The Homer Tribune Offering news of the people, places and events of Homer and the lower Kenai Peninsula en-us 2017 Alaska Newspapers, Inc. Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:36:10 CDT 1440 The Homer Tribune Amid funding questions, Pratt looks ahead There's nothing like seeing a large chunk of your project budget zeroed out in the presidential budget to make you take stock, but that's the reality of at least one of Homer's nonprofits, the Pratt Museum. Thu, 27 Jan 474231 19:35:12 CST From Nome to Kivalina on fat-tire bikes Some time during the night, the plywood-and-tin-roofed Callahan shelter cabin began to shudder and vibrate. The predicted storm had arrived. Wind assailed the little shack in gusty waves and drove fine, crystalline snow onto the walls and roof at hurricane speed. Fri, 17 Dec 474230 11:55:12 CST Births - Nova Resla Reynolds Nova Resla Reynolds, a baby girl weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces, was born at 8:25 p.m. on March 16 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer to Maranda Tyrell and Cory Reynolds of Homer. Mon, 13 Dec 474230 13:28:32 CST FYI - News briefs & announcements - March 23 Food Hub Online Training Fri, 3 Dec 474230 14:35:12 CST Governor extends opioid disaster declaration Gov. Bill Walker signed into law a bill that will allow for a more concentrated approach to the state's opioid crisis on March 21. Senate Bill 91 gives the state's chief medical officer statutory authority to plan a statewide response to opioid use and abuse and extends Walker's initial disaster declaration. Sat, 6 Nov 474230 20:55:12 CST Senate again targets public broadcasting for budget cuts An Alaska Senate budget committee Tuesday proposed deleting all state spending on public radio and television, an effort that was debated last year. Wasilla Republican Sen. Mike Dunleavy, who chairs the Senate subcommittee that controls spending on public broadcasting, is proposing to cut $2 million for radio and $630,000 for TV included in Gov. Bill Walker's original budget proposal as well as the state House's. Mon, 1 Nov 474230 04:48:32 CST U.S. House's health care plan could cut into Alaska public health funding Alaska could lose about $4.4 million per year in public health funding under a proposed U.S. House bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. At stake are preventive and public health measures: vaccination programs, efforts to reduce, manage or detect things like heart disease, cancer and new viruses like Zika, and programs meant to help with drug overdoses. Mon, 25 Oct 474230 14:28:32 CST Help protect older adults from financial abuse Financial exploitation costs older Americans billions of dollars per year, according to several sources, including the National Council on Aging. If you have older parents, could they be vulnerable to financial scams and rip-off artists? And, if so, what can you do to help protect them? Wed, 20 Oct 474230 03:55:12 CST Spring fever cure found in dirt My calendar says the first day of spring was earlier this week. Despite long, sunny days, it does not feel much like spring. The ground is covered with several feet of snow and the air is biting cold most of the day. Sat, 16 Oct 474230 08:15:12 CST Sorting through Homer's big issues I've been trying to sort out the sanctuary city/councilmember recall issues. Here's my take: It's clear that what we're witnessing with these related issues is a very emotionally induced action and reaction, a venomous and radical swing between two mutually exclusive and antagonistic parties, the ultra-liberal element and its antitheses, fundamentalist conservatism. Fri, 8 Oct 474230 03:01:52 CST