Homer Public Library is ready for summer

Spring break is nearly here, and it won’t be long before school children wail, “I’m boooored!”
Don’t fret. Our local library has convenient hours, and a fantastic selection of books and budget-friendly activities. You may not know that the Homer Public Library is open until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; that’s enough after-dinner time to grab a few DVDs and some fun books.

Seaton’s HB 365 is new plan for permanent fund

Greetings from Juneau on the 42nd day of the second legislative session. On Wednesday, I introduced HB 365 to address our budget crisis. With low prices and declining production, oil revenue alone is no longer sufficient to support our state, and the gap cannot be bridged with budget cuts alone.

Letters – March 2

Doesn’t deserve minority listing Having read and listened to all the brouhaha concerning marijuana (pot, cannabis, reefer) – I am compelled to put in my two cents. First off, I don’t have a dog in this fight. I don’t actually understand why there’s a dogfight. I support pot legalization; the voters have spoken and that’s […]

Letters – Feb. 17

Thank you, Homer from “Homer Events” for supporting a couple of rather unique events in our 2016 Winter Carnival.
I refer to the Mr. Homer Pageant hosted by Chris Story, (thanks Chris), which this year had five entries. (Each year is a little crazier than the last.) Erik Schreier was selected as this year’s Mr. Homer, and he is very much looking forward to making appearances at Homer community events and get-togethers during his reign.

Cannabis controversy: Can we find the truth?

Shall Homer City Council ban commercial cannabis cultivation, testing, processing and sales from Homer?
City Council members Heath Smith, Bryan Zak, Donna Aderhold and Gus Van Dyke voted to introduce ordinance 1606 to ban commercial cannabis.

Council weighs in on weed

Homer folks had a lot on their minds Monday night as they gathered at the City Council meeting to discuss two of the city’s hottest topics.
The meeting stretched over four hours, as the Homer Council and interested community members debated both marijuana and beaches.

Letters – Feb. 10

Young fishermen — check out this event! Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program hosted the sixth-annual Alaska Young Fishermen’#s Summit on Jan. 27-29 — this year in Juneau. Due to the generosity of both Alaska Sea Grant and our local commercial fishermen’#s organization, North Pacific Fisheries Association, we were able to attend the summit, which […]

Murkowski touts Alaska benefits in bipartisan legislation

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, advanced debate on her broad, bipartisan energy bill by providing a synopsis of how it will benefit her home state of Alaska. She focused on how the bill will help the state produce more energy and help consumers use less energy, creating new opportunities and lowering costs — especially in rural areas.

Letters – Feb. 3

A little kindness goes a long way About two weeks before Christmas, my 99-year-old mother, Nadine Pence, was at Safeway admiring the poinsettias. As she was buying her groceries, a woman she did not know gave her a beautiful poinsettia. I would like to thank this woman for her kindness. My mother is still enjoying […]

From the desk of Representative Paul Seaton:

Greetings from Juneau on the 14th day of the Second Legislative Session.
Rain, rain, rain; it matches the mood around the capitol. The intensity and frequency of various caucus meetings is already at the level we usually only see at the end of session.

Recognition is growing that we must do a more comprehensive fix to the structural deficit than just cuts.

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