Alaskans pay higher prices for fuel, airfare, property taxes and many other personal expenses than most Americans. Our state is one of the most profitable and stable economies in the union. Airline companies, energy providers and government agencies continue to gouge the Alaskan people with p...

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:48pm

I would like to express my support for the build-out of the Homer area natural gas distribution system as proposed by the Homer City Council. The council deserves kudos for going after a full build-out as soon as possible.  Replacing diesel fuel, controlled by the Koch brother...

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:47pm

  This is the letter I sent to the State of Alaska in response to a call for public feedback on helicopter skiing in Kachemak Bay State Park: Helicopters are loud, intrusive aircraft that carry implications of invasion and military occupation.  One of the reasons I left the lower 48 was a ...

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:46pm

  My sometimes ski buddy at the Homer Rope Tow Chuck Lindsay, as well as others, voiced their disapproval last week over the new Kenai Heli ski operation based in Seldovia. They voiced concerns that its use is not in line with the spirit of wilderness areas. I can see their point and appreciate...

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:42pm

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic would like to share our heartfelt thanks to Two Sisters Bakery for their generous and ongoing support for women’s health. Two Sisters graciously donates to KBFPC’s Tel-a-Friend and breast cancer outreach projects — and we are proud to partner with such a car...

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:28pm

  We are again appealing to our community for help with the Thanksgiving Basket program.  Donations are not coming in yet but the requests for help are. If you can donate any amount, it would be greatly appreciated. We do understand that times are tough but even small amo...

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:19pm

More than 250 athletes, coaches and parents filled the Homer High School pool area the last weekend in October for the Regions III Swim/Dive meet.  I had the privilege to watch and be part of this meet. At times, the races were so exciting and records broken, that I had an ink...

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:19pm

  I would personally like to thank everyone that helped with the Chapman School Halloween Carnival this year. There are so many names to mention, but if you helped organize, ordered prizes, donated prizes, sold raffle tickets, set up, worked at the carnival Saturday night or helped take down af...

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:18pm

The Head-of-the-Bay football team would like to express our gratitude to the Sons of the American Legion. The Cougars are greatly appreciative of your donation for a new football sled. The addition of this sled will greatly benefit the young men of Voznesenka, Kachemak Selo and Raz...

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:17pm

  The crew of USCGC Hickory would like to thank everyone that helped us ensure that Haunted Hickory was once again a great success for the community. Moore and Moore Services provided porta potties (at no charge), M/V Tustumena's Engineering Division donated a couple hundred pounds of food, and...

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:17pm

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