The word "hate" should never be spoken lightly. Hate is the most powerful negative force in the universe. If we are to seek peace in the world, the word hate must be removed from the mind. The only way to attain peace is forgiveness. To forgive is one of man's most difficult and noble quests. When e...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:05pm

As a volunteer Big Brother I have a wonderful time at West Homer school with my Little Brother. I enjoy hanging out with younger kids and that is a large part of why I wanted to be a Big. I help my Little with school, and occasionally I get to go out to recess with him. Once we even went ice skating...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:58am

I would like to publicly thank Lisa Nordsrom. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to take the Marine Safety Drill Instructor class. I don't think our family can thank you enough. This will save us a lot of money and time. Now we can go fishing safely, and we have you to thank for that.Dennis Mar...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:57am

o the people of Kachemak Bay and friends and supporters of The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies: Working for the United Nations and its Environment Programme (UNEP) is not a straightforward matter as we often do not see the results of our efforts until later, and sometimes much later, than the day...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:56am

Dr. Jay Marley's opinion piece on the killings at an elementary school struck me as a thoughtful and provocative piece of work, regardless of your posture on the "gun rights" issue. As an owner of guns, I reflect personally as well as politically on the discussion. Reading the comments following the...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:56am

We would like to thank the Down East Saloon for holding the first ever Open Mic Amateur Music Awards show. The contestants were judged on three points (stage appearance, knowledge of material and talent). The contestants were in order of appearance; Josh Paul, Daniel Wagner, Kayla Spaan, Jane Eller,...

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 2:43pm

2013 will mark my 15th year of practicing alternative medicine and taking care of people in Homer, my home. In this time, I have had the privilege of treating more than 3,000 people. This past year has been a very difficult year for me personally and for my business. What I have discovered through a...

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 2:43pm

Clancy Hughes, thank you for your excellent Point of View piece printed last week. You introduced forthrightly the possibility of Civil War brought closer by the provocations of the Tea Party in the U.S. House. The Great Civil War of 1860 was likewise provoked by a 1857 U.S. Supreme Court decision (...

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 2:42pm

The Department of Transportation's brush-cutting activity is making Kenai Peninsula roads more dangerous for moose/vehicle collisions. The DOT is clear cutting the entire right of way from Soldotna to Homer with a three-year cycle recutting plan. DOT has already clear cut 200 feet on the east side a...

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 2:42pm

The anadromous stream ordinances originated with Drew Scalzi, during his tenure on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. At the time we knew it didn't begin to go far enough to protect the peninsula's very precious resource, the salmon, but it was a start, and concentrated on the Kenai and other maj...

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 2:41pm


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