Homer Opinion

  • In art we find our best selves...

    Thu, 09/15/2016 - 1:34pm
  • Some people believe the school year is a marathon, but I liken it to a 400-meter run — the toughest race to run. We have precious hours, minutes, and seconds with students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Our nearly 8,800 students with diverse backgrounds and learning needs require ...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:05pm
  • Why I will vote ‘yes’ on HEA exemption from RCA control I’ve lived in Homer for the last 40 years and I’ve written a check to Homer Electric Association for my electricity every month since we built our house. Our roots run deep in this community and like you, we have a stake in every decisi...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 2:52pm
  • This week is National Suicide Prevention Week, from Sept. 5-11. World Suicide Prevention Day is Saturday. Alaska has a high rate of suicide. In 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control, our state was ranked second in the nation for death by suicide. In that same year, Alaska was rated the...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 2:51pm
  • Annie Koskovich, my friend of many years, is with her angels. I have a heavy heart, I miss her and it has been a joy to have been a part of her life here on earth. Acts of kindness, funny antics, honesty and always looking out for other people, myself included, are only a few of her accomplishments....

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 11:08am
  • Dear Community of Homer, A person really can’t know what a day will hold, but there’s one thing for sure, it seems the community of Homer, Alaska, can be counted on to do the best thing possible — whatever it may be. Thank you, community, for responding to my invitation to help me celebrate my...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 11:07am
  • I would like to give an honored and blessed thank you to the Homer Foundation for the Bill and Liz Johnson Teacher Education Scholarship. I would also like to give thanks to the Homer Emblem Club No. 350. I’d like to take this moment to thank everyone who considered me for these scholarships. Than...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 11:04am
  • I was surprised to read in the paper the astounding news of the new dog seatbelt law put in affect by the Homer City Council. In disbelief I checked to see if I really had an Alaska paper, instead of a provincial New England rag. Was this a case of the city fathers (and mothers) feeling the need to ...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 11:03am
  • It has been my privilege to care for the animals at the Homer Animal Shelter for 26 years now. During that time I, and a dedicated group of volunteers, have tried our best to provide quality of life and a nurturing environment for the animals in our care; make the very best adoption matches possible...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 11:02am
  • Among the many lessons learned from the Exxon Valdez oil spill was that it was almost inevitable. “Success bred complacency; complacency bred neglect; neglect increased the risk— until the right combination of errors finally led to an accident of disastrous proportions,” according to the State...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:42pm

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