Bear sign spotted near Roger’s Loop trailhead

It may feel like winter, but bears in the area are still active, according to area trails advocate Dave Brann who keeps a close watch… Continue reading

Parents get tips for stopping bullying

By Jerzy Shedlock Morris News Service - Alaska Communication is essential to breaking the cycle of bullying. For example, tell your children their options for… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2012

Students write about their roots

By McKibben JackinskyStaff writerWhen Sue Brass, sixth-grade teacher at West Homer Elementary School, assigned her students an assignment to write a narrative essay, she added… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2012

School Events Nov 1

Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District NOTE: In the event of two-hour school delays or closures, official announcements will be made on the website, the KPBSD… Continue reading

Q & A with candidates for House District 30 incumbent Paul Seaton, challenger Liz Diament

Editor’s Note: When Alaskans go to the polls Tuesday, not only will they be voting for president of the United States and Alaska’s representative in… Continue reading

Liz Diament

Candidate Comments – Liz Diament

My name is Liz Diament and I am running for State House. The upcoming legislative session will make a difference in the future of the… Continue reading

Liz Diament
Paul Seaton

Candidate Comments – Paul Seaton

I have been actively involved in Kenai Peninsula communities for 37 years.  As your Representative I work hard for an Alaska that values fiscal responsibility,… Continue reading

Paul Seaton

Reasons to vote for Obama, Biden in Tuesday’s presidential election

I am a pious Scots-Irish Presbyterian Christian. I submit three propositions and one essay. The propositions: 1. Definition — Democracy: a nation which derives its… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2012

‘Flow State’ comes to Homer

On Thursday, Nov. 8, the latest Warren Miller film will be playing at the Homer Theater. Miller’s 63rd feature film, “Flow State,” “brings audiences to… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2012

Walking the talk

The Buccaneer public meeting at McNeil Canyon Elementary School illustrated wide gaps in perception between the Australian company and local residents. The meeting started with… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2012

GMOs aren’t good for you

Mary Miner wrote a letter advocating banning GMOs from Homer’s school lunches, and I agree.  GMO means genetically modified organisms, combinations of plant-animal-virus corporately designed… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2012

Water works: Difference of opinion on Homer’s water-sewer rate structure

As a member of the city of Homer Water and Sewer Task Force, I want to make it clear that the following is just my… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2012
  • By Ken Castner

Students debate plastic bag ban

This quarter the second through sixth graders researched the plastic bag ban issue (Ordinance 12-36) and then held a class debate. We read past community… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2012

Thanks for successful benefit

The Anchor Point Volunteer Fire Department and the Anchor Point Baptist Church would like to extend the largest, most  heartfelt thank you to all who… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2012

Enough of ‘Blame Bush’

As I write, there are only a handful of days until this country votes to end the second terrorist attack on our country. On Tuesday,… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2012

Presidents and the Supreme Court

Most Libertarians, Democrats, Tea Party activists and some Republicans agree that the rich should not be able to buy elections. For the first time, nonprofits,… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2012

What are we doing to combat evil?

Did you know that the executive branch may conduct unwarranted search and seizure, disappear to undisclosed indefinite detention, torture or rendition American citizens anywhere in the world, including… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2012

Chance to meet Vic Fischer Friday

We are fortunate to be able to meet Victor Fischer, one of Alaska’s Founding Fathers, at the college this Friday evening, Nov. 2. Vic Fischer… Continue reading

Medicare open enrollment for drug plans happening now

To All Medicare Beneficiaries,Don’t forget — Medicare Open Enrollment for Part D (the drug plans) is Oct. 15 through Dec 7. Now is the time… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2012

Chances to prove power of protocol

It may seem like the campaigns leading to Tuesday’s General Election have been interminable. But, now, here we are only a few days away from… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2012