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.
A forbidden love. A bitter rivalry. And love and hate expressed through rhyme. No, it’s not Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Students in Homer High School’s Concert Choir are bringing “West Side Story” to life for the first time in 15 years on the Mariner Theatre stage this weekend.
Sportfishing groups are raising a hue and cry about Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed appointee to the Board of Fisheries.
Lisa M. Halverson
Clinton Dale Walker
Donald Michael Shover was born at 3:31 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018 at South Peninsula Hospital to Kristin and Tom Shover of Homer. He weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. His grandparents are Laura Cheney and the late Michael Merritt of Homer, and Susan and Donald Shover of Homer.
Robin Aleta Lynn Rutter was born at 4:37 a.m. March 16, 2018, at South Peninsula Hospital to Kayla and Kevin Rutter. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Her grandparents are Wanda and Mark Kularski and Scott Rutter, all of Fairbanks.
Xander Douglas Mayes was born at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at South Peninsula Hospital to Vanessa and Zackery Mayes. He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces. His grandparents are Patty and Vance Catron and Therese and Rick Pierce.
Guitar legend Dennis Agajanian plays at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the Refuge Chapel. All are welcome. This is a musician who travelled extensively with the Billy Graham ministry.
For the better part of this past Saturday, 32 gluttons for punishment embarked on the Homer Epic through the Kenai Peninsula’s Caribou Hills.
By Michael Armstrong