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.
Roads to resources? I met Sen. Micciche at the Homer City Council Town Hall meeting on March 8. My comment to him began by saying I was impressed with his news story where he met with former Alaska Senator Vic Fisher and “… ended up having a great history lesson for about 30 minutes.” I […]
Seafood industry example of cutbacks Alaska can be a tough place to do business. That is especially true in today’s global economy, where competition from imports makes the business climate even more difficult. A federal grant program is available to help “Made in America” companies become more competitive, and save U.S. jobs. The funds come […]
Rotary, Foundation gave money for youth We send our thanks to the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown and the Homer Foundation for their recent gift in support of Youth Resource and Enrichment Co-op), a program of the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic. Thanks to your kindness and the generosity of others in our community, Homer-area […]