Homer Opinion

  • On Nov. 7, nine Homer students and six girls from Kachemak Selo were celebrated for their strengths at the Girls on the Run 5K, thanks to enormous community support and volunteer effort. ...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:15am
  • Homer Animal Friends board members and volunteers would like to thank the Homer Foundation for facilitating our recent grant from the Constance M. Benston Fund and the Spay and Neuter Fund. These two funds allowed Homer Animal Friends and the Homer Veterinary Clinic to hold low cost spay/neuter clin...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 8:35am
  • A few weeks ago, I found myself trapped for 12 days in a hospital in Seattle, receiving “top-notch care” for an emergency complication of late-stage breast cancer, longing only to get home. The doctors in Seattle were nervous to release me to “the middle of nowhere.” Everything in me de...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 8:33am
  • I was 5 the first time I flew to Alaska by myself to visit my dad. We drove the impossibly long road to Homer, and when we arrived I was sure we were in the wrong place.  In my absence a real grocery store had been built, roads were paved, and everything seemed somehow bigger. Every summer ther...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 8:31am
  • The recent Warren Miller movie fundraiser for Kachemak Ski Club was a big success again this year.  The Homer Theatre showed his newest movie “Chasing Shadows” on Nov. 12 and helped the ski club raise funds and spread excitement about the upcoming season. Ticket sales contribute to annual i...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 8:30am
  • Shrek: For your information, there is a lot more to ogres than people think. Donkey: Example? Shrek:  Example ... uh ... ogres are like onions! Donkey:  They stink? Shrek:  Yes ... NO! Donkey...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 8:30am
  • Somehow our local young people need to find the energy and time to understand and say “no” —  to the spending habits of city government. It’s become like an adolescent boy that never grows up. It will just keep eating everything and ballooning and then start whining and blaming you when...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:42am
  • Generally Homer city government hums along quietly in the background. The library buzzes with activity six days a week, the Homer Education and Recreation Complex (HERC) livens evenings with pickle ball, when you need a policeman he’s there. ...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:39am
  • I  believe more people would recycle if they knew how easy it can be. I have written some short articles that will be published in the paper in the next few weeks that will tell what and how to recycle, where recyclable items can be taken, what new items can be recycled now (including some chan...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:38am
  • Many rural American hospitals are struggling to keep their doors open in the face of rising costs. Fifty-eight have closed since 2010 and many more may follow if the pharmaceutical industry gets its way and dismantles a little-known federal drug discount program called 340B....

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:36am

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