Homer Opinion

  • Everyone seems to have their personal description of when spring officially arrives. Some stick with the “official” March equinox designation that claims it occurs when the sun crosses the celestial equator on its way north along the ecliptic. In the Northern Hemisphere, the equinox is known as ...

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:51pm
  • First, I want to thank Safeway for letting me put a table at their store this last week. Then, I want to thank all the extremely charitable people that went through the door I was at and not only placed money in my donation jar but gave me the encouragement and support to send me to the moon. This c...

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:48pm
  • A civilization stands or falls on its oils. Every cell in your body has a protective wall of two layers of interlocked oil molecules. This cell wall determines the health of the cell, by admitting or repelling molecules.   For healthy cells, animals require fats and oils in their diet.  Hu...

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:47pm
  • Homer Council on the Arts (HCOA) was recently awarded city funds through the Homer Foundation as part of an annual application process for nonprofits in Homer. These funds are designated for operational expenses, which every nonprofit greatly appreciates. This funding supports the internal workings ...

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:46pm
  • Our old dog Finn (he’s 14 ½ and kind of blind and kind of deaf) doddered off on the night of April 6 (it was a dark and stormy night — it was raining cats and dogs) and didn’t come home. I traipsed through the Clover Lane neighborhood in the rain for a couple hours with flashlight and clicker...

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:46pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center would like to thank all the participants of Cleanup Day this past Saturday, May 2, at the chamber’s parking lot.  A total of 800 bags of trash were brought to the Dumpsters and recycle bin provided by Alaska Waste. Of those, 605 bags were broug...

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:46pm
  • It seems when people hear or see the word philanthropy they think of huge sums of money. Donating money to an organization is certainly a huge contribution and it provides a critical means for the organization to remain sustainable. But it seems to me that there are also other ways of giving that ca...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:33pm
  • A small but formative fraction of my life has been spent gazing out salt-sprayed windows at rugged terrain and open ocean.  My father’s silhouette was always incorporated in the scenery, reflected on the glass that shielded our fragile flesh from the elements. As he sat in the helm seat,...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:30pm
  • Many of the folks who choose to live in Alaska are here for quality of life opportunities, especially the opportunity to hunt and fish. More than half of all Alaskans live in the Cook Inlet region where the Kenai River supports the state’s largest sport and personal use fisheries. This one magnifi...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:26pm
  • On behalf of the Homer High School Class of 2016, I would like to thank the following businesses and people for their donations and help in making our “Vintage Hollywood” prom on April 18 a rousing success. ...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:11pm

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