We became friends with Mona Tucker when we drove taxis. In those days, Mona worked at the Washboard with her father. Mike tagged her with “Mona the Mocha-Maker,” because she was the daily wake-up call each morning with those fine espressos she made better than anyone.  She knew what we like...

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:42pm

On behalf of the West Homer students and staff, I thank the Homer Foundation, and specifically the Daisy Lee Bitter Marine and Coastal Education Fund for supporting our Schoolyard Habitat Project. These funds allowed us to develop interpretative sites along our nature trail this year. We were able t...

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:40pm

Shoreline Golf Course has been sold to Scott and Esa Woodland from Anchorage. As of April 15 the Schroers are no longer involved with the course. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the years starting in 1982 when I retired from teaching and began building the course. From open...

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:40pm

We would like to send a “big” thank you to everyone who donated clothing for our cleanup day clothing drive this last weekend. We collected a total of 87 bags and Shirley Fedora was our prize winner with 16 bags.  Thank you to the Homer Chamber of Commerce for letting us partner with them d...

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:39pm

I know there are biological reasons that sandhill cranes return each summer, but part of me believes they want to join in what we create here. I’ve been hearing their calls a lot lately.  Treasures abound in our thriving town as if every map printed an X onto Homer. Today, I enjoyed a pit-fir...

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:39pm

The legislative session is over, and things aren’t looking good for Alaska’s budget. After passing the Oil Giveaway last year, now Alaska has a $2 billion annual deficit.  Yes, “billion” with a “b.” At the rate we’re going, all of our savings will be gone soon. It didn’t have to...

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:38pm

Folks, we try. We really, truly try to “please everyone all of the time.”    But sometimes you just can’t. Our first and foremost concern here at the Animal Shelter is the safety and welfare of the animals. We try and accommodate everyone that walks in those doors looking for a cat o...

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:38pm

We would like to thank Ruby Haigh and SBS for their support of our artistic endeavors. Ruby Haigh donated the materials needed to create some amazing clay salmon and worked with us every Friday from October to March. We appreciate her time she has given to help our project be successful. We  co...

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:16pm

To the wonderful Homer community, Over the past few weeks, I discovered I am not only suffering a serious illness, but I also discovered something very, very precious. That has been the outpouring of support, prayers and good wishes from Homer. It is a very humbling experience, but one I am so, so g...

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:15pm

This year’s Homer High School prom on April 12 was a rousing success.   Heartfelt thanks goes first to the group of students led by Maggie LaRue and Jane Rohr, who worked so hard on all the details of organizing this major public event. The decorations committee and their parents did a fabulo...

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:15pm

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