Homer Opinion

  • ...From “Homer Events” for supporting a couple of rather unique events in our 2016 Winter Carnival. I refer to the Mr. Homer Pageant hosted by Chris Story (thanks, Chris), which this year had five entries, each a little crazier than the next, with the winner being Erik Schreier.  Erik is ve...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:44am
  • Paul Banks staff would like to thank Paul Banks PTA and Atz Kilcher for their 100-day school surprise. Playing into the Wild West Theme of the school’s Read-A-Thon, Atz Kilcher went room to room sharing music, cowboy attire, stories and even a roping trick or two. The students had many interesting...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:44am
  • The Wolf Ridge trail is in and the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club appreciates the financial support of its members, grooming support by member/volunteers, Cook Inlet Region incorporated for granting a use permit and Wise Services for snowcat grooming. The trail leaves from the McNeil Canyon Ski Trail Syst...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:42am
  • There is a tradition in this country, and this state, of a certain group of people believing that they know better than the general population what is best for all, particularly when it comes to intoxicants and private recreation. Prohibition gave us the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:41am
  • Myself, I’m all up for an American Jewish socialist as president. It’d be a second crack at making America exceptional again. President Barack Hussein Obama had his crack at American Exceptionalism and blew it. Unfortunately, he never realized the significance, the power of his moment....

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:40pm
  • The Homer Playground Project got started when a group of people — mostly mothers (some with children in tow), a couple of city staff people, and a few folks dedicated to recreation in the Homer community — met at the playground in Karen Hornaday Park in late spring 2011. At the time, yellow CAUT...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:38pm
  • Not a day goes by without Alaska’s fiscal problems making the news. Whether cuts to public services, talk of new revenues, or a downgrade of the state’s creditworthiness, it’s hard to escape the numbers.  With 737,000 people spread over 663,000 square miles, sub-$30 oil, and a pipeline th...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:37pm
  • The Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault supports the work of Alaska’s domestic violence and sexual assault shelters and violence prevention efforts statewide. To do that, the council has engaged a wide range of programs to make a difference, from sponsoring the Green Dot Alaska progr...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:35pm
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP,  Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships, is a local coalition that aims to use and build upon our strengths to improve our individual, family and community health. Health is defined broadly to include cultural, economic, ed...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:38am
  • Thanks to the generous donations of American Legion General Buckner Post 16 to Homer Homemakers FCE for the past few years, the club has been able to expand its outreach to families in the Homer area. Prior to receiving funding from Post 16, the club provided Raise-a-Reader packets to those parents ...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:20am

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