To help harbormasters identify and clean up derelict boats, the Alaska Legislature is considering a new fee on boats longer than 24 feet.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly may ask the state to drop the speed limit on part of the Sterling Highway near Cooper Landing.
Tell Homer residents they can’t talk and they’ll find another way to express their opinions. That was the case Wednesday, April 11, at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers community meeting at the Homer High School gym. The topic: Pebble Limited Partnership’s proposed Pebble mine in Southwest Alaska.
You don’t have to be a great artist to use canvas for your creations. Turns out, you don’t even really have to know the names of the tools you’re using. That’s if, like the tiny tots at Little Fireweed Academy, you’ve got an experienced Homer artist at your side.
Homer Elks #2127 awarded Homer Police Lt. Ryan Browning the Enrique Camarena Award, the first lodge in Alaska ito award a law enforcement officer with the Elks National Award.
Mary Lou Langham
Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
David Paul Johnson was born at 11:04 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at South Peninsula Hospital to Amy and Ben Johnson of Anchor Point. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces. His grandparents are Becky and John Christianson of Houghton, Michigan and Pat and Steve Johnson of Anchorage.
Lucas Patrick Blaine was born at 8:03 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018 at South Peninsula Hospital to Charmaine and James Blaine of Homer. He weighed 9 pounds and joins his brother, Derek. His grandparents are Lorelei and Greg Collins of Homer, and Danielle and Pat Blaine of Homer.
Homer Wilderness Leaders (HoWL) will host the annual DiRtBaG Ball from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Alice’s Champagne Palace, as the culmination of clean-up week. It is free to attend and family friendly, including live music by the Stringalongs, an all-you-can-eat sundae bar, DiRtBaG awards and door prizes.
A dual track meet between just two schools might not drum up the excitement of a large invitational, but the one held Friday between Homer and Soldotna High School served its purpose and showed the Mariner girls are starting out strong this year.
Homer High School:
Freshman Sayora Van Reed is the winner of the Flex Phoenix Award for March.
One evening this winter I made a yummy moose stew and was thinking how nice it would be to serve it with a good piece of sourdough bread (didn’t have any) or, maybe how nice a light, fluffy biscuit would taste with butter and local honey dripping from it. Why is it we forget about certain favorite things we like to eat and then once we make them again, it’s like, how could I forget about making something as basic and yummy as a biscuit?
Thanks to Bunnell Arts Center
If Homer residents have ever wondered just what a bunch of fishing vessels are doing roaming around Kachemak Bay every spring with brightly colored equipment, they’ll get the chance to see it firsthand every six years. The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council sponsored Homer’s first public tour of annual oil spill response training in the bay on Saturday.
After 23 years in service as a police officer in Homer and five as lieutenant, Will Hutt is entering a well-earned retirement.
With Earth Day coming up on Sunday, several area organizations tend to offer ways for the community to get involved and help make Homer a cleaner place. One such organization, Homer Wilderness Leaders, extends that opportunity to kids.