Thanks to all who Share the Spirit

  We would like to thank the Homer Foundation’s Homer Community Chest Program for their continued support of Share the Spirit. This spring when our… Continue reading

Cheers to a fun fundraiser

Bunnell Street Arts Center had a delicious Beer and Cheese tasting last Saturday that was generously sponsored by two local businesses: Maura’s Cafe & Delicatessen… Continue reading

Thanks for supporting health fair

  We apologize. To those of you who had to wait for your blood draw during the Rotary Health Fair this year, we apologize. In… Continue reading

Living in paradise too expensive

  Alaskans pay higher prices for fuel, airfare, property taxes and many other personal expenses than most Americans. Our state is one of the most… Continue reading

Council’s action on full build-out of natural gas line appreciated

I would like to express my support for the build-out of the Homer area natural gas distribution system as proposed by the Homer City Council.… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2012

Heli skiing businesses would degrade area’s quality of life

  This is the letter I sent to the State of Alaska in response to a call for public feedback on helicopter skiing in Kachemak… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2012

Community should welcome helicopter skiing operations

  My sometimes ski buddy at the Homer Rope Tow Chuck Lindsay, as well as others, voiced their disapproval last week over the new Kenai… Continue reading

Let’s have teens teach their peers about alcohol, drugs

The group of teens stood before an audience of adults and asked the adults to wave their hands around their head and act silly. The… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2012

Cool beans

Linda Tannehill of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, points out the energy costs for different methods of cooking a pot of beans.… Continue reading

Man found dead at Skyline overlook

A 20-year-old Homer man was found dead on Friday morning in his car parked at a Skyline Drive overlook near Clearwater Drive. Homer Police said… Continue reading

No excuse to mark Thanksgiving alone in Homer

The Thanksgiving countdown has begun. Seven days from now families and friends will sit down to meals of turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy,… Continue reading

Comments sought on heli-skiing in state parks

In summer, thousands of visitors hike, raft, fish and camp in Kachemak Bay State Park and Kachemak Bay Wilderness State Park. Many of them make… Continue reading

Statistics: Homer High students good kids

Editor's Note: How rigorously do Homer High School officials enforce rules against drinking by students and student athletes? Are those rules enforced fairly? How does… Continue reading

More pieces of peninsula’s puzzling past fall into place

A find here and a find there is one thing. Put all those finds together and a picture starts to take shape. Such has been… Continue reading

Conservation drill cuts load by about 1.5 percent

Officials from regional governments and utilities estimated an across-the-board energy load reduction of 1.5 percent on Oct. 30, between 6-8 p.m., during the fourth Energy… Continue reading

Chamber car raffle will go until Dec. 6

  With 200 car raffle tickets still to be sold, Monte Davis, executive director of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, has announced… Continue reading

Remote gold operations pick up pace

High gold prices have stimulated Alaska mining projects including several in remote areas. The small Nixon Fork underground gold and copper mine near McGrath on… Continue reading

AEDC predicts strong growth for Anchorage

 The Anchorage economy showing promise can be used as an indicator for the rest of Alaska, Bill Popp, president and CEO of the Anchorage Economic… Continue reading

Petco opens store in Soldotna

Store manager Anthony Havrilla carefully dipped a clear plastic Petco bag into an aquarium in the aquatic section of the new Soldotna store. After slowly… Continue reading

Alaska Air Group reports record quarterly profits

Alaska Air Group, Inc. announced record profits when its third quarter earnings were released Oct. 25. The airline company reported $150.3 million in net earnings… Continue reading