Homer Opinion

  • For those of us who lived through the ’60s and the Civil Rights Movement, “Selma,” which has been playing at the Homer Theatre this week, is a sober reminder of what our country used to be like.  I was only 13 years old when the Selma to Montgomery march took place, but I remember the ten...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:50pm
  • Originally I was going to call this piece “why I’ve fallen in love with Homer,” but it’s more than that. In my three and a half years of living here, I’ve been up the Kenai Peninsula and as far down the head of the bay as Kachemak Selo. I know I will never be able to see all of the spectac...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:10pm
  • Be still, my beating heart! I’m sitting at the table in the house at the lake. The sunlight is shading the mountains pink and gray and the stillness of frozen swamps and a soft crackle from the woodstove makes me want to freeze this moment as well. I love this place.  I love its subtle isolat...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:08pm
  • Recent opinion pieces published in Alaska Dispatch News have called for additional information from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game regarding plans for the Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary.  Funding for department staff at Round Island was not included in last year’s budget and has ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:07pm
  • The well known phrase “knowledge is power” is an appropriate one to apply to cardiac disease and its preventable risk factors. The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics reported that in 2011 the leading cause of death on the southern Kenai Peninsula was heart disease. According to the National Insti...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:05pm
  • The Divas Hockey Team would like to acknowledge and thank its generous supporters for donating the many wonderful items to their silent and live auction, held as part of the Women’s Winter Jamboree last month. Thank you to Homer’s Jeans, Two Sisters Bakery, Eric Olsen, Little Dipper Designs, Blu...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:03pm
  • The family of Robert P. James wishes to express heartfelt appreciation for the many kind thoughts, prayers and help we have received in the last few weeks. The sudden loss of Doris’ husband of 63 years, and our father, has left us struggling to adjust. ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:03pm
  • We wish to thank all of the people that put their busy lives on the back burner to come, be with us and celebrate a great person’s life, Aaron Morris, at the Down East Saloon on Saturday, Jan. 31. It was heartwarming to see the number of people that showed up, because they loved him, were friends ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:03pm
  • It is with deep gratitude that I have submitted my letter of resignation to the board of directors for Homer Council on the Arts, effective June 30, 2015.  Opportunity is the operative word of the HCOA mission: providing opportunities for everyone in the community to experience and participate ...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:04pm
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships) is a local coalition that aims to use and build upon our strengths to improve our individual, family, and community health. Health is defined broadly to include cultural, economic, educational, env...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:02pm

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