Homer Opinion

  • Hospice of Homer recently honored our remarkable, committed volunteers at the Second Annual Volunteer Appreciation barbecue on the patio at our new office. I want to thank the following generous hospice supporters for helping to make the event a fun, successful evening: Kachemak Wholesale, Safeway g...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:16am
  • It’s that time of year when gardens are lush and summer growth at its peak. This summer seems to have out done itself. The other day I heard a tourist on the Spit comment, “Every direction I turn, I see beauty!  This place is amazing!”...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:15am
  • MAPP of the Southern Kenai Peninsula is thrilled to welcome VISTA volunteer Paige Meadoows to our community coalition working together to improve health.    Paige is a recent college graduate who loves data and can’t wait to begin assisting MAPP with our ongoing community health needs as...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:05am
  • We would like to thank the Home Public Works Department, Homer City Council and Mayor Beth Wythe for following through with our street repair on Fireweed Avenue. We now have a smooth, well-built surface that should provide us with access for years to come. Royce Page and Leslie Garrison...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:05am
  • With the volatility of the state budget, the last several weeks for nonprofits has been rough. We are experiencing first hand a concept of  entering into an “Age of Uncertainty.” With so many of us dependent on state dollars, the city of Homer Grants Program administered by the Homer  ...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:05am
  • I would like to thank those who assisted my wife and I on June 23.  My wife had collapsed on the side of the road going up to the museum. Two four-wheel drives stopped and offered help. One with “Dave,” I believe, and his daughter got us into his pickup and drove us to the emergency departm...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:04am
  • Back-to-school preparation begins now, and an important part of that is making sure your child’s health is in tip-top shape for the busy year ahead. It is important for parents and guardians to know about the following requirements of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District: An Entrance Physic...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:04am
  • I have been thinking about Homer’s financial situation and I think I have come up with some possible solutions rather than taxing food. Food is a necessity and I feel that the food tax is unfair to a large part of our community.  Many people are struggling to make it from paycheck to paycheck...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:03am
  • When the Defense Department says they do not kill fish, this is a  half-truth. The U.S. military is the largest consumer of fuel on the planet. Ninety-three percent of the U.S. government’s fuel use is by the Department of Defense.  The military consumes more electricity than Denmark, bu...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:02am
  • Editor’s Note: This letter has been updated to include corrected numbers on the cost to residents of a public safety building as currently proposed. The Homer News ran an earlier version of the letter, but failed to update it with numbers provided by the author. The Homer News regrets the ...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:45pm

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