Article 8, section 2 of the Alaska Constitution reads: “The Legislature shall provide for the utilization, development, and conservation of all natural resources belonging to the state, including land and waters, for the maximum benefit of its people.” Article 8, section 1 reads: “It is the po...

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:45pm

House Bill 77 is a corporate giveaway of Alaska’s waters. The Alaska State Constitution states that “Wherever occurring in their natural state, fish, wildlife, and waters are reserved to the people for common use”  (Article 8, Section 3).  State regulations, processes such as public ...

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:44pm

In 1986 I moved to Homer with three sons and a 32-foot commercial fishing vessel.   We fished Copper River, Prince William Sound, Cook Inlet, Bristol Bay, Port Dick and Barren Islands. My sons and grandson make their living in the commercial fishing industry. We eat salmon. Fishing gets in your...

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:44pm

On behalf of HoWL and all the students who volunteered in order to earn scholarships for their expeditions this summer, I would like to thank the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown and the Rotary District 5010 Grants Committee for their grant that funded $2000 of additional scholarships, awarded mid-summ...

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:40pm

The Homer High School Mariner Co-op Hockey Team would like to thank the community of Homer for coming out to support them in the End of the Road Shootout held Nov. 21-23 at the Kevin Bell Arena. It was a great to have so many fans cheering for the Mariners. We also would like to thank our supporters...

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:39pm

A big thank you to all of the sponsors of the Early Childhood Wellness Fair which was part of the larger Rotary Health Fair held at Homer High School on Nov. 2. This was the first year that included an emphasis on early childhood wellness. Sponsors for this event included Best Beginnings of Homer, S...

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:39pm

Homer’s Jeans is an example of a local business that gives back to the community. With more than 600,000 homeless people in the United States, You Tube sensation, Kid President, started a campaign encouraging donations of socks to those in need for the month of October. Homer’s Jeans took the ch...

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:38pm

In view of the Homer City Council’s recent budget meetings and need to allocate limited funds, here are my thoughts on the question. First, thank you for supporting the needs assessment allocation; and second, please reconsider the cuts made to the Pratt and the Homer Foundation.  I also woul...

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:37pm

Ah, the sweet sound of philanthropy ...  Thanks to the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee for granting The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club funds to purchase new sheet music. Due to the generosity of individual donors to the Youth Advisory Committee, the Ashley J. Logan Fund, and th...

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:37pm

Companies that morally oppose birth control don’t want to pay for it via Obamacare. That made me think: I’m a peace activist. I morally oppose war, the military, guns, etc., and wish my tax money didn’t support it. Can I take that to the Supreme Court to divert my money for education?  If...

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:36pm

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