Thank you for choosing me as one of the recipients for the Drew Scalzi Memorial Scholarship. I know that there were many other students just as qualified to choose from. I very much appreciate this scholarship. It means a lot to me and my family, seeing as we are connected to the ocean and the commu...

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:57am

Each year, the Homer Council on the Arts awards a Summer Arts Scholarship to a young musician on behalf of the Constance M. Benston Scholarship Fund at the Homer Foundation. This year the HCOA was kind enough to choose me as the recipient of this generous award. I am using it for the Summer Piano Ma...

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:56am

Homer recently lost another icon. Pat Arnold, the weathered Bike Lady, passed away last week. We remember her, hour after hour, day after day, year after year, regardless of sun, wind and ice, bundled in heavy rain gear, laboriously and incessantly pedaling along the Spit.  To some of us she wa...

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:55am

The Robert Turkington family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to this amazing community for the outpouring of love and support at the passing of our father. At every turn help was offered, from the flowers, the programs and help with the service.  There are some who went above and bey...

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:54am

On behalf of Cook Inletkeeper’s board and staff, I want to give a huge thanks to everyone who came out to Bishop’s Beach last Thursday for our 18th Annual Splash Bash. This community party has evolved into a broad celebration of the  work we all do for clean water and healthy salmon. All of...

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:54am

While there are differences of opinion regarding some of the beach policy that the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission has recommended to the Homer City Council, I think most people want to see decisions based on an accurate understanding of the issues.  In that regard, I would like to add...

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:49am

Since I live out East End Road beyond the city limits, I don’t have a lot of say about what goes on in the city of Homer. But having said that, I just can’t sit by and watch the Homer City Council spend $385,000 to design 35 percent of a building that is highly unlikely to be funded in the near ...

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:49am

On June 19-20, the Kachemak Bay Celtic Club had the good fortune and perfect weather to entertain residents and visitors for the inaugural two-day Kachemak Bay CeltFest, with the internationally acclaimed Celtic rock band, Tempest, performing at Karen Hornaday Park and following the next day with th...

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:17am

Zumba in Homer would like to send out big Zumba thank yous to Mike Kennedy and Steve Montana of Desperate Marine for allowing us to borrow your trailer for the Homer Fourth of July parade. Also thank you to Bruce Turkington, branch manager and Spenard Builders Supply for the use of an SBS truck to p...

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:17am

I am a white man. I do not see the color of a man’s skin as a quality of his abilities. Many a white man owes his life to the sacrifice of the men of color. The color of the skin is no measure of a man. We, as a nation, have not given the respect and admiration to those who truly deserve our ackno...

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:16am

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