Homer Opinion

  • Next Thursday Homer will be the host of the Governor’s Picnic when Alaska’s 10th governor, Sean Parnell visits, so it seems appropriate this Sunday that we pause and remember Alaska’s fourth governor, Jay Hammond, who served from 1974 to 1982. The Alaska Legislature in its wisdom designated Ju...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:24pm
  • The Southern Peninsula is a caring place when it comes to helping our neighbors. As a public health nurse, I am heartened when I visit the Homer Community Food Pantry and see the generous outpouring of food that we as a community are providing on a weekly basis for those who have a need. The volunte...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:24pm
  • Ray Garrity, Sean Maryott, John Mouw and I would get together from time to time to cook dinner, drink and talk wine.  ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:23pm
  • Like many others, we live within hearing distance of the Homer Police Station and the Homer Volunteer Fire Department Headquarters. This summer we have  been amazed at how many times we have heard the sirens of emergency vehicles leaving these facilities. The sirens can be expected to sound at ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:23pm
  • Referring to the June 24 Homer City Council meeting and resolution 13-068(A) Amending the Land Allocation Plan to Make the Southwestern Two-thirds Portion of Lot 2, Tract 1-A Fishing Hole Subdivision Available for Lease: Homer’s water-based community feels betrayed and disappointed at the result o...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:40pm
  • Thank you for sending me to the 2013 American Legion Auxiliary Girls State. It was an opportunity unlike any another. I met so many amazing girls that are the hope and security of our future. Every girl I met had a mile long list of achievements and credentials but an even longer list of goals. Each...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:33pm
  • There’s been a loud, angry and often uninformed debate over salmon habitat protection in the Kenai Peninsula Borough for the past couple years, and if we hope to protect our fisheries in the coming years, it’s important to understand some basic issues....

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:32pm
  • The roofer is packing up his tools, your newly planted lawn is beginning to sprout, the paint is drying and the keys to your new home are in your pocket. You are a homeowner....

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:30pm
  • Heat and I get along like a snow cone in a sauna, so last month was no chocolate éclair on the buffet of life for me. Most of the 30 days seemed like something resembling that particular dessert that I inadvertently stepped in rather than enjoyed. Yeah, yeah, I know there are a lot of you who relis...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:28pm
  • I wish to thank the Homer Volunteer Fire Department for their prompt and measured response to our roof fire last Tuesday. Their professional handling of the situation prevented further damage and their ability to be flexible with the owner was much appreciated. Clearly older shake roofs are more of ...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:21pm

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