We wish to thank all of the people that put their busy lives on the back burner to come, be with us and celebrate a great person’s life, Aaron Morris, at the Down East Saloon on Saturday, Jan. 31. It was heartwarming to see the number of people that showed up, because they loved him, were friends ...

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:03pm

At Kenai Peninsula United Way we are still working hard for the existing annual workforce campaign. If you have not yet been contacted, please let us know so that we can set up a time for your presentation. We can be contacted at 907-283-9500 or by email at ...

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:58pm

In the fall of 2013 I had a building project that required a new HEA service. The engineering department took my plans and created an estimate. I wrote them a check. “This is only an estimate,” they pointed out in the contract, “you will be responsible for the balance if it costs more when we...

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:58pm

This fall, when the weather started getting cold, a homeless cat that we have been feeding brought four adorable little kittens to my porch. Knowing they would not be able to make it through the winter, I called the Homer Animal Shelter and they were so kind and helpful. They let me borrow a trap so...

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:58pm

On behalf of the Homer Hockey Association (HHA), I’d like to thank the good folks at the Homer Theater for sponsoring our very successful fundraiser last week. About 150 hockey lovers showed up to support the Kevin Bell Arena.  All the proceeds (more than $1,100) went directly into our TILT ...

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:58pm

I like Ray Metcalfe’s formula to secure Alaska’s financial future. I call it the Alaska Plan. It’s simple, it’s do-able, and when this formula is adopted, Alaska will never suffer another financial crash. You can read Ray Metcalfe’s formula at ...

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:57pm

The Homer Pioneers of Alaska would like to thank the Homer Emblem Club No. 350 for putting on the delicious farewell breakfast for us. Many out-of-town Alaska Pioneer guests attend our Friday installation and they have expressed that they look forward to the great breakfast and visiting on Saturday ...

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:57pm

The regulatory commission does need to answer questions as far as their apparent rubber stamping of rate increases. The real problem is not Enstar but HEA with its ridiculously high kilowatt hour charge (50 percent higher than the national average) as well as its charges for new home hookups. The bo...

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:57pm

Green Dot Homer’s crowdfunding campaign has come to a close … not with a whimper, but with a bang. Thanks to the generous support of the community, we raised more money in donations the night for Green Dot A Gogo than any other day during the campaign — a total of $1,173 that night alone. And ...

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:57pm

Chapman School in Anchor Point was the recent recipient of an Artist in Schools Grant from the Bunnell Street Arts Center.  This grant gave us an opportunity to have local artist Deland Anderson in our school for two weeks in January. Deland introduced his unique brand of “dot” art to each ...

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 5:03pm


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