Accident waiting to happen? Allow me to summarize BlueCrest Energy’s plan for fracking 10 oil wells in Cook Inlet and trucking up to 32 loads of crude oil a day to Nikiski: “Nothing can go wrong.” Ken Jones...

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:38am

UK says enough of big government The British people, sick of big government nonsense, finally had the guts to stand up and say “enough is enough!” When will the good people of Alaska say the same thing about our state and local practice of “government of the government, by the government and f...

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:36am

Volunteer efforts benefit library The Friends of the Homer Library and the Homer Public Library would like to thank Ben Gibson, Ken Castner and Phil Gordon for replacing a cedar post in the fish wall outside of the library. Phil Gordon generously donated the replacement log, and all three worked tog...

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:31am

More scholarship thanks I would like to thank the Homer Marine Trades Association for awarding me a scholarship for the refrigeration program at AVTEC in Seward. I appreciate all the local support from our community. Luka Schulz...

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:30am

Parade should celebrate freedom The Homer Chamber of Commerce denied the Fourth of July parade entry application submitted as “Hunters Against Assault Weapons.” The proposed entry was deemed too controversial, too political and inconsistent with parade themes of patriotism, our history and prese...

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:29am

Celebrate SPH’s 60th anniversary It was 60 years ago in July that Homer opened the doors on the first hospital, providing two hospital beds, a place for visiting doctors, and the public health clinic. Residents worked hard to create the hospital 60 years ago, and decades have passed with continued...

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:29am

Murals: art or mess? Last winter while I was artist-in-residence in St. Petersburg, I visited the Hermitage Museum almost daily. That museum’s collection, one of the wold’s greatest, spans the entire history of art from the Paleolithic to the present, and includes masterpieces from all cultures...

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:28am

Pier One Theatre: the Force rocks Pier One Theatre would like to extend a big thank you to the cast, crew and audience who came out for our June Membership Weekend: the reading of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher and improv theatre by Fresh Produce. We acquired 27 new or renewing me...

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:27am

It’s the time of the year that we ask gardeners to plant a row for the Food Pantry. Now that Saturday Market has their fresh vegetables available, don’t forget to grab a few and place them in our food tub which is located under the main tent on the south side. Vegetables are in high demand on Mo...

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 11:45am

The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College would like to extend its sincerest appreciation and gratitude to the many individuals, agencies and businesses whose generous grants, donations and in-kind support made our 15th annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference such a tremendous success! Ov...

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 11:44am


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