Homer Opinion

  • Oct. 10 was a joyous occasion at the Homer City Council. Accolades for our outgoing mayor, the swearing in of a new mayor and two new council members. Congratulations, one and all. Bryan, Shelly and Tom are my friends, and I shared in the celebrations (mmm, great cake). But somewhere in all the fest...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 4:12pm
  • Assembly needs to rethink policy Oh my, the hypocrisy, the ignorance, the intolerance, the idiocrisy in action. Where you say? Why your local borough assembly meetings. Come pray with us — maybe. Please understand, you’ll need vetting. Tom Beaudoin Halloween ...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 12:24pm
  • In 1976, Alaskans amended our Constitution, creating the Permanent Fund. In 1980, the current dividend program was created by statute, mandating that roughly 50 percent of the earnings from the fund be dispersed to Alaskans annually as a Permanent Fund Dividend. Should the PFD become your right?...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 11:22am
  • Editor’s Note: Every month to accompany the Pay It Forward column, which is coordinated by The Homer Foundation, the Homer News runs a list of needs from area nonprofits. If you see a need you can fill, we encourage you to contact the agency and help pay it forward.   ...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 11:19am
  • Over the weekend, Catherine Austin Fitts, on usawatchdog.com, quoted Roger Moore as saying, “You can’t vote for Trump because that would be like throwing a Molotov cocktail into the system.” EXACTLY! How many times in your life have you had a chance to strike a blow against a thoroughly corrup...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 11:16am
  • Why should we “pay it forward”? I am supposed to answer this, and I don’t know where to start. My friends wrote far better than I could. My piece oddly began when I was talking baseball with a friend.   I wondered what and why I could say in this article. Why do I have a voice to add? Tha...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 11:13am
  • The Southern Kenai Peninsula Annual Veterans Picnic was held Oct. 9. Approximately 130 people attended even though it was a cloudy/windy/wet day. The picnic was opened by the presentation of the American Flag and Pledge of Allegiance by the Junior American Legion Auxiliary members Violet and Lulu....

    Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:26pm
  • The Paul Banks Preludes violin program has begun. All three first grade classes are participating and have spent one week making cardboard violins and one week learning with them. After a few more weeks of learning how to use and care for a violin, the students will have a chance to have a real viol...

    Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:25pm
  • The ice is in, the doors are open. Your community rink is ready for another winter of on-ice recreation. With volunteer help and supplemental support from the Jenson, Compass Rose and Unrestricted Funds at the Homer Foundation, the Kevin Bell Arena was able to conduct rink efficiency and improvement...

    Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:24pm
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP, Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships, is a local coalition that aims to use and build upon our strengths to improve our individual, family and community health. Health is defined broadly to include cultural, economic, educational, envi...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:21pm

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