Letters

  • It is with much sadness that we announce the closure of Kachemak Kids Early Learning Center as of July 31. We would like to express our deep appreciation to the families who have entrusted their children to us, to the wonderful staff who worked so hard, to past board members, agencies and community ...

    Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:03am
  • If you even attempt to make a left hand turn onto the bypass, you’re a turkey. I hope you enjoy growing old holding up traffic. For the rest of us, we really need to use our turn signals, generally the little lever on the  left hand side of the steering column. Just for what it’s worth...&n...

    Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:01am
  •   What a shame that Homer — once known as the conscience of Alaska — could not even sustain a plastic bag ban in the community because a certain group decided it  was a government conspiracy.  Plastic bags are a menace to an aquatic environment and all you need to prove that point...

    Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:58am
  • 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

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