Former Mariner basketball standout Lindsay Layland will join her Lady Logger teammates in representing the University of Puget Sound at the NCAA Division III National Tournament this weekend in Newberg, Ore.
Layland starts as a freshman for the 13th-ranked Loggers and Coach Suzy Barcomb, and is averaging seven points and six rebounds per game. She is currently undeclared, but is leaning toward psychology as a major.
A new online group started this month seeks to match people of like interests for organized excursions on hiking trails and other outdoor pursuits.
The site, called the “Homer Outdoor Meet-up Group,” was organized by Valerie DeLaune, who said she started it in order to assist people in finding fellow hikers, skiers, kayakers, mountain climbers, or even those who want less arduous walks, to meet up for activities.
God has a plan for Anna Dickerson.
The 1998 Homer High School graduate and pediatric nurse at the Alaska Native Medical Center has no doubt of this, and continues to strive to fulfill her dreams of combining nursing work with mission work.
While a blue moon consistently gives poets fodder and feeds the imagination of stargazers, its presence is a scientific marker for a rotating earth that by its own clock, ignores the Julian calendar.
And only once in every 20 years, the blue moon appears on New Year’s Eve, as it will this year.
A film made in Homer by anyone from the Outside would likely include breath-taking beach scenes, glacier-laden mountains, or the lapping of moody waves on Kachemak Bay shores.
But that isn’t what Clinton Edminster sees.
The Seldovia Village Tribe Health Center received an early and fairly unique Christmas present this year. The gift – courtesy of the Obama Administration – included $2.2 million in stimulus funding that SVT plans to use to reconfigure a warehouse alongside the clinic.
Within hours of printing last week’s story on the six puppies abandoned in a cramped carrier at a Dumpster, Homer Animal Shelter Director Sherry Bess began e-mailing pictures to the Homer Tribune of people who showed up to take the puppies home.
“The first one to go was the puppy I brought to your office,” Bess said. “The people who adopted him are going to cut out his story from the newspaper and put it in his baby album.”
Lenedra Carroll, a proud progeny Homer can claim for its own, sings quite a different song from her famous daughter Jewel. And though her sound has been heard the world over, Carroll said it’s time for her to give a Homer concert.
Local tile artist Josh Nordstrom’s recent work of art is something many would consider on par with pieces previously only the province of public buildings and chapels.
However, Nordstrom’s mosaic masterpiece adorns the rungs of stair in a local home; the culmination of an ancient tradition of hand-firing clay pieces and placing them together to form a scene.
Sarah Palin, once at the center of book-banning controversy while mayor of Wasilla, is causing a bit of a headache for libraries this week as they decide how much shelf space and budget to devote to her new book – as well as the multiple other titles being released about her.
“Going Rogue: An American Life,” is Palin’s story of herself as Alaska’s governor tapped to be the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and running mate for presidential candidate John McCain. The book was set to be released by HarperCollins on Tuesday.