Homer Opinion

  • Teens United For A Future wants to thank all of the volunteers and teens representing the 37 homeless school students at the first Annual Homeless Awareness Rally in Homer Dec. 1. The signs and displays, amazing teens standing up for their peers and the group of adults standing together showing we c...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:29am
  • Mark Kinney -- the guy who brought Homer the high tunnel -- retired Nov. 30. Because of Mark and his gang of dirty guys -- Homer, the Kenai, Kodiak all of us have more food security, variety and opportunity. He has worked for the Department of Agriculture/soil conservation since he was 21 years old....

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:27am
  • Did I hear right last week? Our city council proposes to rescind the sales tax holiday through ordinance. Wow, I guess the will of the public is best served by the infinite wisdom of our council to know all of what is best for us. Of course if you can obligate all city land owners to a 12 mill plus ...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:27am
  • Three years ago 60 percent of Homer voters rejected a winter-time sales tax increase on groceries. The whole idea was that the working poor would have one place to spend their money where the city government didn't have its hand out. Prior to that ballot question, in the fall of 2009, the city attor...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:21am
  • By the age of 13, 53 percent of American girls are "unhappy with their bodies." This grows to 78 percent by the time girls reach seventeen (Women's Media Center). Where does this come from? Is it instinctual, genetic? Do we wake up one morning and just decide to fear the muscle and baby fat that kee...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:18am
  •   The students of Voznesenka School would like to thank Bridget Kuhns and the Homer High School for letting us use the pool for our Marine Safety Drill Instructor class. The use of the pool gave us the opportunity to run safety drills in water.  We needed this to pass our...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:42pm
  • Homer Council on the Arts has recently received a sponsorship contribution from ConocoPhillips Alaska in support of our after-school arts and theater programs for young people. This gift helps make possible TheatreShakes, our youth theatre skills program, which recently presented a condensed version...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:40pm
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    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:40pm
  • Writing on behalf of children and the Homer Head Start Parent Committee, I wish to thank our community for generously supporting our recent bake sale. Thank you also to Safeway for providing a venue for the sale. Our parent committee raises funds to support enrichment activities for children. This y...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:39pm
  • This was my first year to coach the Homer High School football cheerleaders and it was truly a pleasure to have had the opportunity to work with the cheerleaders, their wonderful parents and the volunteers. I am so grateful for their endless time, support and energy and appreciate all they did and a...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:39pm

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