While much of the airways and newspapers focus on the national debate and election, let’s remember our local election day is Tuesday, Oct. 4. A variety of important and serious issues will be on the ballot for your consideration. For instance, I have been involved in planning for a new police stat...

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:40pm

Dear HEA grid members, Our electric supplier has recently begun a drive to remove itself from regulatory oversight of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, whose job has been to review rates and some other policies of HEA and other utilities in the state. I don’t know all the issues yet, other than...

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:31pm

Without angel’s help, landlord’s requirement forces a move To My Dear Friends around Kachemak Bay, Lindianne’s Music Garden has served Homer for three years now. Spoonguy and I are grateful to the many Homeranians who studied music, rehearsed, and worked on law and justice at these premises. R...

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 1:35pm

Many helped ‘hustle’ soar The Halibut Hustle 5K may have missed out on the sunny Saturday weather but with a brave field of participants who were undaunted by the Sunday morning forecast along with the support from the City of Homer Port and Harbor staff, we had a fantastic event. A mighty big ...

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 1:35pm

Sherry Bess has made a difference A huge, heartfelt thank you to Sherry Bess with the Homer Animal Shelter for all that she has done to help the animals, and people, in our community. Sherry, your kindness, passion and years of dedication are so very appreciated and you will be greatly missed. I hop...

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 1:34pm

In art we find our best selves As the new museum of African history and culture opens in Washington, I once more turn to art and culture to find the meaningful root below the tapering. The traditional art of African culture reflects the deeply held spiritual values of its people throughout the vastn...

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 1:34pm

Some people believe the school year is a marathon, but I liken it to a 400-meter run — the toughest race to run. We have precious hours, minutes, and seconds with students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Our nearly 8,800 students with diverse backgrounds and learning needs require ...

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:05pm

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has released its draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for oil and gas leasing in lower Cook Inlet. On Aug. 17, they held a meeting in Homer and several folks attended to air their concerns. The fact that at this time of climate change, ocean acidification,...

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:42pm

Annie Koskovich, my friend of many years, is with her angels. I have a heavy heart, I miss her and it has been a joy to have been a part of her life here on earth. Acts of kindness, funny antics, honesty and always looking out for other people, myself included, are only a few of her accomplishments....

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 11:08am

Dear Community of Homer, A person really can’t know what a day will hold, but there’s one thing for sure, it seems the community of Homer, Alaska, can be counted on to do the best thing possible — whatever it may be. Thank you, community, for responding to my invitation to help me celebrate my...

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 11:07am

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