I am supporting Representative Paul Seaton for re-election. Alaska is currently pumping $9-10 billion worth of oil per year with zero net benefit to the general fund. We have fields where the State has paid a hefty percentage of development costs that will not yield production taxes until the price ...

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 4:14pm

It is not often that I write a letter to the editor, but this is a time I feel compelled to voice strong support for representative Paul Seaton in District 31. He has the courage to actually lead in order to move things forward. He not only represents his district exceedingly well, but Representativ...

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 4:19pm

Speeches! Meaningless words put together to make someone believe what is being said by someone who does not believe what they said. In other words, what you want to believe. But the speaker does not. One is a polished politician of many years who knows how to use words in a positive way to make you ...

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 4:13pm

It has been a couple years since I wrote about the public restrooms on the Homer Spit; the highly visible, super busy, rundown restrooms at the top of Ramp 2. They continue to be as busy as ever and continue to be a public eyesore. With all the new restrooms in low traffic areas along the harbor rim...

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 12:08pm

Alaskans don’t need Outsiders telling us how to cast a vote I’ve been an Alaskan for 49 years and when I first got here Alaskans would never have allowed outsider/carpetbaggers to tell us what to do. We were independent thinkers and for sure didn’t care how “they” did anything anywhere els...

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 1:29pm

Legislature needs more like Seaton I lived in Homer when Paul Seaton was first elected to the Alaska Legislature in 2002. I have been impressed with him ever since. He understands that we live in tough times that require tough decisions, and he has shown that he is not afraid of being part of the so...

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 1:29pm

For fun-filled time, wallow in mud On a recent, sunny, Sunday afternoon, Nature Rocks Homer held its seventh annual Mud Games at the Cottonwood Horse Park. It was such a fun-filled afternoon — we already look forward to next summer and the next round of mud wallowing. The Wallow has now been name...

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 1:29pm

Volunteers enliven CACS day camp Day Camp with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies is in full swing. So far, we’ve had a lot of fun this summer and would like to give a warm thanks to everyone who has played a part. Many people in the community have graciously volunteered their time for our cam...

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 1:29pm

Grant helps Sprout grow We at Sprout Family Services would like to thank the City of Homer Grants Program, through the Homer Foundation, for their generous grant to our organization. With this gift we were able to improve our outreach to families with children 0-5 years, by increasing our advertisin...

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 1:29pm

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 know where and when the colts...

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

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