Homer Opinion

  • With the settling of the Resetarits case, our community and our court system have sent a message that what happened that night in Septemberr 2012 was unacceptable. Whether or not we all agree that the message was strong enough or came soon enough, whether we think, as the mother of the victim said, ...

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:50am
  • S o, here’s the deal. You can’t take it with you. None of it. Nothing. Naught. Nada. Zilch. Zippo. As important as your money, real estate, mutual funds, IRAs, stock, cars, trucks, 4-wheelers and fishing poles may be to you in this life, they will be useless in the next.  So, what’s a pro...

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:48am
  • Don’t take it personally? That’s usually good advice, but today we urge the opposite reaction to all government bodies operating in the shadows, purposely avoiding public scrutiny and genuine transparency. In other words, take closed government personally. Please! • Take it personally when a r...

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:47am
  • The Kachemak Swim Club thanks our swimmers, their families and friends, and the generous community members who donated at Safeway and Save U More for making our 2015 AquaThon a success.  Sixty-one athletes ages 6-16 swam a combined total of 126 miles in 2 hours to fundraise for pool rental fees...

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:43am
  • As the number of sea otters in Kachemak Bay increases, so does the potential for you to come across them on the beach. Sea otters have powerful jaws and sharp claws and can weigh over 100 pounds. A young, healthy otter that feels threatened will defend itself and can cause serious injury to you or y...

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:42am
  • For almost two years, Homer condo owners have listened to the city tell us we were wrong when we protested the way condos were being assessed for the new natural gas distribution line. Nothing we showed them or told them was heard.  So, one owner took his case to court and a year ago last Janua...

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:42am
  • The view out East End Road is one of the most spectacular Homer has to offer. It has changed over the decades as the dense forests succumbed to spruce bark beetles and more roads and homes have been built, but it is still a beautiful drive.   Unfortunately, at the McNeil Canyon Transfer Site, t...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:01pm
  • I write on March 16, 2015, 20 days since Alaska’s prohibition ended. As a Christian I am pondering biblical references to cannabis and persecution. After a persecution ends, a nation asks: What happened? Was I complicit? Did I cause harm? Was I harmed?...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:00pm
  • The city has cut down my trees. I hope they are happy.   Kim Koppen ...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:00pm
  • Groovy job, council and mayor. I just gotta agree with you: Eloquence should definitely be the No. 1 priority when considering the selection of a new city manager. John Chapple ...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:59pm

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