Homer Opinion

  • Here is an idea toward a more equitable, sustainable economy locally, now, using the system in place. We are an extraction state. The money is big, the risk is small. It generates a lot of income. That income is sitting largely in bank accounts. What if there was an idea that would distribute that w...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 4:07pm
  • I urge all Homer area residents to recycle their paper and corrugated cardboard boxes this Christmas season.  Most Christmas gift wrapping and boxes are recyclable.  We do not need to unnecessarily throw these items into our transfer stations and ultimately into our landfill.  By recy...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 4:07pm
  • Most residents of Homer would say it’s been a mild fall. The grass is green. People are picking kale and herbs from their gardens. Unheated greenhouses hold tomatoes. Local kids sled down tarps unfurled across snowless yards. Temperatures in the last week have been in the 40s. But the Chinese crew...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:50pm
  • Why is more of the halibut resource wasted in the Bering Sea than landed and sold? Thirteen out of fourteen fish in the Central Bering Sea will be wasted next season. Overall the entire Bering Sea will only have 2.4 million pounds of halibut that can be sold in 2015 while more than 6 million pounds ...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:49pm
  • Too few Alaskans know the humbling beauty of the Alaska Peninsula and the imposing journey into Bristol Bay. But over the past nine years, I have had the good fortune of spending summers aboard the F/V K2, combing the waters of Bristol Bay for sockeye salmon. In May, life abounds. Migrating birds fl...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:47pm
  • As a community we are identifying the best ways to support and increase family well-being. When families get the support they need and are resilient, they can flourish and the result is a healthier community overall. So what are some of the factors that foster resiliency?  A key resiliency fact...

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:40am
  • Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott have begun forming our new government — like Abe Lincolns, and like the mugwumps who, down to the 20th century, fought corruption and robber baron control.  What’s a mugwump? Someone who is independent of party politics. The new Alaska Cabinet is ...

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:36am
  • I would like to publicly thank the organizations that have given me scholarships for the opportunity of going to college locally here at Kachemak Bay Campus. The classes that I am taking are going toward the architectural and engineering degree.  I hope to one day achieve my dream of becoming a...

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:29am
  • Trying to be efficient did not pay off this time. After I sent off my thank you letter last week, I received more donations. My thanks to Catholic Woman’s Guild for their donation.  I also neglected to say how grateful I was for the use of the Homer United Methodist Church.  The members ...

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:29am
  • Each year the Alaska Municipal League-Department of Municipal Clerks, through a nominating committee process, selects a municipal clerk to be worthy of receiving the prestigious award of “Municipal Clerk of the Year.” The criteria is of the highest standards. This year our very own city clerk, J...

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:27am

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