Homer Opinion

  • I am a white man. I do not see the color of a man’s skin as a quality of his abilities. Many a white man owes his life to the sacrifice of the men of color. The color of the skin is no measure of a man. We, as a nation, have not given the respect and admiration to those who truly deserve our ackno...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:16am
  • Hospice of Homer recently honored our remarkable, committed volunteers at the Second Annual Volunteer Appreciation barbecue on the patio at our new office. I want to thank the following generous hospice supporters for helping to make the event a fun, successful evening: Kachemak Wholesale, Safeway g...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:16am
  • It’s that time of year when gardens are lush and summer growth at its peak. This summer seems to have out done itself. The other day I heard a tourist on the Spit comment, “Every direction I turn, I see beauty!  This place is amazing!”...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:15am
  • MAPP of the Southern Kenai Peninsula is thrilled to welcome VISTA volunteer Paige Meadoows to our community coalition working together to improve health.    Paige is a recent college graduate who loves data and can’t wait to begin assisting MAPP with our ongoing community health needs as...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:05am
  • We would like to thank the Home Public Works Department, Homer City Council and Mayor Beth Wythe for following through with our street repair on Fireweed Avenue. We now have a smooth, well-built surface that should provide us with access for years to come. Royce Page and Leslie Garrison...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:05am
  • With the volatility of the state budget, the last several weeks for nonprofits has been rough. We are experiencing first hand a concept of  entering into an “Age of Uncertainty.” With so many of us dependent on state dollars, the city of Homer Grants Program administered by the Homer  ...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:05am
  • I would like to thank those who assisted my wife and I on June 23.  My wife had collapsed on the side of the road going up to the museum. Two four-wheel drives stopped and offered help. One with “Dave,” I believe, and his daughter got us into his pickup and drove us to the emergency departm...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:04am
  • Back-to-school preparation begins now, and an important part of that is making sure your child’s health is in tip-top shape for the busy year ahead. It is important for parents and guardians to know about the following requirements of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District: An Entrance Physic...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:04am
  • I have been thinking about Homer’s financial situation and I think I have come up with some possible solutions rather than taxing food. Food is a necessity and I feel that the food tax is unfair to a large part of our community.  Many people are struggling to make it from paycheck to paycheck...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:03am
  • When the Defense Department says they do not kill fish, this is a  half-truth. The U.S. military is the largest consumer of fuel on the planet. Ninety-three percent of the U.S. government’s fuel use is by the Department of Defense.  The military consumes more electricity than Denmark, bu...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:02am

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