Mariners break records at State track meet

fter the Lady Mariner 4x800m relay team crossed the finish line at the Class 123A State Track and Field Meet in Anchorage over the weekend, they had to wait another 19 seconds for second-place Seward to arrive — not that they minded.
The team of Kaylee Veldstra, Sarah Wolf, Angela Cardoza and Cheyenne Gillette smoked the competition in the 3200m relay event with a scorching time of 10:08.22. The time was not only good enough for the State title, it was also a new Homer High School record.

Births – June 1

Harper Jay Massey, weighing 6 pounds, 6.5 ounces was born at 2:54 p.m. on May 28, 2016 to Luke and Courtney Massey of Homer. Her grandparents are Mark and Bonnie McCampbell of Vancouver, Wa. and Bill and Darlene Massey of Ellensburg, Wa. Jaxon Bedwell, weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces was born at 11:15 p.m. on […]

Trail Conditions – June 1

Overall Conditions: Snow level is at 1,200 feet and above. Trail locations may be obscured in alpine areas, and the majority of trails are/will be very brushy. When in doubt, look for chainsaw cuts on trees and logs.
Advisory: Trails in KBSP are rough, with steep grades in places, and in some cases only marked routes. You are advised to add 1/3 to your average hiking time.

Baking treats and building dreams

Adrienne Leffler is a stay-at-home mom who juggles caring for her family with providing baked goods for the Homer community.
“I started out baking just for people I know,” Leffler said. “But so many people told me I should go into business for myself, so I thought I would give it a shot.”
Leffler created Dren’s Creations, and her baking and sweet treats can be found every Saturday at the Alaska Wildberry Emporium Market on Pioneer Avenue.

For the Record – June 1

The following records are cases and records filed in court. Individuals are innocent until proven guilty, and copies of the records are publicly available. Misdemeanor June Pauline Parkhurst, 55, DUI Gordon A. Giles, 30, fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance Joshua William Pettersen, 39, fourth-degree assault; criminal mischief Chana M. Rist, 24, immediate notice of […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – June 1

Ranger station attendants wanted Two volunteer positions are open in Alaska’s Kachemak Bay State Park. The stipend is $500 per month, with a start date as soon as possible. The position lasts through Aug. 31. This would be in the Halibut Cove Lagoon ranger station. To apply or inquire, contact Kachemak Bay State Park Volunteer […]

Obituary – June 1

Homer resident Alberta June “Abby” Warren died at her home Wednesday, May 18, 2016 with family present. She was 87 years old. Abby was born in Erie, Colo. July 28, 1929. She was the oldest of six children to David Goodard and Ruth Sappington Goodard. She and her brothers and sisters grew up in small […]

Identity Theft

Identity theft is a big problem. How big? Consider this: In 2015, about 13 million Americans were victimized, with a total fraud amount of $15 billion, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. That’s a lot of victims, and a lot of money. How can you protect yourself from becoming a statistic?
Here are a few suggestions:

Sports Briefs – June 1

Lady M’s off to State Lady Mariner softball thrashed the Lady Bears in Northern Lights Conference action at Kodiak last week, picking up a 23-0 win on Monday, and finishing the sweep with a 24-2 victory on Tuesday. With the wins, the M’s moved to 10-8 overall, and continue to warm up their bats for […]

Boat owners blast harbor fee plan

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.

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