Homer Opinion

  • Last year our school, Homer Flex High School, received a grant from the Homer Farmers Market to fund our garden. With this money we were able to purchase soil amendments, planting supplies, and garden tools.  During last spring over half our student population participated in planting seed star...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:37pm
  • The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club (HYSOC) believes that kids inspire kids. HYSOC would like to thank the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) and their generous donors and the Sheldon Youth to Youth Fund for believing in our mission.   We received a $500 grant to purchase mus...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:34pm
  • Editor’s Note: Freshmen students in Sean Campbell’s class at Homer High School have been writing opinion pieces. The Homer News plans to publish several over the next few weeks. Here’s a sample. Antonin Scalia’s death has already turned purely political.   Mere hours after Scal...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:48am
  • Last week I shared my concern about the rising use of heroin and other opioids in our community, and how we can do more to prevent the onset of their use. This installment addresses the need to understand and support treatment for those persons already dependent on or addicted to these substances.&n...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:46am
  • Atz - Otto - Please come home. R.E. Ality (aka Jack Poster)...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:43am
  • I took to heart what Jerry Petryha said in his letter to the editor about allowing marijuana sales in Homer and how it will have a negative effect on our community. I have lived in Homer since 1975 and have seen the abuse of drugs escalate in our town. Spice, heroin, methamphetamine, yep, we have it...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:43am
  • Last week I was quoted by a local paper, regarding my comments on the cannabis issue, at the Homer City Council meeting. Sadly, only a few words of what I said were printed, which on their own communicate a different message than intended. First I was compelled to comment on the council’s request ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:40am
  • The words “Permanent Fund Dividend” or “PFD” should in no way enter any part of any conversation related to our state’s budget shortfalls. Period. They are totally unrelated. About 25 years or so ago the state was going through a major budget crisis. We told them then, now tell them again:...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:37am
  • You might be pleased to learn that the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club hosted its Kachemak Ski Marathon this past Saturday at Lookout Mountain Ski Trails. Three events were scheduled for the day:  a 13.7 kilometer tour, a 21 kilometer race, and a 42 kilometer race.  The events began and ended in ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:37am
  • We would like to thank the community of Homer for supporting the local youth. As you may have noticed, there have been colorful and creative Live Action Role Playing,  also known at LARP, events taking place.  This LARP group is open to all community members, but a large number are middle ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:36am

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