Like a lot of Homer immigrants, city council candidate Stephen Mueller moved here with his wife, Robyn, after he fell in love with the seaside setting.
Even though the Betster toils in the word mines here at the Homer News and has a modest understanding of the news business, apparently journos do things a bit differently Outside. The ways of travel writers are strange, Grasshopper. Inside of six weeks Homer has appeared in two publications.
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Next week, Homer film buffs will escape reality for an hour or two during the weeklong 14th annual Homer Documentary Festival, but organizer Jamie Sutton has nothing but documentaries on his mind for far longer than a week. The film festival starts at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 21 with a gala opening night showing of “An Incovenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”
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Tutka Hatchery Pink salmon suppresses our wild fisheries
All around Kachemak Bay the past weeks, people have reported large runs of pink salmon in places never seen before — at least in significant numbers. Last week at Beluga Slough, pink salmon ran all the way up into the slough and in a drainage ditch leading to the city’s stormwater drainage system. At Mariner Park on the Homer Spit last Friday, children from Little Fireweed Academy working on the Burning Basket ran up a small creek leading into the slough and yelled “Salmon! Salmon!” at pinks passing by.
The LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer) Teen Support and Discussion Group meets at 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the REC Room, 3957 Neilsen Circle. The private group is for ages 12-18. For more information, contact Anna Meredith at the REC Room, 235-3436, or Irene Saxton-Opatz at the Center, 235-7701.
Aili Martha Baker was born at home, in water, at 10:24 a.m. on Aug. 27, 2017, to Hannah and Seth Baker. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and is welcomed into the world by her siblings Evany, Ada, Miles and Griffith. Her grandparents are Caressa and Scott Fennel of Lakewood, Wash., Vicki Schlichar of Marietta, Ohio, and the late Scott Baker.
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Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott denied an application on Sept. 12 to put a voter initiative on the 2018 statewide ballot that would have tightened the state’s permitting requirements for development projects with the potential to impact salmon streams.
Some young Paul Banks Elementary students got a bit dirty in the name of public service last week when they helped spruce up some recently-constructed trails at Karen Hornaday Park.
The Friends of the Homer Public Library sponsors a panel discussion, “Media Literacy: How We Make Informed Opinions,” from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Homer Public Library. Moderated by Kachemak Bay Campus English professor emerita Beth Graber, the panel will explore how we navigate TV, print, and online news sources to form our own ideas.
What does it mean to have a healthy local food system? When you think about food security, do you stock up on military MREs, beans and rice, or seeds to plant? Or do you make sure that our community has enough farmers to feed us?
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The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has the opportunity to obtain Narcan, a brand of the drug naloxone which temporarily blocks or reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, at no cost to the school.
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