Homer Opinion

  • Are you a gatekeeper? Of course you are. Wednesday, April 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church,  located on the corner of the Sterling Highway and Soundview Avenue, there will be a free community Suicide Prevention Training Workshop, sponsored by your two local Rotary Clubs, and co-spo...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:37pm
  • Our reading of Judge Hugelet’s most recent decision concerning the Homer City Council and the way it has assessed residents within the Natural Gas Special Assessment District, is that they can now be found in contempt of court. Jim and Ruth Lavrakas ...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:37pm
  • Condo units should not be assessed separately for the natural gas line. Assessing condo units individually is appropriate for value-based assessments and real estate taxes, but it is not appropriate for per-lot assessments. Condos are assigned a suffix on their shared parcel number as a practical wa...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:36pm
  • While the Homer City Council’s desire to be “uniform and fair” when it comes to assessments for natural gas is admirable, that desire begs the question: Fair to whom? More than a year ago, Jan. 6, 2014, Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet ruled that the way the city chose to assess con...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:34pm
  • The name of our citizen’s commission should be a cannabis commission, not a marijuana commission. The word marijuana is a Mexican slang word. Using the word marijuana is similar in tone to calling alcohol “booze” or “hooch.” We should name this commission respectfully and correctly by the ...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:51pm
  • Thank you to the people who brought the Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo Show to Homer. What fun. But — there is always a but to tarnish a wonderful evening. I am sure that I am not the only person who thinks the policy of no phones or cameras in the theater during the performance should be up held...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:47pm
  • I would like to thank McNeil Canyon Elementary school for inviting Razdolna Elementary School to their rehearsal presentation of the culmination of their artist in the school residency. We were greeted by a gregarious clown. Bags of fresh popcorn were given to us to enjoy while we watched the “Gre...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:47pm
  • Nordic skiing was virtually put on hold this season due to this winter’s dismal snow fall. The Kachemak Nordic Ski Club hosted its annual Sea to “Ski” event March 29 with the ski leg reduced to a run down the beach. Nordic skiers from Homer and the greater Kenai Peninsula are so wonderful and ...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:46pm
  • The City of Homer Grants Program through the Homer Foundation fosters Bunnell’s mission as a non-profit presenter of arts exhibits and educational programs. Steady support of city of Homer funds leverages increases in contributions from private individuals and foundations, as well as other state a...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:46pm
  • On the weekend of Feb. 27-29, 14 dedicated young musicians, aged 6 to 17, gathered at West Homer Elementary School for a workshop conducted by the Homer Youth String Orchestra Club (HYSOC). The popular instructor, Dr. Gail Johansen, director of Fairbanks Suzuki Institute, presented Master classes an...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:45pm

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