Gov. Parnell has proposed legislation to allow cruise ships to dump "partially" treated sewage and heavy metals in Alaska state waters. HB80 would overturn the 2006 citizens' initiative to regulate the cruise ship industry. As a commercial fisherman, I am strongly opposed to HB80. This act would har...

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:16pm

This bill would allow large cruise ships, (those containing more than 500 passengers) to dump amounts of ammonia, dissolved copper, nickel and zinc into Alaska's waters that would violate Alaska Water Quality Standards and it would negate the 2006 Cruise-Ship Initiative that was passed by Alaskans. ...

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:15pm

In my own defense: The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District economic forum was closed at least a full week before the event. I called early and asked to be put on a waiting list before the event. I showed up at the event and asked to have my number taken and be called if someone left. There...

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:14pm

I hope you are satisfied with all the details you allowed published on the article of my father's terrible incident. I have never read a more shameful and inappropriate article in my entire life. This style of reporting is not only disturbing but very "low" in my opinion. Being that a minor was invo...

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:14pm

We would like to thank the Homer Council on the Arts for bringing Matt Andersen to Homer Flex High School on Monday, Jan. 14. The students were very surprised at how good he was at singing and playing music on guitar. The students loved it. Thanks.Elaina Powell, studentHomer Flex High School...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:43pm

We would like to thank the donors, the customers and the workers who keep the "Pik and Pay" going. You are all great people and we do appreciate your loyalty,We would ask your patience with the new chutes. The chutes had to be installed because of vandalism, trespass and for the safety of the worker...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:42pm

Dear person who brought back Ella,Thank you. My kitten Ella has gray and black stripes and green eyes. She is eight months old and very small. You brought her to the shelter Wednesday, Jan. 30. She was missing for three weeks and three days. I prayed for her to come home for a long, long time. We we...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:42pm

I would like to sincerely thank Homer Council on the Arts for awarding me the "Youth Artist of the Year" award, which was presented to me at HCOA's annual meeting on Jan. 25. I was absolutely flabbergasted upon receiving news that they had chosen me to present the award to, but let me mention as wel...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:41pm

On behalf of the gala organizing committee, I would like to express enormous gratitude to our town for their generous support of the Homer High School Nordic Ski Team at the Gala Dinner and Auction.Our ski program continues to be strong because of the contributions from this community. Huge thanks t...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:40pm

The Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center would like to extend a warm thank you to all the amazing volunteers and public servants who helped make the 2013 Winter Carnival parade a success.Thank you to the public for coming out to enjoy the parade. We are happy to say it was a beautiful day ...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:32pm

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