Documentary fest features top films

If you own a movie theater, you simply must have a movie festival, said Jamie Sutton, who started the Mariner Theater Documentary Film Festival 13 years ago in part because of his love of the movie genre.
Sutton said each year, he asks for the best documentaries the industry has to offer, and they deliver plenty to him.
“Then we watch a lot of documentaries,” he said. “We’ve honed it down to these.”

Seahawks’ 22 third-quarter points too much for M’s

Woo strong on defense with 15 solo tackles By Sean Pearson Homer Tribune Perhaps nothing speaks louder than the picture of the Homer Mariner football team kicking off against Seward on Saturday, while injured starting quarterback Teddy Croft leans on crutches on the sidelines, in the background. The M’s fell 14-22 at home. With Croft […]

Homer man dies in crash

A Homer man is dead following a car crash on East End Road late Friday night after a physical disturbance with a woman he met at a Homer Spit bar earlier in the evening, Alaska State Troopers report.
Jonathan Osteen, 32, was reportedly parked at a location near Mile 10 of East End Road around 11:30 p.m. Friday night with a woman when they had a disturbance and she called troopers. According to the female caller, Osteen sped away from the scene. Troopers responded to the woman’s location, and escorted her back to Osteen’s residence, where her vehicle was parked. She was released to her friend, who was sober and drove them into Homer to stay for the night, troopers reported.

Community News – Sept. 15

Dance for connection with Kara Clemens Research has shown that dancing makes you smarter, healthier, happier and reduces the onset of dementia. Trained in Brain Compatible Dance Education, Kara Clemens will move students through warm ups, sequences and cool-downs designed to rewire your brain and body. It’s a way to strengthen neural pathways — and […]

community news

4.4 earthquake gives Southcentral Alaska a morning jolt Alaska Dispatch News An earthquake early Thursday near Mount Spurr was widely felt in Southcentral Alaska, according to state seismologists. The Alaska Earthquake Center said the 4.4 magnitude temblor, which occurred at 4:27 a.m., struck roughly 38 miles northwest of Tyonek at a depth of 81 miles. […]

Caught fish are not the only measure of a day, or life

A few weeks ago, I was stacking nets extra far from the shoreline, preparing to head “down states” as we say, to California to attend a reunion of folks who used to live on the Kobuk River. Unfortunately the gathering was held during the commercial salmon season, which I hold dear — but those people are dear to me, too.
All those folks — that big extended family of mine: the Jones, Wiks, Schiros and others — have been gone from the Northwest Arctic for decades, and so I took along local food to remind them of their long-ago lives spent here in far-flung cabins and sod igloos. Leaving Kotzebue, my checked baggage was stuffed with caribou and muskox meat, blueberries, cranberries, smoked salmon, dried whitefish, beluga and bowhead muktuk and other things. I brought fresh salmon, too, of course.

Community news – Sept. 1

Life after puppyhood Author Laura T. Coffey will read from her new book, “My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts,” Sept. 1 at the Homer Public Library. Coffey’s national bestseller reveals how rewarding it can be to take on older pets. The reading is sponsored by Friends of the Homer Library and Homer […]

Public Safety – Sept. 1

FIRE Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to 14 emergency services calls and one fire call. Anchor Point Fire & EMS responded to five medical calls and two fire calls. Kachemak Emergency Services responded to five EMS calls. POLICE Thursday, Aug. 25 12:17 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious male hanging around a business on the […]

Community news – Aug. 25

Zumba’s Maria hosts Thriving Thursday at SVT Elder care expert and certified Zumba Gold Instructor Maria Santa Lucia will share tips and pointers on aging gracefully at this week’s Thriving Thursdays Class at SVT Health and Wellness. “Aging Well, Wisely and with Panache” focuses on exercising and appropriate modifications as we age. The class runs […]

City tightens leash on animals traveling lose in back of trucks

The days of dogs hanging their heads out the back of trucks, tongue flapping, is coming to close, in the Homer city limits anyway. Dogs, or any other animal for that matter, traveling in the back of a truck must now be leashed in such a manner that keeps all parts of the animal in the vehicle at all times.
Also outlawed is the practice of driving with your canine companion, not to mention iguana, bird or any other such creature in your lap.
The new regulations are part of a much larger ordinance pertaining to everything from impoundment fees for animal code violations to clarifying impound procedures. But of special interest to the council was language pertaining to “cross-tethering” your pet in the back of one’s truck.

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