Baby girl

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

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.

Town Crier

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.

Scribner wins Elks Winter King Derby

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.

‘Bending the Arc’ wins Doc Fest audience award

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.”

EPA seeks comment to withdraw Pebble Mine from Clean Water Act

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.

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