Dee Dahman, a sleep specialist, is this month’s speaker for the Parkinson’s Support Group. The group meets at 1 p.m. Friday at the Homer Senior Center. For more information, call Daniel Weisser at 235-4555.
The Kachemak Bay Birders’ next trip is Saturday to Eagle Lake and the Jaeger Bog. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center parking lot to carpool or 9 a.m. at the Eagle Lake Trailhead. Expect some bad roads, wet walking conditions and mosquitoes. Bring binoculars, field guides and scope if you have them. Possible birds are Pacific loon and ring-necked duck at the lake, songbirds, parasitic jaeger at the bog and raptors. There is no charge and everyone is welcome. All trips are cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. The trip leader is Michael Craig; contact him at 235-0631.
The KARe recycling group will be meeting on Tuesday, June 9th from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, 708 Smokey Bay Way. For more information contact CACS at 235-6667. Anyone interested in recycling and/or advocating for recycling is welcome to attend.
The South Peninsula Haven House board of directors holds its annual meeting at 5:15 p.m. June 11 at 3939 Lake Street, suite 1. The meeting is open to the public.
A 5-minute film, “Homeless in Homer,” shows at 6 p.m. June 11 at the Homer Theatre. The film was made by local teen group Lead On! in partnership with White Stag Productions, South Peninsula Haven House, the R.E.C. Room, Homer Prevention Project and The Center. The film also is the launch for YRG, the Youth Resource Guide, www.homeryrg.org, an online resource guide. A pane discussion and community conversation follows the film. For more information, call the R.E.C. Room at 235-3436, ext. 102.
Burn permits are required year round inside Homer city limits and can be picked up at the Homer Volunteer Fire Department during normal business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Burn permits are required from April 1-Sept. 1 anywhere outside Homer city limits and can be acquired from the Alaska Division of Forestry at www.forestry.alaska.gov/burn.
The Sandhill Crane colts should soon be appearing. If you spot crane chicks, please report the sighting to Kachemak Crane Watch at235-6262 or firstname.lastname@example.org. =Include the number of colts, date and location of your sighting, as well as your name and number if more information is needed.
Friendship Center Adult Day Services is open between the hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday with extended hours for special situations. Programs are offered daily, including story time, crafts and musical performances. Call 235-4556.
Homer Senior Citizens
Homer Senior Citizens lunch is open to seniors and guests and is served noon-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The lunch menu for this week is: today, roast turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy; Friday, grilled rockfish; Monday, roasted chicken; Tuesday, pork paprika; Wednesday beef tacos; next Thursday, country style roast pork.
Strong Women classes are 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Homer Senior Center. The cost is $3 for members and $6 for nonmembers per class.
Zumba Gold classes with Maria are 11 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Homer Senior Center. The cost per class is $4 members, $6 nonmembers.
Duplicate Bridge meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Tai Chi classes are Thursday at 3 p.m. The cost per class is $3 for members and $6 for nonmembers. Call Daniel Weisser at 235-4555.
Caregiver Support Group meets 2-3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the senior center conference room. Call Jacquie Thaute at 299-2924 or Daniel Weisser at 235-4555.
Kachemak Bay Campus
To earn a GED or improve basic reading, writing and math skills, call 235-1606.
The Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference is June 12-16 at Land’s End Resort. Register online at writersconference.homer.alaska.edu. June 11 is the deadline to register. VFor more information or call 235-7743.
Public readings include a reading by keynote speaker Andre Dubus III at 8 p.m. June 13 at the Mariner Theatre, readings by conference faculty at 7:30 p.m. June 14 at Alice’s Champagne Palace and at 7:30 p.m. June 15 at Land’s End Resort.
Registration for fall classes and workshops for general public and degree-seeking students is now open online at www.kpc.alaska.edu. Degree-seeking students can call for advising appointments at 235-7743.
Summer gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
“Watermark,” a dual exhibit by Asia Freeman and Michael Walsh, opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. today. Freeman, who works in oil paints, and Walsh,who works in digital video, have shared a studio for several years and also share a sensual language of mark making with a focus on water as media and muse. “Watermark” reamins on exhibit through Aug. 2.
The Pratt is showing a series of prototype exhibits in the lower galleries. These are works in progress and opportunities to collect feedback on text, design and interactive components. There are questionnaires available to provide direct input. Currently, visitors can see a small prototype, “Community Connectors - Radios, Telephones and Pathways.”
The Pratt holds its Historic Harbor Tours from 3 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday and Friday, June 4 through September. Meet at the wheelhouse in front of the Salty Dawg Saloon. on the Homer Spit. Walk along the historic Homer harbor docks and learn about the boats, fishing and some of the characters that shaped Homer’s vibrant maritime history. The tour is $10 per person.
Expect delays on these lower Kenai Peninsula road projects:
• Sterling Highway Mile 135 to 137 improvements: Road construction continues through mid-September. Expect single-lane traffic, 10-minute delays, flagging and pilot car operations on the Sterling Highway 24 hours a day, Monday through Saturday through August.
• Homer rehabilitation, East End Road from Kachemak Drive to Waterman Road: Road construction continues through July. Expect heavy equipment and construction workers on the shoulder from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
For more information, visit AlaskaNavigator.org.
SVT Health & Wellness
SVT Health & Wellness offers classes covering all aspects of wellness every Thursday at 6 p.m. Today’s class is “Wild Medicinal Plant Walk” with Alix Chartier, Seldovia Village Tribe ethnobotanist. Would you like to learn more about the plants living right outside your front door? Join Alix Chartier for a fun beach walk identifying plants and learning about their edible, nutritional and medicinal values. Please RSVP at 435-3280 for this walk. It’s free ,but limited to the first 15 people. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and meet at the Bishop’s Beach parking lot by 6 p.m., rain or shine. The walk is repeated on June 11.
Carmen Serenity Tyrer was born at 3:56 a.m. May 22, 2015, at home to Hope and Ben Tyrer. Rite of Passage midwifery assisted. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Her grandparents are George and Sandy Tyrer of Homer and Matt and Marci Otero of St. Francis, Minn.
Nyla Grace Ann Porter was born at 10:19 a.m. May 28, 2015, at South Peninsula Hospital to Jolergh and Robert Porter. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Her grandparents are Rick and Nan Porter and Dan and Melody Mahoney, all of Homer.
Grace V. Pinhak
Oct. 13, 1920-May 27, 2015
Homer resident Mrs. Grace V. Pinhak, 94, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at her home in Homer. No services will be held per her wishes.
Mrs. Pinhak was born Oct. 13, 1920, in Prospect Park, Pa. She graduated from high school in Pennsylvania. She moved to Homer in 2002.
She is survived by her daughter, Judith, (W.B.) Hughes; son, Robert W. Pinhak; nephews, Bruce and Robert Rankin and their children; and .cousins, W.M. Conner and family.
Arrangements were made by Homer Funeral Home & Crematory.
Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services
Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to two medical calls.
Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 20 medical calls and three fire calls.
Firefighters went to a Poppy Circle home for a report of smoke coming from an oven.
Firefighters went to a report of smoke in the area of West Hill Road and Diamond Ridge Road.
Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to two fire calls, both for investigation of smoke.
A caller at 12:33 p.m. reported a delivery truck backed into a parked car at a Spit parking lot.
Police at 3:42 p.m. stopped a 25-year-old man driving on the Sterling Highway near West Hill Road and arrested him for driving while license suspended.
A caller at 5:27 p.m. reported a bear attacked a moose calf on the Calvin and Coyle Trail. Police responded and advised the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as well as the landowner, Kachemak Heritage Land Trust.
Police at 11:25 a.m. contacted a 33-year-old man driving on Ben Walters Lane and arrested him for driving while license revoked.
A caller at 11:37 a.m. reported a shoplifter at a Sterling Highway store. Police arrested a 55-year-old man for third-degree theft.
Police at 12:50 p.m. contacted a 29-year-old man driving on East End Road near Triton Court and arrested him for driving while license revoked.
A caller at 12:50 p.m. reported an expected death at home of a 92-year-old man at his Early Spring Street home. Police responded.
A callera t 4:45 p.m. reported an ATV driver in a restricted area of the Spit.
A man at 5 p.m. turned in a wallet found at a Spit business.
Police at 7:12 p.m. tooked a woman into protective custody.
A caller at 7:38 p.m. reported being concerned for a person who had been gone for 30 minutes at a Fairview Avenue address. Police found the man inside a home. All was OK.
A person at 8:46 p.m. made a 911 call of a domestic disturbance at a Fairview Avenue home. Police responded and arrested a 44-year-old man for fourth-degree assault, domestic violence.
A caller at 10:19 p.m. reported a possible break-in at a Hough Road address.
A person at 11:36 p.m. made a 911 call that a woman was sexually assaulted at a Fairview Avenue address.
A caller at 3:42 a.m. reproted a disturbance on the Spit beach. Police responded and told the subjects to quiet down.
A caller at 7:34 a.m. made a “report every dangerous driver immediately” complaint on a driver on the Sterling Highway. Police stopped the suspect driver and did not find any impairment.
A man at 1:10 p.m. turned in found property at the police station.
A person at 2:38 p.m. made a 911 call of an assault at a Pennock Street address. Police and EMTs responded.
A person at 2:58 p.m. made a 911 call of a bicyclist riding in the middle of the Spit Road.
Police at 5:11 p.m. contacted and had towed an apparently abandoned 1990 white Subaru at the Baycrest Hill pullout. A couple at 8:09 p.m. on May 25 later reported the car as missing.
A caller at 4:42 p.m. reported a car near the mud flats at Bishop’s Beach. Police could not locate the car.
A person at 6:52 p.m. made a 911 call of an item that might have gone missing while the caller had hitched a ride.
Police at 8:15 p.m. contacted a 50-year-old man driving on Heath Street and arrested him for DUI.
A person at 10:51 p.m. reported being threatened by people on Fairview Avenue. Police responded.
A person at 11:44 p.m. made a 911 call of a suicide attempt at a Kachemak Drive address. Police and EMTs responded.
A caller at 12:10 a.m. reported a man threw a car across the room and refused to leave a Fairview Avenue home.
A caller at 12:35 a.m. reported hearing gunshots in the East End Road and Mariner Drive area. Police responded.
A caller at 1:44 a.m. made a noise complaint of campers in the Spit Road area.
A caller at 3:42 a.m. reported an unattended campfire near an apartment complex on Hillview Place. Police responded and found all was OK.
A caller at 10:17 a.m. reported being threatened at a Fish Dock Road address. Police responded.
A caller at 1:20 p.m. asked police to do a welfare check on a person at a Spit Road address. Police responded and found all was OK.
A caller at 1:10 p.m. reported a drunk man looked into cars near Ramp 2 on the Spit and causing a disturbance. Police responded.
A person at 8:09 p.m. made a 911 call reporting a drunk man bothering people at Bishop’s Beach. Police responded.
A person at 10:13 p.m. made a 911 call of a drunk man urinating on an Ocean Drive porch and trespassing. Police responded and arrested a 28-year-old man for disorderly conduct.
A woman at 3:41 a.m. made a 911 call of someone breaking into her Early Spring Street home. Police responded and found all was secure with no evidence of tampering or trespass.
A caller at 12:51 p.m. reported a moose calf separated from its mother and another calf in the Heath Street and Klondike Avenue area. Police contacted the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Police at 1:51 p.m. contacted a 52-year-old woman driving on East End Road near Ben Walters Lane and issued her a summons for not having insurance.
Police at 6:27 p.m. did a security check of Bishop’s Beach and advised people to move their campfire to another area.
A caller at 8:40 p.m. reported a suspicious person came down a Rogers Loop Road driveway. Police responded but could not find the suspect.
A person at 11:56 p.m. made a 911 call reporting a threat at a Lake Street facility. Staff there said they would handle the incident. Police responded.
A caller at 4:33 a.m. reported a fight in progress at Main Street and Bunnell Avenue. Police responded and arrested a 26-year-old man and a 24-year-old man for disorderly conduct.
A man at 7:01 a.m. reported an expected death of a 94-year-old woman at a Victoria Street home.
A caller at 1:46 p.m. reported a man and woman arguing on the Spit. Police responded but could not find the people.
A man at 3:44 p.m. made a REDDI complaint of a driver tailgating and swerving on the Spit.
A woman at 4:56 p.m. reported losing a passport.
A woman at 6 p.m. reported an injured crane in the Bunnell Avenue area.
A caller at 6:47 p.m. reported a man wandered off from an event at Karen Hornaday Park. Police responded and the man was located.
A caller at 8:36 p.m. reported people snagging salmon at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon. Police responded but did not see any snagging.
A caller at 11:08 a.m. reported a driver speeding and passing unsafely near Mile 164 Sterling Highway. Police contacted the suspect driver but did not find any impairment.
A man at 1:33 p.m. reported missing medication.
A caller at 5:11 p.m. reported a man threatened him on the Spit. Police responded and told the parties to stay away from each other.
A calleer at 5:27 p.m. reported a child wandered in the roadway on East End Road. Police responded and returned the child to the parents.
A caller at 8:21 p.m. reported a person driving recklessly at Jack Gist Park.
A vessel captain at 8:26 p.m. asked police to have a drunk crew member issued a trespass notice from the boat. Police responded but could not find the crew member.
Police at 10:10 p.m. contacted a 20-year-old woman on Pioneer Avenue and arrested her on an outstanding warrant.
A caller at 8:44 a.m. reported a large piece of plastic or metal pipe in the road on the Sterling Highway. Police removed the debris.
Police at 10:04 a.m. contacted a 47-year-old man driving near Mile 171 Sterling Highway and arrested him for driving while license suspended and not having proof of insurance.
Police at 11:48 a.m. arrested a 20-year-old woman for fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.
A caller at 2:04 p.m. reported losing a wallet.
A man at 2:15 p.m. turned in found identification.
A caller at 3:20 p.m. reported fraud.
Police at 3:53 p.m. contacted a person driving on Ocean Drive and issued a summons for driving in violation of instructional permit.
A woman at 5:53 p.m. asked police to do a welfare check on a woman.
A man at 8:28 p.m. turned in a bicycle at the police station.
A person at 12:05 a.m. made a 911 call of seeing flames from a recreational fire in a residential area on Tulin Bluff West Court. Police responded.
A person at 1:47 a.m. made a 911 call reporting a disturbance behind a local bar. Police responded and issued a disorderly conduct warning and a trespass notice from bars to a man.
A man at 2:42 a.m. made a 911 call that an unknown man followed his wife and made suggestive remarks. Police responded but could not find the subjects.
A caller at 10:05 a.m. reported a group of people overstayed their visit at Karen Hornaday Park Campground.
A woman at 10:15 a.m. reported to the animal control officer that a dog was in a car without water on the Spit.
A man at 12:19 a.m. reported two ATV drivers in the restricted area of Mud Bay off the Spit. Police responded, gave the riders a map and educated them about legal areas to ride.
Police at 1:05 p.m. contacted a 40-year-old man driving on the Spit and issued him a summons for not having proof of insurance.
A caller at 2:15 p.m. reported a shoplifter at a Sterling Highway business.
A caller at 8:28 p.m. reported a drunk man stumbling near the road on Pioneer Avenue. Police couldn’t locate the man.
A woman at 9:37 p.m. made a 911 call of a person trying to break down the door to her Fairview Avenue home. Police responded and issued a woman a trespass notice.
Police at 1:56 a.m. contacted a 22-year-old man drivign on West Hill Road and issued him a summons for driving while license cancelled, suspended or revoked.
A man at 12:28 p.m. reported a temporary restraining order violation. Police advised the man of his options.
A person at 12:52 p.m. made a 911 call of a driver swerving and weaving in his lane and almost hitting a guard rail. Police stopped the driver, a 41-year-old man, and arrested him for DUI.
The animal control officer at 1:09 p.m. reported two dogs left in a car on the Spit. The officer took care of the dogs.
Several callers at 4:14 p.m. reported a motorhome stuck at the access to Bishop’s Beach and causing a disturbance. The motorhome was removed and all was OK.
A person at 4:35 p.m. made a 911 call of a driver passing on the right, speeding and now pulled over near Mile 170 Sterling Highway. Police responded.
A caller at 6:26 p.m. reported a verbal disturbance at a Grubstake Avenue address. Police responded and contacted one party. The other had left.
A caller at 7:42 p.m. reported a man face down and unmoving behind a Sterling Highway business. Police and EMTs responded.
A person at 9:13 p.m. made a 911 call of a verbal dispute with a drunk family member at a Grubstake Avenue addresss. Police responded.
Police at 9:34 p.m. found a backpack on Grubstake Avenue.
Alaska State Troopers at 12:12 a.m. reported a moose-car crash on East End Road. Police responded.
Alaska State Troopers at 2:54 p.m. received a report of a burglary at a North Fork Road home near Anchor Point. Several doors were damaged and a Celtic tapestry was stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimes Stoppers at 800-478-HALT (800-478-4258).
Troopers at 1:04 p.m. received a report of a theft at an East End Road home. The caller reported a driver in a silver sedan pulled into the driveway, opened a passenger door and the caller’s dog, Zeus, jumped in. The person then drove away with the dog. Zeus is a 130-pound white Great Pyrenees. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimes Stoppers at 800-478-HALT (800-478-4258).
Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Anchor Point Post, cited a 36-year-old Homer man for sport fishing with more than one line. Troopers contacted him while he fished in Kachemak Bay. Troopers said he had two separate lines in the water.
Wildlife Troopers while on patrol in the P/V Augustine contacted another 36-year-old Homer man while he fished in Kachemak Bay. Troopers cited him for failure to immediately record a king salmon measuring greater than 20 inches in length he had previously retained.
Troopers cited a 52-year-old Homer man for failure to immediately record a king salmon measuring greater than 20 inches in length he had previously retained.
Wildlife Troopers while on patrol in the P/V Augustine contacted a 73-year-old California man while he fished in Cook Inlet north of Bluff Point. Troopers cited him for failure to immediately record a king salmon measuring greater than 20 inches in length he had previously retained.
Wildlife Troopers while on patrol in the P/V Augustine contacted another a 56-year-old Anchorage man and a 46-year-old Soldotna man while they fished in Cook Inlet north of Bluff Point near Happy Valley. Troopers cited the men for failure to immediately record a king salmon measuring greater than 20 inches in length they had previously retained.
Wildlife Troopers cited a 52-year-old Clam Gulch man for allowing a nonresident client to fail to immediately record a king salmon measuring greater than 20 inches in length. The man provided guide services for king salmon in Cook Inlet waters and failed to have the required king salmon stamp. Troopers contacted him at the Deep Creek tractor launch and issued him a citation for each offense.
Troopers at 2:54 p.m. received a report of a theft from a business on North Fork Road in Anchor Point. The complainant reported an oxygen bag and trauma bag full of tools and gear were stolen from two Connex style containers. A portable 4-gas detector also was stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-478-HALT (800-478-4258).
Troopers on patrol at 7:20 p.m. near the intersection of North Fork Road and the Sterling Highway said they saw a 39-year-old Anchor Point driving a blue Subaru which had expired registration. The man was cited for driving while license suspended.
Wildlife Troopers cited a 43-year-old Anchorage man for sport fishing with a treble hook in the Ninilchik River. The river is currently only open to an unbaited single hook.
Troopers on patrol near Mile 172 Sterling Highway saw a red Honda CRV traveling west with an expired Alaska license plate. Troopers stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as a 33-year-old Anchorage man. Troopers said a records check showed the man had a revoked license because of driving under the influence. Troopers cited the man for driving while license revoked.
Bureau of Highway Patrol troopers at 4:08 p.m. went to a Ninilchik business for a report of a drunk driver. Troopers arrested a 57-year-old Ninilchik man for DUI.
Bureau of Highway Patrol troopers at 5:39 p.m. went to a two-car hit-and-run crash near Mile 2 Kenai Spur Road. Troopers said a 54-year-old Port Graham man driving south in a 2005 Dodge pickup truck was hit by a driver in a tan or gold pickup truck that crossed into his lane as it went north. The driver then fled the scene. A passenger in the Port Graham man’s truck had minor injuries and the truck had minor damange. All occupants wore seatbelts. Alcohol was not a factor with anyone in the Dodge truck. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-478-HALT (800-478-4258) or the Soldotna State Trooper Post at 907-262-4453.
Wildlife Troopers cited an 18-year-old Anchorage man for sport fishing without a valid 2015 sport fish license in his possession.
Information regarding courthouse activity is taken from logbooks and court-issued forms and may not contain all details of the final disposition of each case. Case files are available for public review at the courthouse.
Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through June 1:
Ronald G. Cameron, 60, Bellingham, Wash., pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was fined $2,000 with $500 suspended and sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended; ordered to pay $75 to support the Police Training Fund, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and the $330 cost of imprisonment; ordered to attend an alcohol safety action program and install an ignition interlock device; had his driver’s license revoked for 90 days; and was placed on probation for one year.
Deanna L. Caley, 46, pleaded no contest to driving under the influence. She was fined $2,000 with $500 suspended and sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended; ordered to pay $75 to support the Police Training Fund, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and the $330 cost of imprisonment; ordered to attend an alcohol safety action program; had her driver’s license revoked for 90 days; and was placed on probation for two years.
Donald W. Pinnow, 52, pleaded guilty to failure to register as a sex offender. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 145 days suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; and was placed on probation for two years. He also pleaded guilty to shooting from a highway, a violation, and was fined $300. He also pleaded guilty to taking a lynx in a closed season and was fined $1,000 with $500 suspended; ordered not to hunt while on probation and placed on probation for two years.
McKenzie E. Mahan, 22, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of reckless driving. Mahan was fined $1,000 and sentenced to 60 days in jail with 57 days suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; had his or her driver’s license revoked for 30 days; and was placed on probation for three years.
Brandy Ann Taylor, 23, pleaded guilty to driving while license suspended. She was sentenced to 20 days in jail with 10 days suspended and ordered to perform 80 hours of community work service; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $100 probation surcharge with $100 suspended; had her driver’s license revoked for 90 days; and was placed on probation for one year.
Larry E. Pyatt Jr., 29, first-degree assault, two counts; third-degree assault, three counts; felony indictment; driving under the influence, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled subtance, marijuana.
Forest W. Bond, 28, first-degree burglary, second-degree theft, felony indictment.
Blake L. Smith, 29, failure to stop at the direction of an officer, fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, two counts, heroin and methamphetamine, felony indictment.
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