Homer resident, Mrs. Sandra Lauretta Jensen, 71, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at her home in Homer. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Mrs. Jensen was born Jan. 26, 1942 in Minneapolis, Minn. She graduated high school in Minnesota and in1984, she moved to Alaska, living in Fairbanks, Nome and finally Homer. Before [...]
The Homer Lady Mariners kept fairly busy last week, cramming six games of softball into four days in an effort to getting some playing time in before the regular season ends.
The Lady M’s started with a 8-0 Northern Lights Conference win over the Soldotna Stars last Wednesday. The victory extended Homer’s winning streak to eight games.
Hannah LaRue pitched the entire game for Homer, striking out six SoHi players. McKi Needham went 2-for-2 to lead Homer, while teammate Maggie LaRue picked up two runs and a triple. Senior shortstop Miranda Beach added a triple of her own.
Homer moved on to host Kenai on Thursday, and dominated the Kardinals with consistent hitting throughout the game. The M’s opened with two first-inning runs, and then added seven more in the top of the second. For Kenai, it was all downhill from there.
Anchor Point resident, Howard Orvis Houglum, 64, died Monday, April 15, 2013 at his home with his family by his side. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Mr. Houglum was born May 18, 1948 in Faribault, Minnesota. He graduated from Cook County High School in Grand Marais, Minnesota. He worked for Hedstroms [...]
Virginia L. Cundiff Longtime Homer area resident Virginia L. Cundiff, 88, passed away peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. A celebration of her life will be planned at a later date. Her cremated remains will be placed near Mt. Augustine, so she can be seen from her dining [...]
Bay Welding Services, Inc. passed a landmark this month in the completion of its 100th steel-fabricated boat. This boat is the biggest yet, and the fifth one for the Alaska State Troopers.
The local boat manufacturing business is celebrating its milestone of building boats designed for Alaska’s toughest seas from noon-3 p.m. April 6 at Bay Welding, located at 3301 E. End Road in Homer, where the trooper boat will be unveiled.
The 100th boat has a 42-foot long hull, 14-foot beam width that operates on 900 horse power triple outboard engines. It will be christened as the M/V Churchill, named in honor of Trooper Sgt. David C. Churchill who suffered a heart attack and died while hiking up a mountain to check on a hunting party. Churchill was a 12-year trooper veteran who died in 1998.
For many anglers in Alaska, there is just something about Homer’s Winter King Derby that signifies the beginning of fishing season. Homer Chamber of Commerce director, Monte Davis calls it a “rite of spring.”
Now, “spring” just has to make an actual appearance.
With 19 years under its belt, the Chamber has seen several derbies come and go. Some have obviously been more successful than others. And, in the world of winter king salmon derbies, 2012 was one of those tough years.
Spring is in the air — or, at the very least, it’s on the calendar this week. And if you’re like many people, you may be looking forward to doing some spring cleaning around your house and yard. But this year, why not go beyond your physical environment and do some “sprucing up” of your financial situation?
Here are a few possibilities to consider:
The Homer Landfill may soon be operated by a private contractor under plans by the Kenai Peninsula Borough, a move that causes concerns about the profit motive verses public service obligations.
At Homer City Council’s Monday night meeting, Borough Assemblyman Mako Haggerty briefed the council, then later came back to speak on his own behalf that he foresees problems ahead.
“I think it’s a bad idea to privatize the dump. I did what I could to prevent it from happening,” Haggerty said. “I’m not happy with contracting that out to private contractors.”
Shorebird festival May 8-12 Registration is now open for the annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival May 8-12. This year’s featured speaker is Jeffrey Gordon, President of the American Birding Association. The title of his talk is “Birding Together: How Birding Can Save Your Life and Maybe, Just Maybe, Save the World.” Phil Hoose, author of [...]
Ranon Leon Cheatwood, was born at home on Feb. 9, 2013 at 7 p.m. to Tyler and Brittiny Cheatwood. He weighed 9 pounds 10 ounces. His grandparents are Cecil and Corrine Cheatwood, and Danny and Debra Williams of Homer.