State Parks are very important for the collective well being of those who live here. Kachemak Bay State Park is no exception, indeed our local State Park is a crown jewel. With its 80 miles of trails, and coves and bays for great kayaking opportunities Kachemak Bay State Park offers both accessibili...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:36pm

I want to thank the Tin Roof Fund and the Homer Foundation for awarding me  the Beluga Tails Nonfiction scholarship for the 2014 school year. Even though I have not yet set a foot inside of Bard College, my friends, my family members, and members of our community have been asking me what I inte...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:36pm

While walking on the “pedestrian area” of Bishop’s Beach on Sunday, I spoke with several people who were parked in the protected berm area. Most said that they were unaware of the restriction and just thought me a cranky old codger. The only folks who actually paid attention were a few kids in...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:35pm

Pressed and inquired of as to if, bottom line, I’d vote Democrat or Republican, I replied there’s other choices (even if you feel the system is totally rigged). The true “powers that be” control both those parties. They make it appear that we have a choice. They get us to feud over issues th...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:35pm

I fish commercially in Cook Inlet to support my family, and I know people from across the state who do the same. That’s why I was so disappointed in Dan Sullivan when he ran the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Sullivan routinely put the interests of Outside corporations above the interests...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:35pm

Seventy years ago U.S. forces began the final push to remove fascism from Europe. This year Alaskans can begin the final push to eliminate 35 years of Bush-Reagan fascism from Alaska and the United States. For those who doubt we have been under fascist, rather than conservative control, I refer to a...

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:02am

On behalf of Homer Flex staff and students, I want to thank the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown and the Homer Foundation for their generous grant to our school, dedicated to our students’ health. This grant supported our healthy lifestyles program. The money purchased healthy snacks and transportati...

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:02am

Summer is here — and so are youth summer art opportunities. Homer Council on the Arts has renamed the Homer Music Camp (which used to be Bluegrass Camp for Kids and Andrew Vait’s Rock/Pop Camp) to HomerARTS Camp, with the plan to grow, adding additional art offerings to the contemporary and trad...

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 9:45am

Thank you, thank you, thank you. West Homer Elementary participated in the  Healthy Futures Alaska spring program this year. It is a wonderful program that encourages students to be active at minimum 30 minutes a day, three times a week. During February, March and April, students and staff reco...

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 9:45am

I’d like to thank Ptarmigan Arts and the Homer Foundation for awarding me with the Ptarmigan Arts Visual Arts Scholarship. By doing so, you are greatly enhancing my opportunities in the world of art and creation, and I am genuinely grateful for this honor. Thank you again, and I hope that I can cr...

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 9:45am

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