The Homer Tribune Offering news of the people, places and events of Homer and the lower Kenai Peninsula en-us 2017 Alaska Newspapers, Inc. Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:19:33 CDT 1440 The Homer Tribune Hopefuls file for Oct. 3 election The ballots haven't been counted, but the names that will appear on the October General Election have been penciled in. A total of eight candidates filed their intentions with the Homer City Clerk's offi ce earlier this week to seek spots on the city council during the upcoming Oct. 3 election. Thu, 6 Jul 478254 22:48:53 CST Homer residents take stand against racism with rally Last Sunday, roughly 50 Homer residents gathered at WKFL Park and held signs with anti-racist slogans for onlookers and passing traffic to read. In cities across the U.S., people - including an estimated 500 Anchorage residents mdash; held similar rallies, candlelight vigils and marches with unified revulsion toward bigotry and intolerance. The genesis for these unexpected and impromptu assemblies began last Friday, in Charlottesville, Virginia, where an entirely different kind of protest was held, and continued through the weekend. During that rally, one woman was killed and 19 others injured. Mon, 29 May 478254 15:22:13 CST South Peninsula Hospital CEO plans retirement After nearly a decade at the helm of South Peninsula Hospital, CEO Robert Letson announced his retirement earlier this week. He plans to retire in June 2018. The hospital's board of directors will begin recruitment efforts for a new CEO immediately. As CEO, Letson is credited with numerous organization achievements, including improved financial performance, the addition and expansion of outpatient clinics and services, the inclusion of primary care, and the successful recruitment and retention of 26 new physicians. Thu, 25 May 478254 11:22:13 CST FYI - News briefs & announcements - Aug. 17 Volunteers needed for AARP's Tax-Aide program Thu, 18 May 478254 23:48:53 CST Staying calm on investment 'rollercoaster' Unless you live near an amusement park that does a lot of advertising, you probably didn't know that Aug. 16 is National Roller Coaster Day. Actual roller coasters provide people with thrills. But as an investor, how can you stay calm on the quot;roller coasterquot; of the financial markets? Here are some suggestions: Mon, 15 May 478254 01:22:13 CST Chamber presents more than 300 signatures to officials The Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce carried through with its promise to raise awareness for the needed repairs to the Beach Access road recently when it presented a petition of more than 300 signatures to state and local officials. The petition was delivered to Alaska State Representative Paul Seaton, Kenai Borough Assemblyman Willy Dunne and Kenai Peninsula Borough Planner Bruce Wall as the chamber's July meeting. Tue, 2 May 478254 02:15:33 CST Man stabbed after heated altercation on Homer Spit An argument between two male subjects escalated into an assault with a knife that led one of the individuals to be admitted to South Peninsula Hospital on Aug. 9 on the Homer Spit. Sat, 29 Apr 478254 02:02:13 CST I'm in the 'payback' stage of parenting As most of you know, the older we get our priorities in life change. Such is the case with She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Made-Mad. Well, for most everyone. I'm pretty sure SWMNBMM would argue with anyone that I haven't grown up and, because I'm a guy, I never really had priorities in the first place. Tue, 25 Apr 478254 00:48:53 CST Letters - Aug. 17 Pier One Youth Theatre grateful for generous grant Sun, 16 Apr 478254 16:48:53 CST Message from the new publishers of the Alaska Dispatch News This weekend, we made a bold first step to ensure the future of the Alaska Dispatch News going forward. At the same time the paper has filed for bankruptcy protection, we've entered an agreement to purchase the ADN and immediately take control of the operations of the paper, beginning Sunday. Fri, 7 Apr 478254 16:08:53 CST