Girls raise funds to help animals

Homer Animal Friends would like to extend a big thank you to Maggie Alston and Kendra Raymond. They raised $452 selling candy canes. Maggie Alston… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

Big thanks to theater crew

A big thank-you to Colleen Carroll and the crew at the Homer Movie Theatre for making our West Homer Elementary School Library Lexile Project fundraiser… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

Seaton’s gift appreciated

The Independent Living Center would like to thank Rep. Paul Seaton for his donation of a motorized lift recliner to our Community Closet. We also… Continue reading

Grant promotes literacy

Best Beginnings Homer and the Homer Public Library would like to thank the David and Mary Schroer Fund of the Homer Foundation for their support… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

Art as life; life as art

With regard to the passing of Gaye Wolfe and the memorial on that Sunday following in October, none was more affected than I, but the… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

Ladies afternoon was a success

Sometimes we need to take a step back and relax, and the ladies of Homer did at the "Ladies, It's All About You!" event hosted… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

Way to support young people

Many thanks go out to Rotary Club of Homer Downtown, Rotary District 5010, and the Homer Foundation for supporting the R.E.C. Room (youth Resource and… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

Troupe shows way to give back

Your very own burlesque troupe, The Bait & Tassels, would like to sincerely thank all of their audiences during this past month's performances. Equally, we… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

Travel offers different world view

I got the chance to travel to South America and explore Chile and parts of Patagonia for the past two and a half months because… Continue reading

Way to peace: forgiveness

The word "hate" should never be spoken lightly. Hate is the most powerful negative force in the universe. If we are to seek peace in… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

Focus Pocus: Don’t let people say you don’t care if you don’t support this cause or that one

I t’s all about the salmon, it’s all about saving the environment, or it’s all about equality. Pick an issue and you’ll find a concerted… Continue reading

Make a plan to be prepared, give more

One of the best things about a new year is the clean slate it represents. It’s a great time to evaluate priorities, reflect on what… Continue reading

Herrick associate charged with hindering prosecution

The man driving a truck when Alaska State Troopers arrested Bret Herrick, 52, on Dec. 8 in Anchor Point has been charged with first-degree hindering… Continue reading

Seaton prepares for start of new legislative session

As Rep. Paul Seaton, the District 30 representative for Homer, heads to Juneau for the 28th Legislature meeting Jan. 14 to April 14, he’ll be… Continue reading

Children in Head Start help spread tobacco-free message

Shortly before the holiday break, the youngsters at Homer Head Start joined Alaska’s fight against tobacco use, thanks to a program sponsored by RurAL CAP,… Continue reading

Transfer site makeover on schedule

By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer Jack Maryott, solid waste director for the Kenai Peninsula Borough, summed up the progress to turn the Homer BFL, Baler… Continue reading

Moving Day at the Pratt

Saturday was moving day at the Pratt Museum when about 25 volunteers showed up to help move sections of a gray whale from the workshop… Continue reading

Rig’s woes benefit city, borough

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Although Buccaneer Oil had intended last fall to have moved the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence to oil and gas… Continue reading

Kids, elderly benefit from Pick. Click. Give. donations

As 2013 begins, Alaska residents gifted with timeliness will likely apply for their Alaska Permanent Fund dividends. During the PFD application period about 4 percent… Continue reading

Sale of Parkside Plaza to The Center means other changes as well

Ripples from the sale of Parkside Plaza, 3665 Ben Walters Lane, are being noticed around town. For starters, South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services-The Center purchased… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013
  • By McKibben Jackinsky
  • Business