Homer Opinion

  • I encourage the city to separate the new public safety building into two facilities, build the police station as soon as practical, and delay completing the design and construction of the fire station for five to eight years. We need a new police station immediately. The fire station is still servic...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:25pm
  • We’ve grown so accustomed to reading about federal and state government deficit spending that people’s eyes start to glaze over when the talk turns to Homer’s own budget dilemma. As civic leaders ask us for solutions we end up with so many opinions that it’s hard to know where to begin. In t...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:05am
  • As water becomes more of valuable commodity in the United States, competition between public and private uses for this resource is heating up. This has caused a disturbing trend in governmental sector which seems to be succumbing to political pressure to side more often with corporate interest wishi...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:48am
  • The Friends of the Homer Library (FHL) has been around for about 35 years.  And yet, our relationship to the City and the library is often misunderstood.  ...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:45am
  • I  was not quite a teenager when I had my first interaction with the federal government. In 1963, I was awarded the janitorial contract for the Valdez post office.  Every day for an hour before school, I cleaned the building. I was excited because it meant income for my family as we strugg...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 8:36am
  • If you’ve visited a local farmers market recently, you’ll appreciate the bounty of delicious, healthy food that Alaska can produce when cultivated by knowledgeable, dedicated hands....

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 8:34am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra performance here on Aug. 8 was simply stupendous. This assemblage of dedicated, all-volunteer performers seems to get better each year. I remember its earliest years, when there were far fewer members and sometimes somewhat less than sterling performances of more diffic...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 8:33am
  • In 2015, there are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 6,400 in Alaska. In addition, there are 15.7 million Americans caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, including 33,000 caregivers in Alaska. This debilitating disease is the sixth lea...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 8:33am
  • The Kachemak Bay Water Trail Committee thanks the Heritage R.V. Park for donating four picnic tables to be used at Water Trail sites around Kachemak Bay. The committee also thanks Aron Peterson for his work in the refurbishing of the tables. One table has been placed at the Swift Creek campsite; oth...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 8:32am
  • We had a beautiful morning on Aug. 30 for the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic’s “Resiliency Run and Ride” on the Homer Spit. We thank all of the participants, younger and older, on foot and wheels, who showed up at low tide to run, walk or ride on the 1K and 5K beach loops from Mariner Par...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 8:32am

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