Homer Opinion

  • Editor’s Note: MAPP,  Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships, is a local coalition that aims to use and build upon our strengths to improve our individual, family and community health. Health is defined broadly to include cultural, economic, ed...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:38pm
  • G rowing up in California, I never gave it a second thought when I went to the grocery store and did not pay taxes on my fruits, veggies, eggs, milk, meats and packaged foods. Over four years ago, I moved to Anchor Point. When I went to buy food at our local grocery store, I was shocked to see that ...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:37pm
  • Thank you to Homer City Council Member Francie Roberts for nine years of thoughtful, caring leadership on the council and as Mayor Pro Tem. On a personal level you have been a great mentor and colleague to me both with the council and on the KBBI board. I hope you enjoy the free time that opens up n...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:31pm
  • On Tuesday, Sept. 29, I was at Bishop’s Beach for the high tide of 22.9 feet, the second highest tide this year.  By the time I got there all the the berm area to the east where cars have been driving was covered with water.  The waves were extremely high because the wind was blowing tow...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:30pm
  • Homer’s own improvisational group, Fresh Produce 2.0, recently donated to young people at the R.E.C. Room. These donation funds will provide support to teens struggling with homelessness. One way our community will benefit in the very near future from parts of these funds is the public showing of ...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:29pm
  • Is it ethical to tax our food?   I don’t think so. Vote “yes” on Proposition No. 1 to abolish the food tax.Let’s not be sheep! Julie Carlson...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:28pm
  •    In ancient times not all people had ovens in their homes. Small villages had communal ovens lit on a schedule where everyone brought their bread ready to bake. While the loaves were in the oven folks caught up on news of the day and checked in on one another. ...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:34pm
  • T he 12th annual enactment of the Burning Basket interactive, impermanent art was a brilliant success. A giant intricately woven basket and labyrinth were created by people of all ages. Nearly 100 hours were donated to gather materials and to build the installations, with over 30 people participatin...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:29pm
  • At the Homer Farmers Market last weekend, I got into a conversation with an old friend I don’t see near often enough, which set me to walking down the road thinking about the coming and goings of our lives and of Sue Gibson’s recent passage. I went home and opened the “Reflections” of an old...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:27pm
  • I don’t know about you, but as for me, I am fed up with our socialist city council. Budget time — isn’t it great? —  and we are getting the same song and dance as last year from our socialist council members.  We have a budget shortfall so we need to raise your taxes or raise fees ...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:25pm

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