Homer Opinion

  • It’s just overwhelming — the media coverage of how we should vote this fall on the ballot measure to repeal the “new” oil tax. One could simply choose not to listen — admittedly a wise choice — because the strident pros and cons in this debate have tuned out the old-time Alaska mindset t...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:15pm
  • Editor’s Note: Karmen Classen gave the following valedictory address at the Kachemak Bay commencement May 7.    I have only been to one other college graduation. It was in this very theater, but so many years ago I don’t even remember who I had come t...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:13pm
  • The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies (CACS) would like to thank the city of Homer Grants Program administered through the Homer Foundation for the operational grant of unrestricted funds that we recently received. Operational funds are difficult to raise, yet extremely important to the administrat...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 3:58pm
  • We are so proud to be part of a community that showed its spirit on Cleanup Day Saturday, May 3. It was a phenomenal success. The community brought in a whopping 1,009 bags of trash year. Seventeen percent were recyclable materials. It was great to see the number of people, adults and especially kid...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 3:58pm
  • Homer High School Mariner Theatre would like to thank The Cottonwood Fund, The Homer Foundation and its donors for providing funds to help purchase and update the theater with a new projector. This new equipment will allow us to give the quality experience the community of Homer has come to expect f...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 3:58pm
  • Community (and beyond) collaboration is alive and well in Homer and Fireweed Academy has many folks to thank. With a grant from the Valley Quilters Guild in Palmer, Fireweed Academy students collaborated with Homer Senior Center members to create silk banners for the center. Based on this quarter’...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 3:57pm
  • We’d like to offer a sincere thank you to Homer’s community of artists who supported the West Homer Elementary School Art Fair during May’s First Friday, as well as everyone who came to view the artwork and provided many great comments about the quality of the students’ work and presentation...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 3:57pm
  • Thanks to everyone who attended our 30th annual quilt show last weekend. We had great attendance and lots of appreciation for our works of art.  Again this year we participated in the Shorebird Challenge, an opportunity to create wallhangings depicting birds around Kachemak Bay. Janet Bacher’...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 3:57pm
  • May 12-16 is Bike to Work Week, an event that happens in cities and towns and communities across the nation to promote safe bicycling. More and more people are choosing to bike around Homer. The number of cyclists on these fairweather days is amazing. ...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 3:56pm
  • 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 third such piece, Joel Gay, who contributed to the Homer News in a var...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:58pm

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