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  • 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
  • We’ve grown so accustomed to reading about federal and state government deficit spending that people’s eyes start to glaze over when the talk turns to Homer’s own budget dilemma. As civic leaders ask us for solutions we end up with so many opinions that it’s hard to know where to begin. In t...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:05am
  • As water becomes more of valuable commodity in the United States, competition between public and private uses for this resource is heating up. This has caused a disturbing trend in governmental sector which seems to be succumbing to political pressure to side more often with corporate interest wishi...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 7:48am
  • The Friends of the Homer Library (FHL) has been around for about 35 years.  And yet, our relationship to the City and the library is often misunderstood.  ...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 7:45am
  • I  was not quite a teenager when I had my first interaction with the federal government. In 1963, I was awarded the janitorial contract for the Valdez post office.  Every day for an hour before school, I cleaned the building. I was excited because it meant income for my family as we strugg...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 7:36am
  • If you’ve visited a local farmers market recently, you’ll appreciate the bounty of delicious, healthy food that Alaska can produce when cultivated by knowledgeable, dedicated hands....

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 7:34am

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