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  • 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
  • In the shadows of the Chugach, the Anchorage neighborhood of Mountain View is a bustling community that boasts the most diverse census tract in the entire United States of America, according to recent research. Walking down the street or entering a restaurant, you encounter a wide range of Alaskans ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:29pm
  • Referring to the June 24 Homer City Council meeting and resolution 13-068(A) Amending the Land Allocation Plan to Make the Southwestern Two-thirds Portion of Lot 2, Tract 1-A Fishing Hole Subdivision Available for Lease: Homer’s water-based community feels betrayed and disappointed at the result o...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:40pm
  • There’s been a loud, angry and often uninformed debate over salmon habitat protection in the Kenai Peninsula Borough for the past couple years, and if we hope to protect our fisheries in the coming years, it’s important to understand some basic issues....

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:32pm

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