Dear Beloved Businesses and Citizens of Homer, We hope your summer season has been successful and you have been able to enjoy the bounty that comes with being a member of this wonderful community. We ask that you remember as this season winds down to include Share the Spirit in your...

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:44am

As I mentioned in a recent Point of View piece, I’ve turned the news back on to behold Donald Trump blame illegal immigrants for what’s at the core of what’s wrong with our country. His scapegoating certainly seems to resonate with Republicans with their going gaga over it and him. It appears ...

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:43am

Rotary Health Fair applications have been sent out to all past exhibitors and are due back by Sept. 17. If you are a past exhibitor and did not receive the emails, please let me know right away by sending me your correct email address. If you or someone you know would make a great exhibitor addition...

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:43am

In a show of appreciation and support for Homer’s wintertime recreation facility, the Kevin Bell Arena, nearly three dozen golfers and upward of 25 businesses and organizations came together to raise close to $3,900  during the Aug. 15 annual Rounds for the Rink golf tournament.  It is w...

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:32am

According to the Kachemak Bay Critical Habitat Area Management Plan, “incidental gathering of loose coal for personal use on Kachemak Bay beaches will continue to be allowed.” In addition, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game — with certain stipulations and upon review — can issue a “spe...

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:32am

The Veterans Picnic was held Aug. 16 with some 150 plus veterans and immediate family attending the event. We were honored to have four World War II veterans in attendance (70-year anniversary). The American Legion Auxiliary Alaska State President Sharon Cherrette and Phyllis Boskofsky (nurse/manage...

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:31am

I want to thank everyone for your kind condolences through cards, Facebook and in person for my husband Stan Harrington. Thank you to the Navy, Coast Guard and VFW for making Stan’s dream of a formal military memorial come to fact. It was so moving. Thank you to the Homer Elks and all who helped i...

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:31am

Some time ago there was a good article about Iceland; perhaps you read it also. They face similar issues as we do in Alaska, yet they discuss them openly through social conversations in media, theater and music. That impressed me. For eight years I fished commercially, I also had a career as a teach...

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:30am

Thursday, Aug. 27, at 5:30 p.m. at Homer City Hall, is a very important meeting of the Homer Cannabis Advisory Board. To cannabis advocates and interested parties: your input is necessary to let our government know our wishes and put into effect what we voted for last November. Please come to the co...

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:30am

Would you pay 10 installments that in total amount to almost $4,000 for something that you would never use or want? I find myself doing just that for the natural gas tax assessment. If I sat on the street corner with a hat, would I get donations from sympathetic citizens to help fund my payments? Ho...

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:29am

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