Homer Opinion

  • There’s a proverb that says: “The first person to speak always seems right until someone comes and questions him.” That’s how it feels the discussions on the propositions before voters on Tuesday have gone. On both sides of almost every question, valid points have been made....

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:26pm
  • Banking partners need to rebuild their integrity Corporate structure appears to lack moral turpitude sufficient to the responsibility of handling hard-earned wages and investments. We banking customers need to be the conscience of our banking institutions. It is very upsetting that they have been us...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:42pm
  • I’m going to try and keep this positive, but I must say that I’m mildly annoyed, and very perplexed, about the lack of support the three people running for Homer City Council have for the Homer Police Department in denying them the opportunity to move out of a cramped and deteriorated building a...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:42pm
  • I started my first day of work as a police officer for Homer on Dec. 26, 1984. We had seven police officers then, mine was a new position added to the force. We also had one animal control officer, one person working in the jail and four dispatchers....

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:29pm
  • It’s clear from the minutes of the Public Safety Building Review Committee meetings, and with all the effort and marketing intended on making a $12 million loan appear to be of negligible effect to taxpayers (calling the tax increase the equivalent of “only 9 fancy coffees per year”), city sta...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:29pm
  • Erickson will serve residents well I am writing to show support for Shelly Erickson for Homer City Council. We have known the Edens family for 50 years. My family moved to Homer in 1966. Shelly grew up in Homer, raised her children here and she and her husband, Jeff, have invested in Homer both in b...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:29pm
  • I can vividly remember the first time I began to recognize the importance of giving back to the community. I was 17 years old and competing at the Alaska Cross-Country Ski Championships. As I crossed the finish line at 15 below zero, I was given a blanket by a volunteer and was truly thankful for hi...

    Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:32pm
  • As most people know our city government has certain responsibilities to ensure a prosperous, livable and safe community. Included in these responsibilities are the harbor, public utilities, fire and public safety. The city supports the harbor which provides safe moorage for the charter fleet and the...

    Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:41pm
  • While much of the airways and newspapers focus on the national debate and election, let’s remember our local election day is Tuesday, Oct. 4. A variety of important and serious issues will be on the ballot for your consideration....

    Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:40pm
  • Providing electric service to HEA members is not a simple job. That is one reason that HEA is currently regulated. Before voting on deregulation of HEA, members should fully understand the impact....

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:31pm

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