Thank you to the KLEPS Fund and the Tin Roof Fund of the Homer Foundation for their support of the statewide meeting of Alaskan Land Trusts. Together the Alaskan Land Trust community works to preserve the critical habitats that make Alaska special. These meetings help us to develop long-term strateg...

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:44pm

Vic Fischer, 88, is an Alaska treasure. Editor Lori Evans quoted from John Pugh, a longtime Fischer friend, "Fischer likes to share his experiences and achievements...for civic purposes so you will look at his life and know you can do that too." (Homer News, Feb. 28) Fischer's book, "To Russia wi...

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:43pm

First, let me disclose that my wife is on the staff at Homer High School, that I have exchanged small pleasantries with Dr. Alan Gee at school functions, that I count among my closest friends several current and former Homer High School teachers, that one of my oldest and dearest friends in Alaska i...

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:43pm

Fifth installment of why I love this country and why I love paying taxes: The Child Health Insurance Program and state programs (such as Denali Kidcare) that work with CHIP to insure children and pregnant women. This morning on NPR I woke up to a pretty amazing number. 300,000 babies. 300,000 bab...

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:42pm

I wonder how many of our city council members have noticed how many paper bags are now back in circulation. It would have made a lot more sense to have allowed the decomposible plastic bags to be used. They could have added a small tax on them and used the money to purchase and service small multip...

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:42pm

Now that the prospect of a roundabout at the corner of Main and the Sterling Highway is coming closer to reality I decided to do some online research about the safety of roundabouts compared to traffic signals. It's not that I don't trust our public officials ... oh yeah ... it is that I don't trust...

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:40pm

Sen. Mark Begich deserves a lot of credit for his recent comments on the EPA study of the proposed Pebble Mine. The two Homer residents who wrote about the issue last week completely hit the nail on the head: The foreign companies who want to build Pebble should be thankful that the EPA is analyzin...

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:40pm

I want to thank the Homer News for publishing the excellent piece from Brett Veerhusen and Will Bishop about Sen. Begich's comments on Pebble Mine during a recent trip to Homer. It's no secret that many of our families, friends and neighbors depend on a healthy Bristol Bay fishery for our income. It...

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:39pm

This weekend the Homer Middle School Huskies hosted the borough wrestling tournament. Because of all the involvement from our wrestlers and their parents we were able to put on an event to be proud of. All 10 HMS wrestlers had parents or family members there on Saturday to support them, all 10 HMS w...

Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:19pm

Dear Steve and Noko Yoshida, Rotary Clubs of Homer, and the Homer Foundation,Thank you for the amazing opportunity to attend the Global Peace Forum in Honolulu this past January. The grant provided by the Homer Foundation as well as the scholarships provided by the Rotary Clubs that helped to fund t...

Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:18pm

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