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Council weighs in on weed

Council weighs in on weed

Homer folks had a lot on their minds Monday night as they gathered at the City Council meeting to discuss two of the city’s hottest topics.
The meeting stretched over four hours, as the Homer Council and interested community members debated both marijuana and beaches.

February 10, 2016 | No comment | Read More »

Fireweed Academy helps ‘Make a Wish’ dream come true

Fireweed Academy helps ‘Make a Wish’ dream come true

Photos by Susan Kaplan/HomerHillstrand signs the poster. Murray’s “Make a Wish” is to be famous around the world.

Photos by Susan Kaplan/HomerFireweed Academy’s sixth grade class shows the …

February 10, 2016 | No comment | Read More »

Police Officer Will Hutt: on the job for more than 20 years

Police Officer Will Hutt: on the job for more than 20 years

Lieutenant Will Hutt of the Homer Police Department sits at his desk in his “police blue” — a short-sleeve shirt and trousers. On his right shoulder is a mic head, on his left hip, a radio. His chest is encased in a bulletproof vest, and his belt holds a flashlight, notebook, cell phone, knife, semi-automatic handgun, extra magazines, a bottle of pepper spray, two sets of handcuffs, a tazer and keys to his patrol car.
Hutt worked six years in patrol, 14 years as a sergeant and …

February 10, 2016 | No comment | Read More »

CIRCAC invites scholarship applications

CIRCAC invites scholarship applications

Graduating high school students and students heading to college, vocational schools or maritime academies who claim residency in the Cook Inlet Region, may qualify for a $2,500 CIRCAC Memorial Scholarship.
For the second year, Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council is offering two scholarships to qualifying students pursuing careers in environmental sciences or maritime studies.
The scholarships honor long-time public member Captain Barry Eldridge (Scholarship in Maritime Studies) and former executive director James Carter (Scholarship in Marine Sciences).
CIRCAC launched the scholarship program to encourage and support the …

February 10, 2016 | No comment | Read More »

Arts Briefs

Arts Briefs

Guitar Christmas instrumentals
Reverend Poorchild will be giving free performances at the following locations.
•All Hopped Up Coffee, 3 p.m. Dec. 11
•K-Bay Coffee, 4 p.m. Dec. 12
•Don Joses, 7 p.m. Dec. 12
•Captain’s Coffee, 2 p.m. Dec. 13
•Senior Citizen’s Terrace, 6 p.m.
•South Peninsula Hospital long term care, 12:30 p.m. Dec. 15

Bunnell celebrates 24 years
Join the Bunnell Street Arts Center for a Saturday heartwarming concert of original songs and stories. Scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Bunnell, the evening features piano, guitar …

December 9, 2015 | Comments Off | Read More »

‘Nutcracker Ballet’ charms in its 28th year

‘Nutcracker Ballet’ charms in its 28th year

From putting up decorations to making festive foods, there are numerous ways people celebrate the holiday season. On the Kenai Peninsula, taking in the Homer Nutcracker Ballet has become an annual tradition for many residents over the past 27 years.
“The production has been going on since 1987 when my mom, Jill Berryman, had the idea,” said Breezy Berryman, who, along with Jennifer Norton, will be the co-artistic directors for this year’s 28th annual performance, as they have the past five seasons.
Jill Berryman, along with Joy Stewart, Marianne …

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Council weighs in on weed

Council weighs in on weed

Homer folks had a lot on their minds Monday night as they gathered at the City Council meeting to discuss two of the city’s hottest topics.
The meeting stretched over four hours, as the Homer Council and interested community members debated both marijuana and beaches.

February 10, 2016 | No comment | Read More »

Fireweed Academy helps ‘Make a Wish’ dream come true

Fireweed Academy helps ‘Make a Wish’ dream come true

Photos by Susan Kaplan/HomerHillstrand signs the poster. Murray’s “Make a Wish” is to be famous around the world.

Photos by Susan Kaplan/HomerFireweed Academy’s sixth grade class shows the …

February 10, 2016 | No comment | Read More »

Police Officer Will Hutt: on the job for more than 20 years

Police Officer Will Hutt: on the job for more than 20 years

Lieutenant Will Hutt of the Homer Police Department sits at his desk in his “police blue” — a short-sleeve shirt and trousers. On his right shoulder is a mic head, on his left hip, a radio. His chest is encased in a bulletproof vest, and his belt holds a flashlight, notebook, cell phone, knife, semi-automatic handgun, extra magazines, a bottle of pepper spray, two sets of handcuffs, a tazer and keys to his patrol car.
Hutt worked six years in patrol, 14 years as a sergeant and …

February 10, 2016 | No comment | Read More »

CIRCAC invites scholarship applications

CIRCAC invites scholarship applications

Graduating high school students and students heading to college, vocational schools or maritime academies who claim residency in the Cook Inlet Region, may qualify for a $2,500 CIRCAC Memorial Scholarship.
For the second year, Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council is offering two scholarships to qualifying students pursuing careers in environmental sciences or maritime studies.
The scholarships honor long-time public member Captain Barry Eldridge (Scholarship in Maritime Studies) and former executive director James Carter (Scholarship in Marine Sciences).
CIRCAC launched the scholarship program to encourage and support the …

February 10, 2016 | No comment | Read More »

Strength and conditioning

Strength and conditioning

Strength and conditioning for endurance events are possibly the most misunderstood concepts I address here in Homer. There are more triathletes, marathoners and “ultra” athletes here than I have encountered anywhere. The chore and discipline of spending enough hours training on a bike, on the road and in the pool is difficult — to say the least. Add the rigors of professional and family life, and you get a schedule that requires more than 24 hours in a day and seven days in a week.
Rest, or recovery, …

February 10, 2016 | No comment | Read More »

‘Messy Desk’ acts as inspiration for 11-year-old’s art

‘Messy Desk’ acts as inspiration for 11-year-old’s art

“Make your bed;” “Clean your room.” Sounds pretty familiar to most of us having grown up in the last 50 years. But for Klaira Ristow, a messy desk is just business as usual. Ristow, an 11-year-old Port Graham entrepeneur started her own business called “Messy Desk Miniatures” as a nod to — well, her messy desk.
Klaira started Messy Desk Miniatures more than two years ago, but is really getting into the swing of things with the help of family, friends and social media. Klaira works with polymer …

January 13, 2016 | Comments Off | Read More »

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Community News – Feb. 10

Community News – Feb. 10

‘Legendary Lovers’ Tails and Tassels presents “Legendary Lovers;” a Burlesque tale of love, loss and lust featuring hors d‘oeuvres and decadent...

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Council restricts vehicles from Homer beaches

Council restricts vehicles from Homer beaches

At Monday night’s meeting Homer City Council worked on tackling beach issues. A policy was introduced that addressed vehicle-parking on the...

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Columns

Think about sending financial valentines to loved ones

Americans spent nearly $19 billion in Valentine’s Day gifts last year, according to the National...

Feb 10, 2016 | Financial Focus | Read More »

Are you prepared for financial disasters?

“Be prepared” is the Scout motto, and it’s also pretty good advice for anyone seeking...

Feb 3, 2016 | Financial Focus | Read More »