You can call me naive but I believe that most of the time our judicial system gets it right as evidenced by Judge Huguelet’s recent ruling against the city of Homer concerning condominium assessments. I may be looking through rose-colored glasses, but I think the judge used some good old-fashioned...

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:57pm

Judge Huguelet was very clear in his conclusion that the city of Homer’s way of assessing for the natural gas line with regards to condominiums was “arbitrary and unreasonable.” He also ordered the city to correct Ordinance 13-02. Have any of our city council members done their own research in...

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:56pm

On behalf of the board, staff and volunteers of the Pratt Museum, thank you to the Dave and Mary Schroer and KLEPS Fund, two donor-advised funds of the Homer Foundation, for grants to support the Pratt Museum’s award-winning high school intern program.  This support of the museum and its educ...

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:40pm

On solstice Saturday, a few hundred people came together in Ulmer’s parking lot to celebrate the longest day of the year in a new,  very Homeresque way. They raced beds while wearing pajamas and voted for the “awesome-est cosmic rides” as around the venue local nonprofits hosted pillow fi...

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:39pm

The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College would like to extend its sincerest appreciation and gratitude to the following individuals, agencies and businesses whose generous grants, donations and in-kind support made the 13th annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference possible and such a trem...

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:38pm

How utterly discouraging: Our garden has been robbed again. A few weeks back the president of Homer Emblem Club wrote to tell the community that plants had been removed twice from our garden at the top of the hill lookout area, and to ask for  help in keeping an eye out. We did receive several ...

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:36pm

An open letter to all Homer City Council members, Mayor Beth Wythe and City Manager Walt Wrede: The city plans to assess $3,283.30 to each lot owner as part of a special natural gas assessment. Apartment complexes will be assessed one $3,283.30 payment, no matter how many apartment ...

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:28pm

Regarding the natural gas line assessments, this January, Superior Court Judge Huguelet stated: “The city’s assessment with respect to condominium owners is  arbitrary and unreasonable.” He ordered the city of Homer to correct Ordinance 13-02. Everyone thought the legal battle was over. H...

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:25pm

On behalf of the Kenai Peninsula United Way I would like to thank all those who helped with our Allocations Process. We were honored to have a total of 20 citizens to form the allocations committee this year. Some of you came from Homer and Seward and we appreciate the time it took away from your ev...

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 4:10pm

On June 11, 2014, 37 U.S. senators, all Republicans, blocked passage of the brilliant Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, sponsored by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. This bill would have allowed existing student loan borrowers the chance to refinance their debt at current lower interest...

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 4:10pm

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