Homer Opinion

  • It’s not surprising that at the blistering pace Internet demand the FCC predicts a demand of one communication tower for every 75 residents. Increased access to bandwidth is an economic stimulant and educational boost for schools. Every year demands more bandwidth. Alaska is behind the curve signi...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:28pm
  • After any number of delays, the new fire hall for Kachemak Emergency Services will be built this summer on the site off Diamond Ridge Road. The administration says KESA will move in, in September. Until then, some of the KESA equipment for the west side will continue to respond from the Sterling Hig...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:26pm
  • Keeping a radio station on the air and serving a broad community of listeners requires a considerable investment in technical infrastructure and support. In recent months a number of people and businesses have helped KBBI maintain on-air and backup systems, and deserve to be noticed for their assist...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:26pm
  • A “big” thank you to the David and Mary Schroer Fund of the Homer Foundation for their donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters and our media and publicity campaign. Through their generosity we have been able to continue our promotional publicity to recruit more Big Brothers and Big Sisters for the ...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:25pm
  •  I am overwhelmed with gratitude for this community and its support of HoWL as we embark on our sixth year as an organization. You may have noticed the new yurt at HoWL Headquarters. That yurt was raised thanks to nearly 30 volunteers who spent their Saturday helping stretch walls, scrub lattic...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:25pm
  • (Editor’s Note: The following letter addressed to Homer Mayor Beth Wythe was submitted for publication.) Dear Madam Mayor Wythe; Chris Story here, a resident of Homer. I’m writing today to formally request that you take a stand on the Ken Halpin case, ...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:24pm
  • As a mother of two young children (ages 6 and 4), I know that finding child care and/or a pre-school in the Homer area can be a challenge. I have talked with many parents over the last few years regarding pre-school programs in the Homer area. ...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:24pm
  • In light of recent news bringing awareness to domestic violence, adopting the Green Dot program (Homer) and anti-bullying subjugation (nation wide), I say it’s great that we stand together. Support is needed for victims and greater community awareness of whom the perpetrators are. I also strongly ...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:24pm
  • Little Tutka Bay — 40 years ago. Julia and I would go over to her family cabin with beer, lemons, potatoes and pancake mix. We’d stay a week and eat clams dug from the small isthmus, dungies we caught with our hands in the eel grass in front of the cabin, sable fish caught with biting worms dug ...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:23pm
  • Since 1990, culminating with Obamacare, progressives progressively destroyed health insurance. How? By switching definitions. ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:36pm

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