Community news – Feb. 20

Photo courtesy Debra Leisek

Photo courtesy Debra Leisek

Sad end to furry friend

A moose limping on a broken leg was called in to Homer Police several times Saturday. The moose, hit by a car, had to be put down by police. This moose (right) is frequently photographed in downtown Homer, and is believed to be the recent casualty. The public is warned to beware of these urban neighbors as they drive on icy roads.

Tracking big ocean animals

A talk, “Conserving the oceans: do big animals matter?” by James A. Estes, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of California Santa Cruz will be featured at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Kachemak Bay Campus.
The loss of large-bodied animals is among humankind’s most pervasive influences on the global environment, Estes says. His studies show that although this phenomenon is widely recognized, much less is known about the ecological consequences of these losses. He argues that large-bodied animals are an intrinsic feature of natural biotic systems; key drivers of ecological process; and that the indirect effects of these processes permeate the structure and function of associated ecosystems in diverse and complex ways.

Cowboy Cabaret sets up auction items

The annual poetry and musical event, the Cowboy Cabaret is coming to Alice’s Champagne Palace in April and needs donations for the silent auction and baked goods for the desert auction. To participate, contact Cindy Birkhimer at 435-7575 to make arrangements to have your silent auction item picked up, and contact Renee Eidem at 299-7032 if you would like to donate a dessert. 
Organized by the Kachemak Bay Equestrian Society, the event raises funds for the Cottonwood Horse Park.

Author O’Brien to come March 1

The Big Read continues at the Homer Public Library. Erin Hollowell, adjunct professor at Kachemak Bay Campus, will moderate a discussion from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, about war poetry with examples from World War I and the Vietnam War, as well as poems about the conflict in the Middle East.
The capstone address by “The Things they Carried” author, Tim O’Brien is 7:30-9 p.m. at the Mariner Theatre.
Share Your Story: KBBI and the Friends of the Homer Public Library team up to record your stories during the month of February. To learn more about this opportunity to share your story, e-mail

Let’s talk: Thriving Thursdays

An Effective Communication Skills clinic with Windy Russ, LCSW, a behavioral health specialist is the discussion at 6 p.m. Thriving Thursday event at the Seldovia Village Tribal Wellness Center.
This is a chance to discover your communication style and how it affects what you hear. Gain insights about other communication styles and discover how to interact with each of them successfully.

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