Captain Zero is no longer Captain Zero — he’s leading the charge into negative numbers. Deep into deficits, record deficits. Palin, his predecessor, charged oil companies royalty rates less than the world average and accumulated a “rainy day” surplus of $11 billion. In the last two years, Pa...

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:47pm

Halloween is two weeks away and kids are designing their costumes in anticipation. Last year, the Mountainview/Bayview neighborhood tried something new to streamline traffic and provide a safer space for trick-or-treaters on foot.  Mountainview and East Bayview became “Halloween One-Ways” f...

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:40pm

I am disappointed by the site evaluation recently completed by the Public Safety Building Review Committee.  The design team provided them with a draft evaluation form with 31 criteria. The committee evaluated the HERC site by briefly discussing only a few of these criteria and then chose this ...

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:39pm

I have a great idea.  Let’s vote for the candidate who clearly states what fits your hopes for a democratic society. For instance, do you want a super-efficient, decision-making process such as indicated by Senate Bill 77? This bill was withdrawn after public outcry. It had advocated for the ...

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:48am

I was a proponent of the Home Rule Charter process when it was initially discussed in Homer. I was most attracted to the idea of an inclusive, collaborative process through which our community could try to establish basic common principles. Now I am less convinced that the actual implementation will...

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:48am

 I guess I drive a snowmachine like Mark Begich. I’m terrible at it. I have  always disliked them. Loud, obnoxious machines that drown out the beautiful silence of Alaska. Yet a million years ago I drove a dog team 1,100 miles in the Iditarod and didn’t feel like I have to dis people w...

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:47am

I am pleased to see that the conversation about recreation in Homer and its importance to the health and safety of our community is beginning to see the light of day. I really hope that people will make sure that this conversation is supported by facts when applicable, as well as opinions. I am spec...

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:47am

Homer Hockey Association Inc. would like to express our sincere appreciation to the city of Homer Grants Program for a grant of $3,000 toward general operating support at the rink. These funds, administered by the Homer Foundation, have allowed HHA to complete a key project this summer.HHA staff, vo...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:08pm

Thank you, Homer community. Because of your generosity more than 86 children, clients of the Homer Community Food Pantry,  started their  school  year  ready to learn.  They went to school with new  backpacks filled with school supplies and the knowledge that their comm...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:07pm

I would like to thank my coaches, donors to the Alice Witte Memorial Scholarship fund and the Homer Foundation for awarding me the Alice Witte Memorial Volleyball Scholarship. I used this generous grant for an amazing volleyball camp experience. The California camp was led by Marv Dunphy, head coach...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:06pm

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