Alaska: world center of renewable energy? We all know our state is in a budget crisis, and that a lot of effort is being used to solve our money problems. But, I think we need to look at a long-range solution to the problems of an Alaska economy that is too dependent on oil and […]
Become educated to substance abuse The youth of Homer are outraged. We have been abandoned. Drug addiction is real, and so is the truth of the problem. It does not take very long in Homer for any particular member from the youth community to be associated with the darkest parts of town. My peers who […]
Doesn’t deserve minority listing Having read and listened to all the brouhaha concerning marijuana (pot, cannabis, reefer) – I am compelled to put in my two cents. First off, I don’t have a dog in this fight. I don’t actually understand why there’s a dogfight. I support pot legalization; the voters have spoken and that’s […]
The Wolf Ridge Trail is in, and Kachemak Nordic Ski Club appreciates the financial support of its members, grooming support by members/volunteers, Cook Inlet Region Incorporated for granting a use permit and Wise Services for snowcat grooming.
The trail leaves from the McNeil Canyon Ski Trail System, Mile 12 East End Road behind McNeil Canyon Elementary School. Be cautious in brush-constricted locations, where it overlaps with snowmachine and mushing trails.
Thank you, Homer from “Homer Events” for supporting a couple of rather unique events in our 2016 Winter Carnival.
I refer to the Mr. Homer Pageant hosted by Chris Story, (thanks Chris), which this year had five entries. (Each year is a little crazier than the last.) Erik Schreier was selected as this year’s Mr. Homer, and he is very much looking forward to making appearances at Homer community events and get-togethers during his reign.
Young fishermen — check out this event! Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program hosted the sixth-annual Alaska Young Fishermen’#s Summit on Jan. 27-29 — this year in Juneau. Due to the generosity of both Alaska Sea Grant and our local commercial fishermen’#s organization, North Pacific Fisheries Association, we were able to attend the summit, which […]
A little kindness goes a long way About two weeks before Christmas, my 99-year-old mother, Nadine Pence, was at Safeway admiring the poinsettias. As she was buying her groceries, a woman she did not know gave her a beautiful poinsettia. I would like to thank this woman for her kindness. My mother is still enjoying […]
Legion donation boosts reader packets Thanks to the generous donations of American Legion General Buckner Post 16 to Homer Homemakers FCE for the past few years, the club has been able to expand its outreach to families in the Homer area. Prior to receiving funding from Post 16, the club provided Raise-a-Reader packets to parents […]
Another holiday season has passed, and once again our Homer community looks forward to a new year. Though these types of letters have been consistent through the years, it remains ever worthy of redundancy. Once again, the people and businesses of Homer have reflected the very essence of what Share The Spirit is all about.
Meat industry – 9, consumers – 0 The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” released yesterday by U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services mark the ninth time in a row that the meat industry has successfully suppressed scientific findings recommending reduced meat consumption. The reduction was recommended by the government-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee […]