On behalf of the gala organizing committee, I would like to express enormous gratitude to our town for their generous support of the Homer High School Nordic Ski Team at the Gala Dinner and Auction.Our ski program continues to be strong because of the contributions from this community. Huge thanks t...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:40pm

The Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center would like to extend a warm thank you to all the amazing volunteers and public servants who helped make the 2013 Winter Carnival parade a success.Thank you to the public for coming out to enjoy the parade. We are happy to say it was a beautiful day ...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:32pm

Like everything else in Alaska, the state's education problem is big. Despite being one of the richest states in America (CNN News), Alaska has one of the lowest graduation rates in the country (U.S. Department of Education). But more distressing than lagging behind the poorest states is the undispu...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:27pm

I want to thank the Homer community for being so welcoming and encouraging of early childhood education. Currently at Kachemak Kids Early Learning Center we have members from all over the community volunteering their time to enhance the growth of our preschool and toddler programs. I want to thank C...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:27pm

Dear Alaskans,Wherever I travel in Alaska, I meet volunteers with big hearts and helping hands. I know you see their positive impact in your community. Please take time to nominate an outstanding volunteer for the First Lady's Volunteer of the Year Awards. Nominations are due by March 1, 2013. Detai...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:26pm

Today, our mayor has again proclaimed Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, to be Brother Asaiah Day.Asaiah sent hundreds of love letters through this paper to our "Beautiful citizens dancing upon the wheel of destiny here in our gorgeous cosmic hamlet by the sea."His letters were compassionate, kind and appeal...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:25pm

So Captain Zero went on a gratis cruise and now supports the rollback on water quality standards the people of Alaska insisted on. Peter Micciche, senator from Soldotna, has been courting Norwegian Cruise Lines in hopes of securing hordes of slap happy seniors for his river town. Both men are prime ...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:25pm

Fourth installment of why I love this country and why I love paying taxes: Garbage. Or more specifically waste management.Do you ever wonder about that tidy white bag that you hefted out the back of your truck a few weeks back? Where is it now? Is the plastic encapsulating the load still intact, flo...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:24pm

Over the years, I have heard many fishermen in this community say that bycatch in the trawl fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is wrong and that if only we could do something about it, the stakeholders in this fishery or that would be better off. Well, in recent years, amidst some pretty stark restrictio...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:23pm

We really enjoyed having Matt Andersen come in and sing to us. He inspired many of the students here at the Flex High School. We would like to thank Gail Edgerly from the Homer Council on the Arts for bringing him in. He was very skilled with the guitar, and many of us had a lot of questions which h...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:42pm

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