It is that time of year again when we start looking toward the  Community Thanksgiving Basket Program. I will be sending out several letters to keep everyone informed about times and dates. The basket program is only as successful as we the people make it.  Our community has some of the mo...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:05pm

A hearty hello to our entire city,Thursday evening was appreciation night sponsored by our Homer City Council to say “Thanks!” to the boards and commissions for serving to assist our governing body. The myriad of details, quantities of time and attention to details necessary to ensure orderly op...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:05pm

There is an old saying in Alaska: “There are four seasons in Alaska: almost winter, winter, still winter, and ‘Construction.’”We are near the end of what has felt like an un-ending construction season: pullouts along the Sterling Highway from Soldotna down, Ocean Drive down the length of the...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:04pm

It is encouraging to see younger folks running for public office. I am concerned, however, about some of their philosophies.Mr. Arno and Mr. Arnold both believe Homer is anti-business. I have my own issues with the city, but the city is not anti-business. Many of us prefer supporting local businesse...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:02pm

The editorial “Enough already on HERC talks,” which appeared last week in a local paper, contains so much misinformation that one hardly knows where to begin. First, the HERC is hardly “derelict” as defined by Webster. The building is not ruined, abandoned by the owner, forsaken or deserted....

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:01pm

Everyone wants things to work better. Homer being a first-class city isn’t perfect but it works. Having been privileged to work with this bureaucracy in the past, I would like to make a few comments. The question for me is: No. 1 — What will be gained in going to Home Rule? There are two things ...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:00pm

Needed: Spaghetti feed organizerWe again find ourselves in the position of not having anyone to be chairman for the Spaghetti Feed. As you know, this is the main source of income for the Christmas Basket program conducted by the Share the Spirit organization.  This is a plea to the community fo...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 1:44pm

On behalf of the Homer High School Mariner athletic programs — coaches,  parents and athletes — we would like to express our genuine thanks to the professional staff and volunteers at Homer Medical Center who once again  donated their time and facility to provide annual sports physical...

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:40pm

On behalf of the board, staff, members, and friends of Homer Council on the Arts, I want to thank the Homer City Council for voting in favor of adding the HCOA remodel project onto the non-city funded CIP list. We also want to thank all those who wrote letters, spoke at city council meetings or to m...

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:40pm

On Saturday, Sept. 20, at Wasabi’s, the 2014 Taste of Homer was presented. The following persons came together to make possible another stellar tasting event: Bear Creek, Boatyard Cafe, Boss Hoggz, Coal Towne Coffee, Cool Juicy Bus, Far Out Cafe, Fork Club, Fresh Sourdough Express, Homer Brewing C...

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:39pm

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