Today, our mayor has again proclaimed Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, to be Brother Asaiah Day.Asaiah sent hundreds of love letters through this paper to our "Beautiful citizens dancing upon the wheel of destiny here in our gorgeous cosmic hamlet by the sea."His letters were compassionate, kind and appeal...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:25pm

So Captain Zero went on a gratis cruise and now supports the rollback on water quality standards the people of Alaska insisted on. Peter Micciche, senator from Soldotna, has been courting Norwegian Cruise Lines in hopes of securing hordes of slap happy seniors for his river town. Both men are prime ...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:25pm

Fourth installment of why I love this country and why I love paying taxes: Garbage. Or more specifically waste management.Do you ever wonder about that tidy white bag that you hefted out the back of your truck a few weeks back? Where is it now? Is the plastic encapsulating the load still intact, flo...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:24pm

Over the years, I have heard many fishermen in this community say that bycatch in the trawl fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is wrong and that if only we could do something about it, the stakeholders in this fishery or that would be better off. Well, in recent years, amidst some pretty stark restrictio...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:23pm

We really enjoyed having Matt Andersen come in and sing to us. He inspired many of the students here at the Flex High School. We would like to thank Gail Edgerly from the Homer Council on the Arts for bringing him in. He was very skilled with the guitar, and many of us had a lot of questions which h...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 1:42pm

Boy Scout Troop 555 recently completed a shed-building project and would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous contributions of supplies and cash donations: American Legion Post 16, The Home Depot of Kenai, Monty Wilhusen, Rick Paulsrud, Jennifer Poss, Paul Raymon...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 1:42pm

We would like to thank Steve and Noko Yoshida, Jane Little and the Homer Rotary clubs for their tremendous support in sending Katherine Dolma and Taylor Ellison to the Rotary Global Peace Forum in Honolulu, Hawaii. Not only did we have a fantastic time, we learned a lot and received more support for...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 1:42pm

Commander Turner, Adjutant Clarke and membership of American Legion General Buckner Post 16 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16: The Raise-a-Reader program sponsored by the Homer Homemakers FCE will be able to continue providing books to area newborns and their families at the South Peninsula Hosp...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 1:41pm

The United States is on the road to recovery from 30 years of Bush-Reagan fascism. Except for having the airports in Anchorage and Washington, D.C., named for two of the worst hard-core fascist criminals of the 20th century, and the five fascist Justice majority U.S. Supreme Court, Bush-Reagan fasci...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 1:40pm

Third installment of why I love this country and why I love paying taxes: The department of fire and life safety.As owner of a small business I have had my share of frustrating encounters trying to get the appropriate permits to conduct my business. I've shaken my fists, written a few angry emails a...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 1:40pm

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