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  • My 8-year-old son Hayden has been attending the Homer Boys and Girls Club since approximately March of this year. I am writing to express the need to keep this club open for the community of Homer, as well as its neighboring communities.  My intent is to tell my personal story in hopes of it sh...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 3:35pm
  • As I bike around town I am thrilled to see indication that momentum is building for Homer to become a healthier community. Many of our local individuals, businesses and organizations are devoting energy and resources through various collaborations and projects which offer opportunities to develop an...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:04pm
  • Summer is almost here and there is a very obvious tension on the Kenai Peninsula related to the role of salmon in local communities and how to qualify what that role is among different user groups. Yes, we eat a lot of fish here and the availability of salmon to anglers is important. Salmon is a fab...

    Thu, 05/09/2013 - 11:54am
  • My name is Manuel, and I am a high school AFS Exchange Student from Italy. This year, I was hosted by the Koplins. As I think about heading home this June, I want to thank my entire host family, but especially my host mom, Cindy....

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 4:53pm
  • When Homer’s varsity soccer teams opened their seasons Friday on Colony High’s shiny new artificial turf playing field, it was the first time all year that Homer players had gotten outdoors to play. Homer’s grass field was still sodden and untouchable.  For their opponents from Houston Hi...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:52pm
  • Have you ever played a violent video game? Fantasy gore seems to be more and more popular as the graphics are refined and technical kinks are straightened out. They have become increasingly popular among the teen to young adult population, especially in boys. What is it that makes them so fascinatin...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:40pm
  • Your article last week: "Bears out and about; be cautious" was duly noted. Blown away, I was, reading in the Anchorage Daily News a couple of Sundays ago about Dan Bigley's 2003 bear attack on the Russian River, which left him blind. He's written about it in a book: "Beyond the Bear," soon to be pub...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 3:36pm
  • Garbage is a dirty business. Homer's new transfer site, a $12 million or so project, has been privatized and will soon be operated by the lowest bidder....

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 3:29pm
  • In the last few weeks the United States government has received multiple threats from North Korea involving nuclear attacks on major U.S. cities. These threats come from the newly appointed dictator of North Korea Kim Jung-un (30 years old), who was recently appointed after the death of the previous...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 1:25pm
  • When tragedy strikes, the government's first act is to blame the incident on someone or something. After the horrific tragedy in Connecticut, the government quickly began blaming guns for the damage that was done and lives that were lost. Soon after that, our entire nation went into an uproar protes...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 1:22pm

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