Homer Opinion

  • Thank you to the parents of four-legged family members for supporting the Second Annual Homer Animal Friends “Santa Paws” event on Dec. 14 at the Animal Shelter.  Homer Animal Friends raised $640 thanks to the generosity of the community at “Santa Paws.” The community “Paws’d” fro...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:08pm
  • We held our very first Senior Fashion Show here at Homer Senior Citizens Inc. in November and it was a huge success. We had amazing models and an enthusiastic crowd to help keep the energy up all night....

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:08pm
  • The community spirit and generosity that exists within this community is touching and always something to behold. Time after time, the people, businesses and organizations step up and respond to the diverse and seemingly endless causes, needs and requests that require our attention. Even when resour...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:08pm
  • Editor’s Note: The following letter was addressed to Gov. Bill Walker and submitted for publication....

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:07pm
  • Here is an idea toward a more equitable, sustainable economy locally, now, using the system in place. We are an extraction state. The money is big, the risk is small. It generates a lot of income. That income is sitting largely in bank accounts. What if there was an idea that would distribute that w...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:07pm
  • I urge all Homer area residents to recycle their paper and corrugated cardboard boxes this Christmas season.  Most Christmas gift wrapping and boxes are recyclable.  We do not need to unnecessarily throw these items into our transfer stations and ultimately into our landfill.  By recy...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:07pm
  • Most residents of Homer would say it’s been a mild fall. The grass is green. People are picking kale and herbs from their gardens. Unheated greenhouses hold tomatoes. Local kids sled down tarps unfurled across snowless yards. Temperatures in the last week have been in the 40s. But the Chinese crew...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:50pm
  • Why is more of the halibut resource wasted in the Bering Sea than landed and sold? Thirteen out of fourteen fish in the Central Bering Sea will be wasted next season. Overall the entire Bering Sea will only have 2.4 million pounds of halibut that can be sold in 2015 while more than 6 million pounds ...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:49pm
  • Too few Alaskans know the humbling beauty of the Alaska Peninsula and the imposing journey into Bristol Bay. But over the past nine years, I have had the good fortune of spending summers aboard the F/V K2, combing the waters of Bristol Bay for sockeye salmon. In May, life abounds. Migrating birds fl...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:47pm
  • As a community we are identifying the best ways to support and increase family well-being. When families get the support they need and are resilient, they can flourish and the result is a healthier community overall. So what are some of the factors that foster resiliency?  A key resiliency fact...

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:40am

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