Nonprofit needs

December nonprofit needs The Senior Center needs a seamstress to sew shirt protectors for residents and adult day participants. Contact: Keren Kelly, keren@homerseniors.com Kachemak Heritage… Continue reading

Point of View: Discover the American dipper

The American Dipper, (Cinclus mexicanus) or “Water Ouzel,” as many affectionately call this hardy year-round resident of the Kenai Peninsula, can also be found as… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2018
  • By Janet Klein and Jack Wiles For the Homer News
  • Point of View

Letters

Share the Spirt update Dear community members; If you are in need of assistance providing for your household this holiday season, please visit a local… Continue reading

Rob and Annie Wiard

Point of View: Grief is a real aspect of addiction recovery

Parents of a child suffering from addiction, also suffer from intense grief, most often unacknowledged grief. As parents of a child who suffers from the… Continue reading

Rob and Annie Wiard
A red poll feeds at a Homer, Alaska, house in February 2018. (Photo by BJ Hitchcock)

Winter is a great time to feed the birds

If you enjoy watching birds, you may want to put up some bird feeders. Feeders will draw birds in for closer and longer viewing. They… Continue reading

A red poll feeds at a Homer, Alaska, house in February 2018. (Photo by BJ Hitchcock)

Give thanks by giving more

Recently a woman sent the Homer News a message through Facebook about a friend she knew who could use a little help. “No food for… Continue reading

Letters

Rep. Paul Seaton: Thanks for the honor of serving you for 16 years Thank you to the voters of District 31 for the honor of… Continue reading

Stretching the Tape: what is an individual’s responsibility in upholding hunting ethics?

This hunting season I was confronted on a personal level with an ethical issue that is more prevalent in our community than I ever would… Continue reading

Letters

Thanks to Homer Foundation Thank you to the Homer Foundation and to the Board of Directors of The Educator Professional Development Fund for honoring my… Continue reading

We’re building the ship as we’re sailing it

Three weeks ago, Anna Meredith and Connor Schmidt represented Kachemak Bay Family Planning’s R.E.C. Room at Action to Access, the 2018 ACEs Conference and Pediatric… Continue reading

Flo Larson

Pay it Forward: a noble profession

It was the fall of 1970 when I took a mushroom identification class from Boyd Schaffer. Boyd was a master in the wilderness. He knew… Continue reading

Flo Larson

Letters

Back-to-school help appreciated Thank you to all those wonderful people who helped 106 children, clients of the Homer Community Food Pantry, start their school year… Continue reading

Letters

Thanksgiving basket deadlines Hello again, just wanted everyone to know that the Thanksgiving basket applications are now available. There will be someone at the Food… Continue reading

Jessica Golden, director of Hospice of Homer.

Connection is the starting point for hospice services

Above my desk, is a quote by the writer Kurt Vonnegut; “The most daring thing you can do with your life is to create stable… Continue reading

Jessica Golden, director of Hospice of Homer.
Rep. Paul Seaton speaks at a candidate forum Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. Seaton is running for re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives District 31 seat, against Republican candidate and political newcomer Sarah Vance. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Paul Seaton: ‘I care about the future of this great state’

I’ve lived in Alaska for over 43 years. In that time my wife Tina and I have raised two kids, built four houses, run six… Continue reading

Rep. Paul Seaton speaks at a candidate forum Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. Seaton is running for re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives District 31 seat, against Republican candidate and political newcomer Sarah Vance. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Sarah Vance, a Republican candidate for the Alaska House of Representatives District 31 seat, speaks at a candidate forum Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. Vance will face incumbent Rep. Paul Seaton in the November election. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sarah Vance: ‘It’s time for a change’

What kind of Alaska do You dream of? My name is Sarah Vance and I want to be your state representative in House district 31.… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2018
  • By Sarah Vance Special to the Homer News
  • Point of View
Sarah Vance, a Republican candidate for the Alaska House of Representatives District 31 seat, speaks at a candidate forum Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. Vance will face incumbent Rep. Paul Seaton in the November election. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Letters

Make history Scotland, England, Norway, Japan, Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Maine, New York, Massachusetts, California, Oregon, Washington — all used to have wild salmon runs.… Continue reading

Letters

Seaton is a problem solver Those of us who live on the Southern Kenai Peninsula are fortunate to have Paul Seaton as our State House… Continue reading

Pondering the squandering, laundering of the Fund

Why has a family of four, entitled to $28,000 in Permanent Fund dividends over last three years only received less than $15,000? Why has the… Continue reading

Who gives a hoot? Many of our local owls, that’s who

Following is the latest in a monthly series of articles about birds and birding, celebrating The Year of the Bird, 2018, with authors from Kachemak… Continue reading