Homer Opinion

  • Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott have begun forming our new government — like Abe Lincolns, and like the mugwumps who, down to the 20th century, fought corruption and robber baron control.  What’s a mugwump? Someone who is independent of party politics. The new Alaska Cabinet is ...

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:36am
  • I would like to publicly thank the organizations that have given me scholarships for the opportunity of going to college locally here at Kachemak Bay Campus. The classes that I am taking are going toward the architectural and engineering degree.  I hope to one day achieve my dream of becoming a...

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:29am
  • Trying to be efficient did not pay off this time. After I sent off my thank you letter last week, I received more donations. My thanks to Catholic Woman’s Guild for their donation.  I also neglected to say how grateful I was for the use of the Homer United Methodist Church.  The members ...

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:29am
  • Each year the Alaska Municipal League-Department of Municipal Clerks, through a nominating committee process, selects a municipal clerk to be worthy of receiving the prestigious award of “Municipal Clerk of the Year.” The criteria is of the highest standards. This year our very own city clerk, J...

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:27am
  • T he election is over and the dust has settled. I congratulate Dan Sullivan. He and I disagreed on many issues, but now he is senator and it is time to move forward to address Alaska’s needs.   It has been an enormous honor to serve Alaskans as your U.S. senator the last six years. From ...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:52am
  • Big Brothers & Big Sisters needs big brother and big sister volunteers; office supplies; a photo copy card; fuel cards for Bigs; volunteers to help plan events, hang up posters, etc.; volunteers to help pick up and sort clothing donations; free or discounted office space for one...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:47am
  • Across Alaska, front yards, car bumpers and jacket lapels are shedding campaign signs, stickers and pins. Air waves, newspapers and social media are focusing again on other aspects of our diverse but connected lives.  The heated partisan rhetoric and rancorous debate that dominated these long m...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:45am
  • M y husband and I moved to Homer a year ago. The breathtaking (almost literally) beauty, clean air, and laid-back atmosphere enticed us, and as we’ve become more involved in the community we’ve been especially impressed by the level of support for nonprofits and how Homerites rally around almost...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:40am
  • I was a sixth grade teacher at McNeil Canyon Elementary and involved the students in grades K-6 in an Engineering Robot Build this fall. Students in grades K-6 learned how to create a basic circuit and combined electrical equipment with craft supplies and creativity to design and build a moving robo...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:35am
  • At last, the sails of the Ship of State are beginning to fill, and  billow, in the Right direction. The self-proclaimed intellectuals, the ones that are trying to control every aspect of our lives in the name of “caring” and “fairness” are understandably upset. After all, the climate, t...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:33am

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