Announcements

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.

Homer Fire

Oct. 31-Nov. 6

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 13 medical calls and three fire calls.

Nov. 3

HVFD, Kachemak Emergency Service and Homer Harbor officers went to a boat fire about 1:05 a.m. Upon arrival firefighters found a 32-foot boat fully engulfed in flames. Crews knocked down the fire within 10 minutes of arrival and did overhaul unto 4 a.m. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Obituaries

Herman N. Moonin Jr.

July 9, 1957-Nov. 3, 2016

Herman N. Moonin Jr. died on Nov. 3, 2016 with his wife and family by his side at his home in Anchorage.

“At the age of 59, Herman N. Moonin, Jr., has taken to his next journey,” his family said. “His life has included a long chapter of leukemia that he wrote with humor, patience hope, and extraordinary come backs.”

Herman was born at home July 9, 1957, in Port Graham, Alaska, to Annie and Herman Moonin Sr.

Town Crier

The Warren Miller ski adventure film, “Here There and Everywhere,” will be shown at 7 p.m. today at the Homer Theater. The event is a fundraiser for the Kachemak Ski Club and the Homer Rope Tow. Door prizes will be given out, including a free bear viewing trip courtesy of Sasquatch Air, a free ticket Homer-to-Anchorage on Ravn Air and also passes for the Homer Rope Tow. Pictures and video of the ski hill will be shown before the show. The ski club holds its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at Fat Olives Restaurant.

Town Crier

Homer Community Food Pantry holds its annual Empty Bowls Soup Luncheon from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at the Homer United Methodist Church. Local restaurants will donate soup and the Homer potters have made bowls for the event. To-go orders may be placed the morning of the event by calling 399-4574 and then picked up.

The Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Friday at the Homer Senior Center. The topic is “Where Do We Go From Here?”, a discussion of how to continue the group and who will lead it.

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.

Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services

Oct. 17-23

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to four medical calls and one fire call.

Homer Fire

Oct. 17-23

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to eight medical calls.

Kachemak
Emergency Services

Oct. 17-23

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to one medical call for a motor vehicle crash.

Homer Police

William A. Tingley

April 16, 1925-Oct. 17, 2016

Longtime Alaskan William A. Tingley, 91, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel, 5839 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai. Pastor Janice Carlton officiated.

Obituaries

Rose Anne “Rosie” Murphy

Jan. 24, 1949-Aug. 21, 2016

Rose Anne “Rosie” Murphy, 67, died Aug. 21, 2016, in Raheny, Ireland.

“Rosie Murphy was a hell of a woman, for just one woman,” her family said.

Births

A baby girl was born at 8:36 a.m. Oct. 19, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Josie and James Cunningham. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Her grandparents are Mike and Kacy Cunningham of Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Carter Lee Evans was born at noon Oct. 21, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Nadia Ukatish and Jace Evans of Nanwalek. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Her grandparents are Vivian and Gus Ukatish and Jeff and Priscilla Evans, all of Nanwalek.

Pet of the Week

Lovely Ayla sits waiting by the window for that special someone to walk in, fall in love and take her home. This 6-year-old, long-haired calico likes to be brushed and petted. Ayla is good with other cats, and would make any home happier and brighter.

To adopt a pet, call or stop by the animal shelter across from the city’s Public Works Department off the Sterling Highway. The shelter is open from noon-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 235-3141.

Town Crier

Halloween is Monday and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory is gearing up for its annual Haunted Hickory food drive today at the Pioneer Dock on the Homer Spit. Tours of the Haunted Hickory are from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for a less-intense tour suitable for children under age 13 and those who frighten easily and from 6-9 p.m. for older children and more mature audiences wanting intense thrills. Admission is free, but a donation of two nonperishable food items is request. Donations support the Homer Community Food Pantry.

A nonpartisan community discussion about the importance of voting no matter what your views is from 5:30-8 p.m. today at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Refreshments will be provided.

The District 31 Democratic Party meets from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 13 at the home of Taz Tally, District 31 Chair, 58467 Bruce St. For more information, call him at 907-435-7906 or email him at taztally@me.com or co-chair Carrie Henson (Kenai/Soldotna) at courageoustiger@gmail.com.

Town crier announcements

Jim Van Oss speaks at 1 p.m. Friday for the Parkinson’s Support Group monthly meeting at the Homer Senior Center. He recently attended a Parkinson’s disease conference and will report on new information he heard. For more information, contact Jolee Ellis at 235-6349.

Pet of the Week

Hey! The animal shelter has kittens. They’re playful, loving, cuddly and sweet. Swing by and get a blood-pressure reduction therapy session in today. Prrr, prrr, prrr ...

To adopt a pet, call or stop by the animal shelter across from the city’s Public Works Department off the Sterling Highway. The shelter is open from noon-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 235-3141.

Town Crier

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) reminds drivers that they may now use studded tires on Alaska’s paved highways and roads north of latitude 60. Studded tires will be legal to use in Alaska communities located south of latitude 60 on Oct. 1. While the 60th parallel also crosses just south of Ninilchik on the Sterling Highway, Alaska law permits drivers to use studded tires on any paved portion of the Sterling Highway beginning Sept. 15 of each year.

Meet Lily

Pet of the Week

My people had to move and left me behind. It’s not my fault — I’m a good girl. My name is Lily, and I am an 8-year-old, spayed, domestic white cat. I am very loving, but don’t like noises or a lot of people coming and going, so I need a quiet home.

To adopt a pet, call or stop by the animal shelter across from the city’s Public Works Department off the Sterling Highway. The shelter is open from noon-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 235-3141.

Lafayette Edward Wilson

Lafayette Edward Wilson

Oct. 17, 1935-July 4, 2016

Longtime Homer resident Lafayette Edward Wilson, 80, died July 4, 2016, at home in Homer.

He was born Oct. 17, 1935, in Kansas. He served as a sergeant in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He came to Homer in 1982. Prior to moving to Alaska, he worked for many years as a bartender in San Francisco. He enjoyed painting.

His ashes will be spread at Bishop’s Beach at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Everyone is welcome. Anyone with questions is invited to call Kelly Lockwood at 399-1462.

Town Crier Announcements

SPARC, the South Peninsula Amateur Radio Club, holds a special ham radio event, “North America’s Most Westerly Highway Point,” starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, and ending Sunday afternoon at the Halibut Campground in Anchor Point. SPARC will set up and operate portable radio stations. Stop by and learn and even participate in amateur radio operations.

Town Crier Announcements

The Kachemak Bay Water Trail Committee and Rudy Tsukada present a workshop on Water Safety and Tips While Fishing from your Kayak 6-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Land’s End Resort. Learn how to have fun and fish safely from a kayak or small boat. Sunday’s workshop includes an on-the-water presentation. For more information, call 235-6018.

The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. today at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave. (Mile 12 East End Road). The public is welcome to attend. The agenda is posted at the fire station and at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex building at 206 E. Pioneer Ave.

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