• Homer voters in Tuesday’s election selected candidates with strong business backgrounds. In the Homer mayoral race, they chose Homer City Council member Bryan Zak, assistant state director for the Small Business Development Center. In unofficial results Zak is the likely winner for Homer mayor, de...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:45pm
  • Editor's note: On Oct. 7 the canvass board counted absentee and other ballots. There is no change in the unofficial election results. Bryan Zak kept his lead and is elected mayor. Shelly Erickson and Tom Stroozas were elected to Homer City Council. Proposition 1 failed....

    Tue, 10/04/2016 - 11:57pm
  • U.S. Senate candidate Margaret Stock visited Homer on Thursday, Sept. 22, meeting with local businesses owners and community members as part of her campaign to overtake incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the November election. Stock is running as an independent candidate. Stock is a former officer in ...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 2:36pm
  • I came to Alaska in 1976 and moved to Homer in 1989. Lyn and I raised our two sons, Aaron and Robert, here. In 1993 I began a long association with Homer Hockey and served on the board for 10 years. During my tenure on the Homer Hockey board, the Kevin Bell Arena was built, which was a great accompl...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:24pm
  • The State of the City and why we need to advocate against State budget cost shifting and for agreeing on a revenue plan: In Alaska we are faced with both a low value of oil as well as a low amount of oil coming through the line. The constitutional budget reserve will be completely depleted in FY 18....

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:24pm
  • There are many reasons why we live in Homer but a common denominator exists for each of us who reside “at the end of the road” — the majestic and breathtaking beauty that provides a heartfelt appreciation for the wonders of nature and the cordiality of our community. Homer’s future is up to ...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:24pm
  • I enjoy taking phone polls. I enjoy answering the questions, and not answering the boxes the poll tries to fit me in. For example, when I am asked for my race I have to answer “American,” because that is what I am. I am an Alaskan. I am a Homerite, a resident of 99603....

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:24pm
  • I am unsure which topic I wanted to address in this column because I am passionate about many topics. I am concerned about our community. I want to see more togetherness, especially concerning real life issues that directly affect the people. Issues such as financial problems and drug addiction, bot...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:24pm
  • Questions raised last week as to whether Homer City Council candidate Kimberly Ketter is eligible to run for office as a result of her felony conviction for driving under the influence were based on false information. Ketter can run for the city council seat while on probation. The city’s declara...

    Sat, 09/24/2016 - 1:17pm
  • 1. What is your vision for Homer? Mayoral candidate David Lewis: First, I envision Homer as a Four Season Destination for recreation that includes eco tourism, outdoor activities and the arts. Second, we should strive to become the main destination for large vessel ...

    Thu, 09/22/2016 - 5:10pm

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