An open letter to Alaska Governor Bill Walker: There has been quite a bit of discussion in recent weeks about your actions in changing the membership of the Alaska Board of Fish. You are to be commended for viewing this as an important aspect of your job as our new governor.  I...

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:18pm

The Rotary Clubs of Homer Downtown and Homer Kachemak Bay will hold a free, two-hour suicide-prevention training program on April 22, for anybody in the community who wants to attend. Suicide is a scourge in Alaska.  Our state is consistently among the top five in the country for having a high ...

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:17pm

The Kachemak Swim Club thanks our swimmers, their families and friends, and the generous community members who donated at Safeway and Save U More for making our 2015 AquaThon a success.  Sixty-one athletes ages 6-16 swam a combined total of 126 miles in 2 hours to fundraise for pool rental fees...

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:43am

As the number of sea otters in Kachemak Bay increases, so does the potential for you to come across them on the beach. Sea otters have powerful jaws and sharp claws and can weigh over 100 pounds. A young, healthy otter that feels threatened will defend itself and can cause serious injury to you or y...

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:42am

For almost two years, Homer condo owners have listened to the city tell us we were wrong when we protested the way condos were being assessed for the new natural gas distribution line. Nothing we showed them or told them was heard.  So, one owner took his case to court and a year ago last Janua...

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:42am

The view out East End Road is one of the most spectacular Homer has to offer. It has changed over the decades as the dense forests succumbed to spruce bark beetles and more roads and homes have been built, but it is still a beautiful drive.   Unfortunately, at the McNeil Canyon Transfer Site, t...

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:01pm

The city has cut down my trees. I hope they are happy.   Kim Koppen ...

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:00pm

Groovy job, council and mayor. I just gotta agree with you: Eloquence should definitely be the No. 1 priority when considering the selection of a new city manager. John Chapple ...

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:59pm

Alaska boasts a proud constitution that requires current and future generations to reap the maximum benefit from our oil and gas wealth. Yet today, we are literally giving away our oil and gas to the richest corporations on the planet due to various tax credits and incentives.  So now, as our s...

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:58pm

Nearly a half-century ago, a group of people living in this small town at the end of the road organized Homer Council on the Arts. They were on a mission — to provide opportunities for everyone in the community to experience and participate in the arts. They saw the arts in a host of forms — sin...

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:57pm

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