On behalf of my mom, Pamela Lott, I would just like to say thank you to all  the EMTs, Trooper Probst, that came to help on that sad day. Thank you to Dr. Cotton and Nurse Bonnie, you were so caring, and to all the family and  friends that have been such a help through this difficult time,...

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:29pm

The Friends of the Homer Public Library sincerely regrets the loss of one of our board members, Frank Vondersaar.  Frank was a man of deeply held political convictions, which he often expressed in letters to this newspaper. But those of us involved with the library saw a softer side. He was a k...

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:28pm

As I follow the media coverage of the proposed U.S. intervention in the Middle East, I can’t help but remember back to the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. At this time, debate filled the news — should we or should we not invade Iraq? Is this right or wrong? Today, things are different. &...

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:26pm

I haven’t smoked marijuana in a long time. When someone passes me a pipe, I decline and say, I’ve already smoked my share. Even so, I support the legalization of pot.I do enjoy a craft beer, a glass of wine, an occasional brandy, or my summertime gin and tonic. It’s a good thing, most will agr...

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:25pm

I don’t believe many people realize that the city is proposing to allow helicopter facilities in the commercial lands along Kachemak Drive, in the Marine Industrial land out on the Spit, and in the Bridge Creek Watershed Protection District. This would have a major impact on Homer: increased noise...

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:24pm

Outrage over assault dismissalBorn and raised in Homer, I found myself fortunate to have grown up in a loving, supportive, SAFE community which advocates for others and always held individuals accountable. However, disgust, shock, and rage are three words coming to mind when I think about the recent...

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:22pm

Colleen and I would like to thank everyone who attended the grand opening of Cornish Music at The Art Shop Gallery this past Friday. It was nice to see many old friends in attendance and welcome new ones to the fold.  We especially want to thank Ben and Amelia Tyrer for providing such wonderful...

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 1:32pm

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust is pleased to announce that it has transferred ownership of the Victor Holm historic cabin in Kasilof to the Kasilof Regional Historical Association (KRHA) for the property’s long-term ownership and management.  This transfer was comp...

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 1:31pm

We at  the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society — specifically the kids’ boat-building extravaganza — have some thanking to perform. Spenard Builders Supply and their fearless leader Bruce Turkington, Wakeen Brown and Cathy Brandal deserve major kudos for their enthusiasm and generosity in pr...

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 1:31pm

A “Big” thank you to the Jenson Fund of the Homer Foundation for their donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters and our job training project for middle school-aged Littles and their Bigs. Through their generosity and collaboration with the Homer Job Center, we are able to implement a job training pr...

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 1:30pm

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