Homer Opinion

  • Editor’s Note: As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the Homer News has asked former “Newsies” to reminisce about their time at the newspaper and some of the top stories of the day.  In the third such piece, Joel Gay, who contributed to the Homer News in a var...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:58pm
  • We became friends with Mona Tucker when we drove taxis. In those days, Mona worked at the Washboard with her father. Mike tagged her with “Mona the Mocha-Maker,” because she was the daily wake-up call each morning with those fine espressos she made better than anyone. ...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:42pm
  • On behalf of the West Homer students and staff, I thank the Homer Foundation, and specifically the Daisy Lee Bitter Marine and Coastal Education Fund for supporting our Schoolyard Habitat Project....

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:40pm
  • Shoreline Golf Course has been sold to Scott and Esa Woodland from Anchorage. As of April 15 the Schroers are no longer involved with the course. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the years starting in 1982 when I retired from teaching and began building the course. From open...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:40pm
  • We would like to send a “big” thank you to everyone who donated clothing for our cleanup day clothing drive this last weekend. We collected a total of 87 bags and Shirley Fedora was our prize winner with 16 bags.  Thank you to the Homer Chamber of Commerce for letting us partner with them d...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:39pm
  • 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 - 3:39pm
  • 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 - 3:38pm
  • 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 - 3:38pm
  • 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 - 3:38pm
  • 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 - 3:34pm

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