Ideal time for whale ‘fluke identification’ in bay

Marines science students from Kachemak Bay College’s “Semester by the Bay” got a show from a humpback whale Sunday when the mammal breached 70 times off Pederson Bay. The students, professors and a number of researchers were aboard the Rainbow Connection. They were dragging for plankton, krill and bait fish samples to be tested for […]

Berms are critical to protecting Beluga Slough, and all above

On Sept. 29, I was at Bishop’s Beach for the high tide of 22.9-ft., the second highest tide this year.  By the time I got there all the berm area to the east where cars have been driving was covered with water.  The waves were extremely high because the wind was blowing toward shore —magnificent, […]

We’ve been down this road before

by Catriona Reynolds Thank you to Council Member Roberts for nine years of thoughtful, caring leadership on the City Council and as Mayor Pro Tem. On a personal level you have been a great mentor and colleague to me both with the Council and on the KBBI board. I hope you enjoy the free time […]

Should what goes in your stomach be taxed?

by Tara Kain Growing up in California, I never gave it a second thought when I went to the grocery store and did not pay taxes on my fruits, veggies, eggs, milk, meats and packaged foods. More than four years ago, I moved to Anchor Point. When I went to buy food at our local […]

The time has come for Alaska to drive its destiny

by Gov. Bill Walker Earlier this week, Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott and I enlisted the help of seventh-grader Shania Sommer from Palmer to announce the amount of this year’s permanent fund check. We wanted one of our promising youth to be the face of the dividend to highlight the importance of ensuring a bright future […]

Power hungry? Food tax won’t satisfy

by Chris Story There is one thing I love about fall here in Homer Alaska: the sunrises in the early morning hours, illuminating the sky and mountains with bright orange and pink brush strokes. Truly an amazing time of year for your senses. The other thing I love about fall is the coming of October. […]

‘It’s time to use permanent fund earnings’

by Mike Navarre Announcement of the annual Alaska Permanent Fund dividend is one of Alaskans’ most anticipated events of the year. Dividends are clearly important to Alaska residents and also have a significant and positive effect on our economy. This year’s anticipated record dividend comes at the same time as Alaska faces its largest budget […]

Prepare for opportunity disguised as loss

by Mavis Muller The 12th annual enactment of the Burning Basket interactive, impermanent art was a brilliant success. A giant intricately woven basket and labyrinth were created by people of all ages. Nearly 100 hours were donated to gather materials and to build the installations, with over 30 people participating, as well as 80 students […]

Repair and reopen Rocky River road-Sept. 16

POINT OF VIEW Kris and Judith Lethin The State of Alaska Rocky River road easement repair can provide new Economic Opportunities to the communities of the Lower Cook Inlet, and establish access to remote State and Federal park lands. The repair of the road will stimulate the social well being of those of us who […]

Do Not Blame the Fish

POINT OF VIEW Alicia Rae The commercial fishing fleet is to “fault” for the failure of the sports fishermen, in the public mindset. They blame the commercial fleet of stealing “their” target specie, Chinook salmon. Although, they do not factor in their effect on the salmon’s population, with urbanization of the salmon’s native stream, destroying […]

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