Our 20th Annual Breast Cancer Run on Aug. 10 was a fabulous success, thanks to the enthusiastic participants and wonderful volunteers who made it happen. The fun 1-mile and 5-mile beach course was set by the Kachemak Bay Running Club’s own Andy Haas, with the fantastic panorama of Kachemak Bay as ...

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:04pm

The wind has turned and the fireweed is blossoming at the tips. As we reflect on what fun Summer@HPL has been, we realize that this program is built on the kindness and participation of so many people and businesses in our community. More than 325 children and teens in the community spent the summer...

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:04pm

It was another successful Salmonstock at Ninilchik this year. Many thanks to  all the attendees, great bands, volunteers, tech crews, vendors, info booths, vocal folks, Salmonstock staff and their friends flown up from the Lower 48 to help with the festival — although we Alaskans could have d...

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:03pm

With the recent Alaska Department of Transportation repaving project from Sterling Highway to Land’s End, a number of pedestrian and cycling needs continue to surface. DOT’s current plan is to split the shoulder on Ocean Drive evenly. This improves safety for cyclists on that north side of the r...

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:03pm

The Kachemak Swim Club publicly thanks and recognizes Homer’s American Legion Post 16 and the Sons of the American Legion for their generous respective contributions. Their sponsorship helped us host an Olympian-led clinic that not only instructed the more than 70 young swimmers in attendance in s...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:05pm

Thanks for this year’s success must go to those who gave so freely of their time to ensure that all of our visiting gardeners had a memorable experience.     Homer Garden Club members serve in several capacities: garden hosts-hostesses, paper folders, photo copiers, brochure and poster d...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:05pm

I attempted to vote on Friday as I am going out of town and will not be able to vote here locally. Upon arriving at the Homer City Hall I was given an absentee ballot with no Republicans on it, only all the other parties. In this election, my choice for senator was a Republican candidate who would b...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:04pm

The United States today is not the free nation it was, even 10 years ago. Although the slow decline of the broad liberties Americans have long held has been going on for decades, it has accelerated enough in the last few years that ordinary people are feeling it close to home. Security checkpoints n...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:03pm

I was not in attendance at one of the recent debates about Prop 1 (oil taxation) but I saw part of it later. Someone asked the question “why is big oil spending 13 million dollars in a media blitz trying to convince us to vote No on One?” The response: “the oil companies are simply trying ...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:03pm

Former legislator and Halibut Cove resident Clem Tillion wrote a “spot-on” editorial for the Alaska Dispatch News Aug.10. I agree that ACES does need adjusting to best serve Alaska’s long term interests and that a “no” vote is not the way to achieve it. A “yes” vote will give the Legis...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:03pm

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