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  • Homer’s eastern neighbor, Kachemak City, is a bit of an enigma to many folks at  our end of the Kenai Peninsula. It is a tiny, irregularly shaped city with one-tenth the population of Homer. It doesn’t even have its own zip code.   What it does have, though, is a long history, longer b...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 7:50am
  • I was recently reading an essay “Solitude and Leadership” by William Dersiewiez. He had delivered a speech to a plebe class at the United States Military Academy at West Point in October 2009. ...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 7:46am
  • O ctober is National Seafood Month. This month we’re looking to spread the word to eat more Alaska seafood — it’s good for your health. Alaskans can be proud that our state and offshore federal fisheries produce more than 60 percent of the nation’s domestic seafood harvest. Alaska’s produc...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 2:16pm
  • A mericans are charitable souls. Everyone will agree that it feels good to help someone who truly is in need and uses the charity they receive not only to survive but also to better themselves. Many people find it difficult to give because they are not sure if their donations ever make it to the int...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 2:15pm
  • D o we or don’t we recycle in Homer? Have you ever driven up to the Homer Transfer Facility baler building and seen the recyclables pushed onto the conveyor belt like garbage in the old days? And you thought, “What the heck? I take my time to sort out recyclables from my trash and the borough is...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 2:14pm
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP,  Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships, is a local coalition that aims to use and build upon our strengths to improve our individual, family and community health. Health is defined broadly to include cultural, economic, ed...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:38pm
  • G rowing up in California, I never gave it a second thought when I went to the grocery store and did not pay taxes on my fruits, veggies, eggs, milk, meats and packaged foods. Over four years ago, I moved to Anchor Point. When I went to buy food at our local grocery store, I was shocked to see that ...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:37pm
  • Thank you to Homer City Council Member Francie Roberts for nine years of thoughtful, caring leadership on the council and as Mayor Pro Tem. On a personal level you have been a great mentor and colleague to me both with the council and on the KBBI board. I hope you enjoy the free time that opens up n...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:31pm
  •    In ancient times not all people had ovens in their homes. Small villages had communal ovens lit on a schedule where everyone brought their bread ready to bake. While the loaves were in the oven folks caught up on news of the day and checked in on one another. ...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:34pm
  • T he 12th annual enactment of the Burning Basket interactive, impermanent art was a brilliant success. A giant intricately woven basket and labyrinth were created by people of all ages. Nearly 100 hours were donated to gather materials and to build the installations, with over 30 people participatin...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:29pm

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