Thanks to Louis J. Dupree for his April 24 letter against the nonstop push for “growth.” As he suggests, let’s “improve ... and polish what we have.”  In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.”   ...

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:14pm

 The board of HEA should be totally embarrassed. The news media has reported on electric rates now at an all-time high (average) of 13 cents a kwh and here we sit at almost 21 cents as HEA customers.  The number one goal of the HEA board should not be green projects or local hiring or othe...

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:13pm

The shorebirds and other migrants are arriving daily, and I’d like to remind everyone to please give them a good welcome. This means to please obey the signage about habitat areas and give the birds a chance to feed and rest. In particular, remember that at the entrance onto Bishop’s Beach you m...

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:13pm

Food products that contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are not labeled. This is not a good way to be honest with the consumers. Many people are beginning to dislike GMOs, and I’m one of them. Many families are starting to avoid them completely. Being born in the 1990s, I am concerned ...

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:30pm

On behalf of the students and staff, I would like to thank David and Mary Schroer for their generous contribution and support to Homer Middle School through the Donor Advised Fund, a part of the Homer Foundation.Their contribution of $3,000 goes a long way in helping Homer Middle School offer qualit...

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:29pm

Thank you to all who participated in and attended the Homer Hockey Banquet.   What a great season for Homer’s Youth teams. Kevin Bell would certainly be proud of where these young children are today.As a youth hockey coach for Homer Hockey Association, I fully understand the monumental e...

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:27pm

Kachemak Bay Equestrian Association, or KBEA, wants to express our gratitude to all the individuals and businesses who helped make our seventh annual “Cowboy Cabaret” fundraiser a success. We are so lucky to live in wonderful Homer, where supporting each others’ passions is a given.  KBEA...

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:26pm

I would like to extend a very warm thank you to the Homer Foundation, the Choices for Teens Fund and the KLEPS Fund. Over the past couple of weeks, HoWL staff have been able to present to all the fourth-, fifth- and sixth- grade students at McNeil Canyon Elementary and West Homer Elementary. Our pre...

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:24pm

As a recent graduate of Homer’s first Citizens Academy I herewith present my report: Ten to 12 citizens participated in the six weekly presentations along with several city staff, councilwoman Barbara Howard (who initially proposed the academy), and the city manager, Walt Wrede. A minimum of two a...

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:23pm

Growth — is there no end to it? Even humans stop growing at some point. Let me be clear. I don’t live in Homer. I live a few miles out East End Road. Having said that, you can understand when I say a lot of what happens in Homer affects me. I use the grocery stores. I use the library. I use the ...

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:21pm

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