Public Safety – October 17 to 24

FIRE Oct. 17-23 Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to eight emergency medical service calls. Anchor Point Fire and EMS responded to one fire call and four EMS calls. Kachemak Emergency Services responded to one EMS call. POLICE Oct. 20 10:49 a.m. A caller reported vehicles parked in violation of city code, hindering snow removal. 1:28 […]

Paul Reis Mackie

Longtime Homer resident and Cook Inlet fisherman Paul Mackie died earlier this month in his home overlooking Kachemak Bay. His wife and brother were at his side. Paul was 60 years old. Born in Baltimore, Paul was the second of five children. After graduating high school and hitchhiking across the country, Paul returned to Maryland […]

Are you on track to meet your financial goals?

October is Financial Planning Month. And now that you know it’s Financial Planning Month (just in case you didn’t know before), why not take the opportunity to determine if you’re on the right path toward meeting your financial goals?
Consider taking these steps:

Robbi Mixon’s feet firmly planted in Homer

Robbi Mixon coordinates opportunities for local farmers
In the summer of 2009, feeling restless, tired of living in the city, and her adventurous spirit spurred on by recent trips around the United States and abroad, Robbi Mixon came to Homer for the first time to visit a college friend. Today, seven years later, her roots in the community run deep and wide.
During that first visit, Mixon met Emily Garrity, the owner of Twitter Creek Farms. The two developed a friendship and Mixon spent her summer learning farming basics while she volunteered on the farm.

Community news – Sept. 29

Building a better baby SVT Health and Wellness will host a Thriving Thursday class on Sept. 29 from 6-8 p.m. at 880 East End Road in Homer. Entitled, “Thinking About Getting Pregnant,” the program is hosted by SVT Physician Assistant Page Herring, as well as Amy Reedy of Rite of Passage Midwifery, Sarah Robertson of […]

Vote for smart investment moves

The presidential election is little more than a month away. Like all elections, this one has generated considerable interest, and, as a citizen, you may well be following it closely. But as an investor, how much should you be concerned about the outcome?
Probably not as much as you might think. Historically, the financial markets have done well – and done poorly – under both Democratic and Republican administrations. Also, many factors affecting investment performance have little or nothing to do with the occupant of the White House. Consequently, no one can claim, with any certainty, that one candidate is going to be “better for the markets” than another one.

Public Safety – Sept. 22-27

FIRE Anchor Point Fire & EMS responded to six emergency medical calls and two fire calls. Kachemak Emergency Services responded to no calls. POLICE Sept. 22 2:45 p.m. An officer assisted AST in attempted location of subject of a welfare check near Mile 169 of the Sterling Highway. 2:51 p.m. A caller East End Road […]

FYI – News briefs & announcements – Sept. 29

Keep yourself — and the community safe The next syringe exchange is Oct. 4, from 5-7 p.m. at the South Peninsula Hospital Training Center, 203 W. Pioneer Ave. The exchange offers safe disposal of used syringes, safer injection kits, free HIV/Hepatitis C testing and treatment information. It is confidential and anonymous. For more information, email […]

Vote yes to support public services

I’m going to try and keep this positive, but I must say that I’m mildly annoyed, and very perplexed, about the lack of support the three people running for Homer City Council have for the Homer Police Department in denying them the opportunity to move out of a cramped and deteriorated building and into a properly sized and designed facility.

Letters To the Editor – Sept. 22

About the need for a new public safety building As most people know our city government has certain responsibilities to ensure a prosperous, livable, and safe community. Included in these responsibilities are the harbor, public utilities, fire and public safety. The city supports the harbor which provides safe moorage for the charter fleet and the […]

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