Letters

  • Article 8, section 2 of the Alaska Constitution reads: “The Legislature shall provide for the utilization, development, and conservation of all natural resources belonging to the state, including land and waters, for the maximum benefit of its people.” Article 8, section 1 reads: “It is the po...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:45pm
  • House Bill 77 is a corporate giveaway of Alaska’s waters. The Alaska State Constitution states that “Wherever occurring in their natural state, fish, wildlife, and waters are reserved to the people for common use”  (Article 8, Section 3). ...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:44pm
  • In 1986 I moved to Homer with three sons and a 32-foot commercial fishing vessel.   We fished Copper River, Prince William Sound, Cook Inlet, Bristol Bay, Port Dick and Barren Islands. My sons and grandson make their living in the commercial fishing industry. We eat salmon. Fishing gets in your...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:44pm
  • On behalf of HoWL and all the students who volunteered in order to earn scholarships for their expeditions this summer, I would like to thank the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown and the Rotary District 5010 Grants Committee for their grant that funded $2000 of additional scholarships, awarded mid-summ...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:40pm
  • The Homer High School Mariner Co-op Hockey Team would like to thank the community of Homer for coming out to support them in the End of the Road Shootout held Nov. 21-23 at the Kevin Bell Arena. It was a great to have so many fans cheering for the Mariners....

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:39pm
  • A big thank you to all of the sponsors of the Early Childhood Wellness Fair which was part of the larger Rotary Health Fair held at Homer High School on Nov. 2. This was the first year that included an emphasis on early childhood wellness. Sponsors for this event included Best Beginnings of Homer, S...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:39pm
  • Homer’s Jeans is an example of a local business that gives back to the community. With more than 600,000 homeless people in the United States, You Tube sensation, Kid President, started a campaign encouraging donations of socks to those in need for the month of October. Homer’s Jeans took the ch...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:38pm
  • In view of the Homer City Council’s recent budget meetings and need to allocate limited funds, here are my thoughts on the question. First, thank you for supporting the needs assessment allocation; and second, please reconsider the cuts made to the Pratt and the Homer Foundation. ...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:37pm
  • Ah, the sweet sound of philanthropy ...  Thanks to the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee for granting The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club funds to purchase new sheet music. Due to the generosity of individual donors to the Youth Advisory Committee, the Ashley J. Logan Fund, and th...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:37pm
  • Companies that morally oppose birth control don’t want to pay for it via Obamacare. That made me think: I’m a peace activist. I morally oppose war, the military, guns, etc., and wish my tax money didn’t support it. Can I take that to the Supreme Court to divert my money for education?  If...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:36pm

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