Back in the day, residents of Kachemak Bay pulled more than big flatfish and frisky salmon from the waters. Those who have lived on local shores for 30 years or so remember a day when it was possible to jig for crab, not to mention make a descent living from harvesting king and Tanner crabs.
video featuring many familiar Homer faces is circulating social media sites this week, but the faces have a disturbing feature — two strips of black tape making an “X” across their mouths.
Homer Middle School unfurled a new program on Monday, one touted as a progressive approach to talking to youth about suicide.
“I think the thing that’s nice about this is it’s a national screening process,” said Homer Middle School Principal Kari Lee Dendurent. “It’s research-based; they’ve already tested it, they’ve already piloted it.”
There is magic in the air this time of year, thanks in great part to that laughing, chubby man with his white beard, mustache and shock of long, gray hair. Donning golden spectacles and a red suit, Santa Claus works hard to make children’s and adults’ wishes come true.
This weekend, Homer Council on the Arts transforms Homer High School’s commons and gymnasium into a winter wonderland holiday bazaar. The annual Nutcracker Faire offers shoppers the opportunity to browse the aisles of local arts, crafts, educational items and food, as tiny ballerinas, mice, flowers and candy canes make their way through the hallways in between ballet performances.
Infant/preschool screenings offered Sprout, Homer Public Health and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Child Find Program will offer free screenings for children newborn through age five. The screenings will be held at the Homer Public Health Center, 195 E. Bunnell Ave, Suite C, on Dec. 9, and at Chapman School on Dec. 10. Children […]
Just when you think you’ve seen the best of what a group of committed, altruistic Homerites can do, another benevolent bunch comes along to accomplish something even more amazing. Following the sudden death of 30-year-old Nikki Geragotelis and her daughter, Rae Marie, Alaska Training Room owner and strength conditioning coach Mary Jo Cambridge Campbell organized […]
The council charged with making sure Alaska’s crisis intervention services meet as many needs as possible gathered last week in Homer to discuss a myriad of challenges, as well as celebrate in the successes seen through community and agency collaboration.
Zeke K. Ostler was born at home on Nov. 9, 2013 at 9:58 a.m. to parents Rachel and Kyle Ostler. He weighed eight pounds, 11 ounces. Grandparents are Dan and Cara Long of Eagle Mountain, Utah; David and Lynn Wardell of Williamsburg, Va. and Brad and Shelly Ostler of Hooper, Utah. Hayden Marie Butcher was […]
Fire (Nov. 25-Dec. 1) Anchor Point Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services responded to five medical calls and three fire calls. Kachemak Emergency Services responded to two fire calls. Troopers On Nov. 27, at 9:12 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to an Anchor Point residence to conduct a welfare request on Ronald Mullen, 60, of […]