Homer Opinion

  • What books did you read last year? Were they fiction or nonfiction? Did you read any poetry collections or perhaps a memoir? Do you have a new favorite author?  Most of the books I chose to read in 2015 were from the Homer Public Library’s 15 in ’15 list compiled by the library staff at the...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 8:47am
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP,  Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships, is a local coalition that aims to use and build upon our strengths to improve our individual, family and community health. Health is defined broadly to include cultural, economic, ed...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 8:43am
  • With just a couple weeks to go until the next legislative session begins, Alaska’s elected officials have a hefty to-do list. In no particular order, here it is: • Restructuring the Permanent Fund earnings in order to use a portion to pay for state government, and possibly reducing the annual ci...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 8:41am
  • Kachemak Heritage Land Trust would like to thank the city of Homer for the grant support we received in 2015 as administered through the Homer Foundation. This grant supported our mission, conserving the natural heritage of the Kenai Peninsula for future generations. These partially matched funds we...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 8:40am
  • I thought I had my ducks somewhat in a row before I became a mother. Apparently, I don’t even have ducks but a menagerie of birds that can be erratic in their behavior, to say the least. ...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 8:43am
  • Editor’s Note: Annie Rosenthal worked as an intern/staff writer at the Homer News from September through December on a gap year between high school and college. She plans to pursue a career in journalism.  ...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 8:41am
  • Many thanks to the carolers that sang in the halls of Friendship Terrace on Dec. 20.  You lifted hearts and shared joy. Anne Nixon...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 8:39am
  • My Dear People of Kachemak Bay,  I refer you to my Dec. 19 commentary, courageously printed by the Alaska Dispatch News, if you have not yet seen this article: “Alaska’s ‘Spoonguy’ got railroaded; mental illness should be treated, not locked up.” The setting for this Alaska tale: East...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 8:38am
  • The Homer Hockey Association thanks community members who generously supported the canned food drive at the Christmas Eve skate held at the Kevin Bell Arena and co-sponsored by the Homer Marine Corps League. Many people benefited from the day’s activities:  Canned goods were donated to the Ho...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 8:37am
  • I’m in full support of reinstating an income tax for Alaska. Why? We need essential services funded. It is not an option to put them  on the chopping block. Cutting back on education, health  and mental health programs, environmental protections, parks,  highway maintenance, ferries...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 8:33am

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