Homer Opinion

  • 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
  • We need a revolution and we have an opportunity.  We’re No. 1.  Rape, domestic violence, suicide, child abuse, fetal brain damage from alcohol and alcoholism: For more than 40 years Alaska has the highest rates in the nation.  A recent survey of Alaska women found one in three had b...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:38pm
  • If the city’s natural gas Special Assessment District proposal survives the ongoing vote of the property owners, a small simple change to the city’s plan could potentially save money for us all, as well as satisfying some opponents: Give neighborhoods — at least those in the ...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:37pm
  • Residents of Homer, I strongly urge you to not allow heli-skiing in Kachemak State Park and Wilderness Park. Other state lands are available for this kind of activity in the area. Helicopters are extremely invasive machines. They disrupt wildlife and other backcountry users and are dangerous. ...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:36pm
  • I tend to be an optimistic guy. I’m also pretty careful with the little money I make.  So, a few years ago as the price of heating oil began to rise, I decided to switch to heating my little house trailer with propane. At the time, propane was a good deal. I had to purchase ...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:35pm

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