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  • Did you notice? The city’s wish list has a gaping hole. For the last four years a Homer Education and Recreational Center has made it onto Homer’s Capital Improvements Projects list. Where is it this year? What are we doing about this?  When speaking to Homer City Council members and city e...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:04am
  • We often hear about climate warming and melting arctic sea ice in the news, but have you ever wondered what effect climate change is having on our oceans? ...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 6:39am
  • We almost moved out of Alaska. This would make us part of “The Leavers.” You know, the super close friends that become like family. They move away and take a gigantic piece of your heart with them. The ones you think of during dark February nights, the ones you wish you could join across the bay...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 6:36am
  • Dear editor and most honorable citizens dancing on the Wheel of Karma in our beautiful cosmic hamlet by the sea! No, this is not Brother Asaiah, nor his ghost writing, and, yes, I think I’ve got your attention now, even if it is to growl indignantly: “How dare he?” ...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 5:22pm
  • It is part of what makes our state and community distinctive: Alaska’s wild salmon runs.  They differentiate us from almost all other coastal regions in the world. Fishing is part of our heritage, whether sport, commercial, subsistence or personal use. ...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:45pm
  • Last week, the Parnell Administration ruled a wild salmon stream in Cook Inlet was “suitable” for large-scale coal strip mining. You read that right. In response to a petition from local Alaskans looking to protect salmon habitat from the proposed Chuitna coal strip mine, the Parnell Administrat...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:44pm
  • A keystone in architectural terms is the very last piece put in place by the mason at the apex of an arch. It is the last stone and the most important.  Without the keystone the arch wouldn’t stand at all; and yet the keystone experiences the least amount of pressure due to its location....

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:43pm
  • We now face a great civic task: deciding the referendum on whether to  strike down Senate Bill 21, which slashes state revenues from the oil  industry by about a billion dollars a year. Which side do you believe? ...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 5:32pm
  • I am honored to be a member of the board of directors and part of the exciting work we are doing to write the next chapter in the Pratt Museum’s story. I want to share this exciting work with you today. Imagine a dedicated gathering space to share stories and learn from each other. ...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 4:01pm
  • I’ve lived in Homer for more than a quarter century. I have seen a lot of changes, but I still love the view that opens up if you’re driving down Baycrest Hill on a sunny day. I can’t reasonably explain how much I actually do love it. Together with the glorious feeling of awe I usually experie...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:30pm

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