• The other day I was driving home up the hill from the Spit on Kachemak Drive. The elderly lady we always see with her bicycle on Ocean Drive, Spit Road and Kachemak Drive was walking her bicycle up the steep hill on Kachemak Drive.  She was about two feet from the edge of the road, because ther...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:42pm
  • Chapman School in Anchor Point was the recent recipient of a grant from the Homer Foundation through their KLEPS fund. This grant gives us an opportunity to purchase iPad minis for students in fifth-eighth grades. In 2012, Chapman School was awarded a legislative grant through Rep. Paul Seaton that ...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:35pm
  • I would like to thank all of my friends and family for your get well wishes and prayers during my recent hospitalization. I  especially want to thank the nurses and CNAs for their excellent  care,  above-the-top care. I truly am grateful for Dr. Steyer and Dr. Sayer for getting me on ...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:55pm
  • On behalf of all of us at SVT Health & Wellness, I want to thank Stacy Luck and Lt. Will Hutt of the Homer Police Department for taking the time to provide a recent safety training for our staff. The session was not only informative, it demonstrated how these men handle sensitive and difficult t...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:55pm
  • The Homer Cycling Club would like to extend a big fat thank you to all of the participants, volunteers, club members, local businesses and organizations that made this year’s Big Fat Bike Festival a huge success.  Proceeds from the event will match a Homer Foundation grant for an educational ...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:53pm
  • In response to the beach etiquette concerns already brought forward, I would like to reiterate how disgusting and shameful the Bishop’s Beach condition has become. Everyone who walks our beaches needs to rediscover their respect for nature. I have been alternating beaches for walks with my Samoyed...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:52pm
  • For those of us who lived through the ’60s and the Civil Rights Movement, “Selma,” which has been playing at the Homer Theatre this week, is a sober reminder of what our country used to be like.  I was only 13 years old when the Selma to Montgomery march took place, but I remember the ten...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:50pm
  • Recent opinion pieces published in Alaska Dispatch News have called for additional information from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game regarding plans for the Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary.  Funding for department staff at Round Island was not included in last year’s budget and has ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:07pm
  • The Divas Hockey Team would like to acknowledge and thank its generous supporters for donating the many wonderful items to their silent and live auction, held as part of the Women’s Winter Jamboree last month. Thank you to Homer’s Jeans, Two Sisters Bakery, Eric Olsen, Little Dipper Designs, Blu...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:03pm
  • The family of Robert P. James wishes to express heartfelt appreciation for the many kind thoughts, prayers and help we have received in the last few weeks. The sudden loss of Doris’ husband of 63 years, and our father, has left us struggling to adjust. ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:03pm

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