Homer Opinion

  • A perfect culmination of a year brimming with creative placemaking efforts, more than 200 guests and volunteers took part in Old Town’s biggest placemaking experiment yet: Dinner in the Street....

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:46pm
  • As we enter into a contentious political season, campaign advertising will do its best to be persistent and persuasive. It will be difficult to determine the truth in matters that are important to us. ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:40pm
  • With our massive land endowment and bragging rights as the largest state in the nation, it’s easy to lose sight of an important fact — Alaska is a maritime state....

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:38pm
  • A nonpartisan group of Homer people have organized a “March for Alaska” event on Saturday, June 14. Our group is concerned about recent changes to oil taxation in Alaska as enacted by Senate Bill 21. We believe that the former tax structure of ACES provides more fairness to Alaskans....

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:37pm
  • State Parks are very important for the collective well being of those who live here. Kachemak Bay State Park is no exception, indeed our local State Park is a crown jewel. With its 80 miles of trails, and coves and bays for great kayaking opportunities Kachemak Bay State Park offers both accessibili...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:36pm
  • I want to thank the Tin Roof Fund and the Homer Foundation for awarding me  the Beluga Tails Nonfiction scholarship for the 2014 school year. Even though I have not yet set a foot inside of Bard College, my friends, my family members, and members of our community have been asking me what I inte...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:36pm
  • While walking on the “pedestrian area” of Bishop’s Beach on Sunday, I spoke with several people who were parked in the protected berm area. Most said that they were unaware of the restriction and just thought me a cranky old codger. The only folks who actually paid attention were a few kids in...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:35pm
  • Pressed and inquired of as to if, bottom line, I’d vote Democrat or Republican, I replied there’s other choices (even if you feel the system is totally rigged). The true “powers that be” control both those parties. They make it appear that we have a choice. They get us to feud over issues th...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:35pm
  • I fish commercially in Cook Inlet to support my family, and I know people from across the state who do the same. That’s why I was so disappointed in Dan Sullivan when he ran the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Sullivan routinely put the interests of Outside corporations above the interests...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:35pm
  • Seventy years ago U.S. forces began the final push to remove fascism from Europe. This year Alaskans can begin the final push to eliminate 35 years of Bush-Reagan fascism from Alaska and the United States. For those who doubt we have been under fascist, rather than conservative control, I refer to a...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:02am

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