After dramatically cutting funding for area nonprofits at its last meeting, the Homer City Council Monday night flip-flopped, funding not only the Pratt Museum and the Homer Foundation at their originally budgeted levels, but also adding money for library staff, advertising of Homer’s marine trades and services, design work on a parking lot on the Homer Spit, and even a citizen’s academy.
Self-proclaimed “Homer brat” Genny Miller waited through a long and emotionally charged Monday city council meeting to bring some good news; she plans to bring back fun.
Shortly after the new year, Alaska’s Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell and the State Division of Elections will decide whether an initiative to ban set nets off Alaska’s urban shores will go before the state’s voters.
Michael Murray’s life has been a tapestry of art, education and exploration of other cultures. His father was an educator with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Murray was born on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana. The family lived on different reservations in North Dakota throughout Murray’s early childhood. It was through these experiences that Murray learned to appreciate, respect and value cultures different from his.
You know when you are watching a skilled magician — whether onstage or a street performance — you recognize the talent and discipline that allows slight of hand to appear magical.
Remember to ‘Share the Spirit’ If your household is in need, and you would like to apply for a holiday basket, time is running out! The deadline for a Share the Spirit application is Friday, Dec.13. Please don’t delay. Go to a human services agency where you or a member of your family receive assistance, […]
When a power outage put Homer off the grid for a few hours last week, Homer High School senior Nahoa Jette took to the halls.
He wasn’t looking for trouble, but for a story.
The last time federal officials took action to move some 1,000 cattle off two remote islands in Alaska a decade ago, it didn’t go so well. The attempt to remove the cattle was fraught with calamity, from difficulty accessing the remote locations, to engine trouble that stranded a barge filled with 40 cows.
As an investor, you’ll eventually need to make all sorts of decisions — and some will be difficult. But there’s one choice you can make that can be relatively easy: reinvesting stock dividends. It’s simple to reinvest dividends — you just need to sign up for a dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP). Once you do, you […]
Get Christmas presents under wraps Homer’s American Legion Auxiliary will be offering Christmas gift wrapping at Ulmer’s on Lake Street noon-5 p.m. daily from Dec. 14-Dec. 24. There is no charge for the service, but donations to support Veteran’s programs are appreciated. The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 16 in Homer, is a nonprofit organization. Fill […]