Homer Opinion

  • Some of my best friends are lawyers. Maybe I should know better but I’d like to believe anyone can be rehabilitated. I often suspect their friendship is conditioned on what the law allows, mostly because they are very good at telling you what is legal. They’re usually no better than a fifth-grad...

    Thu, 01/23/2014 - 9:52am
  • In his Jan. 9 Point of View article part-time resident Joe Balyeat wrote that Alaskans should amend Article 7 of the State Constitution in order to eliminate the sentence “No money shall be paid from public funds for the direct benefit of any religious or other private educational institution.”&...

    Thu, 01/23/2014 - 9:43am
  • I want to thank the audience that attended Stepping Out last weekend to show support for the cast and share in the experience. What the audience doesn’t see is the vulnerability of each cast member and the emotions we endure and enjoy going through before the curtain opens. I watched people push t...

    Thu, 01/23/2014 - 9:36am
  • We would like to announce that applications are available for the Rowan W. Springer Memorial Scholarship.  Rowan W. Springer was an avid telemark skier and member of the Homer Rope Tow community. Rowan grew up skiing at the Homer Rope Tow and also helped with various maintenance projects over t...

    Thu, 01/23/2014 - 9:35am
  • Thank you to the Alibi Kitchen for hosting the R.E.C. Room Fork Club for teens. Seven young teens learned safe food handling practices and knife skills while Megan instructed them in fresh salsa and guacamole making. Then  each young chef was invited into the kitchen while the tortillas heated ...

    Thu, 01/23/2014 - 9:34am
  • Our family would like to thank first the Lord Jesus Christ, secondly the many talented and sincere people of Homer Medical Clinic, Dr. Bell, South Peninsula Hospital, and Dr. Sayer, who worked so diligently and thoroughly on our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Ralph Miller, and th...

    Thu, 01/23/2014 - 9:34am
  • We are so proud to be a part of this community. When our funds were low and we were unsure if we could provide for the needy households in our area, you came through. We were all a bit off schedule this year, one step behind if you will, but once you heard the call, you responded in true community s...

    Thu, 01/23/2014 - 9:33am
  • I am writing this letter in response to the article “Local Dentist’s License in Jeopardy,” that appeared on the front page of the Jan. 8Homer Tribune. I was upset that an article like this would be printed in the first place. This article was based purely on accusations and would have been mo...

    Thu, 01/23/2014 - 9:32am
  • What I found most disturbing regarding the borough’s proposed ordinance to raise taxes on some resident seniors was the lack of justification for increasing the taxation for this group. Sure, many seniors can afford to pay more, but why should they be targeted for tax increases? ...

    Thu, 01/23/2014 - 9:32am
  • With all due respect to Peter Zuyus, I find his letter  to the editor (Jan. 16) about a proposal to limit the senior property tax exemption to be, at the very least, mean-spirited. ...

    Thu, 01/23/2014 - 9:31am

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