Karla Freeman memorial show opens at KBC
Corey Stone Isenhour was born at 7:34 a.m. July 31, 2017, at South Peninsula Hospital to Lauren and Aaron Isenhour. He weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces. His grandparents are Mary and Emmitt Trimble of Anchor Point and Joe and Connie Isenhour.
Construction finished last month for Homer’s newest street, Eric Lane, a 1,200-foot side street off the lower end of West Hill Road. Built by Herndon Construction of Homer, the $925,000 project includes a sewer line as well a paved street, gutters and a sidewalk.
Wanted: Homer City Council members. Minimum qualifications: 18 or older, U.S. citizen, a registered voter in the city of Homer, and a resident for at least one year. Pay: $75 a council meeting day for at least two meetings a month. Work load includes reading thick council packets, attending meetings, and responding to citizen emails and phone calls. May be subject to recall for causes loosely defined. Hazards include long meetings, verbal abuse and tirades on social media. Candidates are subject to approval by the voters. Apply at city clerk’s office.
Guillotine drawing out of line
K-Bay Martial Athletics holds a Back-to-School Open House from 3-8 p.m. Aug. 18 at its studio, 601 E. Pioneer Ave. Register and sign up for programs and tour the studio. Programs are offered for ages 4-18 in ,Shotokan Karate, LFS-Kali, Filipino Martial Arts, Self-Defense, USABoxing, Kickboxing and Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. After school programs and activities are offered. For more information, visit them on Facebook/KbayMartialAthletics, call 907-299-7239 or email KbayMartialAthletics@gmail.com.
A fight on the Homer Spit about 1 p.m. Wednesday sent a man to South Peninsula Hospital with injuries from a stabbing. According to a press release from the Homer Police Department, the man had non-life threatening injuries.
Hikers walking Alaska’s many trails know to take water, food, extra clothing, a First Aid kit, and, in the event of bears, bear spray or even firearms, but they might not think of a lawn rake.
Multiple education partners in Homer co-host the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME) Conference in Homer next week, Aug. 7-11, at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Participating organizations include the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, the Pratt Museum, Kachemak Bay Research Reserve (KBRR), Kachemak Bay Environmental Educators Alliance (KBEEA), Alaska SeaGrant, UAF Cooperative Extension, U.S. Fish &Wildlife Service, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, and the Alaska Natural Resource &Outdoor Education (ANROE). Presentations and meetings will be held at the Islands &Ocean Visitor Center and the Kachemak Bay Campus.
The other day the Betster dared to attempt a left turn on Ocean Drive at mid-day. Holy Gridlock! What happened to our sleepy little town where if you have to wait 10 seconds to turn onto the Sterling Highway from West Hill Road, impatient bush rats start pounding their steering wheels?
Since 1990, Pittsburgh, Pa., band Rusted Root has been shaking up the music scene like a magnitude-9 earthquake in a rickety log cabin. Though they’ve performed concerts in Anchorage and elsewhere in Alaska, for the first time ever Rusted Root performs at Salmonfest, the three-day festival of fish, fun and music held Friday-Sunday at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds, Ninilchik.
When Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, visited Homer on July 7, I asked her if she had any plans to run for U.S. president.
Classical concert is next week
A 240-pound halibut caught by Sam Mills has pushed the St. Maries, Idaho, fisherman to the top of the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. Mills caught his big fish on July 27 while fishing with Capt. Chris Andrews on the Nautilus 2 from Alaska Coastal Marine. Central Charters sold the ticket.
Samantha Draves has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio. Draves, a first-year student and graduate of Homer High School, achieved a grade point average of 3.65 or above.
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has issued a parylitic shellfish poisoning alert for Kachemak Bay. Potentially toxic algae has been found in increased numbers in the bay, and health officials suspect at least one person has become ill. Clams, mussels, cockles and other shellfish harvested in Kachemak Bay may not be safe to eat. Commercially grown oysters are tested weekly and if are available for sale have tested safe for consumption.
SPH welcomes Whittaker
The Alaska Public Offices Commission has assessed a penalty of $725 against Heartbeat of Homer – Assembly Recall, the political group that registered to advocate for recalling three Homer City Council members. In a July 20 letter, APOC claimed that Heartbeat of Homer filed Independent Expenditure, or IE, reports 29 days late.