Homer Opinion

  • In the shadows of the Chugach, the Anchorage neighborhood of Mountain View is a bustling community that boasts the most diverse census tract in the entire United States of America, according to recent research. Walking down the street or entering a restaurant, you encounter a wide range of Alaskans ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 4:29pm
  • The board members and volunteers of Homer Animal Friends would like to thank the Constance M. Benston Fund for their generous support. The money from the field of interest fund allowed Homer Animal Friends to purchase 42 cat beds to be used at the Homer Animal Shelter. These soft, cozy round beds ar...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 4:26pm
  • Pier One Youth/Teen Theatre thanks the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee for the most generous grant to provide tuition assistance for the Summer 2013 Youth Theatre programs.  Funding support was provided from the Youth Advisory  Committee’s generous donors and the Ashley J. ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 4:26pm
  • The third annual Homer Mariner Softball Raffle for the Arctic Cat Wildcat was recently won by Kenny Farren and Beachy Construction. The second place prize of a two-day bear viewing trip to Hallo Bay Lodge was won by Justin Wickstrom.  ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 4:25pm
  • Next Thursday Homer will be the host of the Governor’s Picnic when Alaska’s 10th governor, Sean Parnell visits, so it seems appropriate this Sunday that we pause and remember Alaska’s fourth governor, Jay Hammond, who served from 1974 to 1982. The Alaska Legislature in its wisdom designated Ju...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 4:24pm
  • The Southern Peninsula is a caring place when it comes to helping our neighbors. As a public health nurse, I am heartened when I visit the Homer Community Food Pantry and see the generous outpouring of food that we as a community are providing on a weekly basis for those who have a need. The volunte...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 4:24pm
  • Ray Garrity, Sean Maryott, John Mouw and I would get together from time to time to cook dinner, drink and talk wine.  ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 4:23pm
  • Like many others, we live within hearing distance of the Homer Police Station and the Homer Volunteer Fire Department Headquarters. This summer we have  been amazed at how many times we have heard the sirens of emergency vehicles leaving these facilities. The sirens can be expected to sound at ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 4:23pm
  • Referring to the June 24 Homer City Council meeting and resolution 13-068(A) Amending the Land Allocation Plan to Make the Southwestern Two-thirds Portion of Lot 2, Tract 1-A Fishing Hole Subdivision Available for Lease: Homer’s water-based community feels betrayed and disappointed at the result o...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 4:40pm
  • Thank you for sending me to the 2013 American Legion Auxiliary Girls State. It was an opportunity unlike any another. I met so many amazing girls that are the hope and security of our future. Every girl I met had a mile long list of achievements and credentials but an even longer list of goals. Each...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 4:33pm

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