Letters – April 8

Seasonal Food Tax Now, regarding the push by the borough mayor to extend the food tax to the entire calendar year: There is a phenomena in economics called “The Costco Effect.” It’s real simple: push our taxes up, and we simply drive up the road to buy all of our goods at Costco; cheaper to […]

Letters – April 1

Should Bishop’s Beach close to vehicles? I am a staunch environmentalist and have spent many years defending and supporting wilderness and wildlife. However, in the case of vehicles on Bishop’s Beach, we are not talking about wilderness or endangered wildlife. We are talking about a durable rocky beach in the middle of Homer that has been traditionally […]

Letters – March 25

Conference a success The seventh-annual Kachemak Bay Science Conference was a huge success thanks to the many excellent presenters and the outstanding support of the local community, businesses and organizations. More than 130 people registered for the Science Conference which began with a workshop on March 4 and ended with a final day of presentations […]

Letters – March 18

Art lives and works in Homer Nearly a half-century ago, a group of people living in this small town at the end of the road organized Homer Council on the Arts. They were on a mission to provide opportunities for everyone in the community to experience and participate in the arts. They saw the arts […]

Letters – March 11

Alaska leaders should embrace free markets Alaska boasts a proud constitution that requires current and future generations to reap the maximum benefit from our oil and gas wealth. Yet today, we are literally giving away our oil and gas to the richest corporations on the planet due to various tax credits and incentives. So now, […]

Letters – March 4

Heat over natural gas assessment fees To Homer City Council and the citizens of Homer, Alaska, re: Homer Natural Gas Assessment parcel ID 17918113C012, The Landings Lot 1. We are writing to register our objection to the assessment on our portion of the gas line put in at The Landings. Our condominium building only received one […]

Letters – Feb. 18

Love for Farmer’s Market Fireweed Academy loves the Homer Farmer’s Market. Gardening has been an important facet of the kindergarten-2nd grade curriculum for years at Fireweed. Traditionally, the spring finds seeds sprouting in the classroom, and students tilling the soil, planning the garden beds and dreaming of a summer and fall harvest of greens, flowers, […]

Letters – Feb. 11

Tech Connect thanks McNeil Canyon Elementary would like to express our sincere thanks to Tech Connect. For several years, they have offered to be the drop-off point in town for used ink jet cartridges. Our school then collects the ink jets, sorts, wraps and sends them in for recycling. We receive money for these cartridges that helps fund […]

Letters – Feb. 4

So what the hey? The reason President Obama is locking up ANWR from oil development is because the state wouldn’t get anything from this development. The state is giving all the money it would make from oil going through the pipeline this year and next year to the oil companies — plus an additional $500 […]

Letters – Jan. 28

A warm send off The Wise family would like to thank everyone for the wonderful turnout for the memorial service and all the help and sympathy extended to our family as we honored and celebrated the life of Frank M. Wise. He was a wonderful man who touched many lives over the years, and will […]

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