I guess I drive a snowmachine like Mark Begich. I’m terrible at it. I have  always disliked them. Loud, obnoxious machines that drown out the beautiful silence of Alaska. Yet a million years ago I drove a dog team 1,100 miles in the Iditarod and didn’t feel like I have to dis people w...

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:47am

I am pleased to see that the conversation about recreation in Homer and its importance to the health and safety of our community is beginning to see the light of day. I really hope that people will make sure that this conversation is supported by facts when applicable, as well as opinions. I am spec...

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:47am

Homer Hockey Association Inc. would like to express our sincere appreciation to the city of Homer Grants Program for a grant of $3,000 toward general operating support at the rink. These funds, administered by the Homer Foundation, have allowed HHA to complete a key project this summer.HHA staff, vo...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:08pm

Thank you, Homer community. Because of your generosity more than 86 children, clients of the Homer Community Food Pantry,  started their  school  year  ready to learn.  They went to school with new  backpacks filled with school supplies and the knowledge that their comm...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:07pm

I would like to thank my coaches, donors to the Alice Witte Memorial Scholarship fund and the Homer Foundation for awarding me the Alice Witte Memorial Volleyball Scholarship. I used this generous grant for an amazing volleyball camp experience. The California camp was led by Marv Dunphy, head coach...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:06pm

It is that time of year again when we start looking toward the  Community Thanksgiving Basket Program. I will be sending out several letters to keep everyone informed about times and dates. The basket program is only as successful as we the people make it.  Our community has some of the mo...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:05pm

A hearty hello to our entire city,Thursday evening was appreciation night sponsored by our Homer City Council to say “Thanks!” to the boards and commissions for serving to assist our governing body. The myriad of details, quantities of time and attention to details necessary to ensure orderly op...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:05pm

There is an old saying in Alaska: “There are four seasons in Alaska: almost winter, winter, still winter, and ‘Construction.’”We are near the end of what has felt like an un-ending construction season: pullouts along the Sterling Highway from Soldotna down, Ocean Drive down the length of the...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:04pm

It is encouraging to see younger folks running for public office. I am concerned, however, about some of their philosophies.Mr. Arno and Mr. Arnold both believe Homer is anti-business. I have my own issues with the city, but the city is not anti-business. Many of us prefer supporting local businesse...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:02pm

The editorial “Enough already on HERC talks,” which appeared last week in a local paper, contains so much misinformation that one hardly knows where to begin. First, the HERC is hardly “derelict” as defined by Webster. The building is not ruined, abandoned by the owner, forsaken or deserted....

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:01pm

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