Letters

  • About two weeks before Christmas, my 99-year-old mother Nadine Pence was at Safeway admiring the poinsettias. As she was buying her groceries, a woman who she did not know gave her a beautiful poinsettia. I would like to thank this woman for her kindness. My mother is still enjoying the beautiful pl...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:20am
  • I went to Eva Saulitis’s tribute this past Friday and walked away filled with delicacy and beauty, realizing she was one of this country’s great-great writers. I was stunned. Going home words of Nikos Kazantzakis swirled in my head: “We come from a dark abyss and we end in a dark abyss, and we...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:20am
  • Concerning the planned Boat House on the Homer Spit, a few questions come to mind:  1. When there is already a high demand for such limited parking, how can six more spaces be found when the easiest and most tangible location would be occupied by a 45-by-35-foot building — used primarily for ...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:19am
  • The nagging issue that bothers me about the fiscal crisis facing us at the state level right now is the certainty that the price of oil will go back up at some point in the future. Because of that I think our legislators should consider borrowing money from the citizens of the state in the form of i...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:18am
  • I find it interesting that so many conservatives called “birthers” had problems with where President Obama was born, accusing him of having been born in Kenya, which, according to them, disqualifies him to be president. He was actually born in Hawaii, but there is no convincing them of that. Yet...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 9:22am
  • Over the next month, the Homer City Council will be discussing and deciding on an ordinance that will create some obstacles for cannabis entrepreneurs wishing to enter the legitimate industry if it were to pass in its current form. No. 1: Limited cultivation facilities (capped at 500 square feet und...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 9:21am
  • I hope the new legislature sees fit to keep the the Marine Highway System funded. Please, everyone, call your legislators and support our ferry system. It is an essential service, not a business with the goal of making money....

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 9:21am
  • I strongly believe the state of Alaska needs to implement a tax on carbon....

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 9:20am
  • I wanted to thank Ulmer’s for their painting supply donation to the 4-H Alls.  Saturday, Jan. 16, 4-H All members wrapped up their wooden boxes. A couple of members hammered in their nails to build their new boxes while other members painted and stained their boxes. Paintbrushes and stain wer...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:21am
  • Gail Sorensen and her family would like to thank everyone who helped make her 90th birthday at the Elks Club in Homer so special. ...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:20am

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