An 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23.The steady roller shook the lower Kenai Peninsula for at least a minute, causing walls to creak and objects to fall off shelves, but causing no reported major damage.
The Homer hockey team once again wiped the rink with the Soldotna High School Stars on Tuesday, defeating them 10-1 at the Kevin Bell Arena.
If you plugged in “Gordon Tentrees” to an online music radio program, it might start out with something from his last album, “Less is More.” But, as computer algorithms go, the station might throw in songs that evoke the Whitehorse, Yukon Territory singer-songwriter: Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and John Prine, all singers Tentree has been compared to. But then you might get some blues acts like Muddy Waters or BB King, straying firmly into Whiskey Tango Foxtrot territory.
“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to stay sharp.” —George R.R. Martin
The unseasonably spring-like weather we’ve been experiencing has me on the party deck doing some grilling. If this mild winter continues, I’ll be firing up the blender and getting out the deck chairs!
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is in the first stages of the 2018 collective bargain negotiations, which include salary, benefits and working conditions, with school district teachers and support staff.
Michael Franti and Spearhead is Salmonfest headliner
Joe J. Covault
Daymon Lee Allison
Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
Oscar August Atwood was born at 11:10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8 at South Peninsula Hospital to Erika and Dave Atwood of Homer. He weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces. His grandparents are Kay Kettel of Arlington, Washington; Molly Caron and John Kettel of Seattle, Washington; Beverly and John Gray of Durham, North Carolina; and Linda and Dave Atwood of Phoenix, Arizona.
The Homer Foundation announces that application forms for the 2018 City of Homer Grants Program are now available. The applicants must be IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations, in existence in Homer a minimum of threeears, with their primary facility and core programs, activities and services offered within the Homer City limits. This is a competitive grants process. The organization must be administered locally with a local policy-making board of directors. The organization may have no other financial or in-kind support from the City of Homer in the prior calendar year. The funding is for general operating support. Application forms are available from the Homer Foundation’s website: www.homerfoundation.org/grant-programs/ or contact 235-0541 or email@example.com. Application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16.
The Homer Hockey Association and the Kevin Bell Ice Arena offer Microbells, a learn-to-skate through hockey program for ages 4 to 6.
Homer High School:
I do the most writing at night. Head on the pillow. Brain swarming with thoughts. My jaw tightens and — rather than rest, the restless thoughts crowd in. So I start writing in my mind, putting the thoughts in place. Explaining them to myself. Practicing the explanation to others. This one in particular keeps me up at night.
The recent bogus missile attack scare in Hawaii flashed me back to my experience as a STRATCOM ITALY crypto officer and Company Commander stationed at Camp Darby - 1971-1974.
Gather for Women’s March
Sometimes old habits die hard, but local law enforcement and first responder agencies are working to change theirs when it comes to addressing highly dangerous situations.