Bear sighted killing moose calves, trail closed

The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust closed the Calvin and Coyle Woodland Park on May 23 after an individual making their way down the trail came upon a bear killing two moose calves.
Calvin and Coyle Woodland Park is located inside city limits on Mariner Drive, approximately one mile from downtown Homer. The 1.5-mile loop in the park is a hotspot for birders, runners and those who like an easy hike just a short drive away.
According to KHLT Executive Director Marie McCarty, sitting adjacent to the Beluga Wetlands, the park is “prime wildlife habitat” that includes moose and bears.
McCarty said KHLT decided to cl

State budget indecision puts salmon season at risk

Alaska’s salmon industry is ready to get corked by the inability of state lawmakers to pass a budget.
More than 20,000 state workers are bracing for 30-day layoff notices, meaning they’ll be off the job when the new fiscal year starts on July 1. The timing couldn’t be worse for Alaska’s salmon managers, who are nearing the peak of a season that could set new records.
“There is some budget, about 27 percent of our normal amount for us to work in the field, and do our management responsibilities. But how we proceed from July 1 is what we’re working on,” said Jeff Regnart, director of Commercial Fisheries at the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game.

Public Safety – May 27

Fire May 18-24 Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to nine EMS calls and one fire call. Homer Police May 18 • Caller reported several mailboxes had been knocked over and dam- aged at the intersection of East End Road and Thompson Drive, with broken glass all over. • A 911 caller reported an accident with […]

For the Record – May 27

The following records are cases and records filed in court. Individuals are innocent until proven guilty, and copies of the records are publicly available. Complaint Forest Walker Bond, 28, first and second-degree burglary, class B and C felony complaint. Misdemeanor Thomas James, 67, driving under the influence Judgments Kimberly A. Logan, 18, guilty, disorderly conduct […]

Obituary – May 27

Walter Johnson, respected Dena’ina elder from the Iliamna Lake region, died peacefully on May 23, he was 92. Walter was born in Kaskanek, Alaska to Anna Rickteroff and Alf Johnson on June 14, 1922, the youngest of 7 children. He lived most of his early years with his mother in Lonesome Bay, living a subsistence […]

Wasilla cartoonist brings ‘Moose the Movie’ showing to Homer

• Tundra comic artist creates comedy film By Jenny Neyman Redoubt Reporter Sooo, there’s this half-man, half-moose, and a kid in a tin hat, some squirrel hunters, an overly aggressive redneck and his overly chilled-out brother, a troupe of mimes and a mountain pirate who is plenty piratey, but lives inland due to his probable […]

Published events – May 6

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Man found dead in Kachemak Bay

A search for a missing man ended on April 27, when the body of 68-year old Robert Purpura was found floating one mile North of the McDonald Spit in Jakolof Bay, according to Alaska State Troopers. The Seldovia boater was “overdue” by several hours when a friend notified AST that he had began searching Kachemak Bay by air for Purpura. Trooper reports state that the pilot spotted a white skiff belonging to the missing man floating near the McDonald Spit with the motor running, however, there was no sign of Purpura.

Lady Mariner soccer falls 6-1 to fast and feisty Warriors

While the Lady M’s didn’t have to put up with bad sportsmanship on Friday, they did get stomped 6-1 by the Lady Warriors in conference play in Homer. Wasilla scored early, and continued to hammer Homer goalie Samantha Draves with shots on goal. The Lady Warriors took a 3-0 lead into the half. The Lady […]

Homer track opens season with strong showing at Big C Relays

Despite yet another last-ditch attempt by Mother Nature to restart Winter 2015, Homer High School tracksters continue to squeeze as much outdoor practice time as they can into every day.
“The good weather we’ve had so far has helped my training,” said sophomore sprinter Lauren Evarts. “It gives me a reason to want to be outside at practice.”

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