I have to admit to being somewhat baffled by much of the testimony by taxi drivers and others that supported a person’s “continued right” to operate a motor vehicle on the beaches bordering the city of Homer. The operation of a vehicle on public byways and properties requires a license, and li...

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:29am

Paul Banks staff and students would like to thank the Homer Animal Friends for providing our school with a subscription to Kind News. We appreciate the generous gift to our school. Wendy Todd for the Paul Banks staff...

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 9:09am

In the Alaska Dispatch News, Sunday, Aug. 9, we read “NYC sees surge in synthetic pot use, with dire consequences.” “Synthetic marijuana” is a deadly yet legal substance that preys on ignorant populations, such as New York’s homeless.  “The cheap knock-off weed is spiked with unknow...

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 9:09am

We would like to ask people to please honor our private property at Otter Cove. For some reason people seem to be under the impression that they can land on our private dock, walk across our land and pick berries at will.  Others seem to be under the impression that there is some agreement for ...

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 9:09am

Last week I made the dreaded trip to the local DMV office to renew the long-expired registration on a boat and trailer that have been sitting in my driveway for far too long.  I was thoroughly impressed with the well organized, bright, comfortable environment of the new office and could not hav...

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 9:08am

Nobody likes to get in a fight over food with a bear; the bear usually wins. To help prevent this bear vs. human tug of war, Friends of Kachemak Bay State Parks has placed food lockers at some of the most popular campsites in Kachemak Bay State Park. Right Beach, North Eldred trailhead and Rusty’s...

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 9:08am

Mr. Celtic raises important concerns in his opinion piece published on Aug. 13 about the Homer Shares the Road campaign, though there are a few inaccuracies. The goal of “Homer Shares the Road” is to help all citizens interact more safely, and to educate visitors and citizens of Homer about stat...

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 8:50am

I would like to give an honored and blessed thank you to the Kachemak Bay Rotary Club. I graduated from our beloved Homer High School this spring and was one of the recipients of the Kachemak Bay Rotary Club Scholarship. I’d like to take this moment to thank everyone who considered me for this sch...

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 8:13am

There is a new campaign in town. I’ve seen the stickers popping up on cars and trucks, the Homer Police cars have them, and there was even a full page ad in the local paper. And this has me really curious why the double standard. (Like seat belt laws, double standard, but that’s a different ...

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 8:10am

I would like to take the time to thank the Homer Foundation for awarding me the Alain and Daniel Rieser Scholarship. The scholarship is specifically for students who either want to study languages in college or are planning a trip abroad. Fortunately, I have been able to be a part of both categories...

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:58am

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