Letters – May 11

It takes a community The freshmen girls and boys of Homer High School, and their teachers, would love to extend a heart-felt thank you to the KBRC for their very generous gift to the decathlon competition. It is wonderful to inspire our young athletes in the world of track and field. We would also like […]

Letters – May 4

KBFPC thanks City of Homer On behalf of Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic and the R.E.C. Room (a Youth Resource & Enrichment Co-op), I want to thank the City of Homer for its grant for general operating support. In addition, I send my thanks to the Homer Foundation for administering this important program. The City […]

General aviation connects Alaska

In Alaska, we have a saying: “Fly an hour or walk a week.”
For us, this has real meaning. There are literally hundreds of communities in Alaska that cannot be accessed by the limited road system and rely on general aviation. In my case, I use my plane for my photography business, flying to remote sites to capture landscapes and photos of Alaska, its history, its events and its people. My plane literally supports my business and livelihood.

Congress bipartisan to promote new technologies

Sometimes there’s actually encouraging news coming out of Washington.
In an effort to update America’s energy policy, and tackle some looming problems for the nation’s manufacturers, the Senate has passed new, bipartisan legislation. The bill addresses such diverse issues as cutting-edge energy technologies and America’s increasing dependence on minerals and metals sourced from overseas.
So how did all of this good news come about?

Letters – April 27

Adult Education an asset to community As Kachemak Bay Campus’s academic year winds to a close, its Adult Basic Education Program would like to extend a special and heartfelt thanks to community members who have shared their time and energy as tutors in our program. These dedicated volunteers provided many hours of individual instruction in […]

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.

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