Homer Opinion

  • I am glad to see someone running for office who emphasizes the need for thinking and acting in the interest of the state of Alaska’s future. The recently announced partnership of Walker and Mallott for our state’s highest offices has given me hope in the future. ...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 1:26pm
  • I taught math. I wasn’t good in math, but you want a teacher for whom math isn’t obvious. The textbook helped kids identify what they didn’t know. Then they asked other kids. They got points for asking, but big points for explanations. If they asked me, I’d explain ways I’d seen work for d...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:41pm
  • On behalf of future cooks, thank you. The R.E.C. Room is happy to announce another year of FORK Club, free healthy cooking classes for youth (ages 12-18) taught by local volunteer chefs. Thanks to generous support from the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee and its donors, as well as the ...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:40pm
  • On Nov. 8, 1955, Bob Bartlett addressed the Alaska Constitutional Convention in a speech titled, “Meeting the Challenge.” In asking the delegates to set aside their partisan concerns, he recognized the divergent interests and backgrounds that had assembled for the great task.  Bar...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:38pm
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships) is a local process 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, environme...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:36pm
  • The fairness of gas line assessments is a personal perspective. Recently Doug Van Patten wrote a reasonable opinion piece about his heartburn with the issue and he is not alone. Neither is Ken Castner who prevailed in court regarding condo assessment.  When it comes to paying for city services ...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:33pm
  • I would like to extend a huge thank you to all the people who supported HoWL through our garage sale last weekend. HoWL was able to raise some crucial funds to keep our programs going and our organization sustainable through the winter months because of the generosity of this community at that event...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:32pm
  • The Southern Kenai Peninsula Annual Veterans Picnic was opened by presentation of the American Flag and Alaska State Flag by veteran Ron Peterson and his family.  The Pledge of Allegiance followed. Although it was a rainy day, there were approximately 150 in attendance. I thank all the auxiliar...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:31pm
  • Whether or not to vaccinate our children is a concern that needs to be treated with respect, and parents’ fears need to have a forum. But the answer can and will be determined by the honest collection and review of scientific data, not helped by emotional alarmist reactions that do not detail fact...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:31pm
  • Every method for special assessments has its inequities, whether by valuation, frontage or lot. Choosing to assess the gasline by lot is a common, reasonable approach.  Having decided to assess by lot, the city should not concern itself with what exists or does not exist on each lot.  &nbs...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:31pm

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