Homer Opinion

  • The Homer Advisory Planning Commission voted against the conditional use permit to build a childcare facility at 560 Noview. I, like everyone else, feel childcare is important. I feel my neighbors and I are important in the community also. I would like it to be noticed that the plan was for a childc...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:04am
  • Some say that memories from youth (are) the brightest one. I spent the summer of 1995 in Homer. Now I’m 40, happily married with two boys and I believe that everything in my life has gone so well. But yesterday I suddenly stumbled over one image from Google Earth: Misty Skyline Drive. Just like in...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:04am
  • It is difficult to write without some degree of sarcasm regarding the  Planning Commission’s recent decision to decline the Smallpond application for a conditional use permit on Noview. The central concern seems to be that the neighborhood quality of life will be negatively impacted by noisy ...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:03am
  • I so very much want to thank Billy Choate for baring his life to us about his experiences with the cult of WKFL. I don’t know Billy, but I so appreciate his open heart.  I know being this open comes with a certain amount of pain.   ...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:02am
  • Very courageous and insightful Point of View by Billy Choate, last week, regarding Brother Asaiah’s close association with the WKFL “cult.” I don’t question the cult concept wherein a “super-predator” such as Krishna Venta, akin to David Koresh of the Waco Branch Dividian cult, assumed s...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:02am
  • Thank you, Bill Choate, for setting the record straight regarding the Barefoot Cult, WKFL. We also grew up in Homer and agree with your Point of View. We were  sorry to read what happened to you. Nan Rehder Porter Larry Martin...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:01am
  • Professional duty and a freshened respect for memory’s traps oblige me to point out an error in my Homer News memoir last week — in the first sentence. Paving crews were indeed bringing change to Homer when I arrived in September of 1975, but they were working on East End Road, not Pioneer Avenu...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:00am
  • 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

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