Info on crane colts wanted Sandhill crane colts will be fledging (flying) very soon. It takes 60-70 days from hatching to fledging. Some may have already fledged if the pair started nesting earlier than usual. Please report any crane colts that are now fully flying to Kachemak Crane Watch. Let us...

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 11:58am

Foundation celebrates milestone The Homer Foundation held its 25th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, July 16. Thanks to our gracious and generous hosts Bill and Dorothy Fry and their terrific staff at the Bear Creek Winery. The setting was most lovely and guests were able to sample a variety of the ...

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 11:58am

Thank you for convention support Dear people of Homer, I am so sorry that some form of a thank you did not get out to you sooner. Life has been a roller coaster for a bit here. Just wanted everyone to know how much we appreciated the support that we received from our wonderful community when we hel...

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 9:50am

Don’t tax Alaska’s children Gov. Walker is trying to take candy from babies. He has decided to tax (and it is a tax) every child 52 percent of what is likely their only income, their permanent fund dividend. He didn’t cut the state budget, salaries or staff by 52 percent. He’s not taxing wor...

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:39am

Accident waiting to happen? Allow me to summarize BlueCrest Energy’s plan for fracking 10 oil wells in Cook Inlet and trucking up to 32 loads of crude oil a day to Nikiski: “Nothing can go wrong.” Ken Jones...

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:38am

UK says enough of big government The British people, sick of big government nonsense, finally had the guts to stand up and say “enough is enough!” When will the good people of Alaska say the same thing about our state and local practice of “government of the government, by the government and f...

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:36am

Volunteer efforts benefit library The Friends of the Homer Library and the Homer Public Library would like to thank Ben Gibson, Ken Castner and Phil Gordon for replacing a cedar post in the fish wall outside of the library. Phil Gordon generously donated the replacement log, and all three worked tog...

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:31am

More scholarship thanks I would like to thank the Homer Marine Trades Association for awarding me a scholarship for the refrigeration program at AVTEC in Seward. I appreciate all the local support from our community. Luka Schulz...

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:30am

Parade should celebrate freedom The Homer Chamber of Commerce denied the Fourth of July parade entry application submitted as “Hunters Against Assault Weapons.” The proposed entry was deemed too controversial, too political and inconsistent with parade themes of patriotism, our history and prese...

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:29am

Celebrate SPH’s 60th anniversary It was 60 years ago in July that Homer opened the doors on the first hospital, providing two hospital beds, a place for visiting doctors, and the public health clinic. Residents worked hard to create the hospital 60 years ago, and decades have passed with continued...

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:29am

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