Just a few more days and we can start to get this nation back on the course to greatness. Greatness that was once based on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The basic notion that anybody or, what I really mean is, Anybody, can, with their own effort and determination, achieve  w...

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:01am

I travel by bike often. As I live on Tamara Street, my route frequently includes East End Road. This summer and fall there has been a lot of additional construction traffic generated by the rehabilitation project from Kachemak Drive to Waterman Road.   Much of the extra traffic is large, wide s...

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:01am

It is unacceptable that there is a cancer for which the relative five-year survival rate is still in the single digits at just 6 percent, particularly when you consider that the overall five-year relative survival for all cancers is now 68 percent. Even more alarming, pancreatic cancer is anticipate...

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:01am

Homer sewer rates discriminate against Kachemak City residents, especially those who travel extensively. We are longtime residents of Kachemak City, and we have traveled from Alaska for five months each year since 2007. During that time, not a drop of water went into our sewer, yet we are charged $9...

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:57am

Sure I love animals and care about their welfare. I hereby authorize the Kenai Peninsula Borough to institute a department to provide increased protection for our loyal best friends, and check cases of abuse and mistreatment. But wait; it’s going to cost me $3 per year?  Umm, never mind. Shee...

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:57am

I believe Republicans in today’s House and Senate are in for a rude awakening. For the sake of our country, our children’s and grandchildren’s future, be a part of pouring cold water on their face on Election Day in November. Re-elect Sen. Mark Begich and send the Koch brothers packing. Also, ...

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 1:54pm

We are confused out east. Aargh. Sarah, we need help. Will the real Dan Sullivan please stand up? It’s another Lindauer riding the coattails of money. Real characters has a difficult time with the innuendoes of politics. Not so difficult for the doubles to do. In fact, they love it. Or is it the p...

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:53pm

Recently I was informed that Habitat for Humanity is advertising in Anchorage for people who need homes built. I’m in deep need for a house, so I called Habitat for Humanity to inquire about what was needed to have one built. I was informed that the Kenai-Soldotna area builds only one home per yea...

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:52pm

My husband, Russ, and I take pride in finding unusual/comic ways to greet our grandchildren at airports. In the past, we have donned stuffed antlers, clown outfits, false noses, etc. I had been actively searching for inspiration for something uniquely Alaskan for their arrival in Homer from Colorado...

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:51pm

I would like to thank the Homer Foundation and Homer Community Science Scholarship for giving me the opportunity to pursue my higher education. I am attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks with the help of the Science Scholarship Fund. I am loving college in the Far North; being a part of commu...

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:48pm


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