Letters

  • Editor’s Note: Following a community forum, the Homer Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted to oppose a boroughwide bed tax. The following is the letter the board sent to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Member...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:51pm
  • This spring, I received the Homer Community Science Scholarship Fund, generously awarded annually by the Homer Foundation. I am extremely thankful for their generosity and for assisting me in continuing my dream to study athletic training and become a professional trainer.  With the help of the...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:41pm
  • Hospice of Homer recently feted our remarkable, bighearted volunteers to a barbecue on the patio at our new office.  I want to thank the following generous hospice supporters for helping to make the event a fun, successful evening: Kachemak Wholesale, Safeway grocery store, Caribou Family Resta...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:41pm
  • I first met Renn Tolman in the early 1990s on Shuyak Island where I lived and worked as the seasonal ranger. Renn had been hunting and fishing on Shuyak Island since before I moved to Alaska. He told me of all the old-timers that used to trap and fish there. Showed me the best spots for big bucks an...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:41pm
  • I’ve been taking my three shelter dogs for a hike on Mariner Park beach for years. On a recent morning, at 9:30 a.m., I pulled into the parking lot to park my truck. It was a minus tide so I decided to hike on the left side of the beach. I parked my truck in front of the new fence where the tent p...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:40pm
  • An amazing milestone is going to be reached this coming Sunday at the Calvary Baptist Church in Ninilchik. More than 24 years ago, in December of 1989, the new pastor Ron Blough started reading through the Bible one chapter per week on Sunday mornings. Pastor Blough remained in Ninilchik for more th...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:40pm
  • Long ago, not far away, I grew up in a very small town. Our home was five miles from town center on the main highway. We rarely heard police, ambulance or fire sirens, but when we did — the urgency caught our breath. Someone we knew was in trouble and needed help. The town where we live now is big...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:40pm
  • It is with grateful hearts that the parents of the graduating class of Homer High School 2014 thank the following local businesses and private donations for the After Grad Party for the seniors: Elks Lodge, Napa, Cosmic Kitchen, HoWL, Captain Pattie’s, Kachemak Gear Shed, Homer  Theatre, Home...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:02pm
  • I am a recent graduate of Homer High School. A few months before graduation I attended a talk given by Joy Steward of the Homer Foundation regarding college scholarships and I learned about the Beluga Tale fiction writing scholarship awarded by the Tin Roof Fund.  As a student who recently disc...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:01pm
  • There has been a lot of talk about where candidates and the incumbent stand on several issues. These issues are dividing our nation further apart with little or no action by Congress. So to ensure that there is no guessing as to where I stand or what my opinions are with the events that are unfoldin...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:00pm

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