In the past month, the Homer Mariner girls’ basketball team has faced some major successes and challenges. We have missed school almost every week and played a lot of games, which has taken a toll on our minds and bodies. Each day, we work to improve.
Michael Slater Cline
Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
Isla James Duff was born at 7:59 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2017 at South Peninsula Hospital to Kari Ruth Odden and Kevin Robert Duff of Fritz Creek. She weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces. Her grandparents are Mary and Jim Odden of Nelchina, Alaska, Todd Duff and Gayle Suhich of Tortola, British Virgin Islands, and Diana Lynn Duff of Waukegan, Illinois.
Astrid Luna Adalayde Bernier was born at 10:44 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2017 at South Peninsula Hospital to Kahlan Miroth and Brandon Bernier of Homer. She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Her grandparents are Kristina Herman of Homer, Bleu Bernier and Shironne Gouldman of Homer, and Maria Bernier of Homer.
Skyler Logan Smith was born at 12:19 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 at South Peninsula Hospital to Traci Prevost and Kenton Smith of Homer. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces. His grandparents are Donna Watts and Edward Prevost of Homer, and Norman and Elizabeth Smith of Anchor Point.
The 2018 Homer Winter Carnival will take place from Thursday, Feb. 8 through Monday, Feb. 12. It is hosted by the Homer Chamber of Commerce. Parade line-up will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at Homer High School with the parade beginning at noon down Pioneer Avenue. Parade applications are online at homeralaska.org/winter-carnival and are due Monday, Feb. 5.
The chance to capture the first state berth in school history will have to wait another year for the Homer hockey team.
The 13th Annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival shows at 7 p.m. today at the Homer Theatre. All proceeds benefit Kachemak Nordic Ski Club and Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition.
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Treat those you love this Valentine’s Day with a special sweet.
Salon Series is a hit
This year’s Winter Carnival theme is “Hibernation Vacation,” and local businesses and venues are pulling out all the stops to make it a vacation Homer residents will revel in.
While a purple people eater pulled on her protective warm clothing, a group of commercial fishermen coordinated how they would hold their large fish net while skiing and a viking warrior princess skipped by on her way to registration.
Family and friends will remember this Saturday a retired teacher who died Feb. 3 in a swimming accident while on vacation in Maui, Hawaii. Mike Cline, 80, died while snorkeling off Ulua Beach in Wailea. A memorial service for Cline is 2 p.m. Feb. 10 at Homer United Methodist Church. A reception will follow.
An intense fire last Thursday destroyed a home on East End Road in Fritz Creek, but no one was hurt.
Hold onto wool hats, people, we are nearly up to 9 hours of beautiful, bountiful, blessed light a day!
If it seems like Jubilee! is happening a bit early this year, it is.