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.
Back in the day, residents of Kachemak Bay pulled more than big flatfish and frisky salmon from the waters. Those who have lived on local shores for 30 years or so remember a day when it was possible to jig for crab, not to mention make a descent living from harvesting king and Tanner crabs.
video featuring many familiar Homer faces is circulating social media sites this week, but the faces have a disturbing feature — two strips of black tape making an “X” across their mouths.
There is magic in the air this time of year, thanks in great part to that laughing, chubby man with his white beard, mustache and shock of long, gray hair. Donning golden spectacles and a red suit, Santa Claus works hard to make children’s and adults’ wishes come true.
For a quarter of a century, late November and early December have been punctuated by the whir of sewing machines, the swish of paintbrushes and the pitter-patter of dozens of tiny mice feet.
Two Homer women were helping to clear brush on the Marathon Ski Trail off Ohlson Mountain Road on Saturday when they heard gunfire coming from somewhere up the trail. Both frequent users of the Alaska outdoors, the two aren’t unaccustomed to gunfire in the woods and continued to trim alders.
Thanksgiving brings that time of year when we give thanks for all the blessings in our lives. This year, the day takes on a very special meaning for the Chambers family of Anchor Point.