Del Lavon Thomas
Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
A baby girl was born at 6:40 a.m. on Oct. 8, 2017, at South Peninsula Hospital to Sue Rennolds and Travis Bronn of Homer, Alaska. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Her grandparents are Tracie and Eric Bronn of Homer, and Shirley Rennolds of Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.
Zaylie Ann Campbell was born at 9:22 a.m. on Oct. 10, 2017, at South Peninsula Hospital to Dineah M. and Greydon W. Campbell, of Ninilchik. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces.
Homer Storytellers will meet Saturday, Oct. 21 for people who love to tell and listen to stories gather monthly in the library conference room. Folktales, history stories, personal stories, and stories from literature are welcome. Everyone has a story to tell. The group meets from 3- 5 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. Sponsored by Friends of Homer Library. For more information call 907-229-0187.
Mildred Christine Wieber
Pet of the Week
Rough seas didn’t keep anglers from braving Kachemak Bay for a chance to win the 2017 Homer Elks Lodge #2127 Winter King Salmon Derby. Ed Scribner caught the top king with a 24.60-pound beauty fishing on the F/V Sea Wolf. Ron Johnson took second with a 22.20-pound king on the F/V Oly John and Patrick Hankins was third with a 20.40-pound king on the F/V Sound Escape. Bethany Casey had a 20.30-pound king on the F/V Misty, winning first place for the lady angler division.
The Mariners fell short of what would have been their first Division III football state championship in school history on Saturday, losing to Barrow High School 20-14 in their game in Palmer.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Among musicians, a corny old joke goes like this: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” “Practice, practice, practice.” This August, a group of young string musicians made their own concert venue, the majestic setting of Grewingk Glacier in Kachemak Bay State Park. So how does one get there?
Sometimes it’s nice to go back to where it all begins. At least that’s what several lower Kenai Peninsula elementary school kids did last week when they attended a field trip in Anchor Point that brought them to the beginning of the salmon life cycle.
Following the close of the 14th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival, last month, Homer Theatre owner Jamie Sutton announced the winners of its annual Doc Fest awards. Based on anonymous voting from about 400 ballots, “Bending the Arc,” a documentary about innovative health care methods in developing nations, won the Forget Me Not Audience Favorite Award. Comments were encouraged from movie viewers and will be shared with the filmmakers. As one ballot submission said of “Being the Arc”: “So impressive! An important story showing once again how key leaders who have a vision and persistence can indeed bend the arc of the world towards justice and health!” Another ballot read, “Wow! I mean, WOW! This is what you go to the Doc Fest for. An inspiring, magnificent story, well told. I left with such a feeling of joy and inspiration.”
Friday is deadline for ‘Root’ mail-art show
Monday was the first officially recognized Indigenous Peoples Day in Alaska.
Upper Cook Inlet commercial salmon fishermen once again endured a below-average season, at least in terms of sockeye salmon, in spite of exceeding run forecasts.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposes to withdraw its July 2014 Clean Water Act Proposed Determination that would, if finalized, have imposed restrictions on the discharge of dredged or fill material associated with the potential Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed, EPA said in a press release.
As part of its mission to increase awareness of drug abuse, Alaska’s 15 Elks Lodges have partnered with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Office of Substance Misuse &Addiction Prevention to distribute medicine disposal bags.