March 29 I sat in a “town” meeting to hear the report of the Stroudmeyer leader who has worked with a Health Task Force representing the Kenai Peninsula. Why wasn’t this meeting announced sooner? Why was it held at 12:30-1 p.m. when most people were at work? I am so disappointed in that fact. ...

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 9:21am

Last year our school, Homer Flex High School, received a grant from the Homer Farmers Market to fund our garden. With this money we were able to purchase soil amendments, planting supplies, and garden tools.  During last spring over half our student population participated in planting seed star...

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:37pm

The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club (HYSOC) believes that kids inspire kids. HYSOC would like to thank the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) and their generous donors and the Sheldon Youth to Youth Fund for believing in our mission.   We received a $500 grant to purchase mus...

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:34pm

Atz - Otto - Please come home. R.E. Ality (aka Jack Poster)...

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:43am

I took to heart what Jerry Petryha said in his letter to the editor about allowing marijuana sales in Homer and how it will have a negative effect on our community. I have lived in Homer since 1975 and have seen the abuse of drugs escalate in our town. Spice, heroin, methamphetamine, yep, we have it...

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:43am

Last week I was quoted by a local paper, regarding my comments on the cannabis issue, at the Homer City Council meeting. Sadly, only a few words of what I said were printed, which on their own communicate a different message than intended. First I was compelled to comment on the council’s request ...

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:40am

The words “Permanent Fund Dividend” or “PFD” should in no way enter any part of any conversation related to our state’s budget shortfalls. Period. They are totally unrelated. About 25 years or so ago the state was going through a major budget crisis. We told them then, now tell them again:...

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:37am

You might be pleased to learn that the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club hosted its Kachemak Ski Marathon this past Saturday at Lookout Mountain Ski Trails. Three events were scheduled for the day:  a 13.7 kilometer tour, a 21 kilometer race, and a 42 kilometer race.  The events began and ended in ...

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:37am

We would like to thank the community of Homer for supporting the local youth. As you may have noticed, there have been colorful and creative Live Action Role Playing,  also known at LARP, events taking place.  This LARP group is open to all community members, but a large number are middle ...

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:36am

We can all be proud of Rep. Paul Seaton’s efforts to assure Alaska’s oil industry pays  a fair share of the budget shortfall our state is facing. Cuts to subsidies currently paid to oil companies as well as increased taxes and reduced tax credits are necessary to be sure that the burden of ...

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:36am

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