All smiles about scholarship I want to thank Vickey Hodnik and the Homer Dental Center for the scholarship they presented to me during awards night at Homer High School. I appreciate Dr. Hodnik’s support of the youth in our community and her support of dental health over the years. I plan on using this award [...]
Spit trail trashed I myself do not normally make a practice of writing letters to the editor, but I feel, that this subject should be addressed. The subject that I am talking about is the constant and never ending abundance of trash on the Homer Spit trail. I go for a daily walk on the [...]
Win a Harley For their seventh-annual Harley Davidson motorcycle raffle, the Kachemak Bay Lions members are requesting that communities help raising much-needed funds by buying a raffle ticket. Only 399 tickets will be sold. They can be purchased for $100 during business hours at several locations around town, including Scruggs’s Automotive and Homer Insurance Center. [...]
VISTA Conyers’ vision boosted by funding Spring is here in Homer and the gardeners are chomping at the bit to get outside and get in the dirt. I know, because I’m one of them. But, I also know because of the more than 60 folks who have taken gardening classes in the last few weeks. Growing your [...]
Plastic Bags Yes to Dan Gardner, Justin Arnold and Marlina Hogdon. Yes, yes, yes. Like the rest of you, I am a citizen of the city of Homer, and detest the manner in which this city council dictates the way the citizens of their town are “allowed” to function. Most cities have a city manager [...]
Governor’s permitting bills cause injustice There has never been such a raid on the rights of the citizens in the State of Alaska as there is before you. Gov. Sean Parnell’s permitting initiative bills will take away any oversight by the citizens who have made this a great state. It will take away public comment [...]
Ski club thanks HEA Several weeks ago, Homer Electric Association sponsored a Ski for Free Day at the Ohlson Mountain Rope Tow. It was a great success; everyone had a lot of fun and devoured a huge quantity of hamburgers, hot dogs and homemade cookies. Kachemak Ski Club thanks HEA for their continued support, and [...]
Start conversations with emerging leaders People all over Alaska are talking about the brain drain and how to pass the torch to the next generation. Emerging young leaders are furthering their education, establishing careers, opening businesses and starting families. We’re busy, but we care about your community and want to have a role in shaping [...]
Share knowledge Dedicated hard workers pulled off the South Peninsula Haven House award ceremony March 22. Bravo to the staff of Haven House, its board of directors, and the Women of Distinction committee who produced a fun program. I appreciate being honored with Ingrid Harrald, Katherine Dolma and Kris Holderied, all dedicated to science and [...]
Senate Bill 26 is terrible public policy that drastically alters the sale, exchange, permitting and use of state lands/water. It passed the House under its sister bill, HB77. Obviously, the governor has this on the fast track.
Why, one might ask? Approximately 223,205 people (US Census 2010), or one-third of the total state population, live in unorganized places all across the state. How will this legislation impact their lifestyle and/or livelihoods? Has this been studied? Does city, borough or tribal governments have a role in the appeal process? It doesn’t seem so.