Homer Opinion

  • In the fall of 2013 I had a building project that required a new HEA service. The engineering department took my plans and created an estimate. I wrote them a check. “This is only an estimate,” they pointed out in the contract, “you will be responsible for the balance if it costs more when we...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:58pm
  • This fall, when the weather started getting cold, a homeless cat that we have been feeding brought four adorable little kittens to my porch. Knowing they would not be able to make it through the winter, I called the Homer Animal Shelter and they were so kind and helpful. They let me borrow a trap so...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:58pm
  • On behalf of the Homer Hockey Association (HHA), I’d like to thank the good folks at the Homer Theater for sponsoring our very successful fundraiser last week. About 150 hockey lovers showed up to support the Kevin Bell Arena.  All the proceeds (more than $1,100) went directly into our TILT ...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:58pm
  • I like Ray Metcalfe’s formula to secure Alaska’s financial future. I call it the Alaska Plan. It’s simple, it’s do-able, and when this formula is adopted, Alaska will never suffer another financial crash. You can read Ray Metcalfe’s formula at ...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:57pm
  • The Homer Pioneers of Alaska would like to thank the Homer Emblem Club No. 350 for putting on the delicious farewell breakfast for us. Many out-of-town Alaska Pioneer guests attend our Friday installation and they have expressed that they look forward to the great breakfast and visiting on Saturday ...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:57pm
  • The regulatory commission does need to answer questions as far as their apparent rubber stamping of rate increases. The real problem is not Enstar but HEA with its ridiculously high kilowatt hour charge (50 percent higher than the national average) as well as its charges for new home hookups. The bo...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:57pm
  • Green Dot Homer’s crowdfunding campaign has come to a close … not with a whimper, but with a bang. Thanks to the generous support of the community, we raised more money in donations the night for Green Dot A Gogo than any other day during the campaign — a total of $1,173 that night alone. And ...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:57pm
  • “The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.”  – Niels Bohr ...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:56pm
  • Alaska is one of the most productive commercial fishing economies on the planet. More than five billion pounds of seafood were pulled from the waters surrounding Alaska in 2012. This world-class catch generated $1.7 billion in Alaska ex-vessel value and earned Alaska the title of top U.S. seafood pr...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:07pm
  • Wikipedia defines philanthropy as the “love of humanity” in the sense of caring, nourishing, developing and enhancing “what it is to be human” on the part of both the benefactor (by identifying and exercising their values in giving and volunteering) and the beneficiary (by receiving the gift...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:06pm

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