Editor’s note: This article has been updated to clarify the average sugar content of maple trees.
Trees. They are somewhat problematic. Their size, the years it takes to reach maturity, placement. They take thought and, to some extent, money. You don’t want to be hasty when the time comes to make a decision to replace, say, the gorgeous old spruce that succumbed to the spruce aphid infestation that struck them a couple of years ago. But there are those of us on the cusp of making just such a decision.
The Homer High School girls’ soccer team held our inaugural “Trot to the Top” fun run this past Saturday, which started at Homer Middle School and provided three distances that runners could compete in.
Local businesses, agencies, nonprofit groups and trade associations offered advice — and even some new jobs — at the annual Kachemak Bay Campus College, Career and Job Fair held at the college last Friday. About 400 students from 11 area schools as well as community members visited the annual event, said Kim Frost, KBC student and enrollment services coordinator.
Lower Kenai Peninsula residents got a look at the newly remodelded and expanded Homer Medical Clinic last Friday, March 29.
The 2018 halibut season got off to a late, rocky and confusing start when the International Pacific Halibut Commission was unable to agree on catch limits for the season, leaving the U.S and Canadians to set their own limits based on the previous year’s quotas.
Earlier this week the Betster drove by a big Bypass parking lot and saw sweepers in action. “Ruh-roh,” yours truly remembers thinking, “It’s going to snow.”
It’s a scenario that Alaskans know well. A recipe calls for a specific ingredient, maybe fresh chives, but the grocery store has little to offer in the way of anything chive-related, thus throwing the entire meal into disarray.
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Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
Emmett William Pollak was born at 5:37 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018 at South Peninsula Hospital to Meghan Kerlin and Andrew Pollak of Homer. He weighed 8 pounds exactly. His grandparents are Nanci Kerlin and the late Gary Kerlin of Austin, Texas, and Marilyn and Frank Pollak of Feasterville, Pennsylvania.
Homer Area Nonprofit Directors will present an Advocacy, Economics and Innovation Seminar Sunday and Monday, April 8-9 at the Pratt Museum, Kachemak Bay Campus and Homer City Hall.
The Lavaman Triathlon, held Sunday at the Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii, would seem to make a lot of sense for Alaskans.
Students across Alaska are sitting down for the Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools (PEAKS) test over the course of the next two weeks.
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek got the go-ahead from the school board to formally request maximum funding from the borough for fiscal year 2019, but borough leadership warns that may be overly optimistic.
Homer Flex High School: