Letters to the Editor – Oct. 7, 2015

Another helping of food-tax issues The borough is at it again. Is this the third time to spend more money on the voting process? Of course they have confused the choice – give them the Civil Right answer: Vote YES for no tax on non-prepared food. Jeff Thalman Anchor Point Coming together to honor Hospice […]

Leffler’s work expression of Bro. Asaiah’s

I have never met Kurt Leffler, but I thankfully see, in the Homer Tribune’s Warrior article (Sept.30) about him, a new expression of Brother Asaiah’s healing the wounded warrior story. Brother Asaiah died in 2000. Flags were flown half-mast at his departure. He was a loving spokesman, poet and spiritual leader to many of us Homerites. […]

Ideal time for whale ‘fluke identification’ in bay

Marines science students from Kachemak Bay College’s “Semester by the Bay” got a show from a humpback whale Sunday when the mammal breached 70 times off Pederson Bay. The students, professors and a number of researchers were aboard the Rainbow Connection. They were dragging for plankton, krill and bait fish samples to be tested for […]

Berms are critical to protecting Beluga Slough, and all above

On Sept. 29, I was at Bishop’s Beach for the high tide of 22.9-ft., the second highest tide this year.  By the time I got there all the berm area to the east where cars have been driving was covered with water.  The waves were extremely high because the wind was blowing toward shore —magnificent, […]

What’s happening in Homer’s art community?

HCOA at a ‘Loss’ for community art The Homer Council on the Arts wants your art about “Loss.” Use sculpture, photography, painting, collage; it’s all good. Submit one piece or a small collection, and make it as serious or silly as you’d like. Submission forms and guidelines are available at homerart.org. Forms are due by […]

McNeil students make mosaics with Josh Nordstrom

Mosaics are everywhere at McNeil Canyon Elementary School. Every student from kindergarten through sixth grade  — a grand total of 120 kids — participated in the project led by visiting artist Josh Nordstrom. Each student picked a theme to work in, from landscapes to self-portraits to dragons, (the school mascot.) The students also used their […]

Published Events October 7 – 13, 2015

WedOct7 Karaoke with Dax • 10 p.m. The Alibi, 453 East Pioneer Ave. Open Mic with Mikey’s Chair • 8 p.m. Down East Saloon, 3 Mile East End Road, 235-6002. DownEastSaloon.com. Variety Wings and Brew • Beluga Bar and Grill. 204 Ocean Dr. Loop. 235-5995. Bingo • 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Every […]

Lady M’s win second-straight State XC title

For the second straight year, members of the Homer Lady Mariner cross-country team have earned the right to call themselves State Champs.
All seven Homer varsity runners placed in the top 22 of the Class 1-2-3A races. Sophomore Megan Pitzman led the way with a third-place finish and a time of 19 minutes, 40 seconds. Alex Moseley finished seventh with a time of 20:40. Teammate Audrey Rosencrans finished right on Moseley’s heels, placing eighth in 20:41.

Six sets of siblings strengthen Mariner wrestling squad

This season, Mariner Wrestling looks to improve upon their seventh-place team finish at State last year. Returning junior state place winners include third-place Timmy Woo; fourth-place Jared Brant, fifth-place Jaime Rios; and sophomore fourth-place finisher Tristen Cook. All will be in the hunt for a State Championship.
Homer Head Coach Chris Perk said a strong group of entering freshman will give this squad as much depth as it has had since the 1986-87 team.

Homer hammers Voz 55-0 for Homecoming

While Homer head football coach Josh Fraley is never one to get too far ahead of himself, his team’s 55-0 homecoming victory over the Voznesenka Cougars on Saturday certainly gave him a chance to peek at his Mariners’ football future.

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