Isla James Duff

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

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

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.

Town Crier

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 and are due Monday, Feb. 5.

Best Bets

Hold onto wool hats, people, we are nearly up to 9 hours of beautiful, bountiful, blessed light a day!


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