Letters – Oct. 15

Hockey dessert auction brings sweet success Homer Hockey Association would like to thank everyone for a hugely successful dessert auction to support Kevin Bell Arena. Many people may not know how pivotal a year this is for the ice rink. If funding is not found by Sept 2015, we may no longer have an ice […]

Letters – Oct. 8

Scholarship used to sharpen skills I would like to thank my coaches, donors to the Alice Witte Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Homer Foundation for awarding me the Alice Witte Memorial Volleyball Scholarship. I used this generous grant for an amazing volleyball camp experience. The California camp was led by Marv Dunphy, head coach at Pepperdine […]

Letters – Oct. 1

Better to keep city government as it is Everyone wants things to work better. Homer being a first class city isn’t perfect but it works. Having been privileged to work with this bureaucracy in the past I would like to make a few comments. The question for me is: No. 1- What will be gained […]

Letters – Sept. 24

Don’t give Sullivan the chance There are only a few issues that get me fired up enough to write a letter to the editor, and HB 77 (also known as the “Silencing Alaskans Act”) is one of them. What’s worse is the thought that the person who spearheaded the awful bill might be our next […]

Letters – Sept. 17

Helicopters over Homer I don’t believe many people realize the City of Homer is proposing to allow helicopter facilities in the commercial lands along Kachemak Drive, in the marine industrial land out on the Homer Spit and in the Bridge Creek Watershed Protection District. This would have a major impact on Homer: increased noise over […]

Letters – Sept. 10

Share the Spirit season rounds the corner This wonderful summer is drawing to a close. Visitors are packing up and heading home, and community members are looking to the fall and some well-deserved downtime. Share the Spirit hopes each of you had a successful and profitable summer. That — added to the prospect of a […]

Letters – Sept. 3

Spending travesty in deficit times In the face of budget reductions impacting programs and staffing throughout the University of Alaska system, President Gamble is awarded a $320,000 retention bonus. University morale was already low before news of this extravagant bonus was announced. How can the staff and faculty not feel betrayed? Gov. Sean Parnell has […]

Letters – Aug. 27

Hindsight 20-20 It would be a lot better for Byron Mallott to join up with Bill Walker and be Lt. Gov. than to be third place in the election that gets you nothing. It puts Byron in a good position to be governor down the line. Also, Alaska needs Byron and Bill in that governor […]

Letters – Aug. 20

The Brother’s benevolence lives on Homer Head Start would like to thank the Homer Foundation for administering the Brother Asaiah Bates Fund — a field of interest fund — which has brought local artists into our school. Brother Asaiah developed this fund to enrich the lives of young Homer children who attend Homer Head Start. […]

Letters – Aug. 13

It’s all for the dogs … and cats Many thanks to the July 4, City of Kenai (Park Strip), July 12 Kenai Kennel Club (Skyview), July 20 Homer Arts Council (Homer Street Faire), and July 26-27 Soldotna Progress Days, for allowing our booth as part of your festivities. We thank Homer Animal Friends for letting […]

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