Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 4:49 PM on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Chapman appreciates support

Chapman Parent Group would like to thank everyone who bought tickets supporting Chapman School during our February and March raffle drawing. Thank you also to the businesses Black Water Bend Espresso, Anchor Point Warehouse and Lazy Latte for selling raffle tickets for us. This has helped us get one step closer to our goal of purchasing a new scoreboard for the Chapman gym.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Tanya Shafer, president

Chapman Parent Group

Dear Editor~It was a rockin good time at this years Rockabilly BallTHANKS to all our generous participators. Cindy and Alices Champagne Palace were awesome, the Bait & Tassels burlesque dancers were lovely, and the Pink Slips played provided some super rockabilly dancing tunes. So many local businesses donated generously, Linda Smogor photo-boothed beautifully, Dave Aplin was a fab emcee, and all our dessert-donations were eye-candy, super delicious, and even provocative. (!!) Our volunteers were many, our split-the-pot winner Dave Bell donated his winnings back, and all our wonderful supporters are our favorite peoplethank you all SO MUCH for supporting Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic.Sincerely,Michelle WanekaKBFPC Executive Director

PacRims plans to develop the Chuitna coal deposit by surface mining the Chuitna River, and the governors support of this project, is not compatible with the long term interests of Alaska, and the people the governor represents. Alaska represents one of the last places on earth where we can develop our resources responsibly, focusing on balanced outcomes, and provide for a unique, sustainable environment for future generations. Coal extraction by destroying eleven miles of a salmon stream, and the burning of this coal by foreign countries with poor environmental regulations is not something Alaska should be associated with and is simply not in Alaskas long term interest. Governor Parnells leadership is needed to build a state for future generations, and put the short term profits of foreign companies aside.That is what his leadership should strive for, and he is in a unique position to help Alaska build toward a sustainable future, benefiting all of the citizens of this state, not just corporations and foreign economies. I would like the governor to take the long view, and protect our unique environment and resources. Future generations will thank him for his insight and leadership. Richard Kenshalo Palmer, Alaska>