Homer Opinion

  • I am writing this letter on behalf of Homer Flex and the Homer Flex Improv Troupe. All students participated in an hour training with Martin Zeller in their language arts classes. Fifteen of our students chose to do the week-long intensive, culminating in a community performance at the Art Barn. Wit...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:08pm
  • As co-curator of the Homer History exhibit, “Making Ourselves At Home: Creating a Community on the Benchlands of Kachemak Bay,” I am extremely happy to let the community know that it still exists and is now on permanent display at the Homer Senior Center....

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:07pm
  • Being an “election official” is sort of a thankless task. You spend an hour the night before setting up, are then up before the crack of dawn and at the precinct by 6 a.m. You barely have time to wolf down a thrown-together lunch at 4, close the doors at 8 and then spend another hour, close to t...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:07pm
  •  I would like to thank the Elks on the local, state and national levels, the PEO Star Scholarship and the Lions Club. These organizations provide scholarships that enable many students including myself the opportunity to pursue dreams without some of the burdens of student debt. Thank you. ...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:06pm
  • Let’s talk about legalized marijuana. From this time forward I will ask if a business has an enforced zero tolerance substance abuse policy with random drug testing to protect the public.  I heard arguments that it is for medical reasons. Then why not design the legislation for medical concer...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:06pm
  • Over the coming weeks and months, many of you in communities around the state will encounter individuals collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that seeks to ban setnet fishing for salmon in “urban areas” of Alaska.  The measure directly targets setnet fishing in Cook Inlet.  Th...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:05pm
  • I  comment on Homer City Councilman Beau Burgess’s words at the Oct. 27 council meeting. At this meeting, the council voted to take from the Homer community the property at Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue to build a public safety building and jail. ...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:49pm
  • In light of our community’s tremendous need for indoor recreational space and the city’s recent decision to designate the HERC (Homer Education and Recreation Complex) building as the site for a new Public Safety Building, it’s time to think outside the HERC, Homer. Let’s collectively go for...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:44pm
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) is a local process 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, educational...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:39pm
  • We do not know how many in our state received a letter from the Alaska State Voter Program. But we feel that a public response is needed and thus a letter to you. Recently, we received a letter from the Alaska State Voter Program. The letter was paid for by Opportunity Alliance PAC. Other than that ...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:35pm

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