In an attempt to put cancer in its place, nearly 20 fine individuals from around the state joined forces for a fourth year to raise money by growing mustaches. This unique fundraiser, called Movember, has grown dramatically over the last few years, but Team Arctic Walrus has been a stalwart in this ...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:43am

The holiday season was heralded in again with another season of the Nutcracker Faire. Thank you to the Homer folks and visitors between here and Anchorage, for joining us at the Faire and supporting the artists of the Lower Kenai Peninsula. Thank you to the vendors for your effort and hours, providi...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:43am

A hearty thank you goes out to all those who attended Kachemak Ski Club's recent annual meeting. We are sad to see Bob Shavelson stepping down from his job as president, but happy to welcome Randy Wiest on board, in that position. And we would like to extend sincere thanks to Ulmer's, Homer's Jeans,...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:42am

The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center's annual Car Raffle was held on Thursday, Dec. 6. As always it was a fun evening of laughter and prizes. We would like to thank all the volunteers and donors that made the raffle a success. Also to everyone that bought a ticket this year, we were able...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:41am

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies completed its 28th year of the Kachemak Bay CoastWalk citizen monitoring program and we want to thank the 552 volunteers who removed 4,373 pounds of debris from 70 miles of Kachemak Bay coastline this fall.Many individuals contributed to this effort as well as ...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:41am

The Nov. 29 issue of the Homer News' Seawatch column reported on some of the issues the commercial fishing fleet is having with the new NMFS Observer Program. I appreciate Cristy Fry showcasing our concerns. I'd like to clarify that I fully support the development of an Electronic Monitoring System ...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:40am

Interesting letter last week by young Zoe Story wondering why women feel compelled to respond to media models which require them to reconfigure their bodies into abnormal anorexic toothpicks. I think I can assure her that, with respect to women's body shapes, most men are programmed by nature to pre...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:40am

I wanted to applaud Ms. Story's well written and insightful article on Dec. 6 drawing attention to the media's portrayal of women. The travesty that a young girl at some point believes the lie that she is somehow less because she doesn't measure up to a popular media propagated image has destructive...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:39am

Looking at the Fiscal Cliff dilemma from an accounting perspective, raising taxes for the wealthy should actually benefit the economy. Every dollar spent on creating jobs and paying employees is a business expense, and therefore already tax deductible, so the more a business invests in job creation,...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:39am

This was my first year to coach the Homer High School football cheerleaders and it was truly a pleasure to have had the opportunity to work with the cheerleaders, their wonderful parents and the volunteers. I am so grateful for their endless time, support and energy and appreciate all they did and a...

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:32am

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