My Dear People of Kachemak Bay,  I refer you to my Dec. 19 commentary, courageously printed by the Alaska Dispatch News, if you have not yet seen this article: “Alaska’s ‘Spoonguy’ got railroaded; mental illness should be treated, not locked up.” The setting for this Alaska tale: East...

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 9:38am

The Homer Hockey Association thanks community members who generously supported the canned food drive at the Christmas Eve skate held at the Kevin Bell Arena and co-sponsored by the Homer Marine Corps League. Many people benefited from the day’s activities:  Canned goods were donated to the Ho...

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 9:37am

I’m in full support of reinstating an income tax for Alaska. Why? We need essential services funded. It is not an option to put them  on the chopping block. Cutting back on education, health  and mental health programs, environmental protections, parks,  highway maintenance, ferries...

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 9:33am

Alaskans came together in a year-long effort to provide the first tree from Alaska to stand tall as the “People’s Tree.” The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree currently gracing the West Lawn of our nation’s Capitol traveled more than 4,400 miles from the Chugach National Forest by land and sea by ...

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 8:22am

Homer Volunteer Fire Department Membership Association would like to thank the community for their participation in our 2015 quilt raffle fundraiser. Thanks to your generous participation we are able to continue supporting the city’s volunteer firefighters and EMTs.  Congratulations to raffle...

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 8:22am

The members of the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown want to thank all the people who contributed to help make our Party Basket Raffle fundraiser the big success it was. You all can be proud that your donations will go toward helping the youth of Homer. In particular, we want to thank Bear Creek Winery ...

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 8:21am

I would like to thank the Sons of the American Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary from the bottom of my heart. Without them, the annual stockings for the homeless students would not have happened this year. They give so much to help get the needed items for the stockings and then tell me to just let th...

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 8:21am

I was driving down East Hill Roar in the dark recently, with good visibility. Two pedestrians dressed in black or very dark colors, with no flashlight or reflective tape, were walking on the wrong side of the road facing in the same direction of traffic flow.  The winding, steep road does not h...

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 8:20am

The fireplace at the Hospice of Homer office on Pioneer Avenue glowed warmly as volunteers and staff gathered for the annual cookie/ornament exchange. Everyone shared beautifully decorated cookies and other assorted treats as the Stranger Strings Have Happened Quartet played holiday music. The eveni...

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 8:20am

As we close-out our 20th year working for clean water and healthy salmon around the Cook Inlet watershed, Cook Inletkeeper would like to thank the City of Homer Grants Program, administered by the Homer Foundation, for supporting local nonprofit organizations. Through the grants program, Inletkeeper...

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 8:20am

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