It’s been said many, many times before and is worth saying again: Homer is an amazing community. On behalf of the Homer Volunteer Fire Department members, I want to extend heartfelt thanks to our community for their thoughtfulness, generosity and words of suppor throughout the holiday season. We r...

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:59pm

Homer Council on the Arts continues with another round of art programs for youth starting this month. The mission of HCOA is to provide opportunities for everyone in the community to experience and participate in the arts. To meet that mission we need continual support from community members, busine...

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:59pm

Many people scoff at the need to clean up dog feces. I am my dog’s dedicated “Poop Fairy.” There are many reasons why all those who have dogs should do this. 1. Dog feces can spread diseases to canids (that includes our wild friends), cats and people. A few of the nasties: Ecoli, salmonnella, ...

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:58pm

The long dark solstice weekend didn’t dim the fun at The Winter White Solstice Ball. All of us at Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic give our sincere thanks to Gina Pelaia, Jerami Youngblood, Amy Reedy, and The Divas of Mad Myrna’s who generously planned the event as a benefit to support our re...

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 3:41pm

Community skate happens Dec. 24 On behalf of the Homer Hockey Association and the Kevin Bell Arena, I’d like to thank the K-Bay Marines for sponsoring our annual Christmas Eve Community Skate.  This is a free event, open to the entire community.  Rumor has it, Santa plan...

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 3:40pm

When almost half the population of the United States believes that the torture of prisoners can be justified, I wonder if our citizenship has lost its moral compass. The biography of William F. Dodd, ambassador to Germany during the time of the Nazi rise to power, cogently clarifies that when the po...

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 3:40pm

Thank you to the parents of four-legged family members for supporting the Second Annual Homer Animal Friends “Santa Paws” event on Dec. 14 at the Animal Shelter.  Homer Animal Friends raised $640 thanks to the generosity of the community at “Santa Paws.” The community “Paws’d” fro...

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 4:08pm

We held our very first Senior Fashion Show here at Homer Senior Citizens Inc. in November and it was a huge success. We had amazing models and an enthusiastic crowd to help keep the energy up all night. We would like to say thank you for the amazing support we had from the community for this event; ...

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 4:08pm

The community spirit and generosity that exists within this community is touching and always something to behold. Time after time, the people, businesses and organizations step up and respond to the diverse and seemingly endless causes, needs and requests that require our attention. Even when resour...

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 4:08pm

Editor’s Note: The following letter was addressed to Gov. Bill Walker and submitted for publication. As an Alaska resident, commercial fisherman throughout the 1970s and early ’80s and a sports fisherman until present, I have observed a shift in the Alaska fish...

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 4:07pm

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