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  • 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 - 3:29pm
  • 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 - 9:05am
  • 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 - 8:48am
  • 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 - 8:45am
  • 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 - 8:36am
  • 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 - 8:34am
  • 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...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:55am
  • On Sept. 10 and 11, I will hold meetings in Homer and Ninilchik to gather constituent input on the state budget.  The budget has been discussed a lot this year with the state having a $3 billion deficit and only three years of reserves. ...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:47am
  • “You will have to eat bread and milk for dinner tonight,” she said every now and then.My mother wasn’t lazy. She birthed 11 children, eight of us at home and breast fed all of us. We lived on a small farm in North Dakota “in the boon docks” so to speak, no school bus service, not on the ma...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:34am
  • After well over 30 years of no real vacation, but for here and there, family obligations back East and one too brief respite in Hawaii, it all, suddenly, came to an end. I spent most of 2014 decompressing from one long hard day’s night that began in 1980. (What I was doing is another story.) But i...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 8:51am

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