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  • Alaska  needs better permitting. Resource development project  permitting in Alaska is at the proverbial fork in the road. For years the state of Alaska followed a rocky road  filled with potholes — a landscape now littered with blown-out tires. ...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 3:12pm
  • With the arrival of Halloween, an old familiar monster rises from the grave like Freddy Krueger in “Nightmare on Elm Street.”  But, unlike the famous fictional character, this beast is real and threatens to choke off our children’s future, consigning our great grandchildren to lifetimes o...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 3:11pm
  • Lurking in medicine cabinets and jumbled bathroom drawers, unused and expired pharmaceuticals are a common item in today’s households.  Pharmaceuticals encompass a range of familiar items such as prescription and over-the-counter drugs, veterinary medicines, personal care products, fragrances...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:07am
  • As was the case for so many of us, I came to Homer on a whim, and stayed. That summer of 1992, it was a tenting-in-the-rain routine on Ohlson Mountain. All the years since have been equally engaging; nothing to disappoint.  My gratitude goes wholeheartedly to the countless, magnificent friends,...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:20am
  • Bay View Inn, a true part of Homer’s history in this beautiful place we call the Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea, is being eradicated by city of Homer officials. These officials want to get rid of places like the Bay View Inn. They call it “non-conforming.” It just doesn’t fit in their plans. ...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:18am
  • This summer has been a challenge for many Alaskans who rely on a particular link in the Alaska Marine Highway System. The M/V Tustumena has been out of service all summer, causing serious disruptions for residents and small businesses of Seldovia, Kodiak Island and the Aleutian Chain.  The Depa...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:49pm
  • Last month I came before the Homer City Council to highlight the needs of the Homer Public Library. I prefaced my remarks by acknowledging that the lack of current nonfiction books and the void in the library collection was not this council’s doing. ...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:48pm
  • As someone who fashions himself a natural born anthropologist, my goodness, in the current affairs of our culture, these appear to be the most grave and serious times. Our penchant, anymore, for cultural suicide, of which founding father, John Adams, pessimistically forewarned, seems, sadly, to be b...

    Thu, 10/03/2013 - 10:11am
  • I like Chris Story. He’s funny, he raises his family here, and he drives dollars into our local economy. But I like him for another reason: He has the passion of his convictions to not only speak his mind, but also to act on it. I wish there were more like him in our community....

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 11:03am
  • Becoming a Hospice of Homer volunteer is a perfect opportunity to share a precious part of you with people who are in need. As I have moved through my life, I wanted my efforts and energy to be used for what I felt was important. ...

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:56am

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