Point of View

  • With Thanksgiving just around the corner my thoughts turn to community and the meaning of it. Maybe it’s because I find myself feeling sentimental, having given birth to and raised my two daughters right here in Homer. ...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 6:00pm
  • Those of us born before the Kennedy administration do not consider 50 years monumental. The half-century between 1963 and 2013 seems to have passed in the blink of an eye. We half-centurions remember favorite songs like “Surfin’ USA,” “Blue Velvet,” “Puff, the Magic Dragon” and “Days...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:18am
  • Protecting Alaskans and their wildlife resources is the mission of the Alaska Wildlife Troopers. This mission is executed fairly and equally with no discrimination to any group. I wish to respond to the letter to the editor signed by Fred Basargin, Dennis Basargin and others alleging “not all fish...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:15am
  • It’s amazing what a difference a few decades make. In the 1970s Homer considered becoming a home rule city. A charter commission was elected, a home rule charter was drafted and presented to the voters. ...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:14am
  • The realty association president’s smackdown of city officials and zoning regulations is unfair and misleading. In her Oct. 17 Point of View article, Debra Leisek shared her frustration and opinions about city administrators, elected and appointed officials and the zoning issues involved with the ...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:43pm
  • It’s time for the Freedom Show because the corporate takeover of these united states has finally overreached to the level of angering America’s European allies: The National Security Agency monitors German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone.  It’s time for the Freedom Show because th...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:39pm
  • Alaska  needs better permitting. Resource development project  permitting in Alaska is at the proverbial fork in the road. For years the state of Alaska followed a rocky road  filled with potholes — a landscape now littered with blown-out tires. ...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 3:12pm
  • With the arrival of Halloween, an old familiar monster rises from the grave like Freddy Krueger in “Nightmare on Elm Street.”  But, unlike the famous fictional character, this beast is real and threatens to choke off our children’s future, consigning our great grandchildren to lifetimes o...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 3:11pm
  • Lurking in medicine cabinets and jumbled bathroom drawers, unused and expired pharmaceuticals are a common item in today’s households.  Pharmaceuticals encompass a range of familiar items such as prescription and over-the-counter drugs, veterinary medicines, personal care products, fragrances...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:07am
  • As was the case for so many of us, I came to Homer on a whim, and stayed. That summer of 1992, it was a tenting-in-the-rain routine on Ohlson Mountain. All the years since have been equally engaging; nothing to disappoint.  My gratitude goes wholeheartedly to the countless, magnificent friends,...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:20am

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