Homer Opinion

  • As I reflect on my first 120 days serving as president of the University of Alaska, and look toward the days and years ahead, I see three important realities: • The university — like our state — faces very serious organizational and budget challenges that we must confront head on; • Our visi...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:29am
  • By now, most of you know we have a budget challenge: Over the past two years, Alaska’s oil revenue has plummeted by 88 percent, mainly due to a sharp drop in oil prices. We’ve cut the budget from $8 billion in 2012 to $4.8 billion. Despite these reductions, our deficit amounts to more than half ...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:27am
  • I wanted to thank Ulmer’s for their painting supply donation to the 4-H Alls.  Saturday, Jan. 16, 4-H All members wrapped up their wooden boxes. A couple of members hammered in their nails to build their new boxes while other members painted and stained their boxes. Paintbrushes and stain wer...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:21am
  • Gail Sorensen and her family would like to thank everyone who helped make her 90th birthday at the Elks Club in Homer so special. ...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:20am
  • I had dinner last Sunday evening at my daughter’s home. She told me of Eva Saulitis passing. I only knew   Eva through what she recently wrote in the Alaskan Dispatch and the Homer News which gave me quite a blast of her deep, rich and beautiful soul. ...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:20am
  • I built my home on Diamond Ridge in 1996 knowing that the Hickerson Memorial Cemetery was in the neighborhood. But I never dreamed that I may look out my front door and see graves. Well, this could happen if the city goes through with the proposed expansion of the cemetery. Several weeks ago I found...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:20am
  • Many thanks to the roughly 140 people who came to the public launch of one of Homer’s most exciting new projects, the Boat House — a volunteer, community-driven effort to build a maritime pavilion on the Homer Spit at the site of the old Harbormaster’s Office.  For both locals and visitor...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:19am
  • It is amazing how quickly fall slides into the end of the year. And what a year we’ve had. We want to mention as many contributors as possible.  In September, the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members and staff teamed up with the Alaska USA Foundation to conduct the “Cash for Cans” fund...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 8:41am
  • As the executive director of the Homer based Whirling Rainbow Foundation non-profit organization on culture and the arts, I wanted to share my input on the Burning Basket Project and the events I witnessed in the courtroom on Dec. 17, 2015. As an international artist and teacher, I have traveled nea...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 8:39am
  • Much change has happened last eight years: The National Defense Authorization Act (sec.1021, Patriot Act, indefinite detention). The Citizens United ruling (corporations are people and allowed to buy Congress). The National ID act (you will need a passport to travel from some states to other states ...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 8:36am

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