• I would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who sponsored, volunteered for, participated in and otherwise supported the Homer Halibut Festival in September. As a fisherman and as an advocate for our marine ecosystem and the many livelihoods and traditions made within it, I am deeply grate...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:20pm
  • HoWL Inc. would like to thank the Youth Advisory Committee and the Homer Foundation for their generous gift towards our DiRtBaG Service Corps program. At HoWL, DiRtBaG stands for Discount Rates to Boys and Girls. By participating in community service projects, students earn $30 toward other HoWL tri...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:20pm
  • Francie Roberts, thank you for serving on the Homer City Council for 12 years. Six of those years I was fortunate to serve along side of you and always valued your very thoughtful and educated thoughts and opinions. Not only did you come to each council meeting well prepared, you listened carefully ...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:20pm
  • Three summers ago, the time was right to get a dog.  I wanted to get a shelter dog because I know there are so many dogs without homes. I visited a few at the shelter, took some out for a walk, and kept watching the papers for the dog-of-the-week photo. Then I saw him in the paper!  Just t...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:19pm
  • On Tuesday, Sept. 29, I was at Bishop’s Beach for the high tide of 22.9 feet, the second highest tide this year.  By the time I got there all the the berm area to the east where cars have been driving was covered with water.  The waves were extremely high because the wind was blowing tow...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:30pm
  • Homer’s own improvisational group, Fresh Produce 2.0, recently donated to young people at the R.E.C. Room. These donation funds will provide support to teens struggling with homelessness. One way our community will benefit in the very near future from parts of these funds is the public showing of ...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:29pm
  • Is it ethical to tax our food?   I don’t think so. Vote “yes” on Proposition No. 1 to abolish the food tax.Let’s not be sheep! Julie Carlson...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:28pm
  • At the Homer Farmers Market last weekend, I got into a conversation with an old friend I don’t see near often enough, which set me to walking down the road thinking about the coming and goings of our lives and of Sue Gibson’s recent passage. I went home and opened the “Reflections” of an old...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:27pm
  • I don’t know about you, but as for me, I am fed up with our socialist city council. Budget time — isn’t it great? —  and we are getting the same song and dance as last year from our socialist council members.  We have a budget shortfall so we need to raise your taxes or raise fees ...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:25pm
  • I encourage the city to separate the new public safety building into two facilities, build the police station as soon as practical, and delay completing the design and construction of the fire station for five to eight years. We need a new police station immediately. The fire station is still servic...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:25pm

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