Homer Opinion

  • I’d like to thank all who have called and texted, with your thoughts and prayers in the days following the loss of our dear friend Lewis Byerly. Everyone’s hearts are broken. If you’d like to send a card or something, the family address is the Byerly Family, 143 350th Ave., Frederic, WI 54837....

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 4:17pm
  • We’ll “get over it,” Sen. Peter Micciche, when we’re allowed to vote on Senate Bill 21. I attended the Fourth of July parade with my family and friends. There were 12 beautiful young children sitting with their parents and grandparents on the corner of Pioneer Avenue and Kachemak Way. When S...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 4:17pm
  • As we celebrate Independence Day this year, let’s take a close look at what keeps us independent: the Constituion of the United States of America.   The First Amendment has been on my mind of late. At the last Homer City Council meeting you may have heard Mayor Beth Wythe take you to task if ...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:39pm
  • You may have noticed there’s a scandal surrounding the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS has acknowledged the targeting of conservative groups applying for IRS Code 501(c) status. This strikes at the heart of the freedom guaranteed by the First Amendment. Regardless of political leanings, certainl...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:34pm
  • It turned out to be a beautiful, sunny day for all the Strut participants who walked at Homer Animal Friends 14th annual Strut Your Mutt. The strut was a great way to bring dogs and their people pals together for lots of fun activities and a great way to support Homer Animal Friends’ Spay/Neuter P...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:32pm
  • We, the local peer educators of AK PHAT (Promoting Health Among Teens), have just completed our second year of interactive, peer-led educational classes that give teens knowledge and skills to make healthy choices. In these classes we do role-plays and other fun interactive activities to teach an ev...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:32pm
  •  On behalf of HoWL, I would like to thank the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee for enabling youth to participate in our Peer Leadership Program, through their grant award. The grant allocates funds for HoWL’s Peer Leaders (local high school students) to lead day trips three times...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:31pm
  • A heartfelt “thank you” to the many community members and organizations who take the time each spring to review applications and offer scholarships to local graduating seniors. As part of the Homer High School Class of 2013, I was fortunate to receive multiple awards....

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:31pm
  • On behalf of MAPP of the Southern Kenai Peninsula (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership), I would like to thank Homer Foundation for a grant received in 2012 to assist with travel to Port Graham and Nanwalek to obtain input for culturally sensitive language in some of our materials...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:31pm
  • I am a sixth-grade teacher at McNeil Canyon Elementary School and my students were involved in many field studies this spring. These experiences included citizen science trips to monitor the health of Beaver Creek, check for invasive species in Kachemak Bay, study plankton with local experts and sci...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:29pm

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