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 - 9:41am

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 - 3:12pm

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 - 3:09pm

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 - 3:08pm

There seems to be a group out there that is running on some kind of platform that  the city of Homer is anti-business. The best I can tell, this comes down to some of the biggest water users wanting others that use less water than they do to subsidize their water use like has been done for seve...

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 3:07pm

To help Syrians, to protect them, to bring them “democracy” and for the world’s safety, we need to bomb their infrastructure back to the stone age with collateral murder. With peace prize O-bomb-ya’s targeted countries of Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and now Syria, as w...

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 7:02am

When the city of Homer passed the single-use bag ban I did my best cartwheel.   Oh the sweet victory of common sense legislation, of indisputable action. I  wasn’t shocked that our town leaders would pass a landmark law. I beamed with pride knowing that Homer is, yet again, the progressi...

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 7:01am

Even in the busy summer months, the generosity of our community continues to be displayed here at  the Homer Community Food Pantry. We have been blessed with generous donations of frozen fish and absolutely green vegetables from local gardeners who planted a row of vegetables for us. St. August...

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 7:01am

There are good reasons for Gov. Sean Parnell to proclaim September 2013 “Vulnerable Adult Awareness” month. Alaska has the fastest growing senior population in the nation. Reports of harm to Adult Protective Services have risen 183 percent in the last five years. The Office of the Long Term Care...

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 7:00am

I was disappointed that the Homer City Council deleted the Community Rec Center off  the city’s CIP list. It makes me realize that the city leadership continues to undervalue the role recreation plays in the  health and economics or our  community.  With the closure of the HERC...

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 7:00am

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