The Homer Tribune http://www.homertribune.com Offering news of the people, places and events of Homer and the lower Kenai Peninsula en-us 2017 Alaska Newspapers, Inc. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:37:26 CDT 1440 http://www.homertribune.com http://www.homertribune.com/graphics/rss_ht.gif The Homer Tribune Mariners roll over Seward in Peninsula Conference opener http://www.homertribune.com/article/1737mariners_roll_over_seward_in_peninsula http://www.homertribune.com/article/1737mariners_roll_over_seward_in_peninsula SEWARD - Homer head coach Walter Love didn't think his team's overall offensive performance Saturday on a muddy Steinbrecher Field in Seward was a work of art. In fact, he wasn't overly thrilled with the team's 45-0 victory over rival Seward in their Peninsula Conference opener. Sat, 28 Feb 479024 16:55:37 CST DocFest set to light up screen in Homer http://www.homertribune.com/article/1737docfest_set_to_light_up_screen_in_homer http://www.homertribune.com/article/1737docfest_set_to_light_up_screen_in_homer Better get your popcorn ready, friends. Beginning next Friday, there will be a lot of film being shown as the Homer Theatre stages its 14th-annual Documentary Film Festival on Sept. 21 through Sept. 28. A total of nine award-winning documentaries will be shown during the 8-day event, including several that have garnered high praise at shows such as the Sundance and SXSW (South x Southwest) film festivals. Sun, 1 Feb 479024 12:08:57 CST Voters will decide if city can give HART a new beat http://www.homertribune.com/article/1737voters_will_decide_if_city_can_give_hart_a http://www.homertribune.com/article/1737voters_will_decide_if_city_can_give_hart_a The voters of Homer will be called on to decide whether the City of Homer can give the Homer Accelerated Roads and Trails (HART) program a new beat ... err, better make that a slightly new direction. Wed, 21 Jan 479024 15:02:17 CST FYI - News briefs & announcements - Sept. 14 http://www.homertribune.com/article/1737fyi_-_news_briefs_amp_announcements_-_sept_14 http://www.homertribune.com/article/1737fyi_-_news_briefs_amp_announcements_-_sept_14 Kachemak Emergency Service Area to meet today Sat, 6 Dec 479023 21:48:57 CST Protect 3 key goals with life insurance http://www.homertribune.com/article/1737protect_3_key_goals_with_life_insurance http://www.homertribune.com/article/1737protect_3_key_goals_with_life_insurance September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. And quot;awarenessquot; is an appropriate designation, because many people remain unaware of the many ways in which life insurance can help families meet their key financial goals. Here are three of the biggest of these objectives, as seen through the eyes of a hypothetical couple, Jim and Joan: Wed, 19 Nov 479023 07:35:37 CST Coast Guard rescues 2 after vessel takes on water near Montague Island http://www.homertribune.com/article/1737coast_guard_rescues_2_after_vessel_takes_on http://www.homertribune.com/article/1737coast_guard_rescues_2_after_vessel_takes_on A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur rescued two people and three dogs after their 34-foot vessel began taking on water near Montague Island last Friday. Sat, 4 Oct 479023 08:48:57 CST Police seek help with hit-and-run case http://www.homertribune.com/article/1737police_seek_help_with_hit-and-run_case http://www.homertribune.com/article/1737police_seek_help_with_hit-and-run_case The Homer Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in working a case that left a male bicyclist injured. According to HPD officials, a hit-and-run accident was reported near the intersection of Sterling Highway and Heath Street at approximately 11:17 a.m. on Sept. 11. In the incident, a male bicyclist and vehicle collided. Following the accident, the motorist left the scene. The bicyclist was transported to the hospital with injuries. Sat, 27 Sep 479023 10:08:57 CST The 'life of the party' is practicing http://www.homertribune.com/article/1737the_life_of_the_party_is_practicing http://www.homertribune.com/article/1737the_life_of_the_party_is_practicing As a general rule, birthdays have never really meant that much to me. Most days I can't even tell you how old I am because, you know, age is just a number, and because of my huge distaste for anything to do with math, I generally avoid any thought of numbers. It is true ... I abhor numbers. I'm pretty sure if I died and the Great Adjudicator in the Sky said I had been bad and needed a timeout, my version of Purgatory would be sitting in math class with Ms. Purvis drawing pi charts on the chalkboard. OMG! I feel a need to have someone throw holy water on me just for that thought ... and I'm not even Catholic. But I digress ... Mon, 15 Sep 479023 23:08:57 CST Letters - Sept. 14 http://www.homertribune.com/article/1737letters_-_sept_14 http://www.homertribune.com/article/1737letters_-_sept_14 The Homer Garden Club created and maintains a beautiful flower garden at the Baycrest pullout for the enjoyment of the community and its visitors. More than 30 local club members volunteer their time and expertise to maintain this garden during the summer months. Even more members helped to create it and club members donated funds to do so. It truly is a group effort. There are also three other gardens at the visitor overlook maintained by other volunteer groups. Fri, 25 Jul 479023 07:15:37 CST Bud Johnson connects listeners to musicians http://www.homertribune.com/article/1737bud_johnson_connects_listeners_to_musicians http://www.homertribune.com/article/1737bud_johnson_connects_listeners_to_musicians As a young boy, when his parents thought he was in bed sleeping, Bud Johnson was actually listening to music on his transistor radio. Today - and for the past 24 years, - he has been hosting his own radio show, quot;Acoustic Accents.quot; Mon, 2 Jun 479023 20:55:37 CST