Philip “Flip” LaFramboise
Zaya McKinley Robinson was born at 11:41 p.m. Sept. 8, 2017, at Homer Birth and Wellness Center to Staraya McKinstry-Robinson and Clay Robinson. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Zaya is welcomed by her grandparents Omar and Judi Robinson of Livingston Texas, and Ron and Ingrid McKinstry of Homer Alaska.
Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
Insulating the state ferry system from annual political battles is one of the biggest things the lawmakers can do to improve its operating efficiencies, according to a draft report released Sept. 13.
Soldotna’s moratorium on commercial marijuana will end on January 1, allowing commercial pot growing, testing and selling within the city of Soldotna.
20 years ago in the Homer News
A set of round dials mounted on a monitoring box in a cramped maintenance room are supposed to measure air pressure through the pneumatic system in the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s administration building.
I was in a hurry this weekend. I forgot my check list of veggies that I usually fill out. I keep track of this every Saturday at the Homer Farmers Market to show how the availability and seasonality of vegetables at the Market changes over time.
The Oct. 3 borough-wide ballot proposition on the sales tax cap is not about growing government. It is about continuing to provide a quality education for Kenai Peninsula students and balancing annual revenues with annual spending decisions, while maintaining a responsible fund balance for the borough.
To my fellow citizens;
It’s been so long since we had a blue sky. What a relief. I’m waterlogged and a tad grumpy and faced with way too much chard. While I was musing on this state of affairs the cranes made their collective decision to leave. And what an exit! I’m fortunate to garden because I am usually outside when the migration is in full swing. Today I got to share the experience with my book club. Excellent company to view a natural phenomena. What a day!
For 32 years I have lived in a “non-incorporated area” of the Kenai Peninsula Borough which means I do not live within the city limits of Seward, Soldotna, Kenai, or Homer. I am voting “”yes on Prop. 1”. 1” 1 and hope you do as well.
Kenai Physical Therapy is bringing an international childhood cancer awareness campaign to life in Homer. How can residents get involved?
By Megan Pacer
In the Oct. 3 municipal election, Kenai Peninsula Borough residents will elect a new borough mayor and vote on school board and assembly members. Residents in the unincorporated areas of the city also will consider a ban on commercial cannabis with Proposition 1, where a “yes” vote approves the ban (see story, page 1, Business &Real Estate).
The Homer City Council has reaffirmed its wish to ask the Alaska Legislature to reevaluate the standards for recalling city officials, an issue that arose after a tense recall election in June that caused divide in the community.
Not even the strong, biting wind that rolled through the Lookout Mountain Trails on Tuesday afternoon could blow the Homer cross-country runners off course, as both the girls and boys varsity teams claimed second place at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Cross-Country Runners Championship.
If the elephant in the room in the Homer City Council race is the recall campaign, candidate Sarah Vance could be considered the elephant trainer. She served as one of the co-chairs of Heartbeat of Homer, the group organized to back the attempted recall against council members Donna Aderhold, David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds, and became the spokesperson for the recall group.
If elected to the Homer City Council, candidate Rachel Lord would be the youngest member of a council that has commonly tilted toward people in their 50s and 60s. Along with fellow candidate Sarah Vance, 38, she represents a generation of Homer residents often lost in political discussions — 30-something people struggling to raise families and build careers in a town with a high cost of living and limited job opportunities.