Letters

  • The legislative session is over, and things aren’t looking good for Alaska’s budget. After passing the Oil Giveaway last year, now Alaska has a $2 billion annual deficit.  Yes, “billion” with a “b.” At the rate we’re going, all of our savings will be gone soon. It didn’t have to...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:38pm
  • Folks, we try. We really, truly try to “please everyone all of the time.”    But sometimes you just can’t. Our first and foremost concern here at the Animal Shelter is the safety and welfare of the animals. We try and accommodate everyone that walks in those doors looking for a cat o...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:38pm
  • We would like to thank Ruby Haigh and SBS for their support of our artistic endeavors. Ruby Haigh donated the materials needed to create some amazing clay salmon and worked with us every Friday from October to March. We appreciate her time she has given to help our project be successful. We  co...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:16pm
  • To the wonderful Homer community, Over the past few weeks, I discovered I am not only suffering a serious illness, but I also discovered something very, very precious. That has been the outpouring of support, prayers and good wishes from Homer. It is a very humbling experience, but one I am so, so g...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:15pm
  • This year’s Homer High School prom on April 12 was a rousing success.  ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:15pm
  • The Homer Invitational Track and Field Meet ushered in spring sports recently up at the Homer High track. With 14 teams in town from as far away as Glennallen, the track was a busy place bustling with athletes, coaches, race officials and spectators.  A welcome cadre of community volunteers spo...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:14pm
  • Thanks to Louis J. Dupree for his April 24 letter against the nonstop push for “growth.” As he suggests, let’s “improve ... and polish what we have.”  In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.”   ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:14pm
  •  The board of HEA should be totally embarrassed. The news media has reported on electric rates now at an all-time high (average) of 13 cents a kwh and here we sit at almost 21 cents as HEA customers.  The number one goal of the HEA board should not be green projects or local hiring or othe...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:13pm
  • The shorebirds and other migrants are arriving daily, and I’d like to remind everyone to please give them a good welcome. This means to please obey the signage about habitat areas and give the birds a chance to feed and rest....

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:13pm
  • Food products that contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are not labeled. This is not a good way to be honest with the consumers. Many people are beginning to dislike GMOs, and I’m one of them. Many families are starting to avoid them completely. Being born in the 1990s, I am concerned ...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:30pm

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