We would like to thank Steve and Noko Yoshida, Jane Little and the Homer Rotary clubs for their tremendous support in sending Katherine Dolma and Taylor Ellison to the Rotary Global Peace Forum in Honolulu, Hawaii. Not only did we have a fantastic time, we learned a lot and received more support for...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:42pm

Commander Turner, Adjutant Clarke and membership of American Legion General Buckner Post 16 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16: The Raise-a-Reader program sponsored by the Homer Homemakers FCE will be able to continue providing books to area newborns and their families at the South Peninsula Hosp...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:41pm

The United States is on the road to recovery from 30 years of Bush-Reagan fascism. Except for having the airports in Anchorage and Washington, D.C., named for two of the worst hard-core fascist criminals of the 20th century, and the five fascist Justice majority U.S. Supreme Court, Bush-Reagan fasci...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:40pm

Third installment of why I love this country and why I love paying taxes: The department of fire and life safety.As owner of a small business I have had my share of frustrating encounters trying to get the appropriate permits to conduct my business. I've shaken my fists, written a few angry emails a...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:40pm

Looking back at 2012, the Homer Community Food Pantry has seen a gradual pattern of growth over our 21 years. Of our total income, 4 percent came from fundraisers (dinner, bake sale); 15 percent from grants, and a whopping 81 percent (3 percent more than 2011) came from private contributions from ou...

Fri, 02/15/2013 - 3:44pm

Flex students greatly enjoyed the opportunity to listen to Matt Andersen. Our best thanks go out to the Homer Council on the Arts. Mr. Andersen’s voice was so raw and unique, a real treat to the ears. Bringing in such a great artist was a real mood booster for all of the students here at Flex. Our...

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:37pm

Second installment of why I love our country and why I love paying taxes: Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Brilliant. My parents are incredibly hard working and generous. They spent nearly 30 years building a full and prosperous life here in Homer. Self employed and under-insured, a devastati...

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:34pm

This week the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, funded with public money, is holding an “Industry Outlook Forum.” On the agenda are Enstar, Buccaneer, Pebble and Donlin Gold — all corporate, extractive development proponents funded by big international banks. In the 1970s I lived ...

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:34pm

Who was it that said “Every time a new law or regulation is passed, citizens have a little less freedom”? No truer is that than now. Gov. Sean Parnell has introduced House Bill 77, which cuts the citizen right to appeal a number of agency decisions on development issues. By prohibiting a comment...

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:33pm

The latest buzz is, that everyone needs to pay their fair share. While we all know this will never be reality, we need to ask ourselves what is fair. My one neighbor has a nicer house than I, my other neighbor has a newer and better pickup than my old beater. Currently some people want to heat with ...

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:32pm

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