Khaleesi Jade Larsen was born 2:01 a.m. March 10, 2017, at South Peninsula Hospital to Alyssa Nehren Rawls and Wendell Larsen of Anchor Point. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces. Her grandparents are John and Jessica Rawls of Anchor Point and Kaye and Dean Larsen of Sterling.
The Homer Legislative Information Office at 270 W. Pioneer Ave. is open from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-4:30 pm. Monday-Friday, with special hours to accommodate Legislative hearings and teleconferences outside of normal hours. For more information, call 235-7878.
Deadline is March 27 for Jubilee youth art exhibit in April
In a special election in 2015, voters passed Proposition 1 to suspend for three years the .75 percent of city sales taxes that goes into the Homer Accelerated Roads and Trails fund. That suspension allows the city to use HART sales taxes to fund general government, about $1 million in some years. With the suspension ending next year, the Homer City Council for the past few meetings has debated the future of HART and how that .75-percent sales tax could be used. Should the HART language be changed to allow other uses such as maintenance? Or should a portion of the tax be permanently redirected to the general fund?
As Homer City Clerk Jo Johnson this week prepared petitions for a citizen group seeking to recall Homer City Council members Donna Aderhold, David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds, the city attorney at Monday’s council meeting provided guidance on the recall process.
Continued cold weather with excessive ice in the Homer Harbor has caused the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center to postpone for one weekend the 24th annual Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament, the chamber announced in a press release on Tuesday. The tournament has been postponed to Saturday, March 25.
Homer City Clerk Jo Johnson on Friday, March 10, issued a certificate allowing an application seeking to recall Homer City Council members Donna Aderhold, David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds to go forward.
Pet of the Week
One of the odd effects of Real Winter have been sightings of things people have not seen in recorded history, or at least the past five years. Unless you’re a small child waiting for spring break, time passes by in such a blur that memory becomes fleeting. So let’s review:
After a 3-year absence because of poor snow conditions, the Kachemak Bay Nordic Ski Marathon returns on Saturday.
A group of 10 Homer citizens on Monday filed an application for a recall petition against Homer City Council members Donna Aderhold, David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds. The three council members sponsored an inclusivity resolution at the Feb. 27 council meeting, although only Reynolds voted for Resolution 17-019. Following almost three hours of public testimony, most of it against the resolution, it failed 5-1. The application cites their sponsorship for that resolution as well as Resolution 16-121, a resolution supporting the Standing Rock Lakota tribe and opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline, as grounds for recall. Resolution 16-121 passed 4-3, with Homer Mayor Bryan Zak breaking a tie vote that Aderhold, Lewis and Reynolds also voted yes on.
A new Homer artist who grew up sketching and painting in the Halibut Cove art scene now has her first solo gallery exhibit. Chelsea Horn’s “Playing With Color” opened last Friday at Fireweed Gallery.
In another sign of winter fading to spring, Fireweed Gallery returns for First Friday after its winter hiatus. Fireweed feaures “Playing With Color,” a show by local acrylic artist Chelsea Horn. Color also abounds in “Complex Cloth,” textile art by Anchorage artist Diane Melms. Described as “bold, colorful and contemporary,” Melms works in hand dyed and printed fabrics.
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Pet of the Week
The Homer Legislative Information Office at 270 W. Pioneer Ave. is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, call 235-7878.
Using low-tech tools like cereal boxes and a pasta maker, Anchorage artist Jimmy Riordan showed West Homer Elementary School students how to create colorful, playful prints and other art works. Last Friday, students displayed their work in the hallways of the school, with older students buddying up with younger students as they looked at the work. Many of the student artists also were on hand to discuss their projects.