Students graduating high school in 2018 have never known a world where being killed in a classroom — or on a playground, or while having lunch with friends — was unthinkable.
After Darlene Hilderbrand put in nearly 20 years of work with Homer’s sick and terminally ill, the town decided to give a little something back to her.
Staff at Land’s End Resort won six awards at the Alaska Hotel &Lodging Association’s 20th annual “Stars of the Industry” awards ceremony in Anchorage. The program honors those throughout the Alaska hospitality industry who show outstanding accomplishment in their fields. Land’s End had 15 nominees out of 135 state-wide nominees. Winning awards are:
Homer Electric Association, Inc. (HEA) members will see a slight decrease in their monthly bills beginning April 1. HEA proposes a decrease to the Cost of Power Adjustment (COPA) rate of about from $0.07077 per kilowatt hour (kWh) to $0.06701 kWh, which is a drop of 5.32 percent.
The Betster saw something rather amusing the other day: a saying, proclaiming that “It’s like winter is really mad and keeps storming out of the room and then coming back yelling, ‘And another thing!’”
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“Meet, Explore, Discover” is the theme of the community Homer College, Career and Job Fair being held at Kachemak Bay Campus’s Pioneer Hall on Pioneer Avenue, Friday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
South Peninsula Hospital hosts the Homer Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 15.
Western Kenai Peninsula residents can now get to Homer, Kenai or Ninilchik by shuttle, courtesy of the Ninilchik Traditional Council.
Central Kenai Peninsula fishermen will get to stay at home for the 2020 Board of Fisheries meeting.
Registration has started for the annual Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament, to be held starting 9 a.m. Saturday, March 24. Sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, the tournament is its biggest fundraiser and helps provide local businesses “with a much-needed shot in the arm at the end of a long winter,” marketing director Bridget Maryott said in a press release. Lines go in at 9 a.m. and out at 4 p.m., with a party starting at 3 p.m. at Coal Point Seafoods as anglers bring fish in to be weighed.
“Are you kidding me?” puffed a skier as he pushed his way through the thick, soft snow at the McNeil Canyon Ski Area before the start of Saturday’s Kachemak Bay Nordic Ski Marathon.
Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
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Sayo Iwashita Olson was born on Friday, March 9, 2018 at South Peninsula Hospital to Shizue and Daniel Olson of Homer. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Her grandparents are Ryutaro and Sekiko Iwashita of Kumamoto, Japan; Vince and Linda Manning of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Tom and SueAnn Olson of Mancos, Colorado.
Ava Grace Carlson was born at 5:21 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018 at South Peninsula Hospital to Kasi Devaney and Christian Carlson of Homer. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Her grandparents are Karen and Mike Devaney of Homer, and Stephanie and Erling Carlson of Cordova.