By Chris Story Of every dollar you earn, what amount is yours to keep? On Monday, Oct. 28 Homer City Council discussed that the City is losing upwards of $1,000,000 annually by not collecting sales tax on non prepared foods year round. Think about that. By keeping more money in your pocket to spend, invest […]
By Chris Story One day our math teacher simply fell over in class; none of us at first knew what to do. It quickly became apparent that something was horribly wrong, the paramedics took her to the hospital where it was determined she’d suffered a stroke. She would go on to make a full recover, […]
‘One way’ toward happy haunting Halloween is approaching where more than 500 robots, knights, witches, wonder women, princesses, pirates, goblins, ghosts, aliens and angels will come to our Bayview/Mountain View neighborhood to trick or treat in one of Homer’s cherished annual traditions. However, so too comes an increasing amount of traffic. With no sidewalks or […]
Lurking in medicine cabinets and jumbled bathroom drawers, unused and expired pharmaceuticals are a common item in today’s households. Pharmaceuticals encompass a range of familiar items such as prescription and over-the-counter drugs, veterinary medicines, personal-care products, fragrances and vitamins.
Volunteers are first line of defense Due to the close observation of community monitors and Kachemak Bay residents, two “blooms” of plankton were detected this summer that could have impacted water quality and the organisms living in Kachemak Bay. The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve would like to extend their appreciation to our dedicated team of […]
Last week, the pink slips started flying for Pebble Partnership employees. Anyone following the developments at the proposed Pebble Mine, where the major backer recently pulled out, expected downsizing would follow.
I made it down the highway after wasting almost half a day trying to get on the ferry. I was advised that a big storm would make driving down the Alcan hazardous.
Homerʼs spring 2013 was very late, following periods of freezing and thawing, and some late snow which kept the high country locked up almost into June. Homerʼs Sandhill Cranes arrived a bit later this year with the first report received by Kachemak Crane Watch on April 19. By April 22, a flock of 200 plus cranes was reported by Lani Raymond and Otto Kilcher flying toward town.
I’m back! Thanks to all the hospital staff (too numerous to name) for being so kind to me and showing me to the next testing room last week when I was in pain. Hospitals are not my favorite destination and doctors are not my favorite people. There are few doctors who will take care of […]
The recent election allowed candidates and their constituents the opportunity to voice their concerns. The “Homer Voice for Business” burst out as a unified stakeholder and ensures they will be an active partner in communicating opportunities to assist the City of Homer, with the goal to truly be known as a community that indeed is “Open for Business.”