Homer Police are asking for information about a driver who hit a 47-year-old man walking on Ben Walters Lane on Wednesday morning. A driver hit the man about 9 a.m. Jan. 23 by Lupine Court and near Building D at Conifer Woods Apartments. The driver stopped briefly and then left, police said in a press release. The victim was hit hard enough to be knocked unconscious and suffered substantial, but non life-threatening, injuries. He was taken to South Peninsula Hospital and released. He had contusions, scrapes and lacerations, but no broken bones. A witness saw the hit and run, but did not get a good description of the vehicle or driver, police said in a release. A resident at the apartments called police to report the hit and run. Anyone with information is asked to call Homer Police at 235-3150. To remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 478-HALT, or 478-4258.
An Industry Outlook Forum hosted by the Kenai Peninsula Economic District and the City of Homer begins at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and continues through Friday at Land’s End Resort. Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell is the featured speaker at Thursday’s lunch. Alaska Commissioners Dan Sullivan, Larry Hartig and Bruce Tangeman will make presentations. Presentations will also be made by Pebble Parnership, Donlin Gold, Buccaneer, Apache, Hilcorp and Cook Inlet Energy. The public is invited to attend.
A third person in the Dec. 17 armed robbery of the Grog Shop is facing charges. James Mumey, 49, was arrested for first-degree robbery. Police said that Mumey provided the .22 caliber handgun allegedly used in the robbery by John Mumey, 50. Also charged is Terry Lashley-Elliot, 32. Police allege that Lashley-Elliot drove John Mumey to a hotel several blocks west of the Grog Shop and later picked him up after the robbery. James Mumey was staying at the hotel on Dec. 17 and was arrested on Dec. 18 for fourth-degree assault.
The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Department of Health and Social Services’ Medical Care Advisory Committee in Juneau on Feb. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. For those unable to attend the meeting in person, a conference call line has been set up: 1 (800) 315-6338, access code 8868#. Those unable to attend in person may listen in both days via the conference line, which will be opened for public comment from 3:15-5 p.m., Friday. The Medical Care Advisory Committee is a public advisory group charged with advising the state’s Medicaid agency on Medicaid policy and program changes.
The MCAC members, representing Alaska providers, consumer advocates and state administrators, meet quarterly via teleconference or face-to-face. For more information, go to http://dhss.alaska.gov/dhcs/Pages/mcac.
At the All-State Music Festival in November, Mark Robinson, recently retired choir teacher from Homer High/Middle School, was named the Music Educator of the Year for the State of Alaska.
Robinson worked for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District as a choral music specialist for 27 years. He began teaching K-12 music at Anchor Point School before he transferred in 1989 to serve as choral director for Homer High School and Homer Middle School. During his tenure at Homer High School and Homer Middle School, Mr. Robinson exposed his students to a wide variety of musical literature.
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