Letters to the Editor – Nov. 25, 2015

Save a turkey, eat vegetarian While President Obama is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance that spares a turkey’s life. Here are some good reasons why: • You can brag about pardoning a turkey – like Obama. • You truly […]

Letters to the Editor – Nov. 18, 2015

Amoroso thanks for support The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra and the Homer Youth String Orchestra Club wish to thank the Homer Foundation and your Youth Advisory Council for your support. Both organizations have provided support by helping finance the purchase of music and special learning clinics for student musicians. Just as important to the young musicians […]

Letters to the Editor – Nov. 11, 2015

Moving of sentencing is ‘wrong’ We are dismayed that the location for the sentencing of Damien Sagerser’s convicted murderer, Demarcus Green, is scheduled to be held at the Kenai Courthouse, instead of here in Homer — as previously scheduled.  We want to be there.  The change of venue prevents us from being able to do […]

Letters to the Editor – Nov. 4

There IS something to do in Homer With support from the Sheldon Youth-to-Youth Fund and the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee, local youths have been able to participate in safe social events. By offering free skating outings to Kevin Bell Arena, more kids have been introduced to winter recreational choices and healthy activities. Big Brothers, […]

Letters to the Editor – Oct. 28

A briefing on the baskets Greetings to each of you. Here’s an update on the Thanksgiving Basket program. Applications will be available Nov. 2, and will be located at the following locations: The Food Pantry, Salvation Army and First National Bank. Please fill out the application as soon as possible so we can better plan […]

Letters to the Editor – Oct. 21

Paul Bank PTA thank you I would like to thank the parents and community members who have helped the Paul Banks PTA raise funds for our school’s new sign. In these financial times, there is no way our school would be able to afford such a high-quality sign. I know there was a lot of […]

Letters to the Editor – Oct. 14

Go pink in October One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. This includes our mothers, daughters, friends and neighbors right here in our community. The October Breast Cancer Awareness Month Pink Flag Campaign helps local families affected by breast cancer by supporting […]

Letters to the Editor – Oct. 7, 2015

Another helping of food-tax issues The borough is at it again. Is this the third time to spend more money on the voting process? Of course they have confused the choice – give them the Civil Right answer: Vote YES for no tax on non-prepared food. Jeff Thalman Anchor Point Coming together to honor Hospice […]

Letters to the Editor – Sept. 30

Volunteers really do make a difference This summer season, 180-plus volunteers — everyday people like you and me — got together to make a difference on Kenai Peninsula rivers through the Stream Watch program. This year marks the 21st season for the volunteer-driven program, involving people from across the state of Alaska — and right […]

Letters to the Editor – Sept. 23

McDonald’s egg pledge is small step McDonald’s pledge last week to start using cage-free eggs is only a small step in preventing staggering suffering endured by millions of birds. Hatcheries that annually supply 200 million female hens for U.S. egg production, including cage-free, also kill the same number of male chicks at birth by grinding […]

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