Being an “election official” is sort of a thankless task. You spend an hour the night before setting up, are then up before the crack of dawn and at the precinct by 6 a.m. You barely have time to wolf down a thrown-together lunch at 4, close the doors at 8 and then spend another hour, close to t...

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:07pm

 I would like to thank the Elks on the local, state and national levels, the PEO Star Scholarship and the Lions Club. These organizations provide scholarships that enable many students including myself the opportunity to pursue dreams without some of the burdens of student debt. Thank you. ...

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:06pm

Let’s talk about legalized marijuana. From this time forward I will ask if a business has an enforced zero tolerance substance abuse policy with random drug testing to protect the public.  I heard arguments that it is for medical reasons. Then why not design the legislation for medical concer...

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:06pm

Over the coming weeks and months, many of you in communities around the state will encounter individuals collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that seeks to ban setnet fishing for salmon in “urban areas” of Alaska.  The measure directly targets setnet fishing in Cook Inlet.  Th...

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:05pm

We do not know how many in our state received a letter from the Alaska State Voter Program. But we feel that a public response is needed and thus a letter to you. Recently, we received a letter from the Alaska State Voter Program. The letter was paid for by Opportunity Alliance PAC. Other than that ...

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:35pm

Common Core is the curriculum adopted by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. While the State of Alaska (as well as three other states) have not adopted this program, the borough has. I would bet that the vast majority of parents do not know what it is. We recently pulled our son out of Home...

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:33pm

 We would like to thank Colleen from the Homer Family Theater for inspiring us and the Homer community to bring music and memories to our seniors. We also would like to thank the enthusiastic volunteers who signed up, after the encore showing of “Alive Inside,” to help develop individual pl...

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:32pm

We would like to send a big thank you to Brian Smith for the fantastic video he made to showcase our Big and Little matches at our recent Dream Big luncheon. Brian’s video provided an excellent visual of what our Big and Little matches do together and how they change lives. With the help of Brian...

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:30pm

A huge thank you to all who braved the elements to support the girls Cougar soccer team, a cooperation between Razdolna, Voznesenka and Kachemak Selo schools. Proceeds from the sale of Russian food, at the Sugar Plum Holiday Faire, benefit uniform and travel costs for the Cougar soccer team, the fir...

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:29pm

The teachers and students of Paul Banks would like to thank the Homer Fire Department and Police Department for hosting a field trip to help us learn how people use simple machines at work and learn how to call 911 for help.   The students are still talking about pulling the lever on the fire h...

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:27pm

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