Homer Police Department – Today at 9 a.m. the Homer Police Department received a report from the Alaska State Troopers that an event requiring law enforcement was occurring at the Homer High School. Homer Police officers responded to the school and found that it was being evacuated by school staff. Investigation revealed that an object [...]
The following records are cases and records filed in court. Individuals are innocent until proven guilty, and copies of the records are publicly available. Judgement Robert M. Nakada, 62, driving under the influence, guilty David Lee Guetschow, 68, disorderly conduct, guilty Travis William Hines, 26, driving under the influence, guilty Lee John Henry, 51, criminal [...]
Fire Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to seven emergency medical service calls and two fire calls for the week of May 6 – 13. Kachemak Emergency Services responded to one fire emergency call and five emergency medical calls during May 6th – 12th. Anchor Point Fire & EMS responded to five medical calls and one [...]
Gerald Philip Hurley Sunrise: 2-11-37 Portland, Oregon. Sunset: 4-24-13 Anchorage, AK. Gerry fulfilled his lifelong dream of living in Alaska and was still working. He spent his life in construction and met his wife Shirley in 1975 in Seattle. They “retired” to Seldovia, AK in 2006. After several years of surgeries and medical complications, Gerry [...]
The Homer Mariner baseball team finally got a chance to dig their cleats in the soil with an official season-opening game against the Kenai Kardinals last Wednesday. Playing in Kenai, the M’s got their offense going early, as junior Brian Rowe went 4 for 4 at the plate to help in the Mariners’ 4-1 conference win. Tommy Bowe went 2-for-2 and Lucas Schneider, 2-for-3 in the winning effort.
Heading further up the road on Friday, the Mariners fell to the Kodiak Bears by a score of 12 to 5. Zac Bynum was the starting pitcher, while Schneider came in for relief. Kodiak picked up 15 hits, while Homer’s Bowe had two hits, and Rowe and Zach Haning each had one.
Any doubts about the power and performance of Homer’s high school softball team were quickly erased last week as the Lady M squad dominated opponents in five regular-season wins.
Certainly outscoring your opponents by 88 runs makes for a pretty strong argument that Homer bats are hot and hitters hearty. Back that up with a 71-15 hit ratio, and there’s very little doubt about their offensive prowess.
Now, let’s talk defense.
Obviously, any time your pitching crew can hold opponents to an average of three hits per game, your odds of winning increase dramatically. Lady Mariner fielders logged only two errors in their five games, while opponents were hampered with 33.
Homer athletes took another step toward State with strong performances at the Region III Track and Field Championships at Nikiski High School last Friday and Saturday.
Homer girls took the top spot in the 1600-meter relay, finishing in 4 minutes, 22.58 seconds. The team, comprising Azizza Shemet-Pitcher, Tayla Cabana, Cassidy Soistman and Aurora Waclawski will head to Fairbanks on Friday to compete in the State meet.
Waclawski also turned in strong performances individually, finishing second in the 800m and third in the 400. In a very tight 400m race, the freshman was less than half a second behind first place, and 17-hundreths of a second behind second.
The sun was out, temperatures were above freezing and the field was snow-free as the Homer Lady Mariner soccer team welcomed the Palmer Lady Moose to Senior Night for some Northern Lights Conference soccer action on Friday.
Homer opened the scoring early, as Mady Gerard punched in a goal off a Maggie Koplin assist just three minutes into the game to take a 1-0 lead. Luckily, Homer’s defense held strong, as that would be the only goal the Lady M’s could muster for the day.
“We started off strong and scored quickly,” Gerard said. “I’m really happy with how we played, because we went out on the field feeling confident that we could win.”
Local talents will be performing western style music and poetry at Alice’s Champagne Palace at 5 p.m. May 18 at the annual Cowboy Cabaret sponsored by the Kachemak Bay Equestrian Association.
On the program are the Homer Ukulele Society (starring former Homer Mayor Jim Hornaday), the S-Curves (Sunrise Kilcher, Sally Wells, Sue Butler and Sharon Schultz). East End cowboy Mark Marette will be the master of ceremonies.
Other performers just show up, while more are expected to call to be included in the show, according to a key organizer Tim Quinn.
Since 1991, Bunnell Street Art Center has been the focus of creativity in Old Town at the corner of Bunnell and Main, before the new parts of Homer grew up. Once again, their art on plates is drawing members and attention.
Art Plates, created this year by numerous local artists, became available at $100+ membership levels on May 11, and those who support Bunnell Street Arts Center at higher levels, $250+, were invited to select their 2013 Art Plates earlier. But many are still available for people wishing to support the art center.
The Plate Project is coordinated by Homer potter, Ahna Iredale and sponsored by many popular local artists who generously created the plates.