Land’s End employees win hospitality industry awards

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:

Best Bets

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!’”

Winter King tourney is March 24

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.

Sayo Iwashita Olson

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

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.


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