Homer Opinion

  • If the city’s natural gas Special Assessment District proposal survives the ongoing vote of the property owners, a small simple change to the city’s plan could potentially save money for us all, as well as satisfying some opponents: Give neighborhoods — at least those in the ...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:37pm
  • Residents of Homer, I strongly urge you to not allow heli-skiing in Kachemak State Park and Wilderness Park. Other state lands are available for this kind of activity in the area. Helicopters are extremely invasive machines. They disrupt wildlife and other backcountry users and are dangerous. ...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:36pm
  • I tend to be an optimistic guy. I’m also pretty careful with the little money I make.  So, a few years ago as the price of heating oil began to rise, I decided to switch to heating my little house trailer with propane. At the time, propane was a good deal. I had to purchase ...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:35pm
  • Beyond arguments of personal benefit versus cost for the proposed gas pipeline, we wish to discuss some long-term consequences.  First is the concern that people who live modestly may be forced to pay for something they can’t afford to use. This would change Homer from a com...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:34pm
  • It’s budget time, and Homer City Council members have a tough job finding the balance between community needs (the bare essentials) and community wants (the things that contribute to our quality of life). Those decisions to cut services or raise more revenue by increasing taxes or user fees or so...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:29pm
  • Over the last several years I have quietly followed the debate over bringing natural gas to Homer and the more recently proposed Natural Gas Distribution System Special Assessment District. I have read and listened to many comments, attended the “City Neighborhood” meetings, and done some resear...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:28pm
  • To all KBBI listeners and the community of Homer: As KBBI’s Morning Host/News Reporter for the past four years it has been my privilege to wake you up each weekday morning. Despite the job’s early morning hours, I took comfort in knowing that people were not only listening, but...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:27pm
  • As the family of Gary Longhenry, who recently passed away, we would like to express our gratitude and admiration to all of you who tried so hard to help him: my neighbor Brian Watry, the Homer Police Department, the Homer Volunteer Fire Department’s ambulance crew, and the emergency room staff at ...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:28am
  •  Kachemak Ski Club sends a big note of thanks to all who came to our recent Warren Miller fundraiser. We also thank Era Alaska and Homer Theatre for their support, and the kids who made such awesome ski and snowboard clips.  We’re indebted to Tehben Dean, who put all those clips together...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:27am
  • Hospice of Homer just completed our annual End of Life volunteer training. Hospice would like to welcome the eight newly trained volunteers who will soon be in the community providing compassion in action to those individuals and families who HOH has the privilege to serve. Thank you for bringing yo...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:26am

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