Homer Opinion

  • T he election is over and the dust has settled. I congratulate Dan Sullivan. He and I disagreed on many issues, but now he is senator and it is time to move forward to address Alaska’s needs.   It has been an enormous honor to serve Alaskans as your U.S. senator the last six years. From ...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:52am
  • Big Brothers & Big Sisters needs big brother and big sister volunteers; office supplies; a photo copy card; fuel cards for Bigs; volunteers to help plan events, hang up posters, etc.; volunteers to help pick up and sort clothing donations; free or discounted office space for one...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:47am
  • Across Alaska, front yards, car bumpers and jacket lapels are shedding campaign signs, stickers and pins. Air waves, newspapers and social media are focusing again on other aspects of our diverse but connected lives.  The heated partisan rhetoric and rancorous debate that dominated these long m...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:45am
  • M y husband and I moved to Homer a year ago. The breathtaking (almost literally) beauty, clean air, and laid-back atmosphere enticed us, and as we’ve become more involved in the community we’ve been especially impressed by the level of support for nonprofits and how Homerites rally around almost...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:40am
  • I was a sixth grade teacher at McNeil Canyon Elementary and involved the students in grades K-6 in an Engineering Robot Build this fall. Students in grades K-6 learned how to create a basic circuit and combined electrical equipment with craft supplies and creativity to design and build a moving robo...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:35am
  • At last, the sails of the Ship of State are beginning to fill, and  billow, in the Right direction. The self-proclaimed intellectuals, the ones that are trying to control every aspect of our lives in the name of “caring” and “fairness” are understandably upset. After all, the climate, t...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:33am
  • To my good friend of conviction, Charlie Davis, who left us this past week: Happy sailing. He was one of the town’s fervent iconoclasts who, sometimes, made for pure, verbal pyrotechnics down at City Hall. When I catch up to you, Charlie, I’ll let you know, at least as far as I went, how it turn...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:32am
  • This letter is directed to the lazy people who can’t walk  an extra 10 feet to put up their grocery carts in the parking lot of Safeway.   What’s your problem other than just being lazy? You couldn’t care less that an older person may have to get out of their vehicle to move said car...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:30am
  • All I  can say is WOW! What a wonderful town we live in. The Thanksgiving Basket program was so full of wonderful volunteers that everything went smooth. The number of people who showed up was amazing. There are too many great people to thank that I am sure that I would forget someone.  ...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:29am
  • I’m not sure what it is about this time of year that puts me into a mood that my wife refers to as my “Grump Month” but it has happened every year since I spotted my first gray nose hair. It’s not an aging thing, trust me. I’ve accepted that aggravating process with the grace of a moderate...

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:53am

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