Memorial Day is the day Americans set aside to honor those brave men and women who met tragic ends during times of war. We must use this day to honor their sacrifices, to pray for their families, and to bow our heads in recognition of their service. We must never forget. You have seen their faces, h...

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:06pm

Most of us living in Homer and Anchor Point drive back and forth down the Alaska Highway every year or so and we all know finding a nice clean motel to stay is somewhat of a challenge especially in Watson Lake, Yukon. Well, a couple of years ago we found, tucked behind a gas station, a perfect nice ...

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:51am

 Recently, we went through an ordeal where we nearly lost our golden retriever, Izzy, and I would like to share it with others so that they might not have to go through the same thing we did, or to be able to recognize symptoms and get their pet help. My husband was walking up the driveway to g...

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:50am

I would love to thank K-Bay Marine Corps League Detachment 838 (Veterans Pull Tab Store) for the generous scholarship of $500 and their continued support throughout our community and to express my sincere gratitude to them for making the “2015 Scholarship” possible. I was thrilled to learn of my...

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:50am

I am so proud of the DiRtBaGs this year. What an amazing crew of kids to be so enthusiastic about picking up litter, sorting out the recyclables and working to earn their HoWL summer camps. Thank you, everyone who participated, volunteered and supported the HoWL DiRtBaGs. The DiRtBaG Program (Discou...

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:49am

Homer Head Start would like to thank the Homer Foundation for administering the Brother Asaiah Bates Fund, a field of interest fund, which has brought local artists into our school. Brother Asaiah developed this fund to enrich the lives of young children who attend Homer Head Start. Over the past ye...

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:49am

Dear Homer Foundation, The City of Homer received a grant from the Homer Foundation to connect the fireplace at the Homer Public Library to natural gas. The fireplace is a cozy and inviting space for the public to read, relax and gather. Using natural gas instead of propane to fuel the fireplace red...

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:48am

May 17-23 is National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. On behalf of the team members of South Peninsula Hospital, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our EMS crew members for their tireless work and their families for supporting and sharing these outstanding professionals. W...

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:47am

This week, May 10-16, is both National Hospital Week and National Nursing Home Week. This is a chance in our busy lives to recognize how fortunate we are as a community for the 385 employees (your neighbors, friends and family) who work to keep our hospital and nursing home open 24 hours a day, seve...

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:45am

Thanks to everyone who attended our 31st annual quilt show last weekend. We had great attendance and lots of appreciation for our works of art. Again this year we participated in the Shorebird Challenge, wallhangings depicting birds around Kachemak Bay. Charlene Ditton’s “Loon” was voted first...

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:43am

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