Homer Opinion

  • T his Christmas Eve it will be two decades since I experienced an unrivaled eruption of grandeur helping me sidestep a pointless night of lonesomeness. It began as just another occasion where I ended up working along a high arctic section of the Dalton Highway during a festive time of year.  Vo...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:36pm
  • Most of us read every day in one capacity or another. We check our email. We scan the headlines. We might read a few articles that by the end of the day we have largely forgotten.  But how often do we allow ourselves to get lost in a good book? It seems as though distractions abound, and findin...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:34pm
  • As City Manager Walt Wrede prepares to leave the position he has held for 12 years, we want to wish him well in the new chapter in his life and say thanks for his service to the community....

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:31pm
  • Thank you to the parents of four-legged family members for supporting the Second Annual Homer Animal Friends “Santa Paws” event on Dec. 14 at the Animal Shelter.  Homer Animal Friends raised $640 thanks to the generosity of the community at “Santa Paws.” The community “Paws’d” fro...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:08pm
  • We held our very first Senior Fashion Show here at Homer Senior Citizens Inc. in November and it was a huge success. We had amazing models and an enthusiastic crowd to help keep the energy up all night....

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:08pm
  • The community spirit and generosity that exists within this community is touching and always something to behold. Time after time, the people, businesses and organizations step up and respond to the diverse and seemingly endless causes, needs and requests that require our attention. Even when resour...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:08pm
  • Editor’s Note: The following letter was addressed to Gov. Bill Walker and submitted for publication....

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:07pm
  • Here is an idea toward a more equitable, sustainable economy locally, now, using the system in place. We are an extraction state. The money is big, the risk is small. It generates a lot of income. That income is sitting largely in bank accounts. What if there was an idea that would distribute that w...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:07pm
  • I urge all Homer area residents to recycle their paper and corrugated cardboard boxes this Christmas season.  Most Christmas gift wrapping and boxes are recyclable.  We do not need to unnecessarily throw these items into our transfer stations and ultimately into our landfill.  By recy...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:07pm
  • Most residents of Homer would say it’s been a mild fall. The grass is green. People are picking kale and herbs from their gardens. Unheated greenhouses hold tomatoes. Local kids sled down tarps unfurled across snowless yards. Temperatures in the last week have been in the 40s. But the Chinese crew...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:50pm

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