How utterly discouraging: Our garden has been robbed again. A few weeks back the president of Homer Emblem Club wrote to tell the community that plants had been removed twice from our garden at the top of the hill lookout area, and to ask for  help in keeping an eye out. We did receive several ...

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:36pm

An open letter to all Homer City Council members, Mayor Beth Wythe and City Manager Walt Wrede: The city plans to assess $3,283.30 to each lot owner as part of a special natural gas assessment. Apartment complexes will be assessed one $3,283.30 payment, no matter how many apartment ...

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:28pm

Regarding the natural gas line assessments, this January, Superior Court Judge Huguelet stated: “The city’s assessment with respect to condominium owners is  arbitrary and unreasonable.” He ordered the city of Homer to correct Ordinance 13-02. Everyone thought the legal battle was over. H...

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:25pm

On behalf of the Kenai Peninsula United Way I would like to thank all those who helped with our Allocations Process. We were honored to have a total of 20 citizens to form the allocations committee this year. Some of you came from Homer and Seward and we appreciate the time it took away from your ev...

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:10pm

On June 11, 2014, 37 U.S. senators, all Republicans, blocked passage of the brilliant Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, sponsored by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. This bill would have allowed existing student loan borrowers the chance to refinance their debt at current lower interest...

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:10pm

Dear Homer, Please consider this your invitation to be part of a new and fun community event. There’ll be vendors, fundraisers, food stands, crazy games, and at the center of it, Homer’s first ever bed races, plus an assortment of crazy “Cosmic Rides” spaced around for you to vote for. Be at...

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:09pm

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”  Three weeks ago, in our own backyard, our loveable, fluffy white Samoyed “Latte” was trampled by a yearling moose as it ran in confusion trying to understand why its mom didn’t want him anymore. The encounter left Latte pa...

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:08pm

It is with sadness that I witness the awe and ado directed at the new Kachemak Bay “water trail.” Why, how did we ever do without it?  Years ago I used to kayak the bay without benefit of being told where to go and where to camp, and by divine grace returned unscathed. Of course, I had the ...

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:08pm

I would like to thank area fire departments for their quick and professional response to the house fire on Rainbow Court. They are amazing, dedicated volunteers who do a dangerous, difficult job, and I cannot express our gratitude sufficiently. Sadly, our neighbor lost his life in the fire.  In...

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:06pm

A “big” thank you to the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee and the Sheldon Youth to Youth fund for their donation to Best Beginnings Homer-Playspaces Work Group and our Bayview Park improvments.  This grant, along with a generous donation from Todd Martin / K Martin Construction...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:46pm

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