Homer Opinion

  • The Homer Community Food Pantry would like to thank everyone who helped make our first “Empty Bowls” fundraising luncheon a huge success.  From the restaurants and bakeries to the local “chefs” and volunteers, we could not have done it with out you.  And to the potters without whom...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:56pm
  • For two weeks the students and staff of West Homer Elementary used their bodies to show symmetry and asymmetry, obtuse angles and equilateral triangles. They practiced respectful space and coming to neutral. They enacted landforms, forces of erosion, a Revolutionary timeline, persuasive arguing and ...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:55pm
  • This letter is for all who travel the Sterling Highway through Anchor Point. The Anchor Point Volunteer Fire Department is on Milo Fritz Road which intersects the Sterling Highway. My husband and I have lived in Anchor Point for 12 years, and we can see and hear when an emergency vehicle is coming o...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:54pm
  • A short note here to remind everyone that we will be working at the United Methodist Church on Friday night to set up the store at about 6:30 p.m. and we will be putting the baskets together on Saturday morning starting around 8:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come and help. If you still want to cont...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:54pm
  • As a longtime Alaska resident and lover of all things salmon I am compelled to speak up and step up. ...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:54pm
  • The recent efforts by the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance Inc. to push for a ballot initiative that would effectively eliminate set gillnetting from Cook Inlet are deeply concerning to me.  As a person engaged in Cook Inlet fisheries, I recognize and respect the contributions of my fello...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:53pm
  • For some longtime Homer residents, the current discussion on whether Homer should change from a first-class to a home-rule city might seem like déjà vu all over again, as Yogi Berra would say. Homer was just 11 years old as an incorporated city when residents had their first discussion of the issu...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:53pm
  • Those of us born before the Kennedy administration do not consider 50 years monumental. The half-century between 1963 and 2013 seems to have passed in the blink of an eye. We half-centurions remember favorite songs like “Surfin’ USA,” “Blue Velvet,” “Puff, the Magic Dragon” and “Days...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:18am
  • Protecting Alaskans and their wildlife resources is the mission of the Alaska Wildlife Troopers. This mission is executed fairly and equally with no discrimination to any group. I wish to respond to the letter to the editor signed by Fred Basargin, Dennis Basargin and others alleging “not all fish...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:15am
  • It’s amazing what a difference a few decades make. In the 1970s Homer considered becoming a home rule city. A charter commission was elected, a home rule charter was drafted and presented to the voters. ...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:14am

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