Homer invests in its own people Homer has always been a community that prides itself in investing in its children. Its citizens and local businesses provide numerous opportunities to set young people up for success. One of the ways Homer works collectively to do this is by investing in education. Every year, several businesses and […]
Tillion maritime tradition continues I would like to thank the Homer Foundation and the Drew Scalzi Memorial Maritime Scholarship Fund for awarding me one of its scholarships. I greatly appreciate the support and plan to attend the California Maritime Academy in the fall to get my degree in marine transportation. I look forward to coming […]
Cruelty begets cruelty The severe mauling of a 7-year-old Unalakleet girl by a chained dog last month is a horrific example of the devastation that can result when dogs are left chained up 24/7 like old bicycles. Life on a chain is no life at all for dogs. It deprives these social pack animals of everything […]
Stand Down event serves 200 Alaska vets The military veteran event held in Homer this past weekend was a great success, with approximately 200 veterans and many family members attending. I would like to thank the veterans who attended, supported the event and shared their extraordinary military experiences with us. I salute each of you. […]
First letter praise I’ve been threatening to write a letter to the editor for years; it’s kind of a joke in our house. “‘I’m gonna write a letter to the editor!’” Mostly, it was because I disagreed with someone’s point of view or something. For my first letter, however, I am making a comment on […]
Thanks to Artists in Schools, representatives Students and staff at Homer Flex School would like to give great thanks for allowing us to participate in the Artist in the Schools Program. Ann Margret Wimmerstedt taught an encaustic painting workshop for two weeks at Homer Flex, and 24 students learned and practiced many of the methods […]
Be careful where you hide your stash Recently, we went through an ordeal where we nearly lost our golden retriever Izzy, and I would like to share it with others so that they might not have to go through the same thing we did, or to be able to recognize symptoms and get their pet […]
Sharing is caring We all know there is a great amount of concern about the deep education cutbacks the State is going to have to endure. The oil companies are still making billions in profits from Alaska oil, not as many billions as they use to, but still making good money. Do the oil companies […]
Suicide prevention training thanks On behalf of the Rotary Clubs of Homer Downtown and Homer Kachemak Bay, we would like to thank everyone who helped last week’s Suicide-Prevention Training program such a success. More than 60 people attended the two-hour Wednesday session and even more received a briefer training at the Kachemak Bay Rotary Club […]
There is a renewed effort in the Homer area to increase the quantity of recycled materials, rather than placing them in the transfer facility to go to the central landfill in Soldotna. Volunteers have formed the Kachemak Advocates of Recycling group (KARe) to work toward that goal.
Many years ago there was a similar advocacy group in Homer that became inactive. We have adopted that group’s name, and we meet monthly at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. Please contact Leah at 235-6741 to be added to our email list.