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  • It’s that time of year when gardens are lush and summer growth at its peak. This summer seems to have out done itself. The other day I heard a tourist on the Spit comment, “Every direction I turn, I see beauty!  This place is amazing!”...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:15am
  • An obscure and controversial trade bill negotiated by the Obama Administration and pending in Congress poses a direct threat to our democracy and to Alaska’s sovereignty. Unfortunately, our two senators — Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan — recently voted to “fast track” the Trans- Pacific P...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:26am
  • We have waited to write this letter until we heard from the State Medical Examiner and knew the cause of Devin’s death. There have been numerous rumors floating around which is unfair, but human in nature.  Devin died of “ Cardiac Dysrhythmia of unclear etiology.” The toxicology report on...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:23am
  • If you live in the Homer-area, pull out any old electronics you forgot to recycle back in April. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Department is teaming up with Total Reclaim, with support from Cook Inletkeeper, to collect electronics this Saturday, July 11, at the Homer Transfer Station from ...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 9:00am
  • With the second year of little snowfall, the Homer area is seeing unprecedented conditions for wildfire. The recent fires along the Kenai River and in the Mat-Su are vivid demonstrations of how quickly we can be impacted by wildfire. ...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:20am
  • Y ears ago I remember being at the chalkboard in mathematics class, my back to a class of students, and saying, “If you are going to write notes (this before cell phones and texting), you best do that between classes.” Later a student asked how I knew and I remember saying, “A teacher and moth...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:06am
  • Lingcod season opens Wednesday, July 1, and many of us are eagerly looking forward to it. After moving to Homer in 2002 and sampling our region’s rockfishing, I was absolutely amazed at the abundance and size of the lingcod we caught in the vicinity of Elizabeth, Perl and East Chugach islands.&nbs...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 9:35am
  • I was one of the many local citizen activists who rose up in response to the catastrophic 1989 Exxon oil spill in our home waters of Prince William Sound, the Kenai Peninsula and the Gulf of Alaska. ...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:54am
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships) is a local coalition that aims to foster connections and build on our strengths to improve our individual, family and community health. Health is defined broadly to include cultural, econo...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 9:01am
  • On Tuesday, May 26, there was the first of two readings for Ordinance 15-18 (s) at the Homer City Council meeting. The ordinance amends the FY2015 capital budget by “appropriating $621,500 from the general fund balance to the public safety building project account to fund the new public safety bui...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 9:00am

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