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

Borough officials place solution for landfill fluids on priority list

One of the items Kenai Peninsula Borough officials hope to have state lawmakers include in the state’s capital budget is infrastructure needed to create a… Continue reading

Ninilchik principal gets ‘pied’

When Ninilchik School students discovered one pie left from games at a  Dec. 20 pep assembly, they wondered what to do with it. Their solution:… Continue reading

Coast Guard leads investigation into sunken vessels

When it happened is uncertain — Christmas Eve or Christmas Day — but the F/V Leading Lady and F/V Kupreanof are now on the bottom… Continue reading

Big Brother Big Sister Mentor letters

As a volunteer Big Brother I have a wonderful time at West Homer school with my Little Brother. I enjoy hanging out with younger kids… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

Class saves money, time

I would like to publicly thank Lisa Nordsrom. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to take the Marine Safety Drill Instructor class. I don't… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

U.N. Environmental Assembly compliments Homer, CACS

o the people of Kachemak Bay and friends and supporters of The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies: Working for the United Nations and its Environment… Continue reading

More discussion, less poison needed on gun control laws

Dr. Jay Marley's opinion piece on the killings at an elementary school struck me as a thoughtful and provocative piece of work, regardless of your… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013