Homer Opinion

  • With our early spring/summer weather, and abundance of fun activities going on, it was gratifying to again see our community’s dedication to electronics recycling in Homer.  More than 100 individuals and 30 businesses joined dozens of volunteers and supporters to pull off yet another successf...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 9:28am
  • The Shorebirds have returned. Homer welcomed their arrival with open arms and a sense of awe. Thanks to the Homer Chamber of Commerce for a well organized welcoming committee.  Friends of Kachemak Bay State Parks would like to thank Safeway, Kachemak Wholesale, Save-U-More and KBay Caffe’ for...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 9:28am
  • Dear Homer gardeners,  For the second time this spring, someone has removed plants (peonies and lilies) from the Emblem Club garden at Baycrest Hill. I know that there has been information circulating that the gardens at the pullout are all being  redone this year but that is not true. The...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 9:27am
  • It’s just overwhelming — the media coverage of how we should vote this fall on the ballot measure to repeal the “new” oil tax. One could simply choose not to listen — admittedly a wise choice — because the strident pros and cons in this debate have tuned out the old-time Alaska mindset t...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:15pm
  • Editor’s Note: Karmen Classen gave the following valedictory address at the Kachemak Bay commencement May 7.    I have only been to one other college graduation. It was in this very theater, but so many years ago I don’t even remember who I had come t...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:13pm
  • The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies (CACS) would like to thank the city of Homer Grants Program administered through the Homer Foundation for the operational grant of unrestricted funds that we recently received. Operational funds are difficult to raise, yet extremely important to the administrat...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 3:58pm
  • We are so proud to be part of a community that showed its spirit on Cleanup Day Saturday, May 3. It was a phenomenal success. The community brought in a whopping 1,009 bags of trash year. Seventeen percent were recyclable materials. It was great to see the number of people, adults and especially kid...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 3:58pm
  • Homer High School Mariner Theatre would like to thank The Cottonwood Fund, The Homer Foundation and its donors for providing funds to help purchase and update the theater with a new projector. This new equipment will allow us to give the quality experience the community of Homer has come to expect f...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 3:58pm
  • Community (and beyond) collaboration is alive and well in Homer and Fireweed Academy has many folks to thank. With a grant from the Valley Quilters Guild in Palmer, Fireweed Academy students collaborated with Homer Senior Center members to create silk banners for the center. Based on this quarter’...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 3:57pm
  • We’d like to offer a sincere thank you to Homer’s community of artists who supported the West Homer Elementary School Art Fair during May’s First Friday, as well as everyone who came to view the artwork and provided many great comments about the quality of the students’ work and presentation...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 3:57pm

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