Letters To the Editor – Sept. 22

About the need for a new public safety building As most people know our city government has certain responsibilities to ensure a prosperous, livable, and safe community. Included in these responsibilities are the harbor, public utilities, fire and public safety. The city supports the harbor which provides safe moorage for the charter fleet and the […]

SPARC building to break ground this month

Organizers plan to hold fundraiser to ‘Fan the SPARC’ By Carey Restino Homer Tribune By the end of this month, Homer should be able to see the beginnings of what will eventually be a 12,000-square-foot multiuse facility that will house everything from soccer games to toddler playgroups. The South Peninsula Athletic and Recreation Center, or […]

Make the most of gifts to grandchildren

Did you know that National Grandparents Day is less than a week away? While this “Day” is not as widely known as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, it is nonetheless important, as it recognizes the key role that grandparents play. If you are a grandparent yourself, you might expect some cards or phone calls or emails from your own grandchildren – but you will probably experience even greater enjoyment in the gifts you can give them. If you’re thinking of making a financial gift, consider your options carefully.

Letters – May 18

Stickers and T-shirt thanks I want to thank the Kachemak Bay Running Club for their enthusiastic support of the Mileage Club at West Homer Elementary. KBRC’s donation of KBRC stickers and custom T-shirts for the students that make the 26.2 mile marathon level is amazingly generous. This is our second year doing the Mileage Club, […]

Sports Briefs – April 13

Get your wings ready The annual Spring Migration Run is scheduled for Sunday, May 15, at 9 a.m. The certified 5K course starts in the Fishing Hole parking lot on the Spit, and eventually ends at the base of the Spit. (A free shuttle back to the start will be available.) Register online at kachemakbayrunningclub.org/ […]

Council moves fire funding forward

The Homer City Council moved last week to approve funding for renovations to the current Homer fire station after the council scrapped plans it deemed too expensive to build a new fire hall along with the proposed police station.

Time running out for Voznesenka school

For the parents who drove two hours to Soldotna and waited until 9:30 p.m. to testify at the recent Kenai Peninsula Borough School District board meeting, it was undoubtedly a long day. But that didn’t diminish the passion in their voices as they asked the board to save their school in Voznesenka.

Obituary – Feb. 3

Greatly beloved and surrounded by her family, Helena Marie Bartman Andree, age 95, went home to the Lord on Jan. 20, 2016. She died at the Alaska Native Medical Center from complications following hip surgery. Affectionately known as Lena, she was born Dec. 24, 1920 at a saltry near Igushik, Alaska to a Dutch father, […]

Community News – Jan. 27

Homer Theatre screens the classics Throwback Thursdays at the Homer Theatre presents the 1953 classic, “Roman Holiday,” starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 28) at 6 p.m. Join in the fun to win some great movie memorabilia door prizes. General admission is $8, discounted is $6. This movie is 90 minutes long […]

Mariner teams split games at home vs Nikiski

The Lady M’s picked up their first Southcentral Conference victory of the year with a 43-33 win over the visiting Nikiski Bulldogs Friday night. Homer led 20-11 at halftime and 29-22 at the end of three quarters, before sealing the win with strong fourth-quarter play.

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