Congress bipartisan to promote new technologies

Sometimes there’s actually encouraging news coming out of Washington.
In an effort to update America’s energy policy, and tackle some looming problems for the nation’s manufacturers, the Senate has passed new, bipartisan legislation. The bill addresses such diverse issues as cutting-edge energy technologies and America’s increasing dependence on minerals and metals sourced from overseas.
So how did all of this good news come about?

Letters – April 27

Adult Education an asset to community As Kachemak Bay Campus’s academic year winds to a close, its Adult Basic Education Program would like to extend a special and heartfelt thanks to community members who have shared their time and energy as tutors in our program. These dedicated volunteers provided many hours of individual instruction in […]

Letters – April 20

Community rallies to bring deckhand class The Kachemak Bay Campus of the Kenai Peninsula College Marine Technology Program offered a deckhand skills class April 9 and 10. As instructor, I have many thanks to distribute to members of our community who assisted in making this class an extraordinary success. Thank you Don, Robin and Patrick […]

It’s time to support marijuana establishments in our community

The Kenai Peninsula Borough currently has a review process in place for the licensing of marijuana establishments. It has named the assembly as the local regulatory authority.
When a marijuana licensee provides a completed packet to the state, it will be sent to the borough government for review, first by the planning department and then by the assembly.

No sidelines in climate change fight

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans hit the streets to protest the environmental effects of more than 100 years of uncontrolled fossil-fueled industrial development. It was the first Earth Day.
What was intended to be a college campus teach-in, soon spread to every community and city across the United States. It was — and remains — the single largest secular event in history.

Letters – April 13

Bowlers raise $5,000 for BB/BS Big Brothers Big Sisters is a national program that matches youth with positive adult role models, helping them succeed at home, in school and in life. On April 2, we held our annual fundraiser, “Bowl for Kids’ Sake.” We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the more than […]

Dear Alaska Legislators …

As we hope you are aware, stubborn self-reliant farmers and young entrepreneurs from Homer to Sterling to Nikiski and Tyonek are producing more food for citizens of all ages, on all sides of the
political spectrum, with each passing year. At last count, Kenai Peninsula farms produced nearly $2 million in crops and livestock per year, and 34 percent of all Alaska farms producing food for direct sale to consumers were on the Kenai Peninsula.

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things

The world is full of ordinary people who do ordinary things for others. But when a person does ordinary things for just about everyone he knows out of kindness, generosity, and compassion, that person becomes extraordinary.
Jeff H. Wraley was one of those extraordinary people.

Letters – April 6

Turn spring cleaning into electronics recycling Let us support Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Spenard Builders Supply. This is a wonderful service event sponsored by Cook Inletkeeper. During our spring cleaning, we can dispose of old electronics and keep them out of our waste stream. Electronics […]

Letters – March 30

Time to come back home? Atz, Otto: Please come home. R.E. Azity HYSOC helps kids inspire kids The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club believes kids inspire kids. HYSOC would like to thank the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee and their generous donors, and the Sheldon Youth -to-Youth Fund for believing in our mission. We received […]

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