Small boat owners who keep their vessels in the Homer Harbor didn’t mince words when expressing their feelings about the proposed revamp to the harbor’s moorage rate structure.
“I’m in favor of fair and equitable, and I expect that out of my government,” said water taxi owner Mako Haggerty. “I don’t like arbitrary and capricious, and that’s what I think resolution 16-055 is.”
Sharon Minsch testified that the proposed rate structure favors large boat owners significantly, despite the fact that the larger boats take up more space and infrastructure than smaller boats — and despite a study that proposed a more equitable distribution of the cost of harbor services.
The key to approaching drug use and prevention is recognizing that it is a chronic disease, said a visiting expert on the teenage brain and the impact of drugs on brain development.
Dr. Michael Spigarelli, a professor of pediatrics and pharmacology with the University of Utah, offered these and other insights into the issue of teenage drug use and effective prevention and treatment strategies at a recent community worksession with the Homer City Council on Monday.
“As soon as you lose sight of the fact that it is a chronic disease, it gets very easy to blame the person,” Spigarelli said.
M’s face Moose in conference baseball The Homer Mariner baseball team hammered the Kenai Kardinals 8-1 in Southcentral Conference action on Thursday. Kenai jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first, but Homer answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning — and took control from there. Sophomore Joe Ravin led the […]
The long struggle to protect the Bay Cook Inletkeeper will host a Wednesday panel discussion to hear stories about the early struggles to protect Kachemak Bay and bring forward lessons learned from this era. Hear about December 1973, when the State of Alaska leased tracts in Kachemak Bay for oil and gas exploration and development, […]
Statewide – Alaskans stepping outside to enjoy the wonders of springtime are reminded that May and June mark the season of wildlife giving birth. Newborn moose calves, bear cubs and other wildlife young may be encountered nearly anywhere – including in backyards, city greenbelts, along popular trails – and despite initial appearances, protective mothers are likely nearby.
“We’re already receiving reports of newborn moose calves,” said Anchorage Area Wildlife Biologist Dave Battle.
Moose calving generally peaks around the third week of May, and young can be encountered well into June. Cow moose can be particularly dangerous during calving season and attacks on people and pets by mothers aggressively defending calves are reported each spring.
For the past 33 years, realtor Angie Newby has been selling Homer lifestyles.
“Homer offers a variety of lifestyles – in the middle of town, vacant lots, condos, custom homes, yurts, Bay views, tucked into the woods, off-the-grid,” she said. “It’s not just about how many bedrooms and bathrooms; it’s about how people want to feel in their home.”
Newby enjoys the challenge and satisfaction of helping people achieve their dreams.
Everyone is excited to hit the waters once fishing season gets underway, but it’s always a good idea to consult the sport fishing regulation booklet before casting your line. The booklet can be found at fishing equipment retail outlets or at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office on 3298 Douglas Place in Homer. […]
Raela Jayne Gray, weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces, was born at 2:15 p.m. on May 18, 2016 at South Peninsula Hospital to Sarah Rae Pedrick and Therin Lloyd Crauthers. Grandparents are Frederick Gailey of Seward, Earla Gray of Homer, Brian Hudson of Homer, and Rama and Amos Crauthers of Homer. Zoreya Eunice Ukatish-Evans, weighing 7 […]
If you have children who are finishing college or embarking on their first full-time job, you obviously want them to get off to a good start in their adult and working lives. And by virtue of your years of experience, you probably have some good advice to offer – especially when it comes to making smart financial moves.
Of course, you can find a broad array of financial topics to discuss. But if you want to concentrate on just a few, you might consider these for starters:
Despite winning three of four relays and taking 22 top-five places, the Lady Mariners fell just nine points short of first place in the Region III/3A Track and Field Championships at Colony High School on Friday and Saturday.
Anchorage Christian School took the regional title with 144 points; the lion’s share of the points coming from standout senior sprinter Tanner Ealum.
Homer runners took the next three places, with freshman Kaylee Veldstra sprinting to second place in 13.23 seconds. Alia Bales and Angie Cardoza finished third and fourth, respectively.
Lady Mariner junior Lauren Evarts won the 100 hurdles in 16.43; she was third in the 300 hurdles with a time of 51.52. Teammate Lauren Jones was fourth in the 100 hurdles and fifth in the 300 hurdles.