Births – April 20

Joash Bryan Marchbanks, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces, was born Apr. 14, 2016 at 4:25 a.m. at South Peninsula Hospital to Joy and Jeran Marchbanks of Anchor Point. Grandparents are Bryan and Wilma Epley of Anchor Point, and Mike and Joyce Marchbanks of Nampa, Idaho. Joash is also welcomed by siblings Jaela, Malachi, Ava and […]

For the Record – April 20

The following records are cases and records filed in court. Individuals are innocent until proven guilty, and copies of the records are publicly available. Misdemeanor Patrick Erwin, 45, driving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked or limited Lowell L. Buck, 53, driving in violation of license limitations Harley Hill Dalton,19, driving in violation of license limitations; […]

‘Alone’ a battle of mind over pain, hunger and predators

The TV show is called “Alone,” but that is something local Homer participant Mary Kate Guilfoyle Green rarely is.
Mother of two young girls and fitness trainer at the Alaska Training Room, Green gathered with friends and family last week at the Alibi to watch the launch of Alone’s “Meet the Participants” episode.

Sports Briefs – April 20

ASAA Hall of Fame to induct Pitzman Former Homer High School athlete Ian Pitzman will become the fifth Homer athlete to be inducted into the ASAA Hall of Fame in May. Nominated by the HHS Booster Club, Pitzman dominated his weight class in 1985 and 1986, with two state titles and a nearly unblemished record. […]

‘Miss Mary’ remembered for profound impact on community

Mary Epperson, a tiny woman with a 1,000-watt smile and seemingly endless enthusiasm for her piano students, the arts and her community, has died at the age of 93.
At the Homer City Council meeting Monday night, community leaders bowed their heads and observed a moment of silence in honor of Epperson, who came to Alaska in 1954 and quickly became a leading promoter of the arts.

Council introduces $225,000 recreation project fund

By Carey Restino Homer TribuneA proposal to allocate $900,000 from the city’s permanent fund to match private recreation facility projects like the currently proposed indoor soccer arena in Homer didn’t fly, but the council introduced the ordinance with a amended $225,000 appropriation. Councilman David Lewis brought forward the initial ordinance, saying recreation facilities like the […]

Artist Ray Troll celebrates Earth Day in Homer

While artist RayTroll is well known for his artwork — especially that gracing wildly colorful and humorous t-shirts — it’s music he’s bringing with him on his next trip to Homer.
“When I get inspired drawing or painting, I’m always listening to music,” Troll said.

Obituary – April 13

Garry Phipps, 49, of Homer, Alaska, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer after a 10-month battle with cancer. A gathering of friends and family was held Sunday at the family’s home. Garry was born Jan. 28, 1967 in Christchurch, New Zealand. He lived in Michigan before moving to Alaska, […]

Red Cross installs smoke alarms

The American Red Cross was in town Saturday, joining forces with the Homer Volunteer Fire Department to install free smoke alarms. It’s all part of an ambitious program that seeks to reduce home fire deaths by 25 percent in five years.
To help make this goal a reality, the Red Cross is teaming up with local emergency agencies, churches and other civic-minded organizations across the nation to offer free smoke alarms. Installation, fire safety tips and advice on a family action plan are also free.

Birth – April 13

Autumn Joy Smith, weighing 8 pounds, 2 ounces, was born Apr. 5, 2016 at 8:29 a.m. at South Peninsula Hospital to Kelly and Brendan Smith of Homer. Grandparents are Maynard and Kathy Smith of Homer, and Kevin and Cheryl Bartle of Spokane, Wash.

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