• There is a new campaign in town. I’ve seen the stickers popping up on cars and trucks, the Homer Police cars have them, and there was even a full page ad in the local paper. And this has me really curious why the double standard. (Like seat belt laws, double standard, but that’s a different ...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:10am
  • I would like to take the time to thank the Homer Foundation for awarding me the Alain and Daniel Rieser Scholarship. The scholarship is specifically for students who either want to study languages in college or are planning a trip abroad. Fortunately, I have been able to be a part of both categories...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:58am
  • Thank you for choosing me as one of the recipients for the Drew Scalzi Memorial Scholarship. I know that there were many other students just as qualified to choose from. I very much appreciate this scholarship. It means a lot to me and my family, seeing as we are connected to the ocean and the commu...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:57am
  • Each year, the Homer Council on the Arts awards a Summer Arts Scholarship to a young musician on behalf of the Constance M. Benston Scholarship Fund at the Homer Foundation. This year the HCOA was kind enough to choose me as the recipient of this generous award. I am using it for the Summer Piano Ma...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:56am
  • Homer recently lost another icon. Pat Arnold, the weathered Bike Lady, passed away last week. We remember her, hour after hour, day after day, year after year, regardless of sun, wind and ice, bundled in heavy rain gear, laboriously and incessantly pedaling along the Spit.  To some of us she wa...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:55am
  • The Robert Turkington family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to this amazing community for the outpouring of love and support at the passing of our father. At every turn help was offered, from the flowers, the programs and help with the service. ...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:54am
  • On behalf of Cook Inletkeeper’s board and staff, I want to give a huge thanks to everyone who came out to Bishop’s Beach last Thursday for our 18th Annual Splash Bash. This community party has evolved into a broad celebration of the  work we all do for clean water and healthy salmon. All of...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:54am
  • While there are differences of opinion regarding some of the beach policy that the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission has recommended to the Homer City Council, I think most people want to see decisions based on an accurate understanding of the issues.  In that regard, I would like to add...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:49am
  • Since I live out East End Road beyond the city limits, I don’t have a lot of say about what goes on in the city of Homer. But having said that, I just can’t sit by and watch the Homer City Council spend $385,000 to design 35 percent of a building that is highly unlikely to be funded in the near ...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:49am
  • On June 19-20, the Kachemak Bay Celtic Club had the good fortune and perfect weather to entertain residents and visitors for the inaugural two-day Kachemak Bay CeltFest, with the internationally acclaimed Celtic rock band, Tempest, performing at Karen Hornaday Park and following the next day with th...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:17am

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