Homer Opinion

  • Over the coming weeks and months, many of you in communities around the state will encounter individuals collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that seeks to ban setnet fishing for salmon in “urban areas” of Alaska.  The measure directly targets setnet fishing in Cook Inlet.  Th...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:05pm
  • I  comment on Homer City Councilman Beau Burgess’s words at the Oct. 27 council meeting. At this meeting, the council voted to take from the Homer community the property at Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue to build a public safety building and jail. ...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:49pm
  • In light of our community’s tremendous need for indoor recreational space and the city’s recent decision to designate the HERC (Homer Education and Recreation Complex) building as the site for a new Public Safety Building, it’s time to think outside the HERC, Homer. Let’s collectively go for...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:44pm
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) is a local process that aims to use and build upon our strengths to improve our individual, family, and community health. Health is defined broadly to include cultural, economic, educational...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:39pm
  • We do not know how many in our state received a letter from the Alaska State Voter Program. But we feel that a public response is needed and thus a letter to you. Recently, we received a letter from the Alaska State Voter Program. The letter was paid for by Opportunity Alliance PAC. Other than that ...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:35pm
  • Common Core is the curriculum adopted by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. While the State of Alaska (as well as three other states) have not adopted this program, the borough has. I would bet that the vast majority of parents do not know what it is. We recently pulled our son out of Home...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:33pm
  •  We would like to thank Colleen from the Homer Family Theater for inspiring us and the Homer community to bring music and memories to our seniors. We also would like to thank the enthusiastic volunteers who signed up, after the encore showing of “Alive Inside,” to help develop individual pl...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:32pm
  • We would like to send a big thank you to Brian Smith for the fantastic video he made to showcase our Big and Little matches at our recent Dream Big luncheon. Brian’s video provided an excellent visual of what our Big and Little matches do together and how they change lives. With the help of Brian...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:30pm
  • A huge thank you to all who braved the elements to support the girls Cougar soccer team, a cooperation between Razdolna, Voznesenka and Kachemak Selo schools. Proceeds from the sale of Russian food, at the Sugar Plum Holiday Faire, benefit uniform and travel costs for the Cougar soccer team, the fir...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:29pm
  • The teachers and students of Paul Banks would like to thank the Homer Fire Department and Police Department for hosting a field trip to help us learn how people use simple machines at work and learn how to call 911 for help.   The students are still talking about pulling the lever on the fire h...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:27pm

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