Homer Opinion

  • Recently I traveled up the road to receive an intensive GEMS (Girls Educational Mentoring Services) training on the commercial sexual exploitation of children, otherwise known as human trafficking. The training lasted three days where I was surrounded by FBI agents, doctors and police officers. I wa...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:46am
  • While planning this year’s Homer Winter Carnival, I learned something unexpected about our community.  I feel strongly that it is important to share with all of you.  In nearly all off my conversations with various organizations, I was told  “We have a small number of volunteers a...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:29pm
  • I am the owner and guide of Alaska Kenai Fishing for Fun out of Cooper Landing. When I’m not on the Kenai or Kasilof, I’m in Anchorage teaching middle school students math. I am extremely concerned about the low returning king numbers in Cook Inlet. As a new father, I want my child to be able to...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:29pm
  • I have been fishing the Kenai River for 20 years and over the past years I have noticed a drop in size of the fish caught. This last year I arrived and found that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game had closed the river the night before I arrived to fish for kings. I was out airfare, accommodatio...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:28pm
  • The new 2014 halibut charter fishing regulations effectively end overnight charter fishing trips by limiting all halibut charter boats to one trip per calendar day. Halibut charter boats must now depart and return to port on the same calendar day before midnight because each calendar day&n...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:28pm
  • South Peninsula Amateur Radio Club, or SPARC, is reforming. SPARC extends an  open invitation to everyone interested in learning about amateur radio. We invite current ham operators and everyone considering obtaining their new “ham ticket” as an individual or as a family activity. ...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:28pm
  • Sprout Family Services would like to thank all of the wonderful businesses that hosted the donation collection jars for our Sprouts on the Go Fundraiser as part of our efforts to raise funds for a Sprout vehicle allowing us to serve more families from the head of the bay to Ninilchik....

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:27pm
  • On behalf of the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club and Cross Country Alaska, I would like to personally thank the more than 65 volunteers and local businesses that helped organize and officiate the recent Besh Cup ski races held at the  Lookout Mountain Recreation Area.  The events were a resoundin...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:27pm
  • Through his thoughtful donation, Brother Asaiah Bates continues to support young children and their families in the Homer area. Brother Asaiah started the Brother Asaiah Bates Fund, a field of interest fund, to benefit the children who attend Homer Head Start. ...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:27pm
  • Kachemak Bay Girl Scouts held a Women of Art event on Jan. 25 at Homer High School where each girl got to work with three different artists to try out dance, ceramics, music, painting, photography, beading, drama, marine debris sculpture and cooking.  The girls had an amazing time getting ...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:27pm

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