Letters – Jan. 27

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 […]

Letters – Jan. 20

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.

Letters to the editor – Jan. 13, 2016

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 […]

Letters to the editor – Jan. 6, 2016

Your fork is a deadly weapon Must we really resolve to improve our diets or exercise routines in the New Year in order to increase longevity or improve quality of life? Unfortunately, gun violence and traffic accidents are still the leading causes of death among young people. Fortunately, however, our fork — yet another deadly […]

Letters to the editor – Dec. 30, 2015

Quilt raffle supports HVFD The Homer Volunteer Fire Department Membership Association would like to thank the community for their participation in our 2015 quilt raffle fundraiser. Thanks to your generous participation, we are able continue supporting the city’s volunteer firefighters and EMTs. Congratulations to raffle winner Darcy Mueller, and safe and happy holidays from all […]

Letters to the Editor – Dec. 23, 2015

Helping Homer find the cross It’s that time of the year again when Christmas decorations are up and around. Last year, there was some buzz about a big, lighted cross somewhere along East End Road. People were reportedly looking for the cross, driving along roads and driveways — ending up in private yards. Some were […]

Letters to the Editor – Dec. 16, 2015

To the lovely Homer community The “4-H ALLs” would like to thank Bruce Turkington at Spenard Builder’s Supply for donating wood to build our tool/tack boxes this past Saturday. Our young 4-Hers learned woodworking skills such as using drills, hammers and sanders to make their own handy toolboxes. I also want to thank Sherry and […]

Letters to the editor – Dec. 9, 2015

KPO earns ‘People’s Choice Award’ The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra wishes to thank the Homer Foundation and Mary Epperson for her People’s Choice Award given to us at their annual meeting. The orchestra is currently rehearsing for our annual “Link-Up” performance that includes students from Chapman, Ninilchik, McNeil Canyon, Little Fireweed and Fireweed Academy Schools performing […]

Letters to the Editor – Dec. 2, 2015

What do we deserve? Battle lines are being drawn over the city budget. The cutters and their voting supporters are clamoring for lean and mean, their opponents hoping to maintain a flourishing culture in Homer. This is a tired, old story isn’t it? Let’s look at the cutters’ proposals for the Homer library. One cutter […]

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 […]

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