City looks at ADA compliance

Last fall, Rick Malley tried to vote in the Homer City election. A visually impaired man who works at the Independent Living Center, he had used an electronic touchscreen that reads the ballot and magnifies print in the past. But this time, no such machine was available.

VanBuskirk charged in robberies

Dellan Vanbuskirk, the man of interest apprehended last week in Anchor Point, was formally charged with two counts of armed robbery last week.
Vanbuskirk has been charged with armed robbery of the Short Stop gas station on Baycrest Hill on Jan. 6, as well as a previously unreported Jan. 16 second charge of armed robbery of a former friend on a secluded section of the North Fork Road.

A “Sunny-Side Up” themed Winter Carnival

“Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”
Monty Python’s Life of Brian
A little bit of sunshine can do a lot to improve your mood — especially during those long, dark days of winter. It may not feel like it now, but we’re picking up a good 5 minutes a day in the sunlight category; that’s reason alone to celebrate.

Homer Hockey clobbers Kenai 7-2 on Senior Night

Mariner hockey seniors went out with a bang last Thursday with a 7-2 Senior Night conference victory over the Kenai Kardinals. With the win, the M’s move past Kenai to the No. 5 seed in this weekend’s North Star Conference Tourney in Soldotna.

Public Safety – Feb. 3

FIRE Jan. 25-31 Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to 10 EMS calls and one fire call. Kachemak Emergency Services responded to five EMS calls and one fire call. Anchor Point Fire and EMS responded to five EMS calls and three fire calls.  POLICE Jan. 26 TRO Violation: A caller on Ben Walters Lane reported a […]

Alaska kicks Moda Health out of insurance market

Thee Alaska Division of Insurance announced Thursday that it is forcing Portland-based health insurer Moda Health out of the state’s individual marketplace for now, leaving Alaskans with only one choice for coverage: Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield.

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Feb 3

USCG offers boating, seamanship classes Boating skills and seamanship classes started yesterday at Homer High School. The class covers introduction to boating, navigation, boat handling, lines and knots, legal requirements, weather, radio and more. The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7-9:30 p.m. through April 7. Classes are held at room A104 at the high […]

Are you prepared for financial disasters?

“Be prepared” is the Scout motto, and it’s also pretty good advice for anyone seeking to guard against various disasters – including financial ones.
Here are some events that can have serious financial consequences, along with suggestions on preparing yourself:

Coastal erosion part of Homer bluff ‘package’

Beach walkers on Bishop’s Beach this winter may have noticed a distinct change in the bluff near the Homer Elk’s Lodge, where some 50 feet of bluff has slid down toward the ocean. Elsewhere along city’s coastline, property owners have watched the beach sluff off as well.

Birth – Feb. 3

Zoey Patricia Brooks, weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces, was born at 10:36 p.m. Jan. 26, 2016 at South Peninsula Hospital to Candice Swan and Shane Brooks of Homer. Grandparents are Curt Swan of Soldotna, Christine Swan of Homer and Richard and Susan Brooks of Homer. She is also welcomed by big brother Mason Brooks.

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