Looking for skiable snow? Check out the McNeil Canyon ski trails. Many thanks to Derek Stonorov and John Fitzpatrick for erecting the trailhead kiosk last fall. Marie Alexson painted the beautiful sign identifying the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club’s role in establishing and maintaining those trails. Th...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:16pm

In regarding the inability to address pollution from the Jakolof Bay incident, the public needs to be aware that even after the gulf spill, this is the kind of response technology and ineffectiveness that will be used in the Arctic, Upper Cook Inlet, Prince William Sound and, from extensive research...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:15pm

Hear ye! Hear ye!  Enstar and the city of Homer are standing at the back of the church, getting ready to walk up the aisle. If you approve, throw rice. If you object, write a letter to the city. Correction: You must write a letter to the city, as all do-nothings will be counted as yes votes. At...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:15pm

Our community needs to concentrate on alternative, renewable, affordable sources of energy. Homer property owners should not subsidize Enstar’s natural gas line, therefore I object to the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District.Enstar is banking on the city of Homer property owners to pay fo...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:14pm

Lately there have been many issues discussed relating to the gun violence debate that our nation has been having.  One of these issues has been mental illness. While I believe it is good for us as a country to look at how we treat our mentally ill, I do worry that discussing the mentally ill in...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:14pm

According to her Point of View Article in the Homer News, Jan 16, 2013, Eileen Becker believes that it is wrong to get an abortion. She also believes it was wrong for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide that abortion is legal in the Roe vs. Wade decision, 1973.  To her credit, Becker has helped pr...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:13pm

As a progressive, freedom-loving independant, with a penchant for focusing on the flaws in our political system, who reads Howard Zinn and Harpers and appreciates a good political demonstration, I have found myself reminded daily of how much I love and appreciate this country. How I’m even conside...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:13pm

Thank you seems like such a small thing to say to everyone but that is all we can say. We won’t even attempt to name names for fear of leaving someone out. Thank you to everyone. Those that searched on the ground and in the air, coordinated, donated and prepared food for the searchers, sanded the ...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:12pm

For National Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to thank the following businesses who provided 2-for-1 discounts to our Bigs and Littles when they met for mentoring activities during 2012:  Jelly Beans Ice Cream & Gifts, Homestead Restaurant, Fresh Sourdough Express B...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 2:02pm

Last week Chris Story brought up some interesting questions concerning the interaction dynamics between the citizens and their local government.One of his issues that I’ll respond to concerns the water-sewer fees for city users. I’ve been actively monitoring the Homer Water and Sewer Rate Task F...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 2:01pm

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