Homer Electric Association crews responded to multiple outages throughout the day and into the late evening hours on Monday, Feb. 26, in response to scattered outages caused by high winds on the Kenai Peninsula. According to an HEA press release, the storm caused outages in Kasilof, Homer, Kenai, Anchor Point, and the south side of Kachemak Bay. HEA reported these incidents:
Homer Medical Center recently expanded its primary care clinic, South Peninsula Hospital announced in a press release this week.
This week Homer Flex awarded students Academic Achievement Awards for rotation three.
Alyse Galvin, an Independent seeking the Democratic Party nomination for Alaska’s U.S. Congress seat, visits Homer Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23-24. She will meet and greet the public and answer question at the following events:
Homer announces registration opens February 19th for the
This year’s Winter Carnival theme is “Hibernation Vacation,” and local businesses and venues are pulling out all the stops to make it a vacation Homer residents will revel in.
Dr. Katie Ostrom was recently elected by the South Peninsula Hospital Medical Staff as the 2018 Chief of Staff. Dr. Ostrom offers obstetrics and gynecological services at the hospital and practices at Homer Medical Center and Ninilchik Community Health Clinic.
South Peninsula Hospital and Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic present “Partners in Healing: Integrative Medicine for Beginners.” A documentary by Mary Katze and Affinity Films, it provides an overview of many options of integrative medicine for breast cancer patients — newly diagnosed or long-term survivors — as well as anyone wanting to empower themselves with active healing. Part of a statewide tour, the film shows at noon Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Homer Theatre.
“Hibernation Vacation” Theme for Winter Carnival Parade
Kenai Peninsula Youth Court welcomed four new attorneys and five judges to the West Homer/Fireweed School Youth Court program Monday, Jan. 22. District Court Judge Margaret Murphy adminstered the oath of office to the new attorneys, Hadley Glidden, Paige Haines, Jasmine Lurus and Rainey Sundheim. Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet administered the oath of office to the new judges, Gillian Bremicker, Ben Dickson, Natalya Gallentine, Hazel Pearson and Nathaniel Theisen.
Skiers from all over the state descended on the Lookout Mountain Trails outside Homer over the weekend for the third and fourth installments of the Besh Cup Series.
Homer Electric Association (HEA) is accepting nominations from members interested in running for a seat on the cooperative’s Board of Directors. The board has nine directors, with three from each of the three districts that make up the service area.
The Homer Hockey Association and the Kevin Bell Ice Arena offer Microbells, a learn-to-skate through hockey program for ages 4 to 6.
The Homer Elks Lodge #2127 on Dec. 14, 2017, held its second annual U.S. Coast Guard Holiday Appreciation Dinner for personnel and families of the U.S.C.G. vessels Naushon and Hickory. Adults enjoyed a prime rib dinner and music by Burnt Down House while a pizza party with games and movies was held for children. Attendign were 80 audlts and 35 children. . The event played host to 80 adults and 35 children. “Special thanks to Fat Olives and Homer Emblem Club #350 for their respective roles in making this event a success,” said Elks Lodge #2127 Exalted Leader Tom Stroozas.
A full house of members attended the annual meeting of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center held Tuesday at the Best Western Bidarka Inn. Chamber director Debbie Speakman introduced new and returning board members and announced the winners of the chamber’s photo contest. Board President Kari Ann Baker also unveiled the cover of the 2018 tourism and recreation guide, with an image of a soaring eagle by photographer Collin Walker.
The Telluride Mountainfilm Festival is returning to Homer once again, for the 16th time, to share tales of adventure and activity.
The Homer Foundation announced last week the completion of its newest fund, the Educators Professional Development Fund. The fund’s purpose is to provide on-going support for professional development of local educators.
The staff at Homer Flex nominates a student every month who best represents the Flex Philosophy of Ownership, Respect and Productivity.