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

What do you think is the greatest threat to our democracy? Socialism, tyranny, guns, every politician, any political party you don’t like? None of these. The greatest threat is voter apathy.  How could you be satisfied with the results of an election if only 23 percent of voters turned out to...

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

I believe Mark Begich is the best candidate for U.S. Senate in this coming election. Born in Alaska, he understands Alaska’s people, geography, minerals and wildlife.  I look at his congressional record and this is what I see: He is a champion for public education and he believes that cuts to...

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

 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 - 10:01am

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 - 10:01am

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 - 10:01am

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 - 9:57am

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 - 9:57am

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