One would be hard pressed to find a police station in the country for which drunk driving is not an issue in the community. The same goes for the Homer Police Department, and to tackle that issue, its staff are taking their efforts off the streets and into the schools.
Now that that pesky formality — some call it Thanksgiving — is over, the Christmas-crazed among you may breathe a collective sigh of relief.
A federal jury in Anchorage last Wednesday, Nov. 15, found guilty a Voznesenka man for being a felon in possession of firearms. Sentencing for Joseph Kuzmin, 41, is Feb. 5, 2018. According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office on Friday, Kuzmin faces up to 10 years in federal prison.
To see how state budget cuts are affecting Alaska’s legal system, head to Juneau’s courthouse and search the court calendar for misdemeanor drug crimes.
Leaders at Alaska’s veterans health care system are planning to expand the agency’s workforce in the state.
Clear weather and sub-freezing cold the past few weeks froze Beluga Lake and other Homer area ponds thick enough to support ice skaters. The wide open spaces of the lake have attracted skaters and walkers the past week, with sometimes dozens of skaters at a time, particularly around mid-afternoon near sunset.
For most of her adult life, writer and filmmaker Jean Aspen has been recording her experiences in remote Alaska as well as in the more settled world. It’s a long habit she came to as the daughter of Arctic adventurers Constance and Harmon “Bud” Helmericks.
The Homer hockey team showed they mean business this season when they claimed the top spot at the End of the Road Shootout Tournament Nov. 16-18 at the Kevin Bell Arena.
Homer residents have another chance to weigh in on the city’s progression toward a new police station.
Sometimes pulling out all the stops for the Thanksgiving holiday is fun — having the whole family gather around the table after a day of slaving to make the traditional meal. Other times, it just doesn’t make sense to do.
Those who are signed up to get daily deliveries from the Homer Senior Citizens Center’s Meals on Wheels program may start seeing their food brought to their doorstep in style. The center recently received a brand new Subaru Outback for the program.
I hope your Thanksgiving dinner is the best ever. The recent snowfall has made for a scenic drive over the river and through the woods journey to grandma’s house. Now go fill your house with delicious smells just like grandma did!
Moving oil is a risky business, especially across Cook Inlet’s notoriously rough waters. But who assumes the risk? And if it’s Alaskans who depend on healthy fisheries who bear the risk, how much risk are we willing to accept?
The 2018 Bristol Bay sockeye salmon forecast is for a chart-topping 51.3 million fish and a harvest of over 37 million.
Well, it’s officially here. Sleet, powder, the white stuff — whatever you call it, it’s here in force. If you were one of those doing dances and singing songs to bring on the snow, congratulations: you got your wish. To those of us who are truly only happy in the throws of summer, my condolences. (Though, really, you might consider a different state to live in.)
Below is the latest installment of Mariners On the Move, the program at Homer High School that recognizes students for attributes other than grades.
Thank you to Bowhead Transport, Seattle,
Reggae band Uplift! performs at a fundraiser for Yvonne and Russ Morse on Saturday, Nov. 25, at Alice’s Champagne Palace. Yvonne Morse became paralyzed in a fall at their home in July, and funds will help pay for medical expenses and for the couple to remodel the home and make it more accessible. A silent auction and raffle also will be held starting at 8 p.m. Uplift! performs starting at 9 p.m. People interested in donating items can drop them off at Alice’s or contact Jeannine Armour at email@example.com.
Gertie is a 6-month-old female.
Manuela Silva Vale