Fall is here and as winter approches, the U.S. Coast Guard and Share the Spirit are once again teaming up for the wood cutting campaign. Members of the Coast Guard provide the labor, cutting and delivering wood, while all the proceeds raised from selling the fire wood are collected by Share the Spir...

Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:54am

West Homer Elementary thanks the Homer Foundation/The Horn Section: A Music Education Fund in Memory of Renda Horn from the bottom of our hearts. We have started the year off with such excitement and enthusiasm with the use of our new bass bar instruments. It has allowed us to complete the low regis...

Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:52am

I just got word via the geezer grapevine that South Peninsula Hospital is going to dump Doc Sayer, an incredibly kind, decent and generous man, not to mention a fine surgeon. The new breed has probably decided he is too gruff and outspoken, i.e., honest, or maybe they don’t like his politics. Seem...

Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:50am

Children reach adulthood when they realize that no, they can’t always have  everything they want. Some “grown-ups” stay children their whole lives.   “Freedom” is the code word they use when throwing a tantrum because they just  don’t like not getting to do whatever the he...

Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:49am

Below are my personal views on two issues on the Oct. 1 ballot, based on my research and my years on both the school board and assembly.   Regarding the $50,000 exemption, this exemption  will shift the tax. Let me explain. Yes, it will require 2/10ths of a mill to make up the borough loss...

Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:49am

Is it so horrible, really, to be inconvenienced by something that does so much good?  I walk to work every day. While on my pleasant stroll I often come across garbage, (which affects me like a festering sty) I cannot help but pick it up. In the recent past, that piece of eyesore was a plastic ...

Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:42am

Last week, your editorial writer advocated voting to repeal the city’s plastic bag ban. The writer suggests that the question “isn’t about plastic bags” and hopes that “citizens doing what they should be doing without government prodding” will result with or without the ordinance in plac...

Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:41am

How perfectly idiotic for anyone to reduce the Syrian issue to making a mockery of our president’s name. Disagree if you want but as a board member of a nonprofit that receives money from the government, you might not want to stoop to mockery. Most of us learned in grade school not to mock people ...

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:12pm

As Mariner football and soccer parents, past, present and future, we urge our neighbors and friends to get out and vote Oct. 1 in the borough election and support the school bond, which includes a turf athletic field for Homer High. Our football and soccer programs — both for high school and summe...

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:09pm

Relative to your editorial of last week, I would like to add a fourteenth way to kill a community: It is when the local government chooses  administrative convenience over democratic process.  Homer has a government that has lost its way. The government no longer trusts the citizens and th...

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:08pm

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