An open letter to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly: At your meeting of Jan. 7, the ordinance sponsored by the mayor, Mr. Smalley and Mr. Smith was defeated by a 5 to 4 vote. By those actions, it is my view, the assembly would rather accommodate a minority instead of the majority of property taxp...

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:41pm

We would like to take this opportunity to bring attention to  a local establishment that is dear to many hearts in Homer. On Dec. 21, we were married here in Homer and decided upon Salty Dawg as our place of reception.   The personal attention we received from the staff, specifically Cissy...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:39am

A huge thank you to the community of Homer for their participation in the Second Annual Santa Fly-In on Ohlson Mountain this past Dec. 21.  We truly enjoyed seeing all the children’s sparkling eyes as Santa flew in and joined all the hugs, smiles and many wishful requests for his busy week th...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:38am

Young people ages 12-18 years are encouraged to join R.E.C. Room staff and chef, Megan Palma, owner of the Alibi A’ la Carte, for a hands on lesson in preparing healthy and tasty dishes with local ingredients.  This class will be held at the Alibi A’ la Carte’s kitchen from 3:30 to 6:30 p...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:38am

On Jan. 3, 2014, I retired from the United States Postal Service as the postmaster of Anchor Point. I have enjoyed my time serving the customers of Anchor Point and the surrounding communities. I would like to thank my staff Loretta Stapel and Christy Drake, HCR Driver Carol Coleman and her Alternat...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:38am

Thank you, Mr. Mayor and assembly members. Kenai Peninsula Mayor Mike Navarre and many assembly members (all but one) did contact me regarding this week’s senior citizen exemption vote.  We had the opportunity to exchange views about senior exemptions and the overall support of seniors from t...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:37am

As a life-long outdoors man and fisherman in Washington State, I have seen the West Coast sport and commercial salmon industry disappear in my lifetime. As a child, I thrilled to the seasonal news of “Columbia River hogs” and “Skagit River kings.” Today, my grandchildren know nothing of the ...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:37am

Finally the most politically, powerful seafood brokerage in the world has West Coast commercial, sport and personal use fishermen right where they want them, tearing at each others’ throats.  To deny any user group access to any river system under the guise of salmon protection or enhancement...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:35am

I have been fishing in Alaska now for over 18 years. My first trip was on the Kenai River. During this time I have seen the number of river “guides” increase exponentially year-over-year, to the point where you can now walk across the river on these boats. My last trip on the Kenai was six years...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:29am

Editor’s Note: As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the Homer News has asked former “Newsies” to reminisce about their time at the newspaper and some of the top stories of the day. In the first such piece, Gary Williams, the fourth publisher of the Homer N...

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:44pm

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