Homer Opinion

  • Forty years ago, the first college and community education classes were offered in Homer by KPC, and what a long way we’ve come since then. From a handful of students, our Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College has grown to serve nearly 750 online and campus-based students each semester.&n...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:27am
  • This fall, the Kevin Bell Arena will have 10 brand new Bay Weld aluminum skate aids to assist beginners on the ice. With the support from the Kevin Bell & Family Hockey Fund, at the Homer Foundation, first-time child and adult skaters will quickly gain confidence and skill with these aids.  ...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:19am
  • I’d like to congratulate Michael Hawfield, Beth Graber and Elaine Grabowski on their impending retirements, and thank you for your years of service to so many people on the southern Kenai Peninsula. Having recently retired I know you’ll enjoy your newfound freedom, my friends. Now that the dust ...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:19am
  • In late April, Cook Inletkeeper hosted our 11th Annual Electronics Recycling Day. Our numbers are in, and it was a record-breaking year.  We collected 19,322 pounds in Homer, and 5,926 from Seldovia for a total of 25,248 pounds of e-waste recycled this year. Since 2006, we have kept 202,038 pou...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:18am
  • Thank you Homer Ministerial Committee (Ken Fischer Scholarship) and Rotary Club for supporting me in my college education. I am planning to go to the University of Alaska Fairbanks and pursue an elementary education major.  Claire Swanson...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:16am
  • The 4-H ALLs would like to thank our community for helping celebrate Arbor Day at Karen Hornaday Park. There was lots of excitement and happy faces as we planted the paper birch tree and painted rocks....

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:14am
  • It’s time to solve our fiscal problem. The price of inaction is too high. As the Legislature nears the end of the constitutional 120-day session, I am gravely concerned about the possible outcome. Our state is in a difficult fiscal position. Due mainly to world oil prices and our over-dependence o...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:53am
  • Editor’s Note: This month marks the 40th anniversary of the jack-up rig George Ferris being “stuck firmly in 82 feet of clay just off the Homer Spit,” as the Homer News reported it on May 13, 1976. The incident proved to be the catalyst for the state to buy back o...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:48am
  • In Nanwalek and Port Graham, our K-12 students welcome the spring tides by engaging in Sea Week. This year, our theme is “Foods from the Sea Make You and Me!” Sea Week brings opportunities for students to learn about their culture, traditions, and environment from both local “professors” and...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:42am
  • The spruce aphid has invaded Homer. Our spruce trees have become heavily infected with the spruce aphid due to persistent warm winters. Spruce aphids can survive when winter temperatures stay above 14 degrees Fahrenheit for an extended time. Homer has set all-time monthly records the past two winter...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:41am

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