Homer Opinion

  • I am writing on behalf of Hospice of Homer (HOH) to thank the city of Homer for the recent grant hospice received. The grant monies will help offset general HOH operating expenses and is one of the very few grants we receive that can be used for day-to-day expenses. This grant is especially vital to...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 9:04am
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters is a national program that matches youth with positive adult role models, helping them succeed at home, in school and in life. On April 2, we held our annual fundraiser, Bowl for Kids’ Sake. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the more than 100 individuals, bu...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 9:03am
  • I would like to thank Alaska Marine Conservation Council for their dedicated work to educate and better prepare Alaska’s next generation of commercial fishermen. Along with other representatives from Homer, I was able to attend their Alaska’s Next Generation of Fishermen Spring Educational Tour....

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 8:56am
  • Helping Hands in Anchor Point was shocked and very happy to receive a donation from Reliable Comfort Insulation and Homer Events during the February Winter Carnival.  We were unaware that these funds were on the agenda and being raised at Alice’s Champagne Palace. All of us at Helping Hands w...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 9:22am
  • Both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are very-very scary people and today’s Banana Republican Congress is just as crazy. Banana Republicans have become incapable of democratic process. They seem to have become ever more incapable of yielding power. They have come to despise the word democratic; they hav...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 9:21am
  • March 29 I sat in a “town” meeting to hear the report of the Stroudmeyer leader who has worked with a Health Task Force representing the Kenai Peninsula. Why wasn’t this meeting announced sooner? Why was it held at 12:30-1 p.m. when most people were at work? I am so disappointed in that fact....

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 9:21am
  • Sarah was only 10 when she first began using drugs. Born into a family of abusive addicts she had started with pills mostly, downers, and then coke, meth, xanax. By the time she was a teen, Sarah had become an avid user of narcotics. After being arrested following a high that brought her near death,...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:45pm
  • Editor’s Note: Freshmen students in Sean Campbell’s class at Homer High School have been writing opinion pieces. The Homer News plans to publish several over the next few weeks. Here are two. Doesn’t it stink how life isn’t fair sometimes? How few have ever...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:43pm
  • I was 10 when I was first introduced to the concept of “paying it forward.” It started in 1954 with my uncle, Owen Jander, who was a conscientious objector and was sent to Germany. A year later Owen was sent to Jordan. In both places Owen experienced post-World War II hatred of Americans.&n...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:41pm
  • T hank you to the Homer News for providing me the opportunity and space for my commentary about the opioid problem facing our community.  Thank you also to the many community members who have shared their stories with me as this conversation becomes more public....

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:38pm

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