The proposed halibut Catch Sharing Plan (CSP) will be tough on Homer. It will hurt many tourism-related businesses beside halibut charters. The proposed rule will result in a one halibut limit which will result in fewer fishermen and fewer visitors to Homer. That extra day stay to fish i...

Wed, 07/24/2013 - 3:48pm

The board members and volunteers of Homer Animal Friends would like to thank the Constance M. Benston Fund for their generous support. The money from the field of interest fund allowed Homer Animal Friends to purchase 42 cat beds to be used at the Homer Animal Shelter. These soft, cozy round beds ar...

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:26pm

Pier One Youth/Teen Theatre thanks the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee for the most generous grant to provide tuition assistance for the Summer 2013 Youth Theatre programs.  Funding support was provided from the Youth Advisory  Committee’s generous donors and the Ashley J. ...

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:26pm

The third annual Homer Mariner Softball Raffle for the Arctic Cat Wildcat was recently won by Kenny Farren and Beachy Construction. The second place prize of a two-day bear viewing trip to Hallo Bay Lodge was won by Justin Wickstrom.   Much time is dedicated to fundraising for high school sport...

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:25pm

The Southern Peninsula is a caring place when it comes to helping our neighbors. As a public health nurse, I am heartened when I visit the Homer Community Food Pantry and see the generous outpouring of food that we as a community are providing on a weekly basis for those who have a need. The volunte...

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:24pm

Ray Garrity, Sean Maryott, John Mouw and I would get together from time to time to cook dinner, drink and talk wine.   There was lots of drinking and lots of talking. I wouldn’t  call this a wine club. I’ll drink and talk wine with just about anyone, but these guys always brought great...

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:23pm

Like many others, we live within hearing distance of the Homer Police Station and the Homer Volunteer Fire Department Headquarters. This summer we have  been amazed at how many times we have heard the sirens of emergency vehicles leaving these facilities. The sirens can be expected to sound at ...

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:23pm

Thank you for sending me to the 2013 American Legion Auxiliary Girls State. It was an opportunity unlike any another. I met so many amazing girls that are the hope and security of our future. Every girl I met had a mile long list of achievements and credentials but an even longer list of goals. Each...

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:33pm

I wish to thank the Homer Volunteer Fire Department for their prompt and measured response to our roof fire last Tuesday. Their professional handling of the situation prevented further damage and their ability to be flexible with the owner was much appreciated. Clearly older shake roofs are more of ...

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:21pm

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies has recently been the recipient of some amazing generosity. We are so thankful for the support that has come our way to help us with improving our infrastructure and providing outdoor education experiences to a wide variety of people. Last month we were awarded...

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:20pm

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