Letters – April 20

Community rallies to bring deckhand class The Kachemak Bay Campus of the Kenai Peninsula College Marine Technology Program offered a deckhand skills class April 9 and 10. As instructor, I have many thanks to distribute to members of our community who assisted in making this class an extraordinary success. Thank you Don, Robin and Patrick […]

It’s time to support marijuana establishments in our community

The Kenai Peninsula Borough currently has a review process in place for the licensing of marijuana establishments. It has named the assembly as the local regulatory authority.
When a marijuana licensee provides a completed packet to the state, it will be sent to the borough government for review, first by the planning department and then by the assembly.

No sidelines in climate change fight

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans hit the streets to protest the environmental effects of more than 100 years of uncontrolled fossil-fueled industrial development. It was the first Earth Day.
What was intended to be a college campus teach-in, soon spread to every community and city across the United States. It was — and remains — the single largest secular event in history.

Letters – April 13

Bowlers raise $5,000 for BB/BS Big Brothers Big Sisters is a national program that matches youth with positive adult role models, helping them succeed at home, in school and in life. On April 2, we held our annual fundraiser, “Bowl for Kids’ Sake.” We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the more than […]

Dear Alaska Legislators …

As we hope you are aware, stubborn self-reliant farmers and young entrepreneurs from Homer to Sterling to Nikiski and Tyonek are producing more food for citizens of all ages, on all sides of the
political spectrum, with each passing year. At last count, Kenai Peninsula farms produced nearly $2 million in crops and livestock per year, and 34 percent of all Alaska farms producing food for direct sale to consumers were on the Kenai Peninsula.

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things

The world is full of ordinary people who do ordinary things for others. But when a person does ordinary things for just about everyone he knows out of kindness, generosity, and compassion, that person becomes extraordinary.
Jeff H. Wraley was one of those extraordinary people.

Letters – April 6

Turn spring cleaning into electronics recycling Let us support Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Spenard Builders Supply. This is a wonderful service event sponsored by Cook Inletkeeper. During our spring cleaning, we can dispose of old electronics and keep them out of our waste stream. Electronics […]

Library offers ideas for ‘Raising a Reader’

Welcome to Raising a Reader! Each month, this column will feature information to help you include everyday literacy in your family’s daily routine, supporting your young readers. Here are a few tips for raising a reader by reading, talking, playing, singing and writing with your child.

No more corporate welfare for Outside oil companies

“It costs more to get oil out of the ground than they are getting for the oil!”
Rep. Ben Nageak’s aide, Gary Zepp, said this to justify House Resources Committee rejection of cuts to oil company royalty, corporate income tax and production tax breaks proposed by Governor Bill Walker in House Bill 247.

Letters – March 30

Time to come back home? Atz, Otto: Please come home. R.E. Azity HYSOC helps kids inspire kids The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club believes kids inspire kids. HYSOC would like to thank the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee and their generous donors, and the Sheldon Youth -to-Youth Fund for believing in our mission. We received […]

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