Homer Opinion

  • Alaska boasts a proud constitution that requires current and future generations to reap the maximum benefit from our oil and gas wealth. Yet today, we are literally giving away our oil and gas to the richest corporations on the planet due to various tax credits and incentives.  So now, as our s...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:58pm
  • Nearly a half-century ago, a group of people living in this small town at the end of the road organized Homer Council on the Arts. They were on a mission — to provide opportunities for everyone in the community to experience and participate in the arts. They saw the arts in a host of forms — sin...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:57pm
  • The Southcentral 3A Basketball Regional Tournament earlier this month was a great success. There were many closely contested games and emotions ran high....

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:56pm
  • The students and the staff of Paul Banks Elementary would like to thank Deland Anderson, our artist-in-residency for two weeks in February.  Deland taught his unique type of “dot” art to each of our K-2nd grade students. During the residency each student was able to paint several pieces, us...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:56pm
  • The best and easiest solution for the Alaska House of Representatives to accomplish for the people of Alaska in this session would be to stop utilizing Daylight Saving Time. The Alaska Senate has passed the bill to stop using Daylight Saving Time. Everyone has a biological clock and it is insane to ...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:55pm
  • Almost 40 years ago, without regard for the conservation of our fisheries or the needs of the Alaskan people, foreign fishing fleets dominated the waters off Alaska’s shores and took anything and everything in their reach. Ask anyone familiar with the times, deck lights of foreign vessels — doze...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:53pm
  • I  wish I had a picture of Sadie. But even if I had a photo to go from I don’t think I’d be able to properly describe her.  I remember a weatherworn face and a missing tooth. I remember her layers of clothes, faded and worn to a color similar to that of her skin. I remember the way her...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:49pm
  • Homer’s citizens and visitors encompass a wide spectrum of beach users: dog walkers, quiet seekers, coal collectors, off-road vehicle drivers, kayakers, paddle boarders, fat-tire bikers, picnickers, wave-watchers, painters, tide-poolers, birders, educational and recreational class attendees, and t...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:47pm
  • T he Kachemak Bay Science Conference held last week in Homer was a valuable opportunity for those who attended to gain perspective in scientific endeavors that effect all of us in a very local way. Many experts gave presentations on everything from phytoplankton to elodea to marine vertebrates. I at...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:10pm
  • OK, how many of you in citizenville are aware that as of January 2015, anyone who hires out as a “Handyman” must henceforth be licensed, bonded and insured? That’s right, it is now illegal for some poor laborer to dig someone a ditch or paint their fence without first forking out a few hundred...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:09pm

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