Recently, the Alaska State House Finance Committee held public testimony on one of its House bills. The chair was Rep. Alan Austerman. The exact bill and what it entails is not important. What is important concerns the committee’s actions during the public testimony. Because of the inaccessibility...

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 5:11pm

The recent Kachemak Nordic Ski Marathon was a resounding success. I would like to express my extreme gratitude to the groomers who put hundreds of hours into the course, as well as the loyal volunteers who are the backbone of race day.  I also would like to thank the more than 150 skiers who si...

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 5:10pm

The Alaska State Legislature is currently in the midst of passing a resolution to request that the governor establish a state food resource development working group within the state. This has brought to light many issues regarding the absence of local foods in Alaska. For example, in 2007, only 5 p...

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 5:09pm

Every spring, young people called WWOOFers flock to Homer to work in our greenhouses and high tunnels, gardens and homesteads. Whether you call it Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, or Willing Workers on Organic Farms, WWOOFing is a worldwide movement. For the cost of fare to Alaska and some ...

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 5:09pm

I would like to say thank you, on behalf of the Homer High School Drama, Debate and Forensics Team to all those who helped us to have a successful season this year. To all those who donated of their time to help our tournament run smoothly (largest one we've ever had at the high school) and those lo...

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:53pm

When the power went out, the potential for panic was present in a packed house full of people dressed for the beach and dancing to the bass. Instead, Roar N' Represent began to sing the sweet sounds of Island Style acapella and at once reinstated a happy and respectful environment, that came togethe...

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:52pm

One of the things that makes Homer unique is its sense of community. The Big Read sponsored by the Friends of the Homer Public Library was meant to foster that sense of community, to give us all a chance to tell our stories, and to open up conversation. Over the course of six weeks, there were book ...

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:51pm

To begin with, thank you, Andrea Van Dinther, for your latest column, "A mother's take on burlesque, friendship," in which you offer your personal moral dilemma about burlesque in Homer. I would especially like to thank you for acknowledging that your column was a personal investigation of what make...

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:51pm

One need not look to Washington, D.C., or Juneau for injustice that is forced on people by those in power. We in Homer need to look no further than our city council. Let me explain: We all need fuel to provide the energy needed to live and we basically have three different kinds, namely, electricity...

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:51pm

The students at Homer Flex chose to participate in The Big Read and read Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried." This book is about O'Brien's experiences in Vietnam, the good and the bad, and takes a dip into his past and untold stories. This is one of the best nonfiction novels I have read. O'Brie...

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:50pm

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