Homer Opinion

  • Art classes for kids are ready to roll again in September at Homer Council on the Arts. ConocoPhillips has generously donated again to the HCOA youth art program to ensure the continuation of this wonderful program. This year HCOA will offer after-school art classes for students 10 years and older o...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 4:19pm
  • The wind and fog challenged sailors at the Land’s End Regatta but fundraising for our marine safety programs was a breeze thanks to our generous sponsors. The Homer Yacht Club greatly appreciates support from Eagle Enterprises, Body Intuit, Time Bandit Warehouse, TechConnect, Namaste, Jay-Brant Ge...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 4:19pm
  • I would like to extend my deepest gratitude and appreciation to all who made my dad’s benefit (Dan Drake benefit on June 1) possible. The communities of Homer, Anchor Point and Soldotna/Kenai are outstanding. Many businesses and people donated so much to make the benefit a huge success. We could n...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 4:18pm
  • With regards to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council decision to  enact a 7,500 king cap on nonpollock trawlers in the Gulf of Alaska, it’s a start but not enough. I would like to see an individual boat quota, dividing the number of boats into 5,000 kings. Catch your quota, go home. T...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 4:18pm
  • 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

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