Homer Opinion

  • 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
  • MAPP of the Southern Kenai Peninsula has recently compiled the results of the "Perceptions of Community Health" survey that was distributed to the community in November and December 2012. This survey is just one component of our second Community Health Needs Assessment that is underway. Many thanks...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:49pm
  • The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies would like to thank the City of Homer Grants Program administered through the Homer Foundation for the operational grant received in 2012. Operational funds are difficult for nonprofit organizations to raise, yet extremely important to the functions of an organ...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:48pm
  • A recent article reveals that Homer's Alaska State Rep. Paul Seaton ­— like many other Alaskans — has discovered the health benefits of vitamin D. But unlike we mere mortals who are limited to the power of persuasion, Mr. Seaton carries "the Big Stick."...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:48pm
  • Barring an appeal, a federal jury's decision last week exonerating three Homer police officers in the March 1, 2006, Homer Airport shooting brings closure to the seven-year-old case for the city and police department....

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:48pm
  • The McNeil Canyon Talent Show and Auction were a huge success. Not only was the entertainment wonderful, the bidding was quite entertaining as well....

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:45pm
  • I have just finished reading 53 pages of local comments from the latest MAPP "Community Strengths and Themes" survey results. Maybe you are tired of these surveys, but they can serve to tell us the pulse of our community. They are a way to hear what people are thinking and feeling. MAPP stands for "...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:45pm
  • Thanks to cross-country skier, Katie: On Wednesday, Feb. 27, you went above and beyond to help two gals who were mixed up on where they were on the trail. With your directions and trail markers helping us, we made it back to our car before dark. Thanks again, Katie. Happy trails to you. Betty and Su...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:44pm

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