Homer Opinion

  • I was surprised to read in the paper the astounding news of the new dog seatbelt law put in affect by the Homer City Council. In disbelief I checked to see if I really had an Alaska paper, instead of a provincial New England rag. Was this a case of the city fathers (and mothers) feeling the need to ...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 11:03am
  • It has been my privilege to care for the animals at the Homer Animal Shelter for 26 years now. During that time I, and a dedicated group of volunteers, have tried our best to provide quality of life and a nurturing environment for the animals in our care; make the very best adoption matches possible...

    Thu, 09/01/2016 - 11:02am
  • Among the many lessons learned from the Exxon Valdez oil spill was that it was almost inevitable. “Success bred complacency; complacency bred neglect; neglect increased the risk— until the right combination of errors finally led to an accident of disastrous proportions,” according to the State...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:42pm
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP, Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships, is a local coalition that aims to use and build upon our strengths to im-prove our individual, family and community health. Health is defined broadly to include cultural, economic, educational, env...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:42pm
  • The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has released its draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for oil and gas leasing in lower Cook Inlet. On Aug. 17, they held a meeting in Homer and several folks attended to air their concerns. The fact that at this time of climate change, ocean acidification,...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:42pm
  • The Lost Lake Breath of Life Run is a fundraiser to benefit those suffering from cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that limits the ability to breathe over time. The race, 16+ miles in the mountains outside Seward, was held Saturday, Aug. 27, with runners from all over Alaska. Eight runners from Hom...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:39pm
  • There’s a new face in town!  Well, maybe not a “new” face — but an old familiar one that has gotten a major facelift this summer thanks to the Homer Foundation and the Cottonwood and Jenson Funds.  After a rainy fall prohibited us from being able to paint, the great beginning to su...

    Thu, 08/18/2016 - 2:43pm
  • We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the new artistic director at Pier One Theatre, Jennifer Norton, as well as long-time director Lance Petersen, for providing a summer scholarship for Simon to participate in Pier One Youth Theatre. Simon, now 13 years old, has enjoyed Pier One’s yout...

    Thu, 08/18/2016 - 2:43pm
  • A couple of weeks ago I was excited about taking my new boat out for its first real trial to see how it performed and to see if it could catch fish (halibut on this trip).  I launched at the Homer Spit and went out beyond the cliffs. It was a really nice day with the tide coming in. Within the ...

    Thu, 08/18/2016 - 2:42pm
  • The Pebble Partnership has grabbed headlines recently by attacking an EPA scientist and claiming EPA somehow violated federal law by communicating with Alaskans....

    Thu, 08/18/2016 - 2:41pm

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