Homer Opinion

  • I do not understand the courts here in Homer. They keep letting these drug users and dealers out of jail on third party after they screw up again and again. They need to be a lot tougher — maybe it would get some of the drugs off the streets. Enough is enough. They are repeat users and sellers —...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 4:32pm
  • I would like to express appreciation for the Homer TimeBank. I have been involved last summer and this summer and met many wonderful people at plerk (play/work) parties — such as when we swept HCOA’s parking lot, and helped Nomad Shelter and Haven House relocate. I have house/pet sat, built flow...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 4:30pm
  • To residents of the KESA service area, For the past year the board of the Kachemak Emergency Service Area has functioned with only four members. The fifth seat was never filled, because no one has stepped forward, although the position was advertised. At this time, I am the only member from the west...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 4:30pm
  • Like many of our neighbors, we took advantage of the borough’s generous offer to provide street number signs for a minimal fee. It was an unexpected surprise, however, to come home one day and find the sign not only arrived but installed, plumb true on a sturdy metal fence post right on the corner...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 4:28pm
  • We don’t have to wait until ‘some day’ to end violence in community What does it take to change the culture? When you think about it, not much. In one lifetime, a person is likely to see lots of culture shifts. We change our music, o...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 4:27pm
  • It is part of what makes our state and community distinctive: Alaska’s wild salmon runs.  They differentiate us from almost all other coastal regions in the world. Fishing is part of our heritage, whether sport, commercial, subsistence or personal use. ...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:45pm
  • Last week, the Parnell Administration ruled a wild salmon stream in Cook Inlet was “suitable” for large-scale coal strip mining. You read that right. In response to a petition from local Alaskans looking to protect salmon habitat from the proposed Chuitna coal strip mine, the Parnell Administrat...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:44pm
  • A keystone in architectural terms is the very last piece put in place by the mason at the apex of an arch. It is the last stone and the most important.  Without the keystone the arch wouldn’t stand at all; and yet the keystone experiences the least amount of pressure due to its location....

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:43pm
  • For the past 20-plus years the Homer Foundation has managed the Jessica Stevens Memorial Fund with care and sensitivity. This has resulted in giving many Homer area youth opportunities to participate and learn in the area of the performing arts, opportunities that they might not have had otherwise....

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:42pm
  • The culmination of the 2013 Summer @ HPL Reading Program happened recently. Hundreds of children, teens and adults took part in this summer’s myriad programs. This year, we really focused on developing consistently fun and educational programs at the library that inspired kids to create as well as...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:42pm

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