Town Crier

Kachemak Bay State Parks is currently recruiting for members for the Kachemak Bay State Parks Citizens Advisory Board. This advisory board provides Alaska State Parks with recommendations and input on management issues in Kachemak Bay State Park, Eveline State Recreation Site and Diamond Creek State Recreation Area. Board members meet the second Wednesday of the month September through May from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer. If you are interested in applying for this advisory board please fill out an application at http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/misc/boards.htm under State Park Advisory Boards. Please mail or e-mail your application to Alaska State Parks, 95 Sterling Highway, Homer AK, 99603. Applications are due by March 31, 2020. For more information please contact the Southern District Ranger Jason Okuly at 435-7595 or Jason.Okuly@alaska.gov.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Homer Annex has moved to its new location at 638 East Pioneer Ave. in the Homer Borough Maintenance building east of the Homer Volunteer Fire Department. The annex door is to the right of the double garage doors. For more information call 235-9837.

Kenai Peninsula Votes tidbit:

As promised, this voting tidbit is to tell you how to request an absentee ballot from the Kenai Peninsula Borough and the City of Homer. If you know you’re going to be out of town, or just want to mail a ballot in for the Oct. 6 election, (which will be city and borough elections) you will have to apply for two absentee ballots, one from the borough and one from the city. There is an easy way to do this. Just go straight to https://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/cityclerk/election-information and click on “Absentee Voting.” At this site you can click on two different absentee ballot applications, one for the borough and one for the city and print each of them off, fill them out, and then mail them to the address that is specified on the form. City voters will have at least two city council member seats to vote on for this election. Please don’t procrastinate as springtime weather is crawling back into sight. Get your applications in today. Voting does take planning and all voters should be encouraged to vote.

Ultimate Frisbee group meets from 7-9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the SPARC. Contact: Sunny at 441-0314.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste facilities will be closed on Sundays for the winter through April 26. For more information contact the KPB Solid Waste Department at 907-262-9667. Due to a change in its recycle market, Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste facilities will no longer accept D grade plastic film, including plastic shopping bags. Also, they are only accepting #1 PETE beverage bottles with twist tops for recycling.

Anchor Point Senior Citizens

The Anchor Point Senior Center on Milo Fritz Avenue is closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Congregate meals and the Helping Hands Thrift Store also are closed. Donatins for Helping Hands Thrift Store can dropped off. The office staff are at work and available by phone for addressing needs. For information, call 235-7786.

Friendship Center

Friendship Center Adult Day Services is closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Call 235-4556.

Homer Senior Citizens

All activities are cancelled and the Homer Senior Center is closed to the general public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Homer Senior Citizens congregate lunch is closed , but meals from Monday-Friday can be picked up to go by calling by 10 a.m. daily. Lunch costs $7 for seniors age 60 and older, and $15 for those under 60.

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Hospice of Homer

Hospice of Homer will be open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday for equipment check out and other services. Call ahead for information on meetings of support groups. Anyone needing assistance with grief counseling or other services should called ahead at 235-6899.

Kachemak Bay Campus

In order to promote the health of our community, Kachemk Bay Campus will be extending Spring Break through March 22. Starting March 23 all courses will shift to online/alternate delivery and will not be held on campus. Community events have been cancelled and non-credit classes have been postponed until further notice.

Professors will contact students directly on how to connect with classes. The college is working on a plan for lab classes and to make resources available to students who do not have access to computers or the internet.

While administrative operating hours will be 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, the college asks that people call 235-7743 with questions rather than stop by the office. The campus will be closed on Saturday and Sunday until further notice.

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