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 […]

Letters to the Editor – Nov. 18, 2015

Amoroso thanks for support The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra and the Homer Youth String Orchestra Club wish to thank the Homer Foundation and your Youth Advisory Council for your support. Both organizations have provided support by helping finance the purchase of music and special learning clinics for student musicians. Just as important to the young musicians […]

Letters to the Editor – Nov. 11, 2015

Moving of sentencing is ‘wrong’ We are dismayed that the location for the sentencing of Damien Sagerser’s convicted murderer, Demarcus Green, is scheduled to be held at the Kenai Courthouse, instead of here in Homer — as previously scheduled.  We want to be there.  The change of venue prevents us from being able to do […]

Letters to the Editor – Nov. 4

There IS something to do in Homer With support from the Sheldon Youth-to-Youth Fund and the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee, local youths have been able to participate in safe social events. By offering free skating outings to Kevin Bell Arena, more kids have been introduced to winter recreational choices and healthy activities. Big Brothers, […]

Letters to the Editor – Oct. 28

A briefing on the baskets Greetings to each of you. Here’s an update on the Thanksgiving Basket program. Applications will be available Nov. 2, and will be located at the following locations: The Food Pantry, Salvation Army and First National Bank. Please fill out the application as soon as possible so we can better plan […]

Letters to the Editor – Oct. 21

Paul Bank PTA thank you I would like to thank the parents and community members who have helped the Paul Banks PTA raise funds for our school’s new sign. In these financial times, there is no way our school would be able to afford such a high-quality sign. I know there was a lot of […]

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