Editorial

  • As the Homer City Council proceeds with the difficult job of finding a new city manager, it should resolve to make the selection process as open as possible and involve the public as much as possible. In fact, there’s no reason there should be any secrecy surrounding the hiring of a new manager. T...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:58pm
  • As City Manager Walt Wrede prepares to leave the position he has held for 12 years, we want to wish him well in the new chapter in his life and say thanks for his service to the community....

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:31pm
  • If you don’t have Tuesday, Aug. 19, marked on your calendar as a big day, you’ve been spending too much time fishing; you’ve been out of state for too long; or you never read a newspaper, listen to the radio or TV, or browse the Internet. Two big things are happening next Tuesday: 1.It’s the...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:02pm
  • Editor’s Note: In conjunction with the monthly “Pay It Forward” column, the Homer News is printing a list of needs provided by some of Homer’s nonprofits. The Kenai Peninsula Fair is looking for old tires to turn into flower beds, volunteer...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:34pm
  • “To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.”  — Edmund Burke, 18th century British statesman and writer, who was born in Ireland...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:15pm
  • Not only does summer in Alaska go by at lightning speed, but with most Alaskans trying to cram a year’s worth of work and outdoor fun into 15 weeks, give or take a week or two, it’s understandable if things get dropped or forgotten. Here’s one thing all Alaskans need to put on their list as to...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:06pm
  • This weekend Homer welcomes birders from all over to the 22nd annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival. The festival reminds us all of why Homer is a great place to live, work and play. Longtime shorebird speaker Buz Scher got it right when he said the festival has “gotten bigger and better and more...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:38pm
  • In general, we think less means better when it comes to government. At its best, government should do what citizens can’t do without some help from government. As much as possible, however, government should stay out of the way — except in key areas like public safety, education and roads — th...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:34pm
  • Editor’s Note: In conjunction with the monthly “Pay It Forward” column, the Homer News is printing a list of needs provided by some of Homer’s nonprofits.Haven HouseFood for shelter (unopened, please)Toiletries, personal hygiene suppliesFemale volunteers to help with summer gardening Vol...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:11pm
  • From the Homer News  April 1, 1964 Homer and the entire state of Alaska have suffered a disaster the magnitude of which has seldom been known in the world. We must all remember that in the first confusion that many exaggerations and false rumors are bound to be spread. We’re not discounting t...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 3:33pm

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