Ronald Godshall Alderfer
Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
The driver of a truck that rolled over on the Nikolaevsk Road last Monday failed to report the crash and a possible fuel spill to Alaska State Troopers and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. According to DEC, a citizen reported the crash to DEC about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5. Troopers also reported a spill to DEC about the same time. Troopers received no reports of injuries, said Tim Despain, a trooper spokesperson. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, Despain wrote in an email.
The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College announce that eight students have completed the Homer-based University of Alaska Anchorage nursing program, earning a Registered Nurse and Associate of Arts in Science nursing degree.
The Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) and the Alaska Young Fishermen’s Network announce the inaugural class of the Young Fishing Fellows Program. Included is Homer fisherman Jamie O’Connor.
An Anchor Point man is in an Anchorage hospital after being shot by an Alaska State Trooper during a confrontation Sunday night.
If this past weekend is any indication, this year’s Homer Mariner Co-Op Hockey team cannot be stopped.
As another Semester by the Bay draws to a close, Debbie Tobin, a biology professor at Kachemak Bay Campus and the 15 students that participated in the class this fall reflect on how the program has impacted their lives and futures.
Compared to the other major school districts in Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has a low pupil/teacher ratio (PTR), according to the 2017-2018 school year class size report, but the ratio doesn’t show the whole picture district, officials said.
Local merchants raised about $300 and 300 pounds of food for Share the Spirit and the Homer Community Food Pantry as part of Shop, Share and Win.
In the Homer art scene, artists sometimes have shows in the same year at different galleries. If they’re in group shows, it might even happen they have pieces in two different exhibits. For an artist to have two solo shows in the same month is about as rare as a total solar eclipse.
Sabea Kathryn Lyon was born at 10:21 a.m. on Nov. 29, 2017 to Kobi and Megan Lyon at Homer Birth and Wellness Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces. She is welcomed by her siblings Kari and Ezekiel.
Elsa Aveline Kaufmann was born at 2:39 p.m. on Nov. 25, 2017 to Willow Jones and David Kaufmann at Homer Birth and Wellness Center. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. She is welcomed by her big brother Keel and grandparents Anore Jones of Waldron, Washington, and Marc and Ellen Kaufmann of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.
The Dec. 7 world premiere at the Homer Theatre of Tom Irons’ and Jean Aspen’s “Desert Glass: A Love Story” will be a fundraiser to help with Sherry Bess’s medical expenses. Bess, former manager of the Homer Animal Shelter, is in an Anchorage hospital after recently suffering a stroke. The movie begins at 7 p.m. It focuses on Irons’ and Aspen’s years crafting stained glass art in the Tucson, Arizona, area. Also being shown is a reprise of “The Care and Feeding of Jack,” filmed in Homer and inspired by Bess and the “shelter with a heart.” Donations to help Bess also can be mailed to Bess, c/o Brian Smith, P.O. Box 3541, Homer, AK 99603.
The Homer Mariners wrestling team is nearing the end of its season, still ranked the No. 1 Division II team.
Kenai Peninsula College announced in a recent press release that the following students have completed their training this semester to earn their state certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant: Brianna Bahl, Matthew Baker, Steven Dilfer, Gavin Elvsaas, Marian Jones, Kristina Mastre, April Stover, Pamela Tyhurst, and Wendy Webster.
By Megan Pacer
Homer High School:
The Below kids and the Hahn kids were the best of pals growing up. Our families were special friends, as close as family, but with a relationship that was better because we weren’t related. We kids got into a lot of mischief and had a lot of fun together, just as our folks did. Their adventures and great times most likely equaled ours.…. maybe.