Alaska Book Week features local readings
Hunting season has begun. Hunting for local food. The Homer Farmers Market has officially “closed,” so if you associate vegetable gathering with halibut tacos from the Alibi, music on the stage and friends milling all around, then you are in for a letdown.
What lies in the depths of Beluga Lake is not slightly less mysterious to Jennifer Waltenbaugh’s second grade class from Paul Banks Elementary School.
The Homer Birth and Wellness Center will host a free movie night on Monday, Oct. 9. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the film, “Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Understanding the Crucial Link Between Mothers, Daughters, and Health,” starts at 6:30 p.m. An optional discussion will follow. For more information call the center at 907-299-7133.
Milford “Pudgy” Henry Hedglin Jr
Fredrick Hans Elvsaas
Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
Pet of the Week
Ownership of the newspaper publications of the Morris Publishing Group, including the Homer News, transferred to GateHouse Media Monday. The signing of a purchase agreement had been previously announced.
Norm Blakeley, Brent Hibbert, Hal Smalley, Kelly Cooper and Kenn Carpenter will fill five of the nine seats on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, according to unofficial election results.
In spite of the rain we took off in our camper and drove the Denali Highway. Goodness. Gorgeous fall colors although we were too late for blueberries of which there are miles and miles of them. If this is a trip you have yet to take, do consider it. The road is gravel/mud and quite rough; the lodges are minimal so a camper is a good idea. Wildlife was few and far between. Hunting season was in full swing so we think the animals were driven back from the road. But we did see trumpeter swans, one family had six cygnets which must be some kind of record. Northern hawk owls, robins, Canada jays, ravens and a shrike rounded up the count. Interesting. We also observed spruce expanding their boundaries from tree line up the mountain sides. We have read about this but the evidence was clear. Changing climate.
On Oct. 5 I will be holding town hall meetings in Ninilchik (Senior Center noon to 2 p.m.) and Homer (Islands and Ocean Center 7-9 p.m.) to meet with you, and to gather constituent input on the state budget. Director Pat Pitney of the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget will be joining me at both meetings to answer questions and listen to your comments. The budget has been the primary focus of the Legislature this past session as we no longer have sufficient Constitutional Budget Reserve savings to get us past the next fiscal year. We are out of time. Policy decisions need to be agreed upon now so the administration has time to implement new revenue structures prior to our savings running out.
Thanks to all for plastic foam cleanup
A new face will be representing Nikiski and Tyonek on the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Board of Education.
Jesus dies in the end.
Kaiden Michael Haynes was born at 9:44 a.m. Oct, 1, 2017, at South Peninsula Hospital to Amber Kline. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces.
Cannabis businesses in the borough outside the cities can continue operations as usual with the failure of Kenai Peninsula Borough Proposition 1, according to Tuesday’s unofficial election results.