Homer Opinion

  • I’m disappointed it lost. For me it was about giving the oil companies incentive to drill in Cook Inlet.   “The oil giveaway — it’s our oil,”said the Democrats. Our state has cleaner alternatives to oil: solar/wind/water. “Jobs,” said the Republicans.  Put people to work...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:10am
  • During my freshman year at Homer High School a youth-run group was formed. Its focus turned outward, to the needs of our community, at a time in our lives when self-absorption ruled. The Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee, or YAC, provided support to organizations that served youth in hea...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:52am
  • Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet ruled favorably on behalf of business condo owner Ken Castner; the rest of us Homer property owners need to pay attention to the repercussions. The condo owners have a legitimate beef, if you compare their gas line assessments to those of apartment owners....

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:22pm
  • The 20th Annual Breast Cancer Run was a huge success with 63 brave participants conquering the sand on Aug. 10 and helping to raise more than $9,000. Thank you all for supporting access to breast cancer screening, treatment and educational services. ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:04pm
  • Our 20th Annual Breast Cancer Run on Aug. 10 was a fabulous success, thanks to the enthusiastic participants and wonderful volunteers who made it happen. The fun 1-mile and 5-mile beach course was set by the Kachemak Bay Running Club’s own Andy Haas, with the fantastic panorama of Kachemak Bay as ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:04pm
  • The wind has turned and the fireweed is blossoming at the tips. As we reflect on what fun Summer@HPL has been, we realize that this program is built on the kindness and participation of so many people and businesses in our community. More than 325 children and teens in the community spent the summer...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:04pm
  • It was another successful Salmonstock at Ninilchik this year. Many thanks to  all the attendees, great bands, volunteers, tech crews, vendors, info booths, vocal folks, Salmonstock staff and their friends flown up from the Lower 48 to help with the festival — although we Alaskans could have d...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:03pm
  • With the recent Alaska Department of Transportation repaving project from Sterling Highway to Land’s End, a number of pedestrian and cycling needs continue to surface. DOT’s current plan is to split the shoulder on Ocean Drive evenly. This improves safety for cyclists on that north side of the r...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:03pm
  • The referendum to repeal Alaska’s new oil tax legislation gives citizens the power to decide what is good for Alaska. It challenges us to make a simple choice about a complex issue where facts are scarce and arguments are many.  But arguments without facts are opinions, and opinions are based...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:08pm
  • Ballot Measure 1 is a divisive and complex issue.   Much confusion has been generated and I’ve been asked by many friends, “How am I supposed to vote?”  It’s really not for me to tell you how to vote, but I’m glad to tell you how I’m going to vote. I’m going to vote “yes,...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:06pm

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