Homer Opinion

  • The Kachemak Bay Quilters held their 32nd annual quilt show last weekend at the Elks Lodge. While attendance was not as high as years when the show coincides with the Shorebird Festival, there was a steady stream of visitors and a constant chorus of “oohs” and “ahhs” as viewers walked the sh...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:09am
  • The freshmen girls and boys of Homer High School and their teachers would love to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Kachemak Bay Running Club for their very generous gift to the decathlon competition. It is wonderful to inspire our young athletes in the world of track and field. We would also like...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:09am
  • Recently three classes at Paul Banks participated in a week-long Artist in the Schools Program through the Bunnell Street Arts Center.  The residency gave our students an opportunity to have local artist Marie Alexson assist them in creating personal flags.  Through movement, art and writi...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:08am
  • The West Homer Elementary fourth grade students would like to thank everyone who has generously donated and volunteered his or her time to make our 34th Annual Outdoor Education Camp possible. It takes a lot of support and dedication from all who are involved. Every student had a successful trip to ...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:08am
  • Editor’s Note: This month marks the 40th anniversary of the jack-up rig George Ferris being “stuck firmly in 82 feet of clay just off the Homer Spit,” as the Homer News reported it on May 13, 1976. The incident proved to be the catalyst for the state to buy back o...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:18am
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP,  Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships, is a local coalition that aims to use and build upon our strengths to improve our individual, family and community health. Health is defined broadly to include cultural, economic, ed...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:15am
  • Once flush with oil revenue, Alaska legislators bribed Alaska voters with a host of “Big Projects.” Most were very expensive and failed (see Delta Barley Project, Seward Grain Unloading Dock, Anchorage Seafood Processing Plant, etc., etc.) And, as we can gather from the size of today’s Alaska ...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:11am
  • The past two weeks, the students and staff of Homer Flex have worked with local artist Melisse Reichman, through Bunnell Street Arts Center’s Artist in Schools program. We created ceramic sculptures of faces. These pieces, from the comic to the horrific and from the realistic to the fantastic, wer...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:09am
  • The staff and students of West Homer Elementary school extend a heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers and organizations that helped complete the final phase of our nature trail this year. Our schoolyard habitat, named by students, “Path of the Wild,” was made possible by a grant from Fish an...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:07am
  • With our early spring/summer weather, and abundance of fun activities going on, it was gratifying to see our community’s dedication to electronics recycling in Homer. more than 80 individuals and 20 businesses joined dozens of volunteers and supporters to pull off yet another successful event on A...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:04am

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