Homer Opinion

  • I moved to Homer in the spring of 2011 and was happy to find a charter school without a long waiting list. Before coming to Homer my son had attended elementary schools in both Oregon and Maui. Fireweed Academy has by far exceeded any of those experiences. At Fireweed we get the benefits of creative...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:18pm
  • At first I felt a pang in my stomach when I heard Obama speak of Ronald Reagan as an ally to ban semi-automatic weapons. I spent the summer of ’80 in MCRD, San Diego. President Ronald Reagan was my Commander-in-Chief and if he had given the order to use my rifle to mow down anybody who disagreed w...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:18pm
  • I got this straight from the mouth of Black Berry Bog Brahman, who fashions himself a channel for old Abe Lincoln: “Save the Grand Old Party: end the Tea Party’s stranglehold in 2014.” Anyway, wasn’t President Obama’s inauguration speech great? Listening to him, on the same day of Martin L...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:17pm
  • Thanks to the many teens in our community who shared some of your talents with the community at the recent DDF event. Your dedication, humor, brilliant thinking and courage inspire me; we are so fortunate to have you share your gifts with us onstage and about town.  I am still smiling ... Thank...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:17pm
  • I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Homer Youth String Orchestra Club for the scholarship award. I am greatly honored to receive this gift. I look forward to continuing my musical playing and composition as I move on from the club. The orchestra has meant so much to me; without a string...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:16pm
  • Looking for skiable snow? Check out the McNeil Canyon ski trails. Many thanks to Derek Stonorov and John Fitzpatrick for erecting the trailhead kiosk last fall. Marie Alexson painted the beautiful sign identifying the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club’s role in establishing and maintaining those trails. Th...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:16pm
  • In regarding the inability to address pollution from the Jakolof Bay incident, the public needs to be aware that even after the gulf spill, this is the kind of response technology and ineffectiveness that will be used in the Arctic, Upper Cook Inlet, Prince William Sound and, from extensive research...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:15pm
  • Hear ye! Hear ye!  Enstar and the city of Homer are standing at the back of the church, getting ready to walk up the aisle. If you approve, throw rice. If you object, write a letter to the city. Correction: You must write a letter to the city, as all do-nothings will be counted as yes votes. At...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:15pm
  • Our community needs to concentrate on alternative, renewable, affordable sources of energy. Homer property owners should not subsidize Enstar’s natural gas line, therefore I object to the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District....

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:14pm
  • Lately there have been many issues discussed relating to the gun violence debate that our nation has been having.  One of these issues has been mental illness. While I believe it is good for us as a country to look at how we treat our mentally ill, I do worry that discussing the mentally ill in...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:14pm

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