Homer Opinion

  • What Gov. Jay Hammond actually wrote may not be exactly what Sen. Peter Micciche remembered at his town meeting last Friday in Homer. The senator said he agreed with Hammond that 66 percent of oil income belonged with government. Of course, with ACES, the escalator clause has raised the state take,...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:57pm
  • I met Sen. Micciche at the Homer Town Hall meeting on March 8. My comment to him began by saying I was impressed with his Homer News story, Feb. 28, where he met with former Alaska Sen. Vic Fisher and "… ended up having a great history lesson for about 30 minutes." I mentioned that I had seen the...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:57pm
  • I would like to say thank you, on behalf of the Homer High School Drama, Debate and Forensics Team to all those who helped us to have a successful season this year. To all those who donated of their time to help our tournament run smoothly (largest one we've ever had at the high school) and those lo...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:53pm
  • When the power went out, the potential for panic was present in a packed house full of people dressed for the beach and dancing to the bass. Instead, Roar N' Represent began to sing the sweet sounds of Island Style acapella and at once reinstated a happy and respectful environment, that came togethe...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:52pm
  • One of the things that makes Homer unique is its sense of community. The Big Read sponsored by the Friends of the Homer Public Library was meant to foster that sense of community, to give us all a chance to tell our stories, and to open up conversation. Over the course of six weeks, there were book ...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:51pm
  • To begin with, thank you, Andrea Van Dinther, for your latest column, "A mother's take on burlesque, friendship," in which you offer your personal moral dilemma about burlesque in Homer. I would especially like to thank you for acknowledging that your column was a personal investigation of what make...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:51pm
  • One need not look to Washington, D.C., or Juneau for injustice that is forced on people by those in power. We in Homer need to look no further than our city council. Let me explain: We all need fuel to provide the energy needed to live and we basically have three different kinds, namely, electricity...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:51pm
  • The students at Homer Flex chose to participate in The Big Read and read Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried." This book is about O'Brien's experiences in Vietnam, the good and the bad, and takes a dip into his past and untold stories. This is one of the best nonfiction novels I have read....

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:50pm
  • I would like to sincerely thank the Friends of the Homer Public Library for bringing Tim O'Brien to Homer and highlighting his book "The Things They Carried" through the Big Read. O'Brien spoke March 1 at Mariner Theatre — a free event with an award winning, engaging, thoughtful and thought-pr...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:50pm
  • Homer Senior Citizens would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who contributed to the success of the February Dinner and Dance. First, a special thank you to Terry Plant and Ole Andersson who did the majority of the organizing and motivated so many people to attend. Without th...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:49pm

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