A long-time Homer physician has been elected Chief of Staff for 2013 at South Peninsula Hospital. Dr. William Bell is a family practice physician and the medical director of Homer Medical Center. He has been on the hospital’s medical staff for over 30 years.
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Wanna-be emergency medical technicians, or EMTs, can begin a round of training with Kachemak Emergency Services in Homer. Classes are currently underway and will help interested volunteers prepare for the state of Alaska’s EMT exam.
Plans will soon be in the works for a new school for Kachemak-Selo students. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will work with the community to decide what type of facility should be in place to best suit the students’ needs.
The Homer Chamber of Commerce is hoping to start a new tradition in Homer – an annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The chamber announced Tuesday that it will hold what it hopes is the first annual tree lighting Friday at 5 p.m. in the Chamber parking lot.
Halibut fisherman in Homer and the central gulf area will be happy to learn that one of their own has been appointed to the International Pacific Halibut Commission. Long-time Homer fisherman Don Lane says he’s very happy to be on the commission.
Federal investigators have made their way to Soldotna to look for a possible cause of the plane crash that happened late Sunday morning. All 10 people on board were killed.
A Homer charter boat captain who pled guilty to distributing drugs to minors and possession of child pornography has been sentenced to ten years in prison. Thirty-four-year-old Randall Hines will also have to pay $160,000 in restitution.
Thanks to a judge’s ruling, the City of Homer no longer has to worry about plowing an ice skating area on Beluga Lake. A Homer man who donated parkland to the city 30 years ago thought the city had an obligation to create an ice skating area.