• Annie Koskovich, my friend of many years, is with her angels. I have a heavy heart, I miss her and it has been a joy to have been a part of her life here on earth. Acts of kindness, funny antics, honesty and always looking out for other people, myself included, are only a few of her accomplishments....

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 11:08am
  • Dear Community of Homer, A person really can’t know what a day will hold, but there’s one thing for sure, it seems the community of Homer, Alaska, can be counted on to do the best thing possible — whatever it may be. Thank you, community, for responding to my invitation to help me celebrate my...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 11:07am
  • I would like to give an honored and blessed thank you to the Homer Foundation for the Bill and Liz Johnson Teacher Education Scholarship. I would also like to give thanks to the Homer Emblem Club No. 350. I’d like to take this moment to thank everyone who considered me for these scholarships. Than...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 11:04am
  • I was surprised to read in the paper the astounding news of the new dog seatbelt law put in affect by the Homer City Council. In disbelief I checked to see if I really had an Alaska paper, instead of a provincial New England rag. Was this a case of the city fathers (and mothers) feeling the need to ...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 11:03am
  • It has been my privilege to care for the animals at the Homer Animal Shelter for 26 years now. During that time I, and a dedicated group of volunteers, have tried our best to provide quality of life and a nurturing environment for the animals in our care; make the very best adoption matches possible...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 11:02am
  • The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has released its draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for oil and gas leasing in lower Cook Inlet. On Aug. 17, they held a meeting in Homer and several folks attended to air their concerns. The fact that at this time of climate change, ocean acidification,...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:42pm
  • The Lost Lake Breath of Life Run is a fundraiser to benefit those suffering from cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that limits the ability to breathe over time. The race, 16+ miles in the mountains outside Seward, was held Saturday, Aug. 27, with runners from all over Alaska. Eight runners from Hom...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:39pm
  • There’s a new face in town!  Well, maybe not a “new” face — but an old familiar one that has gotten a major facelift this summer thanks to the Homer Foundation and the Cottonwood and Jenson Funds.  After a rainy fall prohibited us from being able to paint, the great beginning to su...

    Thu, 08/18/2016 - 2:43pm
  • We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the new artistic director at Pier One Theatre, Jennifer Norton, as well as long-time director Lance Petersen, for providing a summer scholarship for Simon to participate in Pier One Youth Theatre. Simon, now 13 years old, has enjoyed Pier One’s yout...

    Thu, 08/18/2016 - 2:43pm
  • A couple of weeks ago I was excited about taking my new boat out for its first real trial to see how it performed and to see if it could catch fish (halibut on this trip).  I launched at the Homer Spit and went out beyond the cliffs. It was a really nice day with the tide coming in. Within the ...

    Thu, 08/18/2016 - 2:42pm

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