Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Doerr passes on lessons as Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference keynote

The role of the keynote speaker at the annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference can range from Rotary Club toastmaster to Marine Boot Camp drill instructor — “All right, you maggots, get out there and write.” Sometimes it turns into stand-up comedy, like the time Amy Tan read from the Cliff Notes edition of her novel, “The Joy Luck Club”

Feds seek info on destroyed AP eagle nests

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service has offered a $2,500 for information on the cutting of three trees with bald eagle nests near Anchor Point. In USFWS discovered the downed trees and nests during an aerial survey of the area, the agency said in a press release. Subsequent investigation revealed the trees appeared to have been felled during the spring of 2018 and were all located within a one-half mile area. No other trees were found to have been recently cut. USFWS said investigators are optimistic that someone in the local community will assist authorities in finding those responsible.

HCOA announces arts awards

The Homer Council on the Arts announced its annual arts awards at its annual meeting last Wednesday, June 6. In a press release on June 8, HCOA director Peggy Paver announced the winners. The awards are now named in honor of arts leaders who have made a difference in the community, Paver said.

Lincoln Andrew Smith

Lincoln Andrew Smith was born at 2:21 a.m. Sunday, June 10, 2018 at South Peninsula Hospital to Marina Brooks and Jesse Smith of Anchor Point. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. His grandparents are Trina and Mike Brooks of Homer, and Sharon and Dave Smith of Anchor Point.

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