Letters

  • I support reinstatement of the year-around sales tax on nonprepared foods. I acknowledge that this is a regressive tax, but that is mitigated by the progressivity of the property tax. A broadbased sales tax is more equitable than targeted taxes in this community and allows the city to collect some r...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:42am
  • In regards to the reintroduction of city tax on food year round I have the following comments and perspective to share with you. First of all, in my opinion, food shouldn't be taxed anytime, ever. But especially in the winter, when people here are working with a tighter home budget because of fuel c...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:41am
  • "Tell me about yourself."These four words can elevate your blood pressure, open your sweat glands and speed up your heart rate. For most of us, interviews cause stress, worry and trepidation. Fear of the unknown plays a role in that anxiety. To alleviate some of that stress, the juniors and seniors ...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:46am
  • As a Homeless Liaison for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's Students in Transition Program, I'd like to take a moment and thank the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown, Rotary District 5010, and the Homer Foundation for their outstanding contribution to the "Polars for Peeps" project. This pro...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:45am
  • Marine safety is a very fun yet educational class for us fishermen. It is very important to learn about all of the dangers that could occur on a fishing vessel. I just want to thank the instructors, Anna Ivy-Borland and Rick Peterson, for taking the time to come down to Voznesenka and teach marine s...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:45am
  • I would like to thank Homer, and in particular AJ's and the staff at South Peninsula Hospital for its support of Heidijo music and my Kickstarter project. I am overwhelmed with gratitude.When I was researching Kickstarter, the advice was that most of my support would be from family and friends, and ...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:44am
  • Hospice of Homer would like to recognize the David and Mary Schroer Fund, a donor-advised fund at the Homer Foundation, for the recent grant. The monies from the grant helped to cover some of the expenses for the hospice service-area wide newsletter mailed to the community in November. If you live o...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:43am
  • In an attempt to put cancer in its place, nearly 20 fine individuals from around the state joined forces for a fourth year to raise money by growing mustaches. This unique fundraiser, called Movember, has grown dramatically over the last few years, but Team Arctic Walrus has been a stalwart in this ...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:43am
  • The holiday season was heralded in again with another season of the Nutcracker Faire. Thank you to the Homer folks and visitors between here and Anchorage, for joining us at the Faire and supporting the artists of the Lower Kenai Peninsula. Thank you to the vendors for your effort and hours, providi...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:43am
  • A hearty thank you goes out to all those who attended Kachemak Ski Club's recent annual meeting. We are sad to see Bob Shavelson stepping down from his job as president, but happy to welcome Randy Wiest on board, in that position. And we would like to extend sincere thanks to Ulmer's, Homer's Jeans,...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:42am

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