Homer Opinion

  • Thank you to all who participated in and attended the Homer Hockey Banquet.   What a great season for Homer’s Youth teams. Kevin Bell would certainly be proud of where these young children are today.As a youth hockey coach for Homer Hockey Association, I fully understand the monumental e...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:27pm
  • As I sat in my aisle seat minding my own business, reading my John Grisham novel, I couldn’t help overhearing the conversation between my two seat mates.  They were lamenting their most recent water bills, “Over $35 this month!” said the young woman in the window seat. The man in the midd...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:27pm
  • Kachemak Bay Equestrian Association, or KBEA, wants to express our gratitude to all the individuals and businesses who helped make our seventh annual “Cowboy Cabaret” fundraiser a success. We are so lucky to live in wonderful Homer, where supporting each others’ passions is a given.  KBEA...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:26pm
  • I would like to extend a very warm thank you to the Homer Foundation, the Choices for Teens Fund and the KLEPS Fund. Over the past couple of weeks, HoWL staff have been able to present to all the fourth-, fifth- and sixth- grade students at McNeil Canyon Elementary and West Homer Elementary. Our pre...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:24pm
  • As a recent graduate of Homer’s first Citizens Academy I herewith present my report: Ten to 12 citizens participated in the six weekly presentations along with several city staff, councilwoman Barbara Howard (who initially proposed the academy), and the city manager, Walt Wrede. A minimum of two a...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:23pm
  • The ability to recycle electronics helps families, businesses, governments, tribes, and non-profits make responsible waste disposal decisions.  It also puts our dollars to work supporting green jobs and re-using precious metals instead of mining for new ones. When we talk about creating a green...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:22pm
  • Growth — is there no end to it? Even humans stop growing at some point. Let me be clear. I don’t live in Homer. I live a few miles out East End Road. Having said that, you can understand when I say a lot of what happens in Homer affects me. I use the grocery stores. I use the library. I use the ...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:21pm
  • My son and I were out on Saturday picking up garbage for the upcoming cleanup week in Homer. We covered both sides of Ben Walters Street. While picking up bottles, cans and papers that were tossed out car windows, nothing bothered me more than the cigarette butts on the side of the road. I have a ha...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:19pm
  • “What should we say in this article about the Homer Food Pantry?” I asked some fellow volunteers. “What happens here? What makes us unique?” There were lots of suggestions. Mostly we give food to people who need food, but there are so many other ways that we help share what needs to be share...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:17pm
  • Editor’s Note: In conjunction with the monthly “Pay It Forward” column, the Homer News is printing a list of needs provided by some of Homer’s nonprofits.Haven HouseFood for shelter (unopened, please)Toiletries, personal hygiene suppliesFemale volunteers to help with summer gardening Vol...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:11pm

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