I was driving down East Hill Roar in the dark recently, with good visibility. Two pedestrians dressed in black or very dark colors, with no flashlight or reflective tape, were walking on the wrong side of the road facing in the same direction of traffic flow.  The winding, steep road does not h...

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 7:20am

The fireplace at the Hospice of Homer office on Pioneer Avenue glowed warmly as volunteers and staff gathered for the annual cookie/ornament exchange. Everyone shared beautifully decorated cookies and other assorted treats as the Stranger Strings Have Happened Quartet played holiday music. The eveni...

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 7:20am

As we close-out our 20th year working for clean water and healthy salmon around the Cook Inlet watershed, Cook Inletkeeper would like to thank the City of Homer Grants Program, administered by the Homer Foundation, for supporting local nonprofit organizations. Through the grants program, Inletkeeper...

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 7:20am

It is the giving and giving thanks season and that comes in many forms. Money is huge, of course, but time is equally and sometimes even more powerful. Here at Fireweed Academy, a free public charter school with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, I have seen the hundreds and hundreds of ho...

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:56am

Dear Homer, The world is a pretty sad place lately. Let’s have a little fun this winter. I’m on a fun quest, and I’m inviting every one of Homer’s “unique” locals to join me for some community laughs this winter. In 2014, our annual Homer Winter Carnival revived two fun community events....

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:56am

 Homer High wrestlers, coaches and parents would like to say how grateful we are for all the support in our wonderful community. Our annual Fiesta Dinner was a great success and it would not have been possible without auction items and folks to come enjoy the dinner.  We w...

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:55am

To the lovely Homer community, The “4-H ALLs” would like to thank Bruce Turkington at Spenard Builders Supply for donating wood to build our tool/tack boxes this past Saturday. Our young 4-Hers were able to learn woodworking skills such as using drills, hammers and sanders to make their own hand...

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:55am

Your letter in the Dec. 3 issue by Gordy Vernon was right on. Having been to numerous countries around the world, we have seen how political systems, health care and religion work. Surprisingly, the United States is the laughingstock of the world. Many people here don’t even realize half their inc...

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:53am

Hillary Clinton’s answer to stop American companies from re-incorporating overseas is a corporate exit tax even more restrictive than President Obama’s proposals. For too many politicians the answer is always the same: “We’ll punish those ‘expletives’ for making a profit.”  An “...

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:52am

During the first two weeks of November, West Homer Elementary students were fortunate to work with Eddie Wood to develop creative expressive writing pieces. Each class worked together to make a creative story collectively woven to tell a class tale. The students worked through the process of dancing...

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 8:46am

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