FYI – News Briefs & Announcements – Sept. 30

Stud time approaches Oct. 1 is the first day you can legally put studded tires on your car. Hock apprehended After avoiding law enforcement for nearly four months, 24-year-old Clarence S. Hock was arrested last Wednesday as the passenger of a vehicle stopped for a speeding violation on East End Road. Hock, from Homer, was […]

We’ve been down this road before

by Catriona Reynolds Thank you to Council Member Roberts for nine years of thoughtful, caring leadership on the City Council and as Mayor Pro Tem. On a personal level you have been a great mentor and colleague to me both with the Council and on the KBBI board. I hope you enjoy the free time […]

Farmers’ skills can pay off for investors, too

by Edward Jones Matthew North Financial Advisor In many parts of the country, it’s harvest season. As a consumer, you will certainly be affected by the labors of farmers — and their particular skill set can also teach you a lot in your role as investor. Here are a few suggestions for putting farmers’ behaviors […]

Community News – Sept. 30

Here comes Homecoming! You know you miss it. What could be better than snuggling up on the bleachers, sipping hot chocolate and rooting for the Mariner football team at  Saturday’s homecoming. The Homer High School Student Council invites the community to a Friday evening homecoming bonfire from 7-10 p.m. in the lower level of the […]

Should what goes in your stomach be taxed?

by Tara Kain Growing up in California, I never gave it a second thought when I went to the grocery store and did not pay taxes on my fruits, veggies, eggs, milk, meats and packaged foods. More than four years ago, I moved to Anchor Point. When I went to buy food at our local […]

The time has come for Alaska to drive its destiny

by Gov. Bill Walker Earlier this week, Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott and I enlisted the help of seventh-grader Shania Sommer from Palmer to announce the amount of this year’s permanent fund check. We wanted one of our promising youth to be the face of the dividend to highlight the importance of ensuring a bright future […]

Power hungry? Food tax won’t satisfy

by Chris Story There is one thing I love about fall here in Homer Alaska: the sunrises in the early morning hours, illuminating the sky and mountains with bright orange and pink brush strokes. Truly an amazing time of year for your senses. The other thing I love about fall is the coming of October. […]

Letters to the Editor – Sept. 30

Volunteers really do make a difference This summer season, 180-plus volunteers — everyday people like you and me — got together to make a difference on Kenai Peninsula rivers through the Stream Watch program. This year marks the 21st season for the volunteer-driven program, involving people from across the state of Alaska — and right […]

October First Friday offerings keep fall colors alive

As the Kenai Peninsula braces for yet another winter of rain, ice — and maybe even some snow — October First Friday hangs onto those last remaining colors of fall with a variety of artists around town. Batten down your hatches, throw on a little rain gear and brave the howling winds of Homer with […]

Published Events Sept. 30 – Oct. 6

WedSept30 Karaoke with Dax • 10 p.m. The Alibi, 453 East Pioneer Ave. Team Danger • 10 p.m., Kharacters, 197 E. Pioneer Ave. Open Mic with Mikey’s Chair • 8 p.m. Down East Saloon, 3 Mile East End Road, 235-6002. Variety Wings and Brew • Beluga Bar and Grill. 204 Ocean Dr. Loop. 235-5995. […]

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