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

I am a proponent of bringing natural gas to Homer, mainly because of the environmental benefits. However, in the absence of a long-term gas contract and projected shortages, be prepared for the very real possibility of substantial price hikes. You can bet that with huge potential profits to be reape...

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

We would like to thank everyone in the community who volunteered their time, energy and support for the search and rescue of Steve Craig. It is impossible to individually list every person who helped in the search, but we would like to mention a few: Kachemak Emergency Services, Pathfinder Aviation,...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 2:00pm

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) recently approved a restructured observer program that extends observer coverage to Alaska’s small boat fleet.  With the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) taking over observer deployment, the industry-funded restructured program incr...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 2:00pm

In a speech just delivered President Obama asserted: “They (congressional Republicans) will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the American economy. … The full faith and credit of the United States of America is not a bargaining chip.” He continued: “America cannot afford anot...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:59pm

My Teen Sis and I have been matched for about two and one-half years now, and I've seen her grow from a skinny little 11-year-old to a slender and graceful teenager. She is naturally reserved, and sometimes our visits are pretty perfunctory, with gaps of silence between us. But sometimes her enthusi...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:11pm

How many people in Homer, Alaska, know about Agenda 21? It is being implemented as a "test pilot" in Homer. What does this mean? How it will affect the community. A "test pilot" area for Agenda 21. Are we just lab rats? Why the push for natural gas when it's running out? How long ago was it Homer's ...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:10pm

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