In Homer we are blessed with an unusual share of beauty and tranquility, qualities that are rapidly fading from much of the world. While money is important to our community, it is not the reason most of us choose to live here. There is increasing pressure to sell our “natural res...

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:13pm

On Thursday, Nov. 8, the latest Warren Miller film will be playing at the Homer Theater. Miller’s 63rd feature film, “Flow State,” “brings audiences to a place only recently identified by scientists; a place they now understand skiers and snowboarders achieve where, the faster they go physic...

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:50am

The Buccaneer public meeting at McNeil Canyon Elementary School illustrated wide gaps in perception between the Australian company and local residents. The meeting started with a local resident noting that “Responsibility” was pasted in large letters on the gym wall.  It ended with the unan...

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:45am

Mary Miner wrote a letter advocating banning GMOs from Homer’s school lunches, and I agree.  GMO means genetically modified organisms, combinations of plant-animal-virus corporately designed to survive herbicides. Since 2008, all rice, wheat, corn, soy and canola products raised in the USA ar...

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:48am

This quarter the second through sixth graders researched the plastic bag ban issue (Ordinance 12-36) and then held a class debate. We read past community newspaper articles and Internet articles about plastic bag bans elsewhere and paper versus plastic articles. We looked for pros and cons and voted...

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:44am

The Anchor Point Volunteer Fire Department and the Anchor Point Baptist Church would like to extend the largest, most  heartfelt thank you to all who donated, participated and helped out with the benefit for Mrs. Connie Prouty.  The list of businesses and individuals who participated is am...

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:43am

As I write, there are only a handful of days until this country votes to end the second terrorist attack on our country. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, the news went public what free thinking people already knew. It wasn’t a surprise, it’s all we’ve heard for four years, but Obama lied about the attack ...

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:42am

Most Libertarians, Democrats, Tea Party activists and some Republicans agree that the rich should not be able to buy elections. For the first time, nonprofits, corporations and unions are legally spending billions for political ads. The “Citizens United” Supreme Court decision, 2010, eviscerated...

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:41am

Did you know that the executive branch may conduct unwarranted search and seizure, disappear to undisclosed indefinite detention, torture or rendition American citizens anywhere in the world, including America, without due process, trial or jury on mere whim of, or unproven allegation...

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:40am

We are fortunate to be able to meet Victor Fischer, one of Alaska’s Founding Fathers, at the college this Friday evening, Nov. 2. Vic Fischer is the last of the Alaska Constitutional Convention delegates still able to travel and meet with Alaskans. He is here to speak and to sign his just publishe...

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:38am

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