What unites us is greater than what divides us
Had you asked a Homer Mariners football fan this time last year what the team’s chances of going to the state playoffs were, you might not have gotten a very positive answer. But that’s all changed for the players this year, under the direction of newcomer Walter Love, who was named coach of the year for the Division III Peninsula Conference.
Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
The Kachemak Advocates of Recycling (KARe) group meets from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies building at 708 Smoky Bay Way, Homer. Those who are interested in reducing solid waste, recycling and discussing similar issues, please attend to learn and contribute ideas. Contact Vivian Finlay with questions at 435-3903, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lora “L.E.” Ellen Jones Logsdon
John Clinton Taylor Griffith
The discovery of a city water account that was under-billed for more than a decade has prompted a policy to deal with billing errors as well as an audit of water and sewer accounts in Homer.
What’s nicer than spending a day at the beach? With family and friends? Looking for interesting items to take home?
In advance of a special session of the Alaska Legislature starting Oct. 23, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, held town hall meetings in Ninilchik and Homer last Thursday. Gov. Bill Walker has called the Legislature into session to consider a flat-rate payroll tax and Senate Bill 54, changes to Alaska’s criminal statutes. About 60 people in Homer at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center heard Pat Pitney, Director of the Alaska Office of Management and Budget, discuss Walker’s tax proposal, a 1.5-percent tax on wages and self-employment income and what some have called a head tax.
Kachemak Heritage Land Trust will honor Homer naturalists and educators Carmen and Conrad Field with its 2017 Land at Heart Award. The award is presented Saturday at KHLT’s 16th annual gala, Open Spaces and Wild Places, at Wasabi’s, starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 and on sale at the Homer Bookstore.
Dozens of residents young and old traded their boots for sneakers this past weekend for Homer’s inaugural Walk with a Doc event, a localization of an international program.
There was much discussion and a bit of confusion in Homer City Hall on Monday as council members debated the details of a letter they will send to Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board weighing in on its discussion of regulations regarding onsite consumption in the state’s marijuana facilities.
The end of an era for two Homer City Council members Monday night was the beginning of a new adventure for a different pair as David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds sat their last meeting.
As short as our Alaskan summer may be, it still seems to be enough to embolden us and lull us into a pattern of traveling at speeds an ornery moose would surely love to take advantage of in the dead of winter’s night (or, you know, 3:30 p.m. in January).
The State Medical Examiner’s office has positively identified a body found on a vacant Noview Avenue lot in Homer on Sept. 29 as that of John “Clint” Griffith, 40, a Huntsville, Texas, man reported missing about 3 p.m. Sept. 2 after he failed to show up to work in Alaska.
It’s a year of firsts for the Homer Mariners.
With all votes officially counted, results have remained the same after Tuesday’s municipal election, with Caroline Venuti and Rachel Lord receiving the most votes for Homer City Council.
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