It would be a lot better for Byron Mallott to join up with Bill Walker and be lieutenant governor than to be third place in the election that gets you nothing. It puts Byron in a good position to be governor down the line. Also Alaska needs Byron and Bill in that governor spot because of the hard ti...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:18am

I want to send a big thank you to the Mariner football program, and Coach Scott Cardoza in particular, for all the work he did in organizing and presenting the activities celebrating the new turf field last weekend. I am especially grateful for the effort Scott made to include as many user groups as...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:16am

I would like to formally thank the Homer Foundation for awarding me with one of the Alice Witte Scholarships this past fall. With the scholarship I was able to attend a world-renowned volleyball camp at Pepperdine University. I was coached by a few of the best coaches in the sport of volleyball who ...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:15am

Homer Head Start would like to thank the Homer Foundation for administering the Brother Asaiah Bates Fund, a field of interest fund, which has brought local artists into our school. Brother Asaiah developed this fund to enrich  the lives of young Homer children who attend Homer Head Start. Crea...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:13am

I’m disappointed it lost. For me it was about giving the oil companies incentive to drill in Cook Inlet.   “The oil giveaway — it’s our oil,”said the Democrats. Our state has cleaner alternatives to oil: solar/wind/water. “Jobs,” said the Republicans.  Put people to work...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:10am

The 20th Annual Breast Cancer Run was a huge success with 63 brave participants conquering the sand on Aug. 10 and helping to raise more than $9,000. Thank you all for supporting access to breast cancer screening, treatment and educational services.  Special thanks to the following sponsors: Am...

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:04pm

Our 20th Annual Breast Cancer Run on Aug. 10 was a fabulous success, thanks to the enthusiastic participants and wonderful volunteers who made it happen. The fun 1-mile and 5-mile beach course was set by the Kachemak Bay Running Club’s own Andy Haas, with the fantastic panorama of Kachemak Bay as ...

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:04pm

The wind has turned and the fireweed is blossoming at the tips. As we reflect on what fun Summer@HPL has been, we realize that this program is built on the kindness and participation of so many people and businesses in our community. More than 325 children and teens in the community spent the summer...

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:04pm

It was another successful Salmonstock at Ninilchik this year. Many thanks to  all the attendees, great bands, volunteers, tech crews, vendors, info booths, vocal folks, Salmonstock staff and their friends flown up from the Lower 48 to help with the festival — although we Alaskans could have d...

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:03pm

With the recent Alaska Department of Transportation repaving project from Sterling Highway to Land’s End, a number of pedestrian and cycling needs continue to surface. DOT’s current plan is to split the shoulder on Ocean Drive evenly. This improves safety for cyclists on that north side of the r...

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:03pm


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