In recent years there has been an influx of people coming to live here from the lower 48 and it concerns me that the values and traditions of this small town are changing from the influence of the arrivals. I would like to inform those that are newly arrived that because we are at the end of the roa...

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:28pm

Students take ‘long walk to water’ and help others in South Sudan Earlier in the 2015-2016 school year my sixth grade students read “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park.   The book chronicles the life of Salva Dut and the lost boys of Sudan. My stud...

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 2:23pm

This fall, the Kevin Bell Arena will have 10 brand new Bay Weld aluminum skate aids to assist beginners on the ice. With the support from the Kevin Bell & Family Hockey Fund, at the Homer Foundation, first-time child and adult skaters will quickly gain confidence and skill with these aids.  ...

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:19am

I’d like to congratulate Michael Hawfield, Beth Graber and Elaine Grabowski on their impending retirements, and thank you for your years of service to so many people on the southern Kenai Peninsula. Having recently retired I know you’ll enjoy your newfound freedom, my friends. Now that the dust ...

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:19am

In late April, Cook Inletkeeper hosted our 11th Annual Electronics Recycling Day. Our numbers are in, and it was a record-breaking year.  We collected 19,322 pounds in Homer, and 5,926 from Seldovia for a total of 25,248 pounds of e-waste recycled this year. Since 2006, we have kept 202,038 pou...

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:18am

Thank you Homer Ministerial Committee (Ken Fischer Scholarship) and Rotary Club for supporting me in my college education. I am planning to go to the University of Alaska Fairbanks and pursue an elementary education major.  Claire Swanson...

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:16am

The 4-H ALLs would like to thank our community for helping celebrate Arbor Day at Karen Hornaday Park. There was lots of excitement and happy faces as we planted the paper birch tree and painted rocks. Thank you to Sherry Pederson for writing the grant to get the tree and to Alaska Community Forest ...

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:14am

In Nanwalek and Port Graham, our K-12 students welcome the spring tides by engaging in Sea Week. This year, our theme is “Foods from the Sea Make You and Me!” Sea Week brings opportunities for students to learn about their culture, traditions, and environment from both local “professors” and...

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:42am

The spruce aphid has invaded Homer. Our spruce trees have become heavily infected with the spruce aphid due to persistent warm winters. Spruce aphids can survive when winter temperatures stay above 14 degrees Fahrenheit for an extended time. Homer has set all-time monthly records the past two winter...

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:41am

On behalf of the students and staff, I would like to thank David and Mary (Beth) Schroer for their generous contribution and support to Homer Middle School through the Donor Advised Fund, a part of the Homer Foundation. Their contribution of $3,000 goes a long way in helping Homer Middle School offe...

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:41am


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