The Divas Women’s Hockey team and Homer Hockey Association would like to thank all the local businesses and community members that made the 5th Annual Homer Jamboree Hockey Tournament a huge success. This was the largest tournament yet, with more than 80 women playing, many traveling from as far a...

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:26pm

I have been a Kenai Peninsula resident for more than 10 years and have sport  fished in Alaska for nearly 60 years. I was a member of the Kenai-Soldotna Department of Fish and Game Advisory Committee for 10 years and chairman in 2012. I accepted this assignment in hopes of working toward a fish...

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:25pm

(Editor’s Note: The following is a copy of a letter that was sent to members of Congress and submitted for publication.) Recently I watched a documentary on PBS, concerning rape in our military. The act is atrocious, the fact that few perpetrators are brought to justice is unforgivable. A...

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:25pm

Thank you, Era Alaska, once again for bringing a quality performance to Homer. Lunasa, claimed to be the “hottest Irish band on the planet” lands in Homer on Saturday, Feb. 8, for a performance at the Mariner Theatre, followed on Sunday with public workshops and an outreach performance at the Ho...

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:24pm

To my lack of knowledge, there is little advertising or awareness of a sad, horrific irony that should be common sense. Our state’s conundrum is that its coffers rely 85 percent on extraction of fossil fuels. Oh, goody, goody. The arctic ice is disappearing (along with other alarming climate ramif...

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:24pm

I hitchhiked into town in the spring of 1972. I knew one person here. And that very friend introduced me to an establishment at 195 E. Pioneer. It was known as “The Club Bar Saloon” and owned by a very business-like Alice Cochrane. But beneath her veneer of business was a woman who truly felt a ...

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:22pm

Mike Heimbuch hit the nail on the head when he questioned the wisdom of the city attorney advising the Homer City Council they could go against the will of the people.  Loophole, n: a means of escape; especially:  an ambiguity or omission in the text through which the intent of a statute, ...

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:21pm

What a busy year 2013 was for the Homer Community Food Pantry. It’s been a year of changes. We lost Juanita, our longest serving board member, and Gregory, who kept us all organized. We have also gained some new wonderful ones. Our volunteer army has served yet another year. Words of praise and th...

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 10:53am

I want to thank the audience that attended Stepping Out last weekend to show support for the cast and share in the experience. What the audience doesn’t see is the vulnerability of each cast member and the emotions we endure and enjoy going through before the curtain opens. I watched people push t...

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 10:36am

We would like to announce that applications are available for the Rowan W. Springer Memorial Scholarship.  Rowan W. Springer was an avid telemark skier and member of the Homer Rope Tow community. Rowan grew up skiing at the Homer Rope Tow and also helped with various maintenance projects over t...

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 10:35am

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