Back in the day, residents of Kachemak Bay pulled more than big flatfish and frisky salmon from the waters. Those who have lived on local shores for 30 years or so remember a day when it was possible to jig for crab, not to mention make a descent living from harvesting king and Tanner crabs.
video featuring many familiar Homer faces is circulating social media sites this week, but the faces have a disturbing feature — two strips of black tape making an “X” across their mouths.
Homer Middle School unfurled a new program on Monday, one touted as a progressive approach to talking to youth about suicide.
“I think the thing that’s nice about this is it’s a national screening process,” said Homer Middle School Principal Kari Lee Dendurent. “It’s research-based; they’ve already tested it, they’ve already piloted it.”
There is magic in the air this time of year, thanks in great part to that laughing, chubby man with his white beard, mustache and shock of long, gray hair. Donning golden spectacles and a red suit, Santa Claus works hard to make children’s and adults’ wishes come true.
This weekend, Homer Council on the Arts transforms Homer High School’s commons and gymnasium into a winter wonderland holiday bazaar. The annual Nutcracker Faire offers shoppers the opportunity to browse the aisles of local arts, crafts, educational items and food, as tiny ballerinas, mice, flowers and candy canes make their way through the hallways in between ballet performances.
A little history behind Foundation funding Many thanks to Carey Restino for her clear reporting in last week’s paper about the city council’s funding cuts to the Pratt Museum and other local, nonprofit organizations. As the years pass, I worry the public has lost touch with the history behind that funding. In particular, I want […]
Our mail on Aug. 29, 2013, contained an unsigned letter announcing an American Community Survey. “Your Response is Required by Law.” The return address was listed as U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau, 1201 East 10th Street, Jeffersonville, Ind.
As a long-time Alaskan who has been here since 1969, I will not be silenced by House Bill 77. I firmly believe in the responsibility of citizens to engage in government decisions, because we are part of the checks and balances on government.
Last year, the Parnell Administration threw a bomb that could blow up all your rights and protections under our State Constitution. The State House passed Parnell’s HB 77, “The Silencing Alaskans Act.” It sits in the State Senate now, fuse burning, ready to explode in our face with the opening of the 2014 Legislative Session.
Now that another year is ending, it’s a good time to take stock of where you are on your journey toward financial security. Of course, you could find many different “measuring sticks” to assess your progress, but you can certainly gain considerable information just by asking yourself some basic questions. Here are a few to […]