Homer Opinion

  • Homer’s Jeans is an example of a local business that gives back to the community. With more than 600,000 homeless people in the United States, You Tube sensation, Kid President, started a campaign encouraging donations of socks to those in need for the month of October. Homer’s Jeans took the ch...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:38pm
  • I wanted to bounce a few ideas off of you all regarding House Bill 77. Seems to me it is another attempt by the wrecking crew down there in Juneau to take away some of our 1959 Alaska state constitutional rights. Article 8 of the Alaska Constitution states that all citizens are guaranteed fish and w...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:38pm
  • In view of the Homer City Council’s recent budget meetings and need to allocate limited funds, here are my thoughts on the question. First, thank you for supporting the needs assessment allocation; and second, please reconsider the cuts made to the Pratt and the Homer Foundation. ...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:37pm
  • Ah, the sweet sound of philanthropy ...  Thanks to the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee for granting The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club funds to purchase new sheet music. Due to the generosity of individual donors to the Youth Advisory Committee, the Ashley J. Logan Fund, and th...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:37pm
  • Companies that morally oppose birth control don’t want to pay for it via Obamacare. That made me think: I’m a peace activist. I morally oppose war, the military, guns, etc., and wish my tax money didn’t support it. Can I take that to the Supreme Court to divert my money for education?  If...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:36pm
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center is pleased to announce that Cosmic Agents continues with support from Homer Foundation’s Willow fund. Cosmic Agents is Bunnell’s recent initiative to connect and support emerging leaders in Homer  with programs that foster creative expression, critical dialogue, n...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:36pm
  • RIP JFK. Fifty years later it’s mostly known the who, how, and why of his assassination.  Will it be 50 years before the true perpetrators of 9/11 also are known?  JFK”s words: “The very word secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society” and “Those that make peaceful revolutio...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:36pm
  • Every year at city budget time there’s discussion of cutting funding to the Pratt Museum and the Homer Foundation.  Every year I fear that the public has lost touch with the history behind that funding. In particular, I want Homer folks to understand that the city does not fund the Homer Foun...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:36pm
  • The students and staff of Little Fireweed Academy would like to thank Jack Dalton for a fabulous week of storytelling. Jack is a gifted Yupik storyteller, who continues the mission of his elders, more specifically his grandfather, through storytelling. Our students were mesmerized with the story of ...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:36pm
  • If your household is in need and you would like to apply for a holiday basket, time is running out. The deadline for the Share the Spirit applications is Friday, Dec. 13. Please don’t delay. Go to a human service agency, where you, or a member of your family, receive assistance. Or speak to your p...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:35pm

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