At 2 p.m. on June 9, the Soldotna Public Safety Communication Center received multiple 911 calls reporting a head-on collision near Milepost 19 of East End Road. Kachemak Emergency Services, LifeMed and Alaska State Troopers from Anchor Point responded to the crash. Troopers from the Bureau of Highway Patrol, Kenai Peninsula Team also responded and [...]
It is almost time to strut your mutt Homer Animal Friends’ 14th-annual Strut Your Mutt will take place from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, June 29. It will be held at the city park at the corner of Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue, just west of Homer Veterinary Clinic. Take a walk with your favorite companion [...]
Just as newborn moose calves are wobbling around seemingly every corner of Homer, a sad and criminal, story that resulted in an orphaned calf has spurred an organization to offer a $500 reward for information in solving the crime.
A reward is being offered for any information leading to the prosecution of the persons responsible for poaching a cow moose on Skyline Drive on May 31. An orphaned calf was recovered and was taken to the Alaska Zoo, said Dave Lyon, co-chair of the Alaska Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, the organization offering the reward.
International planet expert entertains Chris Chad of the United Kingdom will present Flowers of Kashmir at 7 p.m., June 7 at Islands and Oceans Visitor’s Center. Chad, a modern day seed collector and photographer, will share the plants, people and scenery of Kashmir. Chad has led 27 expeditions into the Himalayas, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and Kashmir. He is a leading authority on the study and [...]
As of May 31, Ptarmigan Arts now belongs to 28 Alaska (mostly Homer) artists. They formed a cooperative corporation, each buying in with enough to pay for the shop.
Many of the artists have taken turns hosting the gallery throughout the years, and now they’re buying it from Karen (Jewels) East who has owned it for nine and a half years.
Jewels is credited with making a number of significant improvements to the look and direction of the gallery. She said she is moving away from Homer in the fall with plans to travel extensively around the world.
• Pipeline construction update Homer Trunk Line: Chumley Inc. pipeline crews are continuing to work north along Old Sterling Highway toward Anchor Point, with a second trenching crew completing the open trench portion on Fairview Avenue. Directional drilling crews will concentrate along Fairview Avenue and Eric Lane early this week, before moving back out to [...]
Homer resident Edna Farsdahl celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends Sunday afternoon at her home on Race Road, off East Hill Road. Well wishers, some traveling from afar, gathered at her home to help her celebrate and remember her exciting journey for the past 100 years. Born on a farm in Wakoti, North [...]
The Pratt Museum’s plans to rebuild got a $250,000 boost last week when Gov. Sean Parnell signed the bill authorizing the capital project funds, but the funds are far from the $2.8 million requested for the project.
While the museum acknowledged that the appropriation is less than requested, the organization said the appropriation shows the state has confidence in the project.
The museum’s efforts to acquire state funding were boosted by the city of Homer’s placement of the project at No. 4 on its Capital ImprovementList. But when the funding request left the Senate and was passed to the House, it was unfunded. So when the House inserted the $250,000 into the budget, the museum fundraisers were happy about it, said Michele Miller, development director for the museum. While the museum would have preferred to get the state funding request in one chunk, other projects, such as the state museum’s capital campaign, are competing for the funds. With next year’s state budget anticipated to be tighter than this year’s, the museum is considering using a lobbyist to promote its cause next year.
Scholarship winner announced The winner of the Homer Marine Trades Association Scholarship for 2013 is Ernie Kuzman who graduated from Voznesenka High School and is attending AVTEC in the fall. The scholarship is $1,000. He plans to study heating and plumbing and return to work in Homer. The applications were available at the Homer area [...]
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 [...]