Nordic skiing was virtually put on hold this season due to this winter’s dismal snow fall. The Kachemak Nordic Ski Club hosted its annual Sea to “Ski” event March 29 with the ski leg reduced to a run down the beach. Nordic skiers from Homer and the greater Kenai Peninsula are so wonderful and ...

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:46pm

The City of Homer Grants Program through the Homer Foundation fosters Bunnell’s mission as a non-profit presenter of arts exhibits and educational programs. Steady support of city of Homer funds leverages increases in contributions from private individuals and foundations, as well as other state a...

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:46pm

On the weekend of Feb. 27-29, 14 dedicated young musicians, aged 6 to 17, gathered at West Homer Elementary School for a workshop conducted by the Homer Youth String Orchestra Club (HYSOC). The popular instructor, Dr. Gail Johansen, director of Fairbanks Suzuki Institute, presented Master classes an...

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:45pm

Recently I had the opportunity to attend the Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA) Civics and Conservation summit. Twenty-two kids from all over the state  came together for a week in Juneau to talk with legislators and even meet with Gov. Bill Walker about climate change. While I was th...

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:43pm

This spring, notice the variety of methods that Homer residents and visitors use to travel around town. Our roadways are corridors for people, and there are many ways to utilize them. Homer Shares the Road is an education and advocacy campaign, designed by the Homer Cycling Club, funded by the Homer...

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:43pm

Now, regarding the push by the borough mayor to extend the food tax to the entire calendar year ... There is a phenomena in economics called “The Costco Effect.” It’s real simple: Push our taxes up, and we simply drive up to the road to buy all of our goods at Costco. They’re cheaper to begi...

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:43pm

Does Homer like the reputation of being the dirty, dusty little cosmic hamlet? The dirt-clogged streets and clouds of dust hanging over the downtown area certainly suggests it. Why are our streets not being cleaned up?  This is the second year in a row that we have had a light winter, which has...

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:43pm

What on earth is going on when: 1. Approximately three years ago, a city attorney, city Manager and the entire Homer City Council decided to levy an unlawful, excessive assessment on a large portion of its residents? 2. Those residents protest and are totally ignored by that same city attorney, city...

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:42pm

Thank you, Rep. Paul Seaton, for sponsoring HB182 which would bring back a state income tax in Alaska. We can only cut so much from the budget without causing serious, even irreparable harm. As oil revenue shrivels, due to low crude prices perhaps compounded by recent legislation, we must find new r...

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:42pm

After reviewing the Republican-controlled, House-proposed state budget cuts in regard to children, the poor and seniors, it is abundantly clear that any reasonable person using diligence and discretion would conclude that the Republicans in Juneau are clearly the rats which lay within the bilge of A...

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:21pm

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