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  • At a recent Homer Council on the Arts meeting we were planning our annual meeting which takes place each January. At that meeting HCOA presents a slate of proposed board members for the members to approve.  As we talked, it became clear that it is time to begin a search for new board members. F...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:19am
  • I ride my bicycle year-round. In the winter, I layer up for my ride despite the snow or the cold for many reasons, but mainly because it is good for me, I enjoy it, and it is one way that I choose to reduce my mark on this planet. We all know that driving in the winter is more dangerous and so ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:06pm
  • My name is Liz Diament and I am running for State House....

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:55am
  • I have been actively involved in Kenai Peninsula communities for 37 years.  As your Representative I work hard for an Alaska that values fiscal responsibility, quality education, improved health, responsible resource development, and accountable government.  My experience as a small busine...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:53am
  • I am a pious Scots-Irish Presbyterian Christian. I submit three propositions and one essay. The propositions: 1. Definition — Democracy: a nation which derives its political authority from its people.2. Definition — Oligarchy: a nation in which a small group, the “oligarchs” exercise control...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:51am
  • As a member of the city of Homer Water and Sewer Task Force, I want to make it clear that the following is just my take on our progress after six months of work.It is definitely not the opinion of the city administration. Their position, as recently written by the city manager in his budget message ...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:47am
  • I’ve been in the Play Like Crazy Tournament for a few years now, and either I’m better every year, or the team that I get put on is. Either way, I think we had the most exciting matches of the tournament, as we took second place on the Slammin’ Jammin’s. ...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 1:55pm
  • Troubling questions about Buccaneer Energy were raised in recent opinion pieces. Buccaneer seems to be operating by the seat of their pants, letting things slide till the last minute, not always operating by the rules, and continually asking for special dispensation.  This behavior does not bode w...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 1:11pm
  • Some liken increasing oil and gas activity on the Kenai Peninsula and in Cook Inlet to a renaissance. A new Dark Ages may be more apt. The fall of the Western Roman Empire in AD 476 ushered in Europe’s Middle Ages, the early centuries of which were characterized in many places by complete breakdow...

    Wed, 10/24/2012 - 10:30am
  • Hearing of the teen drinking party where no one moved to help the unconscious young man, but did video his brutal rape, I was reminded of an event four decades ago in New York. Much soul-searching was occasioned by the murder of a young woman outside her apartment building. Neighbors watched and lis...

    Wed, 10/24/2012 - 10:26am

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