Community news – May 25

The long struggle to protect the Bay Cook Inletkeeper will host a Wednesday panel discussion to hear stories about the early struggles to protect Kachemak Bay and bring forward lessons learned from this era. Hear about December 1973, when the State of Alaska leased tracts in Kachemak Bay for oil and gas exploration and development, […]

Steer clear of ‘orphaned’ wildlife babies

Statewide – Alaskans stepping outside to enjoy the wonders of springtime are reminded that May and June mark the season of wildlife giving birth. Newborn moose calves, bear cubs and other wildlife young may be encountered nearly anywhere – including in backyards, city greenbelts, along popular trails – and despite initial appearances, protective mothers are likely nearby.
“We’re already receiving reports of newborn moose calves,” said Anchorage Area Wildlife Biologist Dave Battle.
Moose calving generally peaks around the third week of May, and young can be encountered well into June. Cow moose can be particularly dangerous during calving season and attacks on people and pets by mothers aggressively defending calves are reported each spring.

Realtor ‘passionate’ about helping people settle in Homer

For the past 33 years, realtor Angie Newby has been selling Homer lifestyles.
“Homer offers a variety of lifestyles – in the middle of town, vacant lots, condos, custom homes, yurts, Bay views, tucked into the woods, off-the-grid,” she said. “It’s not just about how many bedrooms and bathrooms; it’s about how people want to feel in their home.”
Newby enjoys the challenge and satisfaction of helping people achieve their dreams.

Anchor River opens for king salmon fishing

Everyone is excited to hit the waters once fishing season gets underway, but it’s always a good idea to consult the sport fishing regulation booklet before casting your line. The booklet can be found at fishing equipment retail outlets or at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office on 3298 Douglas Place in Homer. […]

Births – May 25

Raela Jayne Gray, weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces, was born at 2:15 p.m. on May 18, 2016 at South Peninsula Hospital to Sarah Rae Pedrick and Therin Lloyd Crauthers. Grandparents are Frederick Gailey of Seward, Earla Gray of Homer, Brian Hudson of Homer, and Rama and Amos Crauthers of Homer. Zoreya Eunice Ukatish-Evans, weighing 7 […]

Public Safety – May 25

FIRE May 16-22 Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to 10 EMS calls. Kachemak Emergency Services responded to one EMS and no fire calls. Anchor Point Fire/EMS responded to four medical and two fire calls. POLICE May 18 Assault: A 911 caller on East Fairview reported an intoxicated female assaulting him. Responding officers arrested a female […]

For the Record – May 25

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 Alexandra Kyle Rene Robinson, 25, fourth-degree theft; driving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked or limited Christina Magdalena Hetrick, 51, driving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked or limited; no motor vehicle […]

Weekend forecast calls for good weather, fishing

School is out, the days are getting longer, and the fish are biting. It’s time to get a line in the water.
Anglers are reportedly landing king salmon at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon on the Homer Spit, and on May 14, Erica Ball won the 22nd-annual King Salmon Calcutta in Anchor Point with an impressive 34.10 pounder.

Some Kachemak State Park trails open, many still need clearing

Overall Conditions: Snow is at 1,300 ft. and above. Trail locations obscured in alpine areas. Trails in Kachemak Bay State Park is accessible by boat or water tax. Trails are rough, with steep grades in places, and in some cases only marked routes. It is advisable to add 1/3 to your average hiking time. Grewingk […]

Obituary – May 25

Homer, Alaska resident Kendall Gordon Branch departed this life for his next big adventure on Dec. 10, 2015. Kendall was born in Cordova, Alaska in 1932 to Gordon Thomas and Eva Davis Branch of Chitina. Kendall’s grandparents were Harry Kendall (H.K.) and Mamie Davis, also of Alaska.   In Kendall’s early years, the family moved […]

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