Letters

  • As a recent graduate of Homer’s first Citizens Academy I herewith present my report: Ten to 12 citizens participated in the six weekly presentations along with several city staff, councilwoman Barbara Howard (who initially proposed the academy), and the city manager, Walt Wrede. A minimum of two a...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:23pm
  • Growth — is there no end to it? Even humans stop growing at some point. Let me be clear. I don’t live in Homer. I live a few miles out East End Road. Having said that, you can understand when I say a lot of what happens in Homer affects me. I use the grocery stores. I use the library. I use the ...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:21pm
  • My son and I were out on Saturday picking up garbage for the upcoming cleanup week in Homer. We covered both sides of Ben Walters Street. While picking up bottles, cans and papers that were tossed out car windows, nothing bothered me more than the cigarette butts on the side of the road. I have a ha...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:19pm
  • Editor’s Note:  The following letters about GMOs, genetically modified organisms, were submitted by students at Homer High School. The shelves in our grocery stores are filled with several different types of food products that are sold to consumers on a daily basis. Some of these foods are g...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:07pm
  • Homer’s Food Pantry on Monday, April 14: I was at this place today and saw lots of familiar faces and some I didn’t know. The workers are always friendly and loving.Today was very special to me. These people had put together Easter baskets filled with a stuffed animal, colored eggs, straw and ca...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:56pm
  • Homer Animal Friends appreciates the generous support of the Homer Bookstore, the Homer Chamber of Commerce, the community and especially David Jensen of David Jensen Photography in Anchorage. Two successful events were held last weekend  to raise funds for the Homer Animal Friends....

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:55pm
  • Some talented folks are able to turn their electronic waste into fabulous artistic but somewhat grotesque sculptures. Most of us just want to get those toxic monsters out of the closet and into a safe method of recycling.That is what the annual Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, April 26, at S...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:53pm
  • On March 23, Homer Electric Association and Kachemak Ski Club celebrated HEA Day, Ski for Free, up at the Rope Tow. The weather was beautiful, the barbecue yummy, and the spring skiing was great. HEA has been a wonderful and consistent supporter of the ski club, and we are very grateful for that. &n...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:52pm
  • Some of my friends think I’ve lost my mind. They don’t understand why I’m so concerned about what has been going on in politics and in the life of our  nation. Some folks have even accused me of being a bit angry about what’s  been going on around us. Let me explain my anger ...Whe...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:50pm
  • The students and staff at Razdolna School would like to thank Exxon for their generous gift of a field trip to the SeaLife Center in Seward. Several weeks ago many of our students from second grade through 11th grade enjoyed a bus ride from Razdolna to Seward for an afternoon of hands-on, engaged...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:33pm

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