On behalf of Cook Inletkeeper’s board and staff, I want to give a huge thanks to everyone who came out to Bishop’s Beach last Thursday for our 18th Annual Splash Bash. This community party has evolved into a broad celebration of the  work we all do for clean water and healthy salmon. All of...

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:54am

While there are differences of opinion regarding some of the beach policy that the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission has recommended to the Homer City Council, I think most people want to see decisions based on an accurate understanding of the issues.  In that regard, I would like to add...

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:49am

Since I live out East End Road beyond the city limits, I don’t have a lot of say about what goes on in the city of Homer. But having said that, I just can’t sit by and watch the Homer City Council spend $385,000 to design 35 percent of a building that is highly unlikely to be funded in the near ...

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:49am

On June 19-20, the Kachemak Bay Celtic Club had the good fortune and perfect weather to entertain residents and visitors for the inaugural two-day Kachemak Bay CeltFest, with the internationally acclaimed Celtic rock band, Tempest, performing at Karen Hornaday Park and following the next day with th...

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:17am

Zumba in Homer would like to send out big Zumba thank yous to Mike Kennedy and Steve Montana of Desperate Marine for allowing us to borrow your trailer for the Homer Fourth of July parade. Also thank you to Bruce Turkington, branch manager and Spenard Builders Supply for the use of an SBS truck to p...

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:17am

I am a white man. I do not see the color of a man’s skin as a quality of his abilities. Many a white man owes his life to the sacrifice of the men of color. The color of the skin is no measure of a man. We, as a nation, have not given the respect and admiration to those who truly deserve our ackno...

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:16am

Hospice of Homer recently honored our remarkable, committed volunteers at the Second Annual Volunteer Appreciation barbecue on the patio at our new office. I want to thank the following generous hospice supporters for helping to make the event a fun, successful evening: Kachemak Wholesale, Safeway g...

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:16am

MAPP of the Southern Kenai Peninsula is thrilled to welcome VISTA volunteer Paige Meadoows to our community coalition working together to improve health.    Paige is a recent college graduate who loves data and can’t wait to begin assisting MAPP with our ongoing community health needs as...

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:05am

We would like to thank the Home Public Works Department, Homer City Council and Mayor Beth Wythe for following through with our street repair on Fireweed Avenue. We now have a smooth, well-built surface that should provide us with access for years to come. Royce Page and Leslie Garrison...

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:05am

With the volatility of the state budget, the last several weeks for nonprofits has been rough. We are experiencing first hand a concept of  entering into an “Age of Uncertainty.” With so many of us dependent on state dollars, the city of Homer Grants Program administered by the Homer  ...

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:05am

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