Assembly needs to rethink policy Oh my, the hypocrisy, the ignorance, the intolerance, the idiocrisy in action. Where you say? Why your local borough assembly meetings. Come pray with us — maybe. Please understand, you’ll need vetting. Tom Beaudoin Halloween ...

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 12:24pm

Oct. 10 was a joyous occasion at the Homer City Council. Accolades for our outgoing mayor, the swearing in of a new mayor and two new council members. Congratulations, one and all. Bryan, Shelly and Tom are my friends, and I shared in the celebrations (mmm, great cake). But somewhere in all the fest...

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 4:12pm

Over the weekend, Catherine Austin Fitts, on, quoted Roger Moore as saying, “You can’t vote for Trump because that would be like throwing a Molotov cocktail into the system.” EXACTLY! How many times in your life have you had a chance to strike a blow against a thoroughly corrup...

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 11:16am

The Southern Kenai Peninsula Annual Veterans Picnic was held Oct. 9. Approximately 130 people attended even though it was a cloudy/windy/wet day. The picnic was opened by the presentation of the American Flag and Pledge of Allegiance by the Junior American Legion Auxiliary members Violet and Lulu. T...

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:26pm

The Paul Banks Preludes violin program has begun. All three first grade classes are participating and have spent one week making cardboard violins and one week learning with them. After a few more weeks of learning how to use and care for a violin, the students will have a chance to have a real viol...

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:25pm

The ice is in, the doors are open. Your community rink is ready for another winter of on-ice recreation. With volunteer help and supplemental support from the Jenson, Compass Rose and Unrestricted Funds at the Homer Foundation, the Kevin Bell Arena was able to conduct rink efficiency and improvement...

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:24pm

I attended the recent public meeting hosted by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to learn more about Homer Electric Association’s drive to become an unregulated monopoly. But there was only one problem — HEA failed to show up. It’s unfortunate that our public utility sees no need to answer q...

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:21pm

Voting for lesser of two evils? The following is my opinion and I’m stuck with it! The “presidential” election of 2016 is the choice of the lesser of two evils. One, desires to eliminate the 2nd Amendment, eventually leading to the elimination of the Constitution of the United States and leadi...

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:53pm

Part of Skyline Drive extremely hazardous; guard rails needed There have been significant changes to two Kenai Peninsula roads this summer. The good news is the delightful improvement along the 31 miles of the Sterling Highway between Clam Gulch and Ninilchik. Repaving and numerous guard rails have ...

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10pm

A huge thank you to all who made Oktoberfest a fun and successful event. There’s not enough room for all our thank yous, but special thanks are needed to the Homer Elks Club, Alaska Blaskapelle German Band, Homer Brewing Co., A Brew with a View, Grace Ridge Brewery, Kenai River Brewing Co., SYSCO ...

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:42pm


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