Concerning the planned Boat House on the Homer Spit, a few questions come to mind:  1. When there is already a high demand for such limited parking, how can six more spaces be found when the easiest and most tangible location would be occupied by a 45-by-35-foot building — used primarily for ...

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:19am

The nagging issue that bothers me about the fiscal crisis facing us at the state level right now is the certainty that the price of oil will go back up at some point in the future. Because of that I think our legislators should consider borrowing money from the citizens of the state in the form of i...

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:18am

I find it interesting that so many conservatives called “birthers” had problems with where President Obama was born, accusing him of having been born in Kenya, which, according to them, disqualifies him to be president. He was actually born in Hawaii, but there is no convincing them of that. Yet...

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:22am

Over the next month, the Homer City Council will be discussing and deciding on an ordinance that will create some obstacles for cannabis entrepreneurs wishing to enter the legitimate industry if it were to pass in its current form. No. 1: Limited cultivation facilities (capped at 500 square feet und...

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:21am

I hope the new legislature sees fit to keep the the Marine Highway System funded. Please, everyone, call your legislators and support our ferry system. It is an essential service, not a business with the goal of making money. Sometimes you have to go into debt for important things to realize a benef...

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:21am

I strongly believe the state of Alaska needs to implement a tax on carbon. In 2008, British Columbia implemented a C$10 per tonne of carbon dioxide tax, which increased to C$30 per tonne in 2012, where it is currently frozen. In that time, fossil fuel consumption has decreased by 18 percent, per-cap...

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:20am

I wanted to thank Ulmer’s for their painting supply donation to the 4-H Alls.  Saturday, Jan. 16, 4-H All members wrapped up their wooden boxes. A couple of members hammered in their nails to build their new boxes while other members painted and stained their boxes. Paintbrushes and stain wer...

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:21am

Gail Sorensen and her family would like to thank everyone who helped make her 90th birthday at the Elks Club in Homer so special.  First of all, thanks to Paul Hodgdon and the Elks Club for the venue and all the help with preparations. Thank you to Two Sisters for the delicious carrot cake. We ...

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:20am

I had dinner last Sunday evening at my daughter’s home. She told me of Eva Saulitis passing. I only knew   Eva through what she recently wrote in the Alaskan Dispatch and the Homer News which gave me quite a blast of her deep, rich and beautiful soul.  I wasn’t going to make comment on...

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:20am

I built my home on Diamond Ridge in 1996 knowing that the Hickerson Memorial Cemetery was in the neighborhood. But I never dreamed that I may look out my front door and see graves. Well, this could happen if the city goes through with the proposed expansion of the cemetery. Several weeks ago I found...

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:20am

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