Homer Opinion

  • I know there are biological reasons that sandhill cranes return each summer, but part of me believes they want to join in what we create here. I’ve been hearing their calls a lot lately. ...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:39pm
  • The legislative session is over, and things aren’t looking good for Alaska’s budget. After passing the Oil Giveaway last year, now Alaska has a $2 billion annual deficit.  Yes, “billion” with a “b.” At the rate we’re going, all of our savings will be gone soon. It didn’t have to...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:38pm
  • Folks, we try. We really, truly try to “please everyone all of the time.”    But sometimes you just can’t. Our first and foremost concern here at the Animal Shelter is the safety and welfare of the animals. We try and accommodate everyone that walks in those doors looking for a cat o...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:38pm
  • This weekend Homer welcomes birders from all over to the 22nd annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival. The festival reminds us all of why Homer is a great place to live, work and play. Longtime shorebird speaker Buz Scher got it right when he said the festival has “gotten bigger and better and more...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:38pm
  • In general, we think less means better when it comes to government. At its best, government should do what citizens can’t do without some help from government. As much as possible, however, government should stay out of the way — except in key areas like public safety, education and roads — th...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:34pm
  • My dryer broke on Earth Day. No kidding, like a message from the planet to stop wasting precious resources, my dryer up and quit. I am a mother of three young, wild, nature-loving, mud-dipping children and this means heaps of laundry. I also am a polar bear guide and this means deep awareness of the...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:23pm
  • We would like to thank Ruby Haigh and SBS for their support of our artistic endeavors. Ruby Haigh donated the materials needed to create some amazing clay salmon and worked with us every Friday from October to March. We appreciate her time she has given to help our project be successful. We  co...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:16pm
  • To the wonderful Homer community, Over the past few weeks, I discovered I am not only suffering a serious illness, but I also discovered something very, very precious. That has been the outpouring of support, prayers and good wishes from Homer. It is a very humbling experience, but one I am so, so g...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:15pm
  • This year’s Homer High School prom on April 12 was a rousing success.  ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:15pm
  • There are so many people to thank for their efforts in the arts these past few weeks. Too many for letters to the editor so instead I thought I would highlight the number of people involved. April started with the Jubilee Gallery Exhibit at the Homer Council on the Arts and South Peninsula Hospital,...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:15pm

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