Homer Opinion

  •  The board of HEA should be totally embarrassed. The news media has reported on electric rates now at an all-time high (average) of 13 cents a kwh and here we sit at almost 21 cents as HEA customers.  The number one goal of the HEA board should not be green projects or local hiring or othe...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:13pm
  • The shorebirds and other migrants are arriving daily, and I’d like to remind everyone to please give them a good welcome. This means to please obey the signage about habitat areas and give the birds a chance to feed and rest....

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:13pm
  • Food products that contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are not labeled. This is not a good way to be honest with the consumers. Many people are beginning to dislike GMOs, and I’m one of them. Many families are starting to avoid them completely. Being born in the 1990s, I am concerned ...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:30pm
  • On behalf of the students and staff, I would like to thank David and Mary Schroer for their generous contribution and support to Homer Middle School through the Donor Advised Fund, a part of the Homer Foundation.Their contribution of $3,000 goes a long way in helping Homer Middle School offer qualit...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:29pm
  • 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

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