Homer Opinion

  • With the second year of little snowfall, the Homer area is seeing unprecedented conditions for wildfire. The recent fires along the Kenai River and in the Mat-Su are vivid demonstrations of how quickly we can be impacted by wildfire. ...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 8:20am
  • Y ears ago I remember being at the chalkboard in mathematics class, my back to a class of students, and saying, “If you are going to write notes (this before cell phones and texting), you best do that between classes.” Later a student asked how I knew and I remember saying, “A teacher and moth...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 8:06am
  • I read in the news that Mayor Sullivan is reminding us how wonderful it is for Alaska and Anchorage that the state gave all of these millions of dollars to the oil companies in tax credits to drill in Cook Inlet. However, what he did not remind us of was that the state could have drilled in Cook Inl...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 7:57am
  • Homer has always been a community that prides itself in investing in its children. Its citizens and local businesses provide  numerous opportunities to set young people up for success.  One of the ways Homer works collectively to do this is by investing in education. Every year, several bu...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 7:55am
  • Throughout the last months of my high school career, I was very lucky to have many generous businesses offer me scholarships to take me to my next step of life.  First, I would love to thank the Homer Foundation for providing me with two scholarships, one funded by Kachemak Bay Medical Clinic a...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 7:53am
  • Every cancer is different, and the one that took Chris Lopez was a monster. It hit hard and showed no mercy.  Every day, friends and family surrounded us with love. Early on, a core group of friends rallied to create a donation account and an auction/benefit for Chris, who was travelling all ov...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 7:51am
  • Lingcod season opens Wednesday, July 1, and many of us are eagerly looking forward to it. After moving to Homer in 2002 and sampling our region’s rockfishing, I was absolutely amazed at the abundance and size of the lingcod we caught in the vicinity of Elizabeth, Perl and East Chugach islands.&nbs...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:35am
  •   Homer’s American Legion Auxiliary would like to thank everyone who particpated in our Memorial Day Poppy Project. You made it our very best year ever so far. Thanks to Bob Malone and staff at Safeway for hosting our fundraising tables.  And thanks to the many other businesses around to...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:31am
  • My family and I would like to thank the many people of Anchor Point and Homer who cared for David Jolly — husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, uncle and friend — during his final weeks with us. We cannot say enough about how we appreciate all the love and kindness you have given us. Thank you....

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:29am
  • We had a great night at the Chris Lopez Benefit at Alice’s last week, celebrating the life of our friend. He was a true and loveable character in our community. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered. Thanks to all of you who donated to the account, to the volunteers who helped us plan the...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:28am

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