FIY – News briefs & announcements – April 20

AK House votes to oppose sale of Frankenfish The Alaska House of Representatives voted unanimously last Friday in favor of House Joint Resolution 28. HJR 28 puts the Alaska House on record opposing the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a genetically engineered salmon being sold for human consumption. Additionally, the resolution urges Congress to […]

For the Record – April 20

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 Patrick Erwin, 45, driving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked or limited Lowell L. Buck, 53, driving in violation of license limitations Harley Hill Dalton,19, driving in violation of license limitations; […]

‘Alone’ a battle of mind over pain, hunger and predators

The TV show is called “Alone,” but that is something local Homer participant Mary Kate Guilfoyle Green rarely is.
Mother of two young girls and fitness trainer at the Alaska Training Room, Green gathered with friends and family last week at the Alibi to watch the launch of Alone’s “Meet the Participants” episode.

Sports Briefs – April 20

ASAA Hall of Fame to induct Pitzman Former Homer High School athlete Ian Pitzman will become the fifth Homer athlete to be inducted into the ASAA Hall of Fame in May. Nominated by the HHS Booster Club, Pitzman dominated his weight class in 1985 and 1986, with two state titles and a nearly unblemished record. […]

‘Miss Mary’ remembered for profound impact on community

Mary Epperson, a tiny woman with a 1,000-watt smile and seemingly endless enthusiasm for her piano students, the arts and her community, has died at the age of 93.
At the Homer City Council meeting Monday night, community leaders bowed their heads and observed a moment of silence in honor of Epperson, who came to Alaska in 1954 and quickly became a leading promoter of the arts.

Council introduces $225,000 recreation project fund

By Carey Restino Homer TribuneA proposal to allocate $900,000 from the city’s permanent fund to match private recreation facility projects like the currently proposed indoor soccer arena in Homer didn’t fly, but the council introduced the ordinance with a amended $225,000 appropriation. Councilman David Lewis brought forward the initial ordinance, saying recreation facilities like the […]

Artist Ray Troll celebrates Earth Day in Homer

While artist RayTroll is well known for his artwork — especially that gracing wildly colorful and humorous t-shirts — it’s music he’s bringing with him on his next trip to Homer.
“When I get inspired drawing or painting, I’m always listening to music,” Troll said.

Breaking in the ice

Ice Breaker coach Ingrid Harrald rounds up her fledgling skaters at Kevin Bell Arena on Saturday. Now in its second year, Ice Breakers is for 8-13 year olds with no experience on the ice. The eight-week class takes advantage of hockey equipment donated by the National Hockey League Players Association. Homer hockey parent and program […]

Obituary – April 13

Garry Phipps, 49, of Homer, Alaska, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer after a 10-month battle with cancer. A gathering of friends and family was held Sunday at the family’s home. Garry was born Jan. 28, 1967 in Christchurch, New Zealand. He lived in Michigan before moving to Alaska, […]

Popeyes bring home the hardware

Popeye wrestlers traveled to Wasilla over the weekend to compete in a two-day event with the Arctic Warriors. The program sent 10 wrestlers to Friday night’s Greco competition, and saw six wrestlers place in the top three of their weight class. Tristen Cook and Chris Cudaback led the way for Homer with first-place finishes in […]

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