Just about all the money that Bill and I earn on our fixed income goes right back into the Homer community. You can ask the myriad contactors and repair persons, the lawn maintenance companies, the utilities, city of Homer itself, our veterinarian, dog groomer, grocery store, excavator, house painte...

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 12:37pm

Editor’s Note: The following is an open letter to the Legislature that was submitted for publication. My name is John Fenske, I live in Homer, since 1978 after living in Anchorage. I have been involved with the college in Homer beginning in 1982 and have served o...

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 12:36pm

Here it is: The much requested and late as usual report on the Share the Spirit Food and Gift Basket Program. 2015 was another successful year, and this was due to the whole-hearted support from the community. We thank each and everyone of you. With our partners, the Homer Community Food Pantry, The...

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:33am

Someone asked me recently what problem I had with having Hillary Clinton for president? I told them in foreign policy, in too many ways, she reminds me of old Cold Warrior Margaret Thatcher, as typified by her vote in the Senate to go to war with Iraq. I believe she voted as such, because she suffer...

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:33am

Having read and listened to all the brouhaha concerning marijuana (pot, cannabis, reefer) I am compelled to put in my two cents. First off, I don’t have a dog in this fight. I don’t actually understand why there’s a dogfight. I support pot legalization, the voters have spoken and that’s it. ...

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:33am

It was an interesting forum at City Hall Feb. 8 and again Feb. 22, with quite a turnout, and the newspapers did a fine write up, too. However, until we reduce cannabis from a Schedule 1 drug to a lesser degree, we are wasting time, money and real education on cannabis. Many of us would like to see a...

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:32am

Well, I knew it was going to happen. The price of oil went down, then the state and Kenai Peninsula Borough started explaining why the snow plowing wouldn’t be so great. Explicit new schedules for removing snow with all kinds of detail and time tables explaining why they can’t do their jobs. &nb...

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:31am

At its Dec. 7 meeting, the Homer City Council passed Resolution 15-111 which requests the Alaska State Legislature to amend the statue relating to property tax exemption for homes of seniors. Rep. Paul Seaton has drafted a House Bill removing seniors from the mandatory exemption list.     ...

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:30am

Guilty as charged. I am, as many others, dismayed and disgusted. Disgusted with a Homer City Council that has ignored the recommendations of its Parks and Recreation Commission and the testimony of most of those using the “city’s beaches.” I am dismayed that after being born and raised here in...

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:29am

A heartfelt thank you to the Homer Police for returning to the Kachemak Cannabis Club the bud that was stolen during the recent break-in. Kachemak Cannabis Coalition directors Lindianne Sarno, Tim Clark, Scott Owens...

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 9:31am

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