I know spring is here when the Winter King Salmon Tournament is held. My friends Charlie Edwards and Danny Donich were the fortunate skilled fishermen and boat captain this year. I am thrilled these Homer guys took home the loot, and a beautiful white king salmon. I can guess what was on their dinner menu last week, lucky fishermen!
The Sandhill Crane count down has begun. With their arrival, consider some measures to ensure their safety and nesting success this summer.
April 8-14 is National Library Week, when American’s celebrate one of the most public of public goods, the library. Homer is fortunate to have a lot to celebrate.
Editor’s note: The following two letters were written by Homer High School students in Sean Campbell’s Language Arts class. Because of space, they did not make it in the March 29 Homer News.
As discussions of a new police station on the Homer City Council narrow in on exactly how the city is going to pay for it, a seasonal sales tax is being identified as a more popular option.
Time is of the essence.
The annual Celebration of Lifelong Learning honors adult learner Lee Post, a longtime Homer resident known as “the Bone -man,” and youth learner Ben Kettle. Held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Homer Public Library and hosted by the Friends of the Homer Library (FHL), the celebration honors both a local adult and a youth who have demonstrated a perpetual love of learning.
With repairs to the Anchor River State Recreation Area parking lot and tractor launch scheduled to begin this spring, Anchor Point residents and local business owners are considering how the damage that occurred last fall and in past years due to massive erosion will impact the town’s future.
The debate over who has to pay property taxes to which of the borough’s hospitals is getting into gear again.
A Board of Fisheries member is planning to challenge Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer) for his seat in the Alaska Legislature.
Thomas J. Aberle
Pet of the Week
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to clarify information about members of hte Fox River Cattlemen’s Association.
A campfire that got out of control and began climbing the bluff of Bishop’s Beach last Friday was a stark reminder of the importance of responsible burning practices as Homer heads into spring and summer.
As Homer art lovers know, April always brings a special treat: student art shows from kindergarten to high school at Paul Banks Elementary School and Homer Flex School. Paul Banks holds it annual Arts Extravaganza, with not only displays of student art, but a hands-on art table and performances by the Homer Youth String Orchestra and Preludes, the Paul Banks string instrument ensemble. Homer Flex demonstrates that art continues as students mature and prepare to embark on adult life. For its show, the school features photography done in an Artist in the Schools residency by Taz Tally.
Some outdoor enthusiasts are satisfied with a traditional swim, bike, run style triathlon. Not Homerites.
Joshua Diaz was thrown out of a window and excited about it.
Gov. Bill Walker averted an impending shutdown of the Alaska Marine Highway System and the state’s Medicaid health insurance program on Tuesday by signing a $110.2 million fast-track supplemental appropriations bill.
Soldotna may see an influx of reusable grocery totes this November, with the introduction of a new ordinance banning plastic shopping bags.
More than 1,200 anglers descended on Homer’s harbor on Saturday to try their luck in the 2018 Winter King Salmon Tournament.