Homer Opinion

  • People across the state are gathering 40,000 petition signatures, needed by mid-July, so Alaskans can vote to reject or approve the recent oil tax giveaway. While it makes no sense to give away billions of state dollars for nothing in return, there is a larger issue — another attack on the Alaska ...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 4:06pm
  • The history of salmon in North America is tragic. Over and over, Euro-American settlers ate salmon, knew the fish’s value, resolved to maintain runs, and yet managed to completely destroy the stocks within a few human generations after arriving.  ...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:55pm
  • Imagine you wake up tomorrow morning as usual: After coffee and a little breakfast you decide it’s time to check the mail and do some other errands about town. On your way into the post office you notice the upcoming services for a longtime Alaskan who has passed on. You stop and reflect on the ye...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:54pm
  • Of the many social media networks, I am currently a user of Facebook, WordPress as a blogger, and Instagram @Holisticchicks. These sites have been great for me to not only promote myself as a health coach, but also to keep up with distant family members and friends. I recently discovered what many o...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:42pm
  • I would like to thank everyone that participated or came to the surprise benefit that my daughter, Heidi Adams, had for me in Anchor Point on June 1. I am extremely grateful and humbled. Again, thank you all so much. Daniel Drake...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:39pm
  • I would like to thank two organizations for their contributions toward supporting the graduates of 2013. The Homer Community Science Scholarship Fund at the Homer Foundation and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16 scholarship are just a couple of many scholarships these organizations gav...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:39pm
  • Every year our annual Trails Day gets better. This year was no exception. In fact it was exceptional. Kachemak Bay State Parks has an awesome fan base and many showed up this Saturday to help clear the trails and celebrate National Trails Day. There were a total of 79 volunteers, trail crew, past cr...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:38pm
  • Wasn’t it interesting to receive the mailed flyers recommending the repeal of Kenai Peninsula Borough Ordinance 2011-12, from Chicago, Ill. Wow, with all their big city problems, amazing they take an interest in Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula....

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:38pm
  • We’re concerned about the recent flood of brochures by a Chicago-based organization, the National Association of Realtors, one of the wealthiest special interest groups in the nation.  According to this mailer, we are asked to oppose salmon habitat protections in the Kenai Peninsula Borough.&...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:37pm
  • On May 25, my marimba band Shamwari played for the opening day of the Homer Farmers’ Market. One of the tunes I play is Warigamukono, a traditional Zimbabwean song. The title means “pulling the bull to the ground” and is about overcoming adversity. As I played, I thought of my mother, who had ...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:45pm

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