Zaya McKinley Robinson was born at 11:41 p.m. Sept. 8, 2017, at Homer Birth and Wellness Center to Staraya McKinstry-Robinson and Clay Robinson. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Zaya is welcomed by her grandparents Omar and Judi Robinson of Livingston Texas, and Ron and Ingrid McKinstry of Homer Alaska.
By Megan Pacer
In the Oct. 3 municipal election, Kenai Peninsula Borough residents will elect a new borough mayor and vote on school board and assembly members. Residents in the unincorporated areas of the city also will consider a ban on commercial cannabis with Proposition 1, where a “yes” vote approves the ban (see story, page 1, Business &Real Estate).
The Homer City Council has reaffirmed its wish to ask the Alaska Legislature to reevaluate the standards for recalling city officials, an issue that arose after a tense recall election in June that caused divide in the community.
Not even the strong, biting wind that rolled through the Lookout Mountain Trails on Tuesday afternoon could blow the Homer cross-country runners off course, as both the girls and boys varsity teams claimed second place at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Cross-Country Runners Championship.
Next week, Homer film buffs will escape reality for an hour or two during the weeklong 14th annual Homer Documentary Festival, but organizer Jamie Sutton has nothing but documentaries on his mind for far longer than a week. The film festival starts at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 21 with a gala opening night showing of “An Incovenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”
Some young Paul Banks Elementary students got a bit dirty in the name of public service last week when they helped spruce up some recently-constructed trails at Karen Hornaday Park.
Members of the Keep Cannabis Legal campaign are making the rounds ahead of the Oct. 3 general election.
Kimberly Ketter is making her second run at the Homer City Council in two years.
Should lifelong Alaskan and Homer City Council candidate Caroline Venuti be voted into office, she hopes to use her experience from a career in education to suss out solutions to the main issues currently facing the city.
While Dwayne Nustvold Jr. technically became a city resident in May 2016, he’s no stranger to Homer and its surrounding areas, and hopes to leave the city better than he found it should he be elected to the Homer City Council.
Though Mychaela Pitta is only 17, she’s been playing hockey for the majority of her life. She hopped on a pair of skates when she was 3 years old, and now she’s ridden them all the way to Manitoba, Canada, where she’ll spend the better part of the next year.
Athletes from near and very far battled blustery wind and brutal hills during Saturday’s 17th annual Homer Mariner Triathlon.
Move over kings, sockeyes and pinks — there’s a new iconic Alaska food in town.
If shoppers frequent Safeway regularly, chances are they’ve seen or met Terry Elliott.
Homer’s population and gross business sales are on the rise, though there’s still a ways to go in that regard to reach past sale levels.
As if there weren’t already enough reasons to love Homer’s Karen Hornaday Park, a group of service-minded volunteers just added a few more with several new sections of walking trails.