Last week, many of us faced the scare of a lifetime: a midnight wake-up call from a powerful earthquake that triggered a tsunami warning and evacuation for many coastal communities. Homer rallied together in the middle of the night to ensure that all residents looking to evacuate and seek shelter were safe. Emergency responders, volunteers and many others worked to assist those that needed emergency evacuation. Many people tuned into KBBI for hours anxiously waiting for news of an “all clear” and that everyone could safely return to their homes.
Leash and control your dogs
Memberd of the Homer City Council were able to come to some consensus on certain aspects of the planned future police station.
Five employees working as medical transcriptionists at South Peninsula Hospital could lose their jobs if the hospital follows through with subcontracting their work to a Lower 48 company. Teamsters Local 959 challenged the proposed layoff by filing a grievance, later denied by the hospital.
Thirty-seven years after it was founded, the South Peninsula Haven House remains dedicated to its mission of supporting and empowering individuals and families impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse by advocating for justice and providing safe shelter, crisis intervention, prevention and victim advocacy.
South Peninsula Hospital and Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic present “Partners in Healing: Integrative Medicine for Beginners.” A documentary by Mary Katze and Affinity Films, it provides an overview of many options of integrative medicine for breast cancer patients — newly diagnosed or long-term survivors — as well as anyone wanting to empower themselves with active healing. Part of a statewide tour, the film shows at noon Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Homer Theatre.
The license for what would have been Homer’s first standard marijuana cultivation facility within city limits has now been denied at both the local and state level.
The International Pacific Halibut Commission annual meeting ended last week with the two countries involved, the United States and Canada, unable to come to an agreement over quota cuts suggested by IPHC staff during the interim meeting in December.
In light of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address this week, the Betster got to thinking about the state of our quiet, quaint little Hamlet by the Sea, and decided to compile just a few events, observations and goals that other Homerites may or may not identify with.We have had an exceptionally warm year. Must remember to write to the EPA … er, Mother Nature about that.
By Michael Armstrong
“Hibernation Vacation” Theme for Winter Carnival Parade
Marilyn Virginia Prevost
Pets of the Week
Anton T. “Tony” Clawson Jr.
Musher Nicolas Petit can finally say he’s won the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race.
When a magnitude 7.9 earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska forced weather authorities to declare a tsunami warning for many communities in coastal Alaska, Juneau resident Bonny Hilton Dansie’s phone remained silent.
Kenai Peninsula Youth Court welcomed four new attorneys and five judges to the West Homer/Fireweed School Youth Court program Monday, Jan. 22. District Court Judge Margaret Murphy adminstered the oath of office to the new attorneys, Hadley Glidden, Paige Haines, Jasmine Lurus and Rainey Sundheim. Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet administered the oath of office to the new judges, Gillian Bremicker, Ben Dickson, Natalya Gallentine, Hazel Pearson and Nathaniel Theisen.
As any Alaskan knows, the winters are long and cabin fever is highly contagious. At the same time, long winters are the perfect opportunity for people to cure their cabin fever with creativity and community fun.
Skiers from all over the state descended on the Lookout Mountain Trails outside Homer over the weekend for the third and fourth installments of the Besh Cup Series.
When Paul Banks Elementary preschool teacher Emily Priest got her class together after Tuesday morning’s earthquake and two-hour delay for schools, she decided to have her students reflect on the experience.