Point of View

  • 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
  • Editor’s Note: The following was written to the Homer City Council and submitted for publication.   W e are writing to express our concern regarding the Homer Natural Gas Line and the manner of assessing condominium properties. ...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:38pm
  • I  am writing to make you aware of some things that are going on in the Homer area that you and your neighbors may know nothing about. Something that makes Homer a better place in which to live and raise a family. It is that Elks Lodge down the street that goes, for the most part, unnoticed. Th...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:58pm
  • J anuary 22 commemorates the 40th anniversary of a notorious decision passed down by the Supreme Court of the United States. Roe vs. Wade was followed by Doe vs. Bolton, allowing abortions to be legally performed at any stage of a pregnancy.    There will be a demonstration march in Washin...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:57pm
  • I t’s all about the salmon, it’s all about saving the environment, or it’s all about equality. Pick an issue and you’ll find a concerted effort at work to convince you that if you’re not in support of an issue, new law or ordinance, then you don’t care about something. Salmon today, perh...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:04pm

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