This election season it seems impossible to avoid the implication that Obama-Care is the worst thing since canned lima beans. I hadn’t been able to understand that.  For the last 40 years I have been one those that  had a choice of  being able to have health insurance or to be able ...

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:32pm

We Alaskans have the opportunity to show the rest of the United States how much we care about the future of Alaska and the U.S. by voting in record numbers. Examining the campaigns as well as the issues so that we can make informed votes reveals that a bunch of outside multimillionaires (Karl Rove, ...

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:31pm

 I would like to thank those who participated and contributed in the fundraiser at the American Legion Post 16. A special shout-out to Sons of the American Legion, the Women’s Auxiliary, American Legion Post 16, Brooks Alaskan Adventure, Tire Town, Andrea Huyek, Bob and Peggi Patton, Richard ...

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

Thank you to everyone in our community who came out to support the Homer High School Wrestling Team. The dinner and auction were a huge success. We would especially like to thank the following business,  without whom the evening may not have been so successful: Apache Corporation and John Hendr...

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

Chris Story mentioned in his post-election opinion piece that Lindianne Sarno had a program to harbor chickens within the city of Homer to create an economic boom, and this made him go “huh?” To set the record straight: I mentioned chickens at the Homer Voice for Business meeting as an example o...

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

On behalf of HoWL, I would like to thank the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee for funding HoWL’s purchase of two stand-up paddle (SUP) boards.  HoWL has partnered with Surf Alaska, the North Face Explore Fund and Ashore Water Taxi for the past three years to incorporate SUPing in...

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:05am

This is a letter of thanks to our very giving and loving community and to everyone who supports this worthy cause. We recently had a Zumbathon to raise money for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Grants. We had very skilled and fun instructors who traveled down from Anchorage and Kenai to dance ...

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:04am

Dear Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission,  My wife and I live near the former Homer Middle School, 450 Sterling Highway, Tract No. 2. We wish to express concerns about the proposed change in deed restrictions on this property.  The current deed requires that the city use the land f...

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:04am

I hope that my frequent and extensive visits to Homer since before statehood — including the harboring there of my boats Barbara J and Peregrino — allow me to speak to Homer friends on a matter dear to me and many others in Palmer. For a decade longer than I’ve been coming to Homer I have know...

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:04am

I just finished reading my election booklet and realized that a mistake has  been made in the Judicial Retention section. The booklet states that a “No” vote will retain Judge William Estelle. This is incorrect and could lead to much confusion for the voters. Judge Estelle is a fine judge w...

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:03am


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