Last Wednesday the Homer Advisory Planning  Commission set an unfortunate precedent with regards to the availability of childcare in our community. I had applied for a conditional use permit in order to build a new home for Smallpond Childcare on the undeveloped end of Noview Avenue. Four commi...

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:09pm

Hockey bags are big. They hold a lot of gear. You could fit a whole person in one of those things. Imagine how many groceries it would take to fill not only one, but three of them. We saw it recently.  The Brown Bears of Kenai came down to Homer to do some exhibition hockey games and brought th...

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:54am

I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to The Homer Farmers Market Board of Directors, for their decision to include us (L.O.V.E. Local Organic Vegetables and Edibles) as a recipient of the 2013 HFM grant.  Seed production is a tricky business, wit...

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:54am

Something is as upside down as the weather. We have somebody funding one of the state’s best sculptors to create a sculpture of Asaiah Bates who was one of Homer’s most famous and beloved residents in his life. We have a public park that Asaiah donated the land for in the middle of town.We are a...

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:53am

Dear English Bay Tribal Council,  I am writing you on behalf of your decision to relinquish your ties with Alice’s Champagne Palace, which I hope, as many do, will only go as far as selling Alice’s liquor license for someone else to buy. I understand the arrangement in its current state doe...

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:53am

Recently I traveled up the road to receive an intensive GEMS (Girls Educational Mentoring Services) training on the commercial sexual exploitation of children, otherwise known as human trafficking. The training lasted three days where I was surrounded by FBI agents, doctors and police officers. I wa...

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:46am

I am the owner and guide of Alaska Kenai Fishing for Fun out of Cooper Landing. When I’m not on the Kenai or Kasilof, I’m in Anchorage teaching middle school students math. I am extremely concerned about the low returning king numbers in Cook Inlet. As a new father, I want my child to be able to...

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:29pm

I have been fishing the Kenai River for 20 years and over the past years I have noticed a drop in size of the fish caught. This last year I arrived and found that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game had closed the river the night before I arrived to fish for kings. I was out airfare, accommodatio...

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:28pm

The new 2014 halibut charter fishing regulations effectively end overnight charter fishing trips by limiting all halibut charter boats to one trip per calendar day. Halibut charter boats must now depart and return to port on the same calendar day before midnight because each calendar day&n...

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:28pm

South Peninsula Amateur Radio Club, or SPARC, is reforming. SPARC extends an  open invitation to everyone interested in learning about amateur radio. We invite current ham operators and everyone considering obtaining their new “ham ticket” as an individual or as a family activity.  The...

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:28pm

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