A few evenings ago, I was leaving the hospital, where I work as a nurse, and was followed by a beautiful black lab. I had seen the dog earlier in the day wandering around the parking lot and was surprised it was still there hours later. Since it was about 20 degrees outside and the dog seemed obviou...

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:01pm

The students and the staff of Homer Flex School would like to give great thanks for allowing us to  participate in the “Artist in the Schools Program.” Flex students worked with Martin Zeller on improvisational theater games. Martty taught the improvisational theater class how to better exp...

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:59pm

On behalf of the Scholarship Committee of Ptarmigan Arts, I’d like to thank the art lovers of Homer. Our cosmic hamlet is noted for its art and its artists, and this is never more evident than when we at Ptarmigan hold our annual Art and Adventure Silent Auction. This year, we received 115 donatio...

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:58pm

Anyone who tried to argue that Homer doesn’t support young people would have to contest with the 80-plus runners and walkers who turned up on a drizzly Saturday for the Homer Girls on the Run 5K Fun Run/Walk. Despite the gray skies, the day couldn’t have been brighter. Thank you to everyone who ...

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:57pm

The Homer Community Food Pantry would like to thank everyone who helped make our first “Empty Bowls” fundraising luncheon a huge success.  From the restaurants and bakeries to the local “chefs” and volunteers, we could not have done it with out you.  And to the potters without whom...

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:56pm

For two weeks the students and staff of West Homer Elementary used their bodies to show symmetry and asymmetry, obtuse angles and equilateral triangles. They practiced respectful space and coming to neutral. They enacted landforms, forces of erosion, a Revolutionary timeline, persuasive arguing and ...

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:55pm

This letter is for all who travel the Sterling Highway through Anchor Point. The Anchor Point Volunteer Fire Department is on Milo Fritz Road which intersects the Sterling Highway. My husband and I have lived in Anchor Point for 12 years, and we can see and hear when an emergency vehicle is coming o...

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:54pm

A short note here to remind everyone that we will be working at the United Methodist Church on Friday night to set up the store at about 6:30 p.m. and we will be putting the baskets together on Saturday morning starting around 8:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come and help. If you still want to cont...

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:54pm

As a longtime Alaska resident and lover of all things salmon I am compelled to speak up and step up.  The recent attack on setnetters by Bob Penney and the the Kenai River Sportfishing Association is nothing but  scapegoating for the purpose of greed and control. It is no different from th...

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:54pm

The recent efforts by the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance Inc. to push for a ballot initiative that would effectively eliminate set gillnetting from Cook Inlet are deeply concerning to me.  As a person engaged in Cook Inlet fisheries, I recognize and respect the contributions of my fello...

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:53pm

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