Community News – April 2

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Bowling for BBBS

Twelve bowling teams raised more than $12,000 in this year’s “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” event on Saturday.
Top Team Fundraisers:
Session 1: Wells Fargo, the YoYos and SVT (RIGHT). Session 2: Role Models, City of Homer and Rolling Pins.
Top Individual Fundraisers:
Session 1: Harry Forquer came up with $60 to break a tie with SVT’s Sharon Peterson. Mary Gerrity from the YoYos was third. Session 2: Role Model Travis Brown took first place, Rolling Pin Jeanne Anderson was second, and Jenna Delumeau from City of Homer was third.

Alivia achieves Azusa accolades

Former Homer High School student Alivia Erickson made the academic Dean’s List at Azusa Pacific University.
Erickson is honored for a fall semester 2013 academic standing of a 3.5 or better grade-point average. She was joined by 1,774 other students receiving the same honor.

Try college on for size

Friday, April 4, is the College, Career and Job Fair hosted by the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College. All students in grades 10-12 are invited to attend. This is a great way to talk with college advisors and meet potential employers if you are looking for jobs this summer. Sign-ups are in the counseling office, and permission forms are due back to Paul Story no later than April 3. Sign-up for sessions are first come, first serve. We will not accept permission forms the day of the event, so sign and get your permission forms in early.

Middle School math

Homer Middle school mathletes placed second in this year’s State “Mathcounts” team competition. Eighth-grader Denver Waclawski placed sixth individually.

Check out Homer’s newest shop

Homeric Traders, the newest shop in town, is hosting an open house on Friday, April 4 from 5-8 p.m. Meet Ken and Nickie and enjoy some light snacks, libations and lively conversation about their new venture. Live music will be provided by Hillary Arwen. Homeric Traders is located right across from the Farmers Market at 1130 Ocean Drive.

Mariner smarts

Some 183 Homer High School students qualified for the third-quarter Mariner Pride drawing. Students must achieve either at least a 3.5 GPA, or make a 0.5 improvement from the previous quarter. The nine winners chosen in a random drawing include: Kannen Cabana, James Webber, David Ferreira, Vincent Waddell, Marissa Lind, Connor Seay, Daniel Wiest, Jared Brant and Carly McLean.

Open house and comment period extended

Kachemak Bay State Park and Wilderness Park Management Plan Scoping Open House and Scoping Comment Period deadline has been extended.
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources will host an open house on Monday, April 7, 2014 in the Lidia Selkregg Chalet located at Russian Jack Park on 1600 Lidia Selkregg Lane in Anchorage. The planning staff will be available between 5:30- 8 p.m. to discuss issues, gather information and learn more about current or future goals and uses related to the Kachemak Bay State Park and State Wilderness Park management plan revision. The open house is an opportunity for planning team to include local input in the early stages of plan development.
DNR initiated a planning process in November 2013 to revise the management plan for KBSP and KBSWP in order to address issues the park is facing due to changing patterns in recreational use and increased visitation, as well as updating recommendations for park management and facility development. Additionally, a trail plan will be developed to provide specific guidance for trail management and development in these areas. To view the existing park plan and learn more about this process visit:
Written comments are encouraged throughout the planning process. The deadline for submitting initial scoping comments has been extended to May 15, 2014. They can be sent via mail, email or fax to: Kachemak Bay State Park Planning, 550 West 7th Ave., Suite 1050, Anchorage, AK 99501, Fax: (907)269-8915, Email:

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