For fun-filled time, wallow in mud On a recent, sunny, Sunday afternoon, Nature Rocks Homer held its seventh annual Mud Games at the Cottonwood Horse Park. It was such a fun-filled afternoon — we already look forward to next summer and the next round of mud wallowing. The Wallow has now been name...

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:29pm

Volunteers enliven CACS day camp Day Camp with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies is in full swing. So far, we’ve had a lot of fun this summer and would like to give a warm thanks to everyone who has played a part. Many people in the community have graciously volunteered their time for our cam...

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:29pm

Grant helps Sprout grow We at Sprout Family Services would like to thank the City of Homer Grants Program, through the Homer Foundation, for their generous grant to our organization. With this gift we were able to improve our outreach to families with children 0-5 years, by increasing our advertisin...

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:29pm

Sandhill crane colts will be fledging (flying) very soon. It takes 60-70 days from hatching to fledging. Some may have already fledged if the pair started nesting earlier than usual. Please report any crane colts that are now fully flying to Kachemak Crane Watch. Let us know where and when the colts...

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:58am

Foundation celebrates milestone The Homer Foundation held its 25th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, July 16. Thanks to our gracious and generous hosts Bill and Dorothy Fry and their terrific staff at the Bear Creek Winery. The setting was most lovely and guests were able to sample a variety of the ...

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:58am

Thank you for convention support Dear people of Homer, I am so sorry that some form of a thank you did not get out to you sooner. Life has been a roller coaster for a bit here. Just wanted everyone to know how much we appreciated the support that we received from our wonderful community when we hel...

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 8:50am

Don’t tax Alaska’s children Gov. Walker is trying to take candy from babies. He has decided to tax (and it is a tax) every child 52 percent of what is likely their only income, their permanent fund dividend. He didn’t cut the state budget, salaries or staff by 52 percent. He’s not taxing wor...

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 9:39am

Accident waiting to happen? Allow me to summarize BlueCrest Energy’s plan for fracking 10 oil wells in Cook Inlet and trucking up to 32 loads of crude oil a day to Nikiski: “Nothing can go wrong.” Ken Jones...

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 9:38am

UK says enough of big government The British people, sick of big government nonsense, finally had the guts to stand up and say “enough is enough!” When will the good people of Alaska say the same thing about our state and local practice of “government of the government, by the government and f...

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 9:36am

Volunteer efforts benefit library The Friends of the Homer Library and the Homer Public Library would like to thank Ben Gibson, Ken Castner and Phil Gordon for replacing a cedar post in the fish wall outside of the library. Phil Gordon generously donated the replacement log, and all three worked tog...

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 9:31am

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