in. A cold snap caused pipes to burst, flooding the house and causing about $5,000 in damages.

Council creates Police Station Task Force

In a relatively short meeting that ended at 7:30 p.m. Monday, the Homer City Council brought back to the table the continuing need for a new Homer Police Station. After voters turned down an up-to-a-$12 million bond and a seasonal sales tax of .65 percent, newly elected Mayor Bryan Zak said he would keep pushing for a solution that would replace the crowded, 1980s cop shop and jail on Heath Street.

Carnival Homer-Style

Sunshine, fresh snow and single-digit temperatures made last Saturday’s Homer Winter Carnival festive but chilly. Several parade entries responded to the theme “Jazz Up Winter,” including dancers with Pier One Theatre promoting its next big musical, “Chicago.”

Town Crier

The Homer Legislative Information Office at 270 W. Pioneer Ave. is open. from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, call 235-7878.

Town Crier

The Homer Legislative Information Office at 270 W. Pioneer Ave. is open. from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, call 235-7878.

Students duct tape principals to wall

Students at West Homer Elementary School and Fireweed Academy last Thursday got a special treat: the chance to duct tape their principals to the wall of the school’s multipurpose room. As teachers peeled off strips of dull-gray but also brightly colored duct tape, West Homer Elementary Principal Eric Waltenbaugh and Fireweed Academy Principal Todd Hindmanprincipals stood on milk crates and bravely endured hundreds of little hands taping them to the wall. After about an hour, layers of duct tape covered their bodies so that they looked like caterpillars ready to emerge from their cocoons.

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