Point of View

  • Recent challenges to the new railroad to Port MacKenzie in Knik Arm have prompted calls to punish the public interest groups who challenged this short-sighted project. As the chief advocate for one of those groups, I think citizens should be rewarded for trying to save Alaskan tax dollars while prot...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:10pm
  • "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."-- Albert Einstein "In times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."-- Eric Hoffer...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:06pm
  • I have called Alaska home for more than 40 years. Anyone who has been here that long knows that we are a resource driven state — fish, oil, gold, coal and other minerals, timber — unless and until we tap those resources we starve and freeze in the dark. It’s the only reason we have roads and s...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:36pm
  • I’ve resisted the urge to write in response to those with extreme anti-corporate leftist views that so regularly appear in our weekly paper, but this time I cannot sit by without a response to last week’s letter from Jessica Tenhoff. She states in her letter that we should “Occupy Economic Dev...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 1:47pm
  • Property along East Skyline Drive, from East Hill Road to half a mile past the school bus turn around and all along Ohlson Mountain Road past Lookout Mountain, is all private property. There is no public land in this area anywhere along these two roads. Skyline landowners remind snowmachine operator...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:43pm
  • The Homer Water and Sewer Rate Task Force is fast approaching its final phases. Currently it’s reviewing its rate model for an April presentation to the city council. One issue within the rate-model that remains controversial is it’s “fairness,” as applied to all users. Although the model wi...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:41pm
  • The City Water/Sewer Rate Task Force is promoting a proposal that is not only unfair, it is unreasonable. It targets a small group that has little representation. The proposal is being pushed through to the Homer City Council level without regard for the facts and testimony, and completely ignores t...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:41pm
  • A laska has some of the world’s most abundant and prosperous fisheries and a reputation for science-based management. Fisheries are the life-blood of coastal Alaska and a major driver of the state’s economy. So when it comes to managing our fisheries, it’s critical we get it right....

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:40pm
  • Abortion is a highly charged emotional issue, as Eileen Becker’s Jan. 17 Point of View commentary makes perfectly clear. But it’s also an issue that goes straight to the heart of our democracy.  The Supreme Court decision 40 years ago in Roe v. Wade balances the rights of a pregnant woman, ...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:38pm
  • T he federal government didn’t go over a fiscal cliff this year, but the Postal Service could if Congress doesn’t act soon.  ...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:10pm

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