Homer Opinion

  • My husband, Russ, and I take pride in finding unusual/comic ways to greet our grandchildren at airports. In the past, we have donned stuffed antlers, clown outfits, false noses, etc. I had been actively searching for inspiration for something uniquely Alaskan for their arrival in Homer from Colorado...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:51pm
  • I would like to thank the Homer Foundation and Homer Community Science Scholarship for giving me the opportunity to pursue my higher education. I am attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks with the help of the Science Scholarship Fund. I am loving college in the Far North; being a part of commu...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:48pm
  • Dear Homer film fans, What was vividly clear at the 11th annual Documentary Film Festival this year was an abounding, enthusiastic curiosity amongst the avid filmgoers. Here are anonymous comments received in the ballot box, while being tallied for the festival awards. All comments and results are n...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:48pm
  • Homer Hockey Association (HHA) would like to thank everyone for a hugely successful Dessert Auction to support the Kevin Bell Arena. Many people may not know how pivotal a year this is for the ice rink. In September 2015 if funding is not found, we might not have an ice rink in Homer.  Communit...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:48pm
  • This winter, our local Big Brothers Big Sisters program will have the opportunity to work on developing a new revenue development plan through a Foraker training with our local leadership council. Our revenue development planning was made possible by a grant from the Strengthening Organization Fund ...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:47pm
  • Since our inception in 2006, the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown has worked to help the youth of Homer not only survive, but thrive, mostly through donations and the channeling of funds to various other organizations offering hands-on help to our community’s young people. We are still very much comm...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:47pm
  • As we look back on City Manager Walt Wrede’s 12 years of service to our community, I’d like to acknowledge his recent efforts to reduce interpersonal violence in Homer. Mr. Wrede, along with the Homer City Council and Mayor Wythe, has been outspoken in his support for Green Dot Homer. He also to...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:47pm
  • Captain Zero is no longer Captain Zero — he’s leading the charge into negative numbers. Deep into deficits, record deficits. Palin, his predecessor, charged oil companies royalty rates less than the world average and accumulated a “rainy day” surplus of $11 billion. In the last two years, Pa...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:47pm
  • Halloween is two weeks away and kids are designing their costumes in anticipation. Last year, the Mountainview/Bayview neighborhood tried something new to streamline traffic and provide a safer space for trick-or-treaters on foot.  Mountainview and East Bayview became “Halloween One-Ways” f...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:40pm
  • I am disappointed by the site evaluation recently completed by the Public Safety Building Review Committee.  The design team provided them with a draft evaluation form with 31 criteria. The committee evaluated the HERC site by briefly discussing only a few of these criteria and then chose this ...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:39pm

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