Fire and EMS May 13-19 Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to 12 emergency medical calls and one fire call. Kachemak Emergency Services responded to one fire call and five emergency medical calls. Anchor Point Fire and EMS responded to three medical calls and one fire call. Alaska State Troopers May 15 Troopers responded to a motor [...]
The following records are cases and records filed in court. Individuals are innocent until proven guilty, and copies of the records are publicly available. Indictment Dylan C. Ely, 20, tampering with physical evidence Coy E. Kirby, 25, assault in the third degree Constantina L. Landt, 46, felony driving under the influence Bruce C Larson, JR., [...]
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 [...]
Geocache for trash A traveling band of geocachers from around SouthCentral met in Homer over the weekend to cleanup Karen Hornaday Park along with some locals. The City of Homer provided trash bags while GeocasheAlaska a non-profit organization dedicated to promotion and education of geocaching in Alaska provided snacks, and prizes. Elks, Emblem offer Memorial [...]
A recent incident at Homer High School raises some questions and some eyebrows when a crudely made fake bomb prompted school officials to evacuate the school, but no call was made to 911.
Homer High students hardly had time to get comfortable Thursday morning before they were evacuated from the building after school administrators found what they thought might be a bomb.
According to Homer Police Chief Mark Robl, a teacher first saw the device in the stairwell around 8:15 a.m. and thought it might be a discarded science project, so they pushed it out of the way. The “suspicious device” was made from an unmarked coffee can with an eraser taped to the outside of it and a couple of wires sticking out of the can’s plastic top.
The school district’s press release said Principal Allan Gee saw a “suspicious device” in a stairwell at the school and responded by evacuating around 370 students and staff, a release from the school district said.
One of the countless heroes of the World War II battle in Alaska will get some much-deserved recognition this summer as his efforts during the bloody Battle of Attu 70 years ago are to be commemorated with a plaque on Attu as part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.
The plaque will tell the story of Pvt. Joseph P. Martinez, who attempted to clear a mountain pass by charging into enemy fire, an act for which he was posthumously awarded a Medal of Honor for his sacrifice. On May 26, 1943, the 23-year-old Taos, N.M. man spearheaded a second attempt to secure Holtz Bay with Company K. Japanese forces were entrenched on the slopes of Fishhook Ridge and Cold Mountain. While other forces were battling foxhole to foxhole, Martinez exposed himself to enemy fire as he advanced to the forefront of the assault, killing more than 60 of the invaders in his effort.
Back in early March, Christina Castellanos took some advice from Bethel’s gardening guru Tim Meyers and threw some seeds in the ground in her Diamond Ridge high tunnel when the first few inches of soil warmed enough to thaw. The seeds germinated slow and grew slowly for the next two months, despite frequent nighttime temperatures that dropped below freezing. Using plastic and row covers, Castellanos kept the plants alive. It all paid off when the temperatures started to climb a few weeks ago. All of a sudden, a bounty of fresh greens emerged almost overnight, she said.
Grandma Billie Watkins probably had no idea just how much she would impact her 7-year-old grandson’s future when she bought him a Walkman.
“It wasn’t fancy. It only had a radio,” said Chris Story, real estate and radio … . “I loved it, and was fascinated with how it could open up a whole other world for me.”
Story said he decided then that he wanted to be involved in radio somehow. He just wasn’t ready yet.
Along came Bay Realty, where Story started his career in real estate. One year, the company held an event for which KGTL Operations Manager Tim White was doing a live remote broadcast.
Homer Police Department – Today at 9 a.m. the Homer Police Department received a report from the Alaska State Troopers that an event requiring law enforcement was occurring at the Homer High School. Homer Police officers responded to the school and found that it was being evacuated by school staff. Investigation revealed that an object [...]
The following records are cases and records filed in court. Individuals are innocent until proven guilty, and copies of the records are publicly available. Judgement Robert M. Nakada, 62, driving under the influence, guilty David Lee Guetschow, 68, disorderly conduct, guilty Travis William Hines, 26, driving under the influence, guilty Lee John Henry, 51, criminal [...]