Last week I was quoted by a local paper, regarding my comments on the cannabis issue, at the Homer City Council meeting. Sadly, only a few words of what I said were printed, which on their own communicate a different message than intended. First I was compelled to comment on the council’s request ...

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:40am

The words “Permanent Fund Dividend” or “PFD” should in no way enter any part of any conversation related to our state’s budget shortfalls. Period. They are totally unrelated. About 25 years or so ago the state was going through a major budget crisis. We told them then, now tell them again:...

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:37am

You might be pleased to learn that the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club hosted its Kachemak Ski Marathon this past Saturday at Lookout Mountain Ski Trails. Three events were scheduled for the day:  a 13.7 kilometer tour, a 21 kilometer race, and a 42 kilometer race.  The events began and ended in ...

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:37am

We would like to thank the community of Homer for supporting the local youth. As you may have noticed, there have been colorful and creative Live Action Role Playing,  also known at LARP, events taking place.  This LARP group is open to all community members, but a large number are middle ...

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:36am

We can all be proud of Rep. Paul Seaton’s efforts to assure Alaska’s oil industry pays  a fair share of the budget shortfall our state is facing. Cuts to subsidies currently paid to oil companies as well as increased taxes and reduced tax credits are necessary to be sure that the burden of ...

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:36am

I strongly support construction of a new police station, minus the $1.297 million firing range. However, I oppose locating the new station at the HERC site unless the design team produces an acceptable conceptual plan for both the police station and a future fire station on this site.   The cur...

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:35am

I am disturbed by a trend in our current political climate: Elected officials repeatedly disregarding the expressed will of the people.   We live in a community that is enclosed in layers of governments, one encasing another, like Russian dolls. On the local level, we have a city government tha...

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:37am

To the good Samaritans in the Safeway parking lot on Friday evening, Feb. 26: Michelle, Kien Wilkenson, the young man in the brown sweatshirt, Julie and Don and any others I may have missed. I hope you know how your caring helped to reaffirm the true existence and impact of the kindness of stra...

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:34am

Commenting as a lifelong Alaskan and senior citizen — the outrage being expressed by seniors against the Homer City Council and Rep. Paul Seaton for seeking local control over property tax is too harsh. It’s also quite forgetful of the mess my generation has gotten this state and country into. T...

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:34am

I have visited the Homer and Anchor Point area many times during the past years and I have a comment on the upcoming vote on whether to allow marijuana sales, growth and production. Say no, please. I live in Los Angeles where the sale is legal, but for medical purposes only. Now there are pot-sellin...

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 12:39pm

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