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.

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 […]

Homer among worst places to live in Alaska

For all the grit Alaskans pride themselves on, folks in the Frontier state also tolerate grim grouchy troubles that make certain towns the worst places to live, according to a new analysis by the website RoadSnacks.
Like Homer, Anchor Point and Fritz Creek.
These communities made the 10 Worst Places to Live in Alaska list by the website RoadSnacks. That’s a site meant to feed readers’ appetite for Top 10 curios such as the top 10 snobbiest places in New York and the 10 worst places to find love in California.

Community News- Aug. 26

Counting cranes … Join the Kachemak Crane Watch on Aug. 27 and be on the lookout for local cranes flying south. The three days set for observation are Aug. 27, Sept. 2, and Sept. 8, between 6 a.m.–11 pm. Report the number of cranes and how many of each are adults, colts and cranes marked […]

Letters -Aug. 26

Stealing from neighbors not the ‘Alaska way’ Some time ago, there was a good article about Iceland — perhaps you read it also. They face similar issues as we do in Alaska, yet they discuss them openly through social conversations in media, theater and music. That impressed me. For eight years, I fished commercially, and […]

Community Events – Aug. 19

If you’re looking for a Homer-style fun way to top off this summer, consider the second-annual “Alaska Open” Human Foosball Competition at the Down East Saloon on Aug. 29.
Teams are encouraged to dress strange, sing a theme song, wear matching T-shirts, have cheerleaders, bring a poster to trot around the venue, whatever.
Anyone can sponsor a team for $65. Individuals wanting to play can sign up for $5 at the Down East, and will be assigned to a team when sponsors needing to fill rosters can pick players “sandlot-style” before the event.

Neurotoxin in giant algal bloom has Alaska researchers on alert

An enormous algal bloom containing domoic acid, a potentially fatal neurotoxin that shut down dungeness crab and razor clam fisheries in Washington state this summer, has spread to Alaska waters. But dozens of shellfish samples taken since the bloom appear to contain only trace amounts of the substance, state scientists said this week.

Community news – Aug. 12

It is time to ‘Meet your Teacher’ West Homer Elementary School will host a “Meet Your Teacher” event 2:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the school. Seaman hosts another ‘Chef at the Market’ On Saturday join Bette Seaman, registered dietitian/nutritionist from South Peninsula Hospital, for “Fun Ways to Make Market Veggies Last All Year.” Bette will […]

Council begins work on cannabis regulation

The Homer City Council this week was briefed on the complicated world of cannabis legislation as the state and regional municipalities try to sort out how to regulate the recently-legalized substance.
City Attorney Holly Wells told the council they must align their regulations so that they do not conflict with federal laws. Under federal laws, marijuana use is still illegal, but the state legalized the substance last fall, creating a complicated situation for both municipalities writing laws regulating commercial growing and sale of the substance as well as those involved in the industry.
Wells told the council, for example, that commercial growers and sellers of marijuana in the state could not use banks to get loans or even write checks with money earned through the sale of marijuana. Therefor, she said, it is an entirely cash-based business.

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