Community News – July 17

Homer student

 interns for Murkowski

interns for Murkowski

Homer High School senior Maggie Graham recently met with Senator Lisa Murkowski as part of the second group of summer interns arrived in Washington, D.C.
The interns will observe and participate in the daily operations of the United States Senate and witness the legislative process. Senator Murkowski’s D.C. office is the only U.S. Senate office on Capitol Hill to bring on newly graduated high school students for full-time help.
Graham joins nine other Alaska students from across the state as they  spend the next four weeks assisting in the day-to-day clerical and administrative tasks such as directing mail, speaking with constituents, and assisting staff with research projects.
In addition to their work in the office, each day Senator Murkowski invites two interns to personally “shadow” her as she attends various meetings, hearings and votes with her. The opportunity provides an up close and personal perspective of the duties of a U.S Senator.

Learn about coastal birds, marine mammals
The Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center will hold a Coastal Birds and Marine Mammals Discovery Lab from 1-3 p.m. July 17, 19 and 20.
Can you age an eagle in flight or tell what kind of crabs a sea otter ate? Discover firsthand what scientists and volunteers are learning about the habits and habitats of Alaska’s coastal birds and marine mammals.
This is a free, hands-on lab for all ages. For more information, contact Carmen Field at 226-4659 or

Homer Hockey offers seafood dinner
The Homer Hockey Association, Inc. will hold a salmon, rockfish, salad and beer fundraiser at the Homer Elks Lodge, 215 West Jenny Lane from 4-9 p.m. Sunday, July 21. Everyone welcome to come and support hockey in Homer.

Giddy-up fundraiser
Kachemak Pony Club will hold a fundraising car wash Sunday, July 21 at Wells Fargo Bank parking lot from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations accepted. Please come and support our youth.

Wanted: Young actors
The R.E.C. Room is looking for a few good actors to help with a short film about teen suicide prevention. Filming will take place at Homer High School the week of July 29- Aug. 2. Acting in this film requires the commitment of only one day during this week.
Get involved for a good cause. Sign up by stopping by the R.E.C. Room anytime Mon.-Wed., 2-4:30 p.m. You can also call them at 235-6736, or contact The Center at 235-9248.

Shockley named Wells Fargo manager
Chris Shockley has been named Wells Fargo Homer store manager, replacing Tyler Davis, who now serves as a business relationship manager based in Kenai.
Most recently, Shockley served as Wells Fargo’s Kotzebue store manager. He has been with the company for six years, serving as a teller, personal banker, service manager and store manager.
While in Kotzebue, Shockley served in the community as an economic development commission member and Ducks Unlimited board treasurer. Shockley is originally from Skagway, and he attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Northern Arizona University.

DOT plans
Interested in finding out about the DOT plan in Anchor Point? We will hear everything you want to know about the overhead beacon flasher to be installed at the intersection of Sterling Highway and North Fork Road, Thursday, Aug.  8, 7 p.m. at the Anchor Point Senior Center, 72750 Milo Fritz Road.

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