Homer Opinion

  • In Alaska, and more recently, in Homer, we frequently here the mantra we’re “open for business.”  The intent of course is to present a business-friendly face to potential investors so our community can reap the promised benefits of jobs and contracts such businesses might bring.   Bu...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:27am
  • Dear citizens of Homer,  Thanks to Michael Armstrong and the Homer News for his outstanding news article titled “Homer Debates: Where To Place Brother Asaiah’s Statue” posted Jan. 26. It was this important article, along with other communications, that prompted me to writ...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:19pm
  • Editor’s Note: As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the Homer News has asked former “Newsies” to reminisce about their time at the newspaper and some of the top stories of the day.  In the second such piece, Tom Kizzia, former m...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:16pm
  • It was mentioned at a recent Homer City Council meeting that some of our young people need to know just who brother Asaiah was, and that others might forget. Brother Asaiah, a one-time member of WKFL, donated the former organization’s property to the city of Homer for a park. I believe he requeste...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:13pm
  • The Kachemak Nordic Ski Club would like to thank the Jenson, Willow, Schroer, and Lentfer Funds, all donor advised funds at the Homer Foundation, for the generous support provided for the purchase of new grooming equipment for the ski club.  ...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:11pm
  • The Homer Cycling Club would like to extend our warmest thank-you to the dashing Mr. Homer (formally Lucas Thoning) of this year’s Winter Carnival for donating the prize money to our organization. Remember, when you ride a bike, you get to dance in the streets every day of the year. Kim Mc...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:11pm
  • Even in the dark cold winter, we are warmed and loved by  the love-letter season. Here is one of hundreds of love letters which Brother Asaiah sent to the Homer newspapers over the years:  “The high powered psychic atmosphere that pulsates in the aura of our beautiful Hamlet by the s...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:10pm
  • You may have heard or read in these pages that there is a plan to build a statue of Brother Asaiah and to anchor it to the top of the rock at WKFL Park. Some folks think this is a great idea, and that the park is the right place for it.  Others are not so sure Brother Asaiah would have been hap...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:09pm
  • Our family relies upon quality childcare to make living and working in Homer possible. Homer is fortunate to have a number of quality childcare providers, but there are gaps in care for certain age groups, and serious shortages for other age groups. There is simply more demand for childcare than the...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:09pm
  • Last Wednesday the Homer Advisory Planning  Commission set an unfortunate precedent with regards to the availability of childcare in our community. I had applied for a conditional use permit in order to build a new home for Smallpond Childcare on the undeveloped end of Noview Avenue. Four commi...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:09pm

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