I was surprised to read in the paper the astounding news of the new dog seatbelt law put in affect by the Homer City Council. In disbelief I checked to see if I really had an Alaska paper, instead of a provincial New England rag. Was this a case of the city fathers (and mothers) feeling the need to ...

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 10:03am

It has been my privilege to care for the animals at the Homer Animal Shelter for 26 years now. During that time I, and a dedicated group of volunteers, have tried our best to provide quality of life and a nurturing environment for the animals in our care; make the very best adoption matches possible...

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 10:02am

The Lost Lake Breath of Life Run is a fundraiser to benefit those suffering from cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that limits the ability to breathe over time. The race, 16+ miles in the mountains outside Seward, was held Saturday, Aug. 27, with runners from all over Alaska. Eight runners from Hom...

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 2:39pm

There’s a new face in town!  Well, maybe not a “new” face — but an old familiar one that has gotten a major facelift this summer thanks to the Homer Foundation and the Cottonwood and Jenson Funds.  After a rainy fall prohibited us from being able to paint, the great beginning to su...

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:43pm

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the new artistic director at Pier One Theatre, Jennifer Norton, as well as long-time director Lance Petersen, for providing a summer scholarship for Simon to participate in Pier One Youth Theatre. Simon, now 13 years old, has enjoyed Pier One’s yout...

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:43pm

A couple of weeks ago I was excited about taking my new boat out for its first real trial to see how it performed and to see if it could catch fish (halibut on this trip).  I launched at the Homer Spit and went out beyond the cliffs. It was a really nice day with the tide coming in. Within the ...

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:42pm

The Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park want to give a big thumbs up to Ohlson Mountain Mineral Springs for their continued and generous support. When asked, the owner and management, didn’t hesitate to donate water to be handed out free at the recent Salmonfest. Ohlson Mountain Mineral Springs is ...

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:38pm

Homer Events hosted its first “Bonfire On The Beach” last Sunday. As a first-year event it had some weaknesses, and there will be a lot of changes to next year’s party, but in the end — “Holy mackerel!” Spread out all along the beach there were about 25 incredible, unbelievable, amazing ...

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:36pm

Ken Flynn wrote a letter to the Alaska Dispatch News (June 26) suggesting Barack Obama serve two more years as president. The idea seemed far-fetched, but in light of revelations of Democratic National Committee actions to sabotage Bernie Sanders’ campaign, it deserves consideration. The DNC actio...

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:35pm

The past few weeks, Kachemak Crane Watch has been receiving reports of Sandhill Cranes walking roads in town that are very busy with speeding cars and near power lines. Callers are asking why cranes are in this part of town in the middle of the street.   Many callers are concerned for the ...

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:35pm

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