As of 10:40 p.m., with seven out of nine precincts tallied, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, appears to be heading to an easy re-election in the Republican Party primary.
Total votes 2,163
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that the Ninilchik River will open to the harvest of hatchery-reared king salmon beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 18, through 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2016.
King salmon are stocked in the Ninilchik River each year by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. This provides sport fish anglers additional opportunity to harvest king salmon while reducing the potential for over harvest of naturally-produced king salmon.
AmericasCuisine will host this month’s Homer Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event.
It takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Homer Elks Lodge.
There will be plenty of door prizes, refreshments and opportunities to mingle and network with others.
For more information, call the chamber at 235-7740.
The chamber is seeking information on lodging availability for visiting anglers for the Winter King Salmon Tournament, which is scheduled for March 19.
All Homer High School Alumni are invited to get out their old letterman jackets and join the Mariner boys and girls basketball teams for an evening of fun, basketball and food — all happening on Saturday, Dec. 26, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Alice Witte Gym, Homer High Schoo.
It’s the Alice Witte/Ron Gribble Alumni Challenge in honor of two people who had a significant impact on Homer’s youth.
After wins against Kenai and SoHi on Thursday and Friday, the Homer hockey team fell 6-0 to Service on Saturday at the Peninsula Ice Challenge at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.
The Mariners defeated Kenai Central 11-7 on Thursday in the opening round of the tournament.
Homer took a 3-0 lead after the first period but the Kardinals came back to tie the game in the third period before Homer ran away again in a wild period that saw Homer score six times and Kenai score three times.
The Homer Chamber of Commerce will have an open house for members and prospective members from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today.
People are invited to stop in and learn more about the chamber’s member benefits and how chamber programs can help promote their business.
Chamber staff will be available to answer questions, renew memberships and register new businesses.
The deadline to be in the chamber visitor guide is Sept. 30.
After hosting the annual swim team triathlon fundraiser last Saturday, the Mariners on Friday and Saturday welcome swimmers and divers from seven other schools for the Homer Invite.
Approximately 200 athletes from Homer, Soldotna, Kenai, Seward, Palmer, Colony, Kodiak and Unalaska are expected to participate.
A sentencing hearing in the case of convicted murderer Demarqus Green that had been scheduled for Aug. 24 has been rescheduled for next month. Kenai Superior Court Judge Anna Moran conducts a sentencing hearing for Green, 23, at 9 a.m. Sept. 28 at the Homer Courthouse.
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake that occurred Tuesday around 6:30 p.m had its epicenter on the west side of Cook Inlet in Lake Clark National Park, 58.8 miles northwest of Homer and approximately 44 miles southwest of Mount Redoubt Volcano, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Earthquake Hazard webpage.
The University of Alaska’s Earthquake Information Center tweeted that the quake was “felt from Kodiak to Fairbanks.”
The State Forester announced yesterday that all open fires are now banned in Southcentral Alaska, including the Kenai Peninsula, Municipality of Anchorage and Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Due to past and prevailing weather conditions which have caused extremely dry conditions for the Kenai Peninsula, the Alaska Division of Forestry and the State Forester determined that it is necessary to prohibit the use of all open fires and activities which unduly increase the fire danger.
Homer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Robert L. Painter was approved by the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) Commission during the May 2015 review meeting to receive the Certified Emergency Manager credential. The CEM designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available from the International Association of Emergency Managers, CEM said in a press release.
Because of high temperatures and low humidity, the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning until 10 p.m. Monday for most of Southcentral Alaska, including the western Kenai Peninsula. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are imminent or occurring now or will shortly. Temperatures are in the upper 70s to high 80s north of Clam Gulch and in the upper 60s to mid 70s south of Clam Gulch.
In a press release this morning, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that because of a strong number of king salmon returning to the Anchor River, it is lifting restrictions previously placed on king salmon fishing in the Anchor River and nearby marine waters.
Homer Police have asked the public’s help in identifying the suspect in a theft about 1:05 p.m. Jan. 27 from the Homer Safeway grocery store. Police said that on Tuesday a man left the store with a basket full of items. In a video camera image of the man, he wears a dark hoody sweatshirt with a logo and the hood pulled over his head.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homer Police Department at 235-3150 or Crime Stoppers at 907-283-TIPS (907-283-8477) or toll free at 800-478-HALT (800-478-4258).