A man who twice evaded Homer Police after they responded to reports of criminal mischief and assault on Sunday eventually got caught dripping wet after a swim in Beluga Slough. Homer Police arrested Jason Christman, 40, in the yard of an Ocean Drive Loop home after catching up with him when he ran down Bishop’s Beach, jumped in the icy water and swam across the mouth of the slough between the beach and the Munson Point neighborhood.
The annual Ski Your Age event took place again this year atop the Lookout Mountain ski trails on Dec. 26.
The Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools, or PEAKS, test will feature a new prompt in the English language arts section for grades four through nine this spring.
The bigger the better, right? When it comes to bike tires, plenty of people in Homer would have to agree.
Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
Willa Yvonne Gaedecke was born at 6:08 a.m. on Dec. 29, 2017 at South Peninsula Hospital to Nina Coffey and Robert Gaedecke of Anchor Point. She weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces. Her grandparents are Ruby and Butch Frazier of Homer, and Patricia and Rob Coreson of Soldotna. Her siblings are Diana Gaedecke, Travis Coffey, Aidan Gaedecke and Ashton Coffey.
Isley Bay Parrett was born at 7:05 a.m. on Dec. 29, 2017 at South Peninsula Hospital to Krista and Jacob Parrett of Homer. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Her grandparents are Barb and Rob Mueller of Irvington, Illinois, and Becki and Ken Parrett of Centralis, Illinois.
The Carmen Field family ice fishing day will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6 at Johnson Lake. All bait and tackle will be provided, and there will be plenty of holes for everyone. This is sponsored by the Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee and the Department of Fish and Game. For more information, call Dave at 907-399-2340.
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Happy New Year! A clean slate, endless possibilities, each day an opportunity to enjoy a new adventure. What are you thinking about resolutions? I am going to keep mine inspiring and easy enough to be doable: take more walks, see my friends more often, eat more fruit and veggies, drink more water, keep my commitments to others and take more time for myself and to enjoy my family. Of course, cooking yummy things and trying more new recipes are always at the top of the list.
Many helped to Share the Spirit
Going into its 12th year, the Anchor Point Food Pantry continues its mission of outreach and support for members of the community, working to spread awareness and make a difference in residents’ lives. Serving the lower Kenai Peninsula from Anchor Point to Nikolaevsk to Happy Valley, the volunteer organization sees a steady and growing demand for the most basic of human needs — food.
In several incidents last summer where Heartbeat of Homer – Assembly Recall failed to file independent expenditure reports on time, the Alaska Public Offices Commission issued final orders against the pro-recall group $25 for filing a report two days late and $362.50 for filing a report 29 days late. APOC made its order on Sept. 13, and on the same date Holmes Weddle &Barcroft, the law firm representing Heartbeat of Homer – Assembly Recall, paid APOC the fines for both penalties.
A tax dispute between a single fishing company and the state of Alaska could have far-reaching consequences for fishing towns across the state, according to a story by KTOO Juneau public broadcasting.
The Homer Foundation announced last week the completion of its newest fund, the Educators Professional Development Fund. The fund’s purpose is to provide on-going support for professional development of local educators.
‘Bears’ show opens at Grace Ridge Brewery
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will be adding a video component to its meeting’s live stream with the Feb. 5 meeting as a tentative start date.
After 17 years at the helm of the Homer Volunteer Fire Department and 26 years in Homer, Chief Bob Painter is stepping down this month. He plans to return to his home state of Oklahoma.
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