Does Homer like the reputation of being the dirty, dusty little cosmic hamlet? The dirt-clogged streets and clouds of dust hanging over the downtown area certainly suggests it. Why are our streets not being cleaned up?  This is the second year in a row that we have had a light winter, which has...

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:43pm

What on earth is going on when: 1. Approximately three years ago, a city attorney, city Manager and the entire Homer City Council decided to levy an unlawful, excessive assessment on a large portion of its residents? 2. Those residents protest and are totally ignored by that same city attorney, city...

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:42pm

Thank you, Rep. Paul Seaton, for sponsoring HB182 which would bring back a state income tax in Alaska. We can only cut so much from the budget without causing serious, even irreparable harm. As oil revenue shrivels, due to low crude prices perhaps compounded by recent legislation, we must find new r...

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:42pm

After reviewing the Republican-controlled, House-proposed state budget cuts in regard to children, the poor and seniors, it is abundantly clear that any reasonable person using diligence and discretion would conclude that the Republicans in Juneau are clearly the rats which lay within the bilge of A...

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:21pm

The Kachemak Cannabis Coalition cordially invites you to attend our meetings. Our mission is simple: education about cannabis. We gather every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Homer Vocation Library, 158 W. Pioneer Ave., Suite C (across the street from Don Jose’s).  (We no longer meet a...

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:20pm

On Saturday evening, March 21, we were enjoying a dinner at Land’s End. Before we were done, we were told that “someone” had paid our entire bill. We were so touched and want to express our deepest thanks to you, although we don’t know who you are. Your kindness and generosity really overwhe...

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:20pm

If anyone else believes the Emergency Warning System tests are inadequate, it would serve the public if you would advise the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. They get very little feedback, partly, I suppose, because people simply turn down, or off, the radio and ignore ...

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:19pm

An open letter to Alaska Governor Bill Walker: There has been quite a bit of discussion in recent weeks about your actions in changing the membership of the Alaska Board of Fish. You are to be commended for viewing this as an important aspect of your job as our new governor.  I...

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:18pm

The Rotary Clubs of Homer Downtown and Homer Kachemak Bay will hold a free, two-hour suicide-prevention training program on April 22, for anybody in the community who wants to attend. Suicide is a scourge in Alaska.  Our state is consistently among the top five in the country for having a high ...

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:17pm

The Kachemak Swim Club thanks our swimmers, their families and friends, and the generous community members who donated at Safeway and Save U More for making our 2015 AquaThon a success.  Sixty-one athletes ages 6-16 swam a combined total of 126 miles in 2 hours to fundraise for pool rental fees...

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:43am

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