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

I have to admit to being somewhat baffled by much of the testimony by taxi drivers and others that supported a person’s “continued right” to operate a motor vehicle on the beaches bordering the city of Homer. The operation of a vehicle on public byways and properties requires a license, and li...

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

Paul Banks staff and students would like to thank the Homer Animal Friends for providing our school with a subscription to Kind News. We appreciate the generous gift to our school. Wendy Todd for the Paul Banks staff...

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:09am

In the Alaska Dispatch News, Sunday, Aug. 9, we read “NYC sees surge in synthetic pot use, with dire consequences.” “Synthetic marijuana” is a deadly yet legal substance that preys on ignorant populations, such as New York’s homeless.  “The cheap knock-off weed is spiked with unknow...

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:09am

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