• I have been thinking about Homer’s financial situation and I think I have come up with some possible solutions rather than taxing food. Food is a necessity and I feel that the food tax is unfair to a large part of our community.  Many people are struggling to make it from paycheck to paycheck...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:03am
  • When the Defense Department says they do not kill fish, this is a  half-truth. The U.S. military is the largest consumer of fuel on the planet. Ninety-three percent of the U.S. government’s fuel use is by the Department of Defense.  The military consumes more electricity than Denmark, bu...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:02am
  • Editor’s Note: This letter has been updated to include corrected numbers on the cost to residents of a public safety building as currently proposed. The Homer News ran an earlier version of the letter, but failed to update it with numbers provided by the author. The Homer News regrets the ...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:45pm
  • We have lived adjacent to Bishop’s Beach for 20 years, and cherish the beach every day.  Occasionally the beauty is jarred by the screams of speeding dirt bikes (which changes the flavor for a half mile in both directions) or a truck doing doughnuts (gotta be a lot of fun!).  ...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 8:32am
  • Kachemak Heritage Land Trust would like to thank the Jack and Mary Lentfer Fund, a donor advised fund through the Homer Foundation, for the grant support we received to be used towards our Energy Efficient Upgrades. With their generous contribution, KHLT was able to purchase and install an on-demand...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:20am
  • Considering the turmoil in which our planet seems to be drowning, regardless of whether it is manmade or of natural causes, it might be a good time to make peace with God. It might be a good time to make peace with your neighbor, your children, anyone with whom you have conflict or harbor ill feelin...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:18am
  • The family of Lee Roy Glover would like to thank all of their friends who showed love and concern for us during Lee Roy’s illness and after his homecoming to Heaven.  We would also like to thank the staff of the South Peninsula Hospital for the good care they gave Lee Roy and the care and con...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:16am
  • In response to a recent newspaper article about the Homer City Council considering putting up a gate on Bishops Beach: It irks me that the actions of a handful of do-gooders may result in loss of liberty to others. I have frequented the Homer beaches for nearly 40 years. I don’t recall ever even o...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:12am
  • I’m sitting here in Ninilchik again this year looking out my cabin window and watching sockeye salmon jumping two at a time on their way to the Kasilof special harvest district while the traditional east side setnetter is shut down....

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:10am
  • The Homer City Council will consider, at its July 27 meeting, an ordinance to spend more than $600,000 from its general fund savings account to bring the design of the proposed public safety building to the next stage. The complex includes a kitchen and dining space that rival most Homer restaurants...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:09am

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