Ballot Measure 1 would allow residents to register to vote when they apply for PFD

Ballot Measure 1 would allow residents to register to vote when they apply for PFD   Ballot Measure 1 is the sole voter intiative on… Continue reading

’16 election unlike most

On the first day of early voting on Monday, 3,300 Alaskans statewide cast their ballots, including 142 in Homer — a sign of high interest… Continue reading

Zak wins Homer mayor; cop shop proposition defeated;

Editor's note: On Oct. 7 the canvass board counted absentee and other ballots. There is no change in the unofficial election results. Bryan Zak kept… Continue reading

Homer gets a new mayor, but not a new cop shop

Homer voters in Tuesday’s election selected candidates with strong business backgrounds. In the Homer mayoral race, they chose Homer City Council member Bryan Zak, assistant… Continue reading

Ketter: Reopening Boys and Girls Club would help Homer

I am unsure which topic I wanted to address in this column because I am passionate about many topics. I am concerned about our community.… Continue reading

Erickson: Let’s forget labels, start listening

I enjoy taking phone polls. I enjoy answering the questions, and not answering the boxes the poll tries to fit me in. For example, when… Continue reading

Stroozas: Sustainable future up to all of us

There are many reasons why we live in Homer but a common denominator exists for each of us who reside “at the end of the… Continue reading

Zak: Alaskans must resolve fiscal crisis now

The State of the City and why we need to advocate against State budget cost shifting and for agreeing on a revenue plan: In Alaska… Continue reading

Lewis: Homer can be a four-season destination

I came to Alaska in 1976 and moved to Homer in 1989. Lyn and I raised our two sons, Aaron and Robert, here. In 1993… Continue reading

Margaret Stock visits Homer in race against Murkowski

U.S. Senate candidate Margaret Stock visited Homer on Thursday, Sept. 22, meeting with local businesses owners and community members as part of her campaign to… Continue reading

Kimberly Ketter’s felony DUI does not disqualify her from city council race

Questions raised last week as to whether Homer City Council candidate Kimberly Ketter is eligible to run for office as a result of her felony… Continue reading

Q & A with Candidates for Homer Mayor & City Council

1. What is your vision for Homer? Mayoral candidate David Lewis: First, I envision Homer as a Four Season Destination for recreation that includes eco… Continue reading

Prop 1 would bring cop shop into 21st century say proponents

In considering Homer Proposition 1, a proposal to borrow up to $12 million to build a new Homer Police Station, the controversy isn’t whether or… Continue reading

KPB Prop 2 won’t hike taxes to pay for SPH improvements

As Kenai Peninsula Borough and Homer voters face a slate of bond propositions and tax changes, KPB Proposition 2 could be an easy sell for… Continue reading

KPB Prop 4: Voters asked about senior exemptions

Kenai Peninsula Borough voters will decide whether future seniors should continue to get $350,000 in property tax exemptions or if the borough’s portion of the… Continue reading

Tom Stroozas: Wants to serve community

Tom Stroozas is a transplant from the Lower 48, similar to many Homer residents who visited, were captured by Homer’s beauty and decided to make… Continue reading

City, borough elections to be held Oct. 4

Two candidates are running for Homer Mayor and three candidates are running for two, 3-year Homer City Council seats. The city also will hold an… Continue reading

Council member Bryan Zak: his experience qualifies him

With his 3-year term expiring this October, veteran Homer City Council member Bryan Zak chose not to run for re-election and instead shifted his focus… Continue reading

Council member David Lewis: running to give voters a choice

Three-term Homer City Council member and Mayor Pro-Tempore David Lewis said he’s running for one simple reason. “I thought about it for a while. I… Continue reading

Shelly Erickson: Roots go deep into Homer

When Homer City Council candidate Shelly Erickson says that Homer is her home, her words refer to roots that go deep into past generations. Both… Continue reading