Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
Liam Dean Meader was born at 9:38 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2018 at South Peninsula Hospital to Kahana Kacko and Jesse Meader of Homer. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce. His grandparents are Lisa and Norman Jacko of Marshall, Arkansas, and Roseann Meader of Kenai. Liam joins siblings Dylan Jacko, Jadeyn Jacko and Tyler Meader.
The Kachemak Bay Birders will meet on Monday, April 2 at 4:30 p.m. at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in the auditorium. Following the meeting, Aaron Lang will present “Shorebird Identification.” Shorebirds are on their way and it’s always fun to learn a little more how to tell them apart. Aaron has excellent photos showing what we should look for and contrasts with confusable species. This is an excellent way to learn more and enjoy the beauty of these amazing birds. All meetings are free and everyone is invited to attend. All events are cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. If you have questions, contact Lani Raymond, 399-9477.
Grateful for rescue
By Megan Pacer
Ask around, and attitudes toward the source of the meat people eat run the gamut from not wanting to see, touch or think about beef unless it’s shrink wrapped in a burger shape, to wanting breakfast eggs to come from a chicken who had a free range home and high self-esteem.
Homer’s former Assistant Fire Chief Terry Kadel is stepping in to fill former Chief Bob Painter’s shoes for good — he was offered the head position at the Homer Volunteer Fire Department on March 20 after serving as interim chief.
Alaska State Troopers on Tuesday identified the troopers involved in a fatal shooting last Saturday of a Nikolaevsk man.
Pitching himself as “standing for honest progressive values,” Democratic Party candidate Dimitri Shein visited Homer on Monday as part of his campaign to defeat Congressman Don Young. Shein faces fellow Anchorage candidates Gregory Jones and Alyse Galvin to win the Democratic Party nomination, although Galvin is running as undeclared or independent. Under Democratic Party rules allowing independents to run for the party nomination, Galvin could win the nomination.
An ordinance proposed by Kenai Borough Assembly Member and Vice-President Dale Bagley would dramatically change the South Peninsula Hospital Service Area by moving the current boundary south of Ninilchik. The new east-west boundary would run roughly along Oil Well Road. The ordinance comes up for introduction at the April 3 meeting in Soldotna and a public hearing at the May 1 meeting.
Following is the first in a new monthly series of articles about birds and birding, celebrating The Year of the Bird with authors from Kachemak Bay Birders.
Plans for the construction of an Aspen Hotel on the Sterling Highway in Homer are advancing, and the project is slated to break ground in May.
As we Alaskans know, living here brings many benefits: an Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, no state sales or income taxes, and not being pulverized by chunks of Chinese spacecraft plunging to earth. Holy Fireball XL-5! Sometime this weekend, the experimental space station Tiangong-1 will come flaming down, perhaps on April 1.
Pratt holds Community Conversation tonight
Pet of the Week
Evelyn Verlee Lauer
Alaska State Troopers have identifed the person killed in a trooper involved shooting in Nikolaevsk on Saturday as Nikolai Yakunin, 42. Next of kin have been identified.
Sophomore Audnia Carlson is the winner of the Flex Phoenix Award for March. This award is given monthly to the student who represents Homer Flex values of respect, ownership and productivity.