On Tuesday, Sept. 29, I was at Bishop’s Beach for the high tide of 22.9 feet, the second highest tide this year.  By the time I got there all the the berm area to the east where cars have been driving was covered with water.  The waves were extremely high because the wind was blowing tow...

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:30pm

Homer’s own improvisational group, Fresh Produce 2.0, recently donated to young people at the R.E.C. Room. These donation funds will provide support to teens struggling with homelessness. One way our community will benefit in the very near future from parts of these funds is the public showing of ...

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:29pm

Is it ethical to tax our food?   I don’t think so. Vote “yes” on Proposition No. 1 to abolish the food tax.Let’s not be sheep! Julie Carlson...

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:28pm

At the Homer Farmers Market last weekend, I got into a conversation with an old friend I don’t see near often enough, which set me to walking down the road thinking about the coming and goings of our lives and of Sue Gibson’s recent passage. I went home and opened the “Reflections” of an old...

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:27pm

I don’t know about you, but as for me, I am fed up with our socialist city council. Budget time — isn’t it great? —  and we are getting the same song and dance as last year from our socialist council members.  We have a budget shortfall so we need to raise your taxes or raise fees ...

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:25pm

I encourage the city to separate the new public safety building into two facilities, build the police station as soon as practical, and delay completing the design and construction of the fire station for five to eight years. We need a new police station immediately. The fire station is still servic...

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:25pm

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra performance here on Aug. 8 was simply stupendous. This assemblage of dedicated, all-volunteer performers seems to get better each year. I remember its earliest years, when there were far fewer members and sometimes somewhat less than sterling performances of more diffic...

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 8:33am

In 2015, there are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 6,400 in Alaska. In addition, there are 15.7 million Americans caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, including 33,000 caregivers in Alaska. This debilitating disease is the sixth lea...

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 8:33am

The Kachemak Bay Water Trail Committee thanks the Heritage R.V. Park for donating four picnic tables to be used at Water Trail sites around Kachemak Bay. The committee also thanks Aron Peterson for his work in the refurbishing of the tables. One table has been placed at the Swift Creek campsite; oth...

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 8:32am

We had a beautiful morning on Aug. 30 for the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic’s “Resiliency Run and Ride” on the Homer Spit. We thank all of the participants, younger and older, on foot and wheels, who showed up at low tide to run, walk or ride on the 1K and 5K beach loops from Mariner Par...

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 8:32am

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