Letters – July 22

Rotary inspired I would like to thank the Homer Rotary Club for awarding me a scholarship for the coming school year. Rotary has played an incredibly large role in shaping my life through the years. When I was a sophomore, Rotary helped send me on a 10-month youth exchange to Istanbul, Turkey. My time abroad […]

Letters – July 15

At what cost? In response to the Tribune’s article about the Homer City Council considering putting up a gate on Bishop’s Beach: It irks me that a handful of “do-gooders” may result in loss of liberty to others.  I have frequented the Homer beaches for nearly 40 years. I don’t recall ever even once having […]

Letters – July 8

KBBI reached out — community responded I’d like to share a positive story about people coming together to support services they consider very important in their lives and communities. Year-round, KBBI public radio provides news, community information, music and — most importantly — timely and accurate information during times of crisis and disaster. Providing these […]

Letters – July 1

Grant helps overcome limitations On behalf of the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown, I want to thank Jane Little and the Homer Foundation for the generous grant that allowed our small club to send two students to this year’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp in Wasilla. RYLA has been called a life-changer for the young […]

Letters – June 24

Homer invests in its own people Homer has always been a community that prides itself in investing in its children. Its citizens and local businesses provide numerous opportunities to set young people up for success. One of the ways Homer works collectively to do this is by investing in education. Every year, several businesses and […]

Letters – June 17

Tillion maritime tradition continues I would like to thank the Homer Foundation and the Drew Scalzi Memorial Maritime Scholarship Fund for awarding me one of its scholarships. I greatly appreciate the support and plan to attend the California Maritime Academy in the fall to get my degree in marine transportation. I look forward to coming […]

Letters – June 10

Cruelty begets cruelty The severe mauling of a 7-year-old Unalakleet girl by a chained dog last month is a horrific example of the devastation that can result when dogs are left chained up 24/7 like old bicycles. Life on a chain is no life at all for dogs. It deprives these social pack animals of everything […]

Letters – June 3

Stand Down event serves 200 Alaska vets The military veteran event held in Homer this past weekend was a great success, with approximately 200 veterans and many family members attending. I would like to thank the veterans who attended, supported the event and shared their extraordinary military experiences with us. I salute each of you. […]

Letters – May 27

First letter praise I’ve been threatening to write a letter to the editor for years; it’s kind of a joke in our house. “‘I’m gonna write a letter to the editor!’” Mostly, it was because I disagreed with someone’s point of view or something. For my first letter, however, I am making a comment on […]

Letters – May 20

Thanks to Artists in Schools, representatives Students and staff at Homer Flex School would like to give great thanks for allowing us to participate in the Artist in the Schools Program. Ann Margret Wimmerstedt taught an encaustic painting workshop for two weeks at Homer Flex, and 24 students learned and practiced many of the methods […]

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