It is encouraging to see younger folks running for public office. I am concerned, however, about some of their philosophies.Mr. Arno and Mr. Arnold both believe Homer is anti-business. I have my own issues with the city, but the city is not anti-business. Many of us prefer supporting local businesse...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:02pm

The editorial “Enough already on HERC talks,” which appeared last week in a local paper, contains so much misinformation that one hardly knows where to begin. First, the HERC is hardly “derelict” as defined by Webster. The building is not ruined, abandoned by the owner, forsaken or deserted....

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:01pm

Everyone wants things to work better. Homer being a first-class city isn’t perfect but it works. Having been privileged to work with this bureaucracy in the past, I would like to make a few comments. The question for me is: No. 1 — What will be gained in going to Home Rule? There are two things ...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:00pm

Needed: Spaghetti feed organizerWe again find ourselves in the position of not having anyone to be chairman for the Spaghetti Feed. As you know, this is the main source of income for the Christmas Basket program conducted by the Share the Spirit organization.  This is a plea to the community fo...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 1:44pm

On behalf of the Homer High School Mariner athletic programs — coaches,  parents and athletes — we would like to express our genuine thanks to the professional staff and volunteers at Homer Medical Center who once again  donated their time and facility to provide annual sports physical...

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:40pm

On behalf of the board, staff, members, and friends of Homer Council on the Arts, I want to thank the Homer City Council for voting in favor of adding the HCOA remodel project onto the non-city funded CIP list. We also want to thank all those who wrote letters, spoke at city council meetings or to m...

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:40pm

On Saturday, Sept. 20, at Wasabi’s, the 2014 Taste of Homer was presented. The following persons came together to make possible another stellar tasting event: Bear Creek, Boatyard Cafe, Boss Hoggz, Coal Towne Coffee, Cool Juicy Bus, Far Out Cafe, Fork Club, Fresh Sourdough Express, Homer Brewing C...

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:39pm

Once upon a time there was a facility called the City of Homer. The folks who ran that facility evicted kids and teachers from the community after-school program and ignored public protests, paid themselves high salaries with a deluxe health care plan, obstructed the people’s attempts to provide s...

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:38pm

I urge Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre to sit on any legislation to remove deed restrictions on the Homer HERC (Homer Education and Recreation Complex) donated by the borough to the city of Homer for the use and benefit of the general public, not only because this is a usable and only gym...

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:38pm

The Passing Seasons The thawing earth, the smell of rain, A hint of green, a bird’s refrain Tiny buds, and early blooms, These tell us that it’s Spring that looms. The beaming sun, the rustling leaves, A riot of flowers, grass waves in the breeze, Birds feeding their young, the air filled with...

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:36pm


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