Homer Opinion

  • For National Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to thank the following businesses who provided 2-for-1 discounts to our Bigs and Littles when they met for mentoring activities during 2012:  Jelly Beans Ice Cream & Gifts, Homestead Restaurant, Fresh Sourdough Express B...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:02pm
  • Last week Chris Story brought up some interesting questions concerning the interaction dynamics between the citizens and their local government....

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:01pm
  • I am a proponent of bringing natural gas to Homer, mainly because of the environmental benefits. However, in the absence of a long-term gas contract and projected shortages, be prepared for the very real possibility of substantial price hikes. You can bet that with huge potential profits to be reape...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:01pm
  • We would like to thank everyone in the community who volunteered their time, energy and support for the search and rescue of Steve Craig. It is impossible to individually list every person who helped in the search, but we would like to mention a few: Kachemak Emergency Services, Pathfinder Aviation,...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:00pm
  • The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) recently approved a restructured observer program that extends observer coverage to Alaska’s small boat fleet.  With the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) taking over observer deployment, the industry-funded restructured program incr...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:00pm
  • In a speech just delivered President Obama asserted: “They (congressional Republicans) will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the American economy. … The full faith and credit of the United States of America is not a bargaining chip.” He continued: “America cannot afford anot...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:59pm
  • I  am writing to make you aware of some things that are going on in the Homer area that you and your neighbors may know nothing about. Something that makes Homer a better place in which to live and raise a family. It is that Elks Lodge down the street that goes, for the most part, unnoticed. Th...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:58pm
  • J anuary 22 commemorates the 40th anniversary of a notorious decision passed down by the Supreme Court of the United States. Roe vs. Wade was followed by Doe vs. Bolton, allowing abortions to be legally performed at any stage of a pregnancy.    There will be a demonstration march in Washin...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:57pm
  • Thank you, Homer City Council. Let’s hope this week’s discussion and council vote will preserve the seasonal sales tax exemption on nonprepared food items for good. Canning this perennial discussion is long overdue. Like others who testified Monday night, we believe a tax on food is regressive. ...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:56pm
  • My Teen Sis and I have been matched for about two and one-half years now, and I've seen her grow from a skinny little 11-year-old to a slender and graceful teenager. She is naturally reserved, and sometimes our visits are pretty perfunctory, with gaps of silence between us. But sometimes her enthusi...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:11pm

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