Letters – April 29

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 […]

Letters – April 22

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.

Letters – April 15

This spring, notice the variety of methods Homer residents and visitors use to travel around town. Our roadways are corridors for people, and there are many ways to utilize them.
Homer Shares the Road is an education and advocacy campaign designed by the Homer Cycling Club, funded by the Homer Foundation and endorsed by the Homer Police Department. This local project encourages non-motorized road use and provides tools and reminders on how to share the road.

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, […]

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