FYI – News briefs & announcements – Mar. 14

Illiamna continues restless slumber

Seismic activity at Iliamna volcano remains above background levels, although it has decreased since Friday. This sustained seismic activity does not mean that an eruption is imminent or certain, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. A similar seismic swarm was detected in 1996-97 that was likely related to an intrusion of magma at a depth that did not culminate in an eruption. AVO will continue to observe Iliamna closely, will conduct additional investigations and report on them as warranted.
Iliamna volcano is located on the western side of lower Cook Inlet, 70 miles southwest of Homer. It is a snow-covered stratovolcano which rises 10,020 feet above sea level. Although steam plumes occur on its eastern flanks, there has been no known historic volcanic activity at Iliamna.

Couple on the run arrested in Homer

A couple wanted for running a methamphetamine lab that exploded in their house in Ohio was arrested in Homer on March 5.
Robert Davis, 43, and Cheri Kuss, 37, of Atwater Township, Ohio, were wanted on charges of illegally manufacturing methamphetamine, possession, aggravated trafficking, permitting drug abuse and endangering children.
The couple had been under surveillance and were arrested without incident. Both were taken to Homer jail and arraigned in the Homer Superior Court before being extradited.

Have a say in the ferry’s way

The proposed Alaska Marine Highway System schedule for fall, winter and spring 2012-13 seasons has been placed on the AMHS website for public review. These documents can be accessed through a link on the Marine Highway System homepage at
This is an opportunity for communities to review and comment on the proposed schedule in consideration of community events. Written comments will be accepted via email at and by fax at 907-586-8365 prior to March 22.
A teleconference to hear comments and consider adjustments is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. March 27. The toll free number to participate in either teleconference is: (800) 315-6338, conference code 3902#. 

Scrambling toward Scrabble

March is Scrabble time, so get out your dictionaries and prepare to conquer at this year’s Friends of the Homer Library Scrabble Tournament at Land’s End March 24-25.
The tournament offers three divisions: Upper-level competition is open to anyone 18 or older, who has a high level of Scrabble skills and are used to playing a 50-minute timed game. Registration at this level is $40.
The advanced division is $25 and is open to anyone 14 and older who has some Scrabble skills. Prizes awarded to top two competitors; the amateur division provides pick-up games for those who play Scrabble recreationally and want to have fun. Registration is $15, and you can register at the circulation desk of the library or online at If you’d like to volunteer to help out, please email

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