Homer Opinion

  • It has been a couple years since I wrote about the public restrooms on the Homer Spit; the highly visible, super busy, rundown restrooms at the top of Ramp 2. They continue to be as busy as ever and continue to be a public eyesore. With all the new restrooms in low traffic areas along the harbor rim...

    Thu, 08/04/2016 - 11:08am
  • Alaskans don’t need Outsiders telling us how to cast a vote I’ve been an Alaskan for 49 years and when I first got here Alaskans would never have allowed outsider/carpetbaggers to tell us what to do. We were independent thinkers and for sure didn’t care how “they” did anything anywhere els...

    Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:29pm
  • Legislature needs more like Seaton I lived in Homer when Paul Seaton was first elected to the Alaska Legislature in 2002. I have been impressed with him ever since. He understands that we live in tough times that require tough decisions, and he has shown that he is not afraid of being part of the so...

    Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:29pm
  • For fun-filled time, wallow in mud On a recent, sunny, Sunday afternoon, Nature Rocks Homer held its seventh annual Mud Games at the Cottonwood Horse Park. It was such a fun-filled afternoon — we already look forward to next summer and the next round of mud wallowing. The Wallow has now been name...

    Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:29pm
  • Volunteers enliven CACS day camp Day Camp with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies is in full swing. So far, we’ve had a lot of fun this summer and would like to give a warm thanks to everyone who has played a part. Many people in the community have graciously volunteered their time for our cam...

    Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:29pm
  • Grant helps Sprout grow We at Sprout Family Services would like to thank the City of Homer Grants Program, through the Homer Foundation, for their generous grant to our organization. With this gift we were able to improve our outreach to families with children 0-5 years, by increasing our advertisin...

    Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:29pm
  • Sandhill crane colts will be fledging (flying) very soon. It takes 60-70 days from hatching to fledging. Some may have already fledged if the pair started nesting earlier than usual. Please report any crane colts that are now fully flying to Kachemak Crane Watch. Let us know where and when the colts...

    Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:58am
  • Foundation celebrates milestone The Homer Foundation held its 25th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, July 16. Thanks to our gracious and generous hosts Bill and Dorothy Fry and their terrific staff at the Bear Creek Winery. The setting was most lovely and guests were able to sample a variety of the ...

    Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:58am
  • Thank you for convention support Dear people of Homer, I am so sorry that some form of a thank you did not get out to you sooner. Life has been a roller coaster for a bit here. Just wanted everyone to know how much we appreciated the support that we received from our wonderful community when we hel...

    Thu, 07/14/2016 - 8:50am
  • As governor, I enjoy shaking a lot of hands. But one handshake in particular stuck with me. At the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport last winter, as passengers streamed off the flight from Fairbanks, one man turned around and walked toward me. “I want to shake your hand,” he said. “...

    Thu, 07/07/2016 - 1:11pm

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