We are so proud to be a part of this community. When our funds were low and we were unsure if we could provide for the needy households in our area, you came through. We were all a bit off schedule this year, one step behind if you will, but once you heard the call, you responded in true community s...

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 9:33am

I am writing this letter in response to the article “Local Dentist’s License in Jeopardy,” that appeared on the front page of the Jan. 8Homer Tribune. I was upset that an article like this would be printed in the first place. This article was based purely on accusations and would have been mo...

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 9:32am

What I found most disturbing regarding the borough’s proposed ordinance to raise taxes on some resident seniors was the lack of justification for increasing the taxation for this group. Sure, many seniors can afford to pay more, but why should they be targeted for tax increases?  Seniors bene...

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 9:32am

With all due respect to Peter Zuyus, I find his letter  to the editor (Jan. 16) about a proposal to limit the senior property tax exemption to be, at the very least, mean-spirited.  Speaking as an official “senior” who enjoys the property tax exemption, I nevertheless recognize that th...

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 9:31am

As someone who has dispatched Homer Electric’s crews for too many years to count, I just want to say there is not a group of human beings with more fortitude and capacity than IBEW linemen. The storms they brave to keep their community in vital power is unparalleled in effort. When the going gets ...

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 9:30am

As the light is returning, many folks are thinking about the Homer Farmers Market. As well, they should be (especially this Jan. 25). But it is not uncommon for me to hear people announcing that they are planning on selling at the Farmers Market over the summer but then I find out that they have not...

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 9:29am

Thankfulness has been on my mind again lately, brought to the fore by a posting on my FaceBook page. Titled “The Seven Wonders of the World,” it listed: (1) To hear, (2) To see, (3) To touch, (4) To taste, (5) To feel, (6) To laugh, (7)To love.  And I thought, how many of us take these ever...

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 9:29am

Thank you, Best Beginnings Homer, for offering the Quality Enhancement mini grants to local child care providers.    The money awarded Kachemak Kids Early Learning Center will help offset expenses to send three teachers and executive director to the annual conference in Anchorage, pre...

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:46pm

For National Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to thank the following businesses who provided 2-for-1 discounts to our Bigs and Littles when they met for mentoring activities during 2013: Homer Theatre, Homer Bookstore, Boss Hoggz, Cosmic Kitchen, Homer Council on the Arts, Land...

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:46pm

Feeling itchy to get out and get active? Do your kids have cabin fever? Get inspired by the Telluride Film Festival, coming on Jan. 23rd and 25th at 7 p.m. Take note that at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 23, there will be a ski swap at Homer High School. And here’s a bonu: free introductory snowboarding lessons ...

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:46pm

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