Even in the dark cold winter, we are warmed and loved by  the love-letter season. Here is one of hundreds of love letters which Brother Asaiah sent to the Homer newspapers over the years:  “The high powered psychic atmosphere that pulsates in the aura of our beautiful Hamlet by the s...

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:10pm

You may have heard or read in these pages that there is a plan to build a statue of Brother Asaiah and to anchor it to the top of the rock at WKFL Park. Some folks think this is a great idea, and that the park is the right place for it.  Others are not so sure Brother Asaiah would have been hap...

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:09pm

Our family relies upon quality childcare to make living and working in Homer possible. Homer is fortunate to have a number of quality childcare providers, but there are gaps in care for certain age groups, and serious shortages for other age groups. There is simply more demand for childcare than the...

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:09pm

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 - 5:09pm

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 - 9:54am

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 - 9:54am

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 - 9:53am

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 - 9:53am

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 - 9:46am

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 - 4:29pm

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