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 […]

Letters – Jan. 21

Dear Alaskans — and beyond On the evening of Christmas Day, our 11-year-old-girl, Angelica, was hurt in an auto accident. We would like to give our deepest thanks to all of the rescuers and care providers who were involved in responding to this accident. There were many responders, from Homer to Anchor Point to Ninilchik, […]

Letters – Jan. 14

State must pump own oil Why doesn’t the state pump its own oil like Norway does and get all of the money for itself? If the state does not do this, then it is going to have to live with a small budget and have big cutbacks in spending. The state needs to start developing […]

Letters – Jan. 7

Freedom brings responsibility I bought a subscription to this paper because my wife, Kate and I fell in love with Homer in August. Staying nearby, we took many walks on Bishop Beach and were amazed at the freedoms people enjoyed there. I am very familiar with New Jersey beaches: strict regulations, beach patrols, beach tags, […]

Letters – Dec. 31

Arts Council starting youth programs Homer Council on the Arts continues with another round of art programs for youth starting in January. The mission of HCOA is to provide opportunities for everyone in the community to experience and participate in the arts. To meet that mission we need continual support from community members, businesses and […]

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