Homer Opinion

  • I want to thank the Homer community for being so welcoming and encouraging of early childhood education. Currently at Kachemak Kids Early Learning Center we have members from all over the community volunteering their time to enhance the growth of our preschool and toddler programs. I want to thank C...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:27pm
  • Dear Alaskans,Wherever I travel in Alaska, I meet volunteers with big hearts and helping hands. I know you see their positive impact in your community. Please take time to nominate an outstanding volunteer for the First Lady's Volunteer of the Year Awards. Nominations are due by March 1, 2013. Detai...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:26pm
  • Today, our mayor has again proclaimed Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, to be Brother Asaiah Day.Asaiah sent hundreds of love letters through this paper to our "Beautiful citizens dancing upon the wheel of destiny here in our gorgeous cosmic hamlet by the sea."His letters were compassionate, kind and appeal...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:25pm
  • So Captain Zero went on a gratis cruise and now supports the rollback on water quality standards the people of Alaska insisted on. Peter Micciche, senator from Soldotna, has been courting Norwegian Cruise Lines in hopes of securing hordes of slap happy seniors for his river town....

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:25pm
  • Fourth installment of why I love this country and why I love paying taxes: Garbage. Or more specifically waste management.Do you ever wonder about that tidy white bag that you hefted out the back of your truck a few weeks back? Where is it now? Is the plastic encapsulating the load still intact, flo...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:24pm
  • Over the years, I have heard many fishermen in this community say that bycatch in the trawl fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is wrong and that if only we could do something about it, the stakeholders in this fishery or that would be better off....

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:23pm
  • "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."-- Albert Einstein "In times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."-- Eric Hoffer...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:06pm
  • We really enjoyed having Matt Andersen come in and sing to us. He inspired many of the students here at the Flex High School. We would like to thank Gail Edgerly from the Homer Council on the Arts for bringing him in. He was very skilled with the guitar, and many of us had a lot of questions which h...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 1:42pm
  • Boy Scout Troop 555 recently completed a shed-building project and would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous contributions of supplies and cash donations: American Legion Post 16, The Home Depot of Kenai, Monty Wilhusen, Rick Paulsrud, Jennifer Poss, Paul Raymon...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 1:42pm
  • We would like to thank Steve and Noko Yoshida, Jane Little and the Homer Rotary clubs for their tremendous support in sending Katherine Dolma and Taylor Ellison to the Rotary Global Peace Forum in Honolulu, Hawaii. Not only did we have a fantastic time, we learned a lot and received more support for...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 1:42pm

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