Homer Opinion

  • State committed to open process By: Randy Bates If you want to get someone’s attention, make a sensational statement. If you want even more attention, make that sensational statement an accusation....

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:53pm
  • Editor’s Note: Following a community forum, the Homer Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted to oppose a boroughwide bed tax. The following is the letter the board sent to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Member...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:51pm
  • Editor’s Note: The Homer News asked Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members Bill Smith, who represents Homer on the assembly, and Mako Haggerty, who represents the rest of the southern peninsula, to share their views on a proposed bed tax. An ordinance that would put...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:50pm
  • Over the past weeks the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has heard testimony about  Ordinance 2014-25, to put before the voters, the option for a 4 percent transient accommodations tax. I urge them to pass this, and let us have that vote.   ...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:47pm
  • This spring, I received the Homer Community Science Scholarship Fund, generously awarded annually by the Homer Foundation. I am extremely thankful for their generosity and for assisting me in continuing my dream to study athletic training and become a professional trainer.  With the help of the...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:41pm
  • Hospice of Homer recently feted our remarkable, bighearted volunteers to a barbecue on the patio at our new office.  I want to thank the following generous hospice supporters for helping to make the event a fun, successful evening: Kachemak Wholesale, Safeway grocery store, Caribou Family Resta...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:41pm
  • I first met Renn Tolman in the early 1990s on Shuyak Island where I lived and worked as the seasonal ranger. Renn had been hunting and fishing on Shuyak Island since before I moved to Alaska. He told me of all the old-timers that used to trap and fish there. Showed me the best spots for big bucks an...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:41pm
  • I’ve been taking my three shelter dogs for a hike on Mariner Park beach for years. On a recent morning, at 9:30 a.m., I pulled into the parking lot to park my truck. It was a minus tide so I decided to hike on the left side of the beach. I parked my truck in front of the new fence where the tent p...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:40pm
  • An amazing milestone is going to be reached this coming Sunday at the Calvary Baptist Church in Ninilchik. More than 24 years ago, in December of 1989, the new pastor Ron Blough started reading through the Bible one chapter per week on Sunday mornings. Pastor Blough remained in Ninilchik for more th...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:40pm
  • Long ago, not far away, I grew up in a very small town. Our home was five miles from town center on the main highway. We rarely heard police, ambulance or fire sirens, but when we did — the urgency caught our breath. Someone we knew was in trouble and needed help. The town where we live now is big...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:40pm

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