The students of Voznesenka School would like to thank Bridget Kuhns and the Homer High School for letting us use the pool for our Marine Safety Drill Instructor class. The use of the pool gave us the opportunity to run safety drills in water.  We needed this to pass our...

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:42pm

Homer Council on the Arts has recently received a sponsorship contribution from ConocoPhillips Alaska in support of our after-school arts and theater programs for young people. This gift helps make possible TheatreShakes, our youth theatre skills program, which recently presented a condensed version...

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:40pm

We would like to thank the community and all who participated in making the seventh annual Harvest Carnival happen.We had a fabulous evening of fun-filled activities, which couldn’t have happened without the giving hearts of the churches of Homer who contributed to the event with...

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:40pm

Writing on behalf of children and the Homer Head Start Parent Committee, I wish to thank our community for generously supporting our recent bake sale. Thank you also to Safeway for providing a venue for the sale. Our parent committee raises funds to support enrichment activities for children. This y...

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:39pm

This was my first year to coach the Homer High School football cheerleaders and it was truly a pleasure to have had the opportunity to work with the cheerleaders, their wonderful parents and the volunteers. I am so grateful for their endless time, support and energy and appreciate all they did and a...

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:39pm

We need a revolution and we have an opportunity.  We’re No. 1.  Rape, domestic violence, suicide, child abuse, fetal brain damage from alcohol and alcoholism: For more than 40 years Alaska has the highest rates in the nation.  A recent survey of Alaska women found one in three had b...

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:38pm

If the city’s natural gas Special Assessment District proposal survives the ongoing vote of the property owners, a small simple change to the city’s plan could potentially save money for us all, as well as satisfying some opponents: Give neighborhoods — at least those in the ...

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:37pm

Residents of Homer, I strongly urge you to not allow heli-skiing in Kachemak State Park and Wilderness Park. Other state lands are available for this kind of activity in the area. Helicopters are extremely invasive machines. They disrupt wildlife and other backcountry users and are dangerous.  ...

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:36pm

I tend to be an optimistic guy. I’m also pretty careful with the little money I make.  So, a few years ago as the price of heating oil began to rise, I decided to switch to heating my little house trailer with propane. At the time, propane was a good deal. I had to purchase ...

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:35pm

Beyond arguments of personal benefit versus cost for the proposed gas pipeline, we wish to discuss some long-term consequences.  First is the concern that people who live modestly may be forced to pay for something they can’t afford to use. This would change Homer from a com...

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:34pm

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