First Friday brings out wood, windows and rubber boots

If you want a true taste of the art and culture that is “Homer,” check out the September First Friday venues around town this weekend. Galleries are offering a variety of colors and textures, using media from boxes, windows. marine debris — and even rubber boots. Artist receptions for each of the galleries will run […]

Obama cites Alaska in address urging action on climate change

In the first address of his historic three-day visit to Alaska, President Barack Obama urged participants in a State Department conference to take in Alaska’s “God-given majesty” as they contemplate the difficult steps to slow or stop the onslaught of climate change.
“I hope you have the chance to visit a glacier, or just look out your airplane window as you depart,” he told a crowd of foreign dignitaries and diplomats at the GLACIER conference at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage. “Remind yourself that there will come a time that your grandkids and mine — if I’m lucky enough to have some — they’ll want to see this.”
“Ask yourself,” Obama added, “are you doing everything you can to protect it?”

fyi-News briefs & announcements- Sept. 2

Homer seasonal food tax ends With September now upon us, the seasonal suspension of city tax on food is now if effect. Ninilchik EMS hosts 911 benefit Ninilchik Emergency Services will host the 13th-annual 911 benefit on Sept. 11 at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds: 100 percent of the proceeds go to emergency services, which takes over […]

Community News- Sept. 2

   Authors Eriksson and Geddes to read at KBC Enjoy an evening of fiction and poetry with Canadian writers Ann Eriksson and Gary Geddes, on 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Kachemak Bay Campus. As a novelist and biologist, Eriksson combines a background in ecology with her life experiences to create works of fiction […]

Trowbridge steps down after 14 years as Homer Volleyball head coach

Homer Lady Mariner (now) assistant volleyball coach Beth Trowbridge calls this her “season of transition.” The change is bittersweet.
After more than a decade as head coach for Homer volleyball teams, Trowbridge made the difficult decision to transition out of the program, turning the head coaching position over to Pam Rugloski this season.
Ironically, Trowbridge took over the program from Rugloski (formerly Newton) 14 years ago.

For the Record

The following records are cases and records filed in court.  Individuals are innocent until proven guilty, and copies of the records are publicly available. Complaints • Joshua P. Shangin, 26, disorderly conduct; access of drunken person to licensed premises • Jacob Shangin, 21, disorderly conduct • Troy Amos McFarlin, 38, driving while driver’s license cancelled, […]

Births- Sept. 2

April Lynn Morris, weighing 7 pounds, 3.5 ounces, was born at 12:35 p.m., August 26, 2015 at South Peninsula Hospital to Candy and Adam Morris of Homer. Theodore Brandon Paul Young, weighing 6 pounds, 10 ounces, was born at 4:14 p.m., Aug. 26, 2015 at South Peninsula Hospital to Hanna and Brandon Young of Homer. […]

Public Safety Sept. 2

Fire Aug. 23-31 Kachemak Emergency Services responded to three fire calls and three EMS calls. Anchor Point Fire and EMS responded to two medical calls and one fire call. Police Aug. 26 Domestic Dispute: A caller reported a male yelling and throwing things on Main Street and Fairview Avenue. An officer responded, and the male […]

Scallops make a comeback

Amid sea changes that reduce Homer’s tanner and king crab populations, a glimmer of good news came in mid August when the Alaska weathervane scallop harvest was announced as healthy enough to allow a commercial harvest.
Local restaurants and outlets will again be able to offer fresh local scallops after a two-year market absence.

Man stranded on bluff for 14 hours

After running to the store and visiting his parents, 23-year-old Eli Garvey decided to take a walk on Bishop’s Beach around 9 p.m. Wednesday.
“I looked out at a point a couple of miles down Bishop’s Beach, and decided I was finally going to make it out that far,” Garvey explained via email. “I was feeling OK and had often wanted to see what was down there.”

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